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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

4.6
285 reviews
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French
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As the newly installed resident of South Kensington’s iconic Michelin building, celebrated French chef Claude Bosi launches Claude Bosi at Bibendum with a ground-floor seafood and oyster bar and first-floor restaurant which is ‘unashamedly fine dining’, with the chef's signature contemporary and light-hearted flair.

The a la carte features brand new dishes alongside classics from the original Bibendum and the chef’s Michelin-starred alma matter, with ingredients sourced predominantly from the British Isles and France. The striking upstairs dining room with its dramatic and iconic floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows has been redesigned to house a larger central open kitchen. The light and airy dining room will feature the original Conran chairs with a soft colour palate of muted blues.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:15pm

DINNER
Wednesday – Friday: 6:30pm – 9:45pm
Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Monday - Tuesday
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020 7581 5817
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Claude Bosi
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Closest tube: South Kensington

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Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 285 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was great food, great service. Cannot fault and already recommended!

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The meal was fine, starters were not great. The staff are certainly trying hard, but there is something amiss. We had the set lunch - which although seemingly good value (£35 for 2 courses), still came in at around £220 all in (for 2). My main (fish) was small but very nice and beautifully plated. The carvery option (one of two main lunch course options) was just about passable - perhaps its just me but for a Saturday lunch one 'carvery' slice of lamb (I think it was neck) a few veggies (think Sunday lunch broccoli and peas) and some potato just doesn't say 2 Michelin stars for me. The amuse bouche was nice, but it was almost exactly the same as one we had at Hibiscus 2 years ago.
All in all it was fine, but there is something that isn't working under the surface, despite the staff's best efforts. It may be a different experience for the a la carte, but at £28-£38 for a starter and wine starting at around £64 a bottle, given the set lunch experience I certainly won't be risking it. There are much better places to spend your money I'm afraid.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Food....unbelievable. Wine....outstanding. Bill.......shame!!!

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Was my first time at Bubendum and I can say it was a very good experiance especially for food, wine and courtesy of staff.
Sure I will return a second time!

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

This was a birthday celebration for 2 friends who had worked at the Michelin Building over 30 years ago. I mentioned this in my booking. We could not have been better looked after, the staff were delightful and not obtrusive and we were treated to complimentary champagne on our arrival. The food was stunning and extremely good value.

A delightful experience all round.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Everything was just simply perfect! Food service, ambiance - we were lucky at our 10th anniversary

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

A wonderful dining experience, that remains untouched by any other experience. An amazing evening with fabulous staff and an overall phenomenal eating experience.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Fantastic ! The food was amazing - I had crab with rhubarb jelly for my starter and never tasted such a good combination and so beautifully presented . We were a group of 5 celebrating my sons birthday and it was such a perfect restaurant choice - every dish was outstanding . Lovely staff too plus the tables were well spaced out unlike many other top London restaurants . A small point but the restaurant has carpet which means fantastic acoustics for dining rather than the echo effect in many other restaurants . I will definitely eat here again and recommend it without hesitation. Wine list also good and reasonably priced for the wines on offer

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Excellent French restaurant, we visited it for lunch and chose the Set Lunch Menu.
The cuisine, the atmosphere and the service were perfect.
We were with two children to whom the waiters paid special attention, I think the restaurant is suitable for a visit with children.
The restaurant is rated with two Michelin stars, which are completely deserved.
No doubt this is the best restaurant I've ever visited.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

One thing I must say: their house wines were so good that it would be silly to go for the more expensive wines.

The amuses bouches were quite outstanding, but the set lunch starters were only so-so. Otherwise everything we had was excellent. The restaurant suffers from its present builders' cladding, which I had forgotten when booking. I look forward to going again when the cladding is off. Since the restaurant is on the first floor of a famous landmark, it was psychologically suffocating to look out on plastic sheets.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

A phenomenal experience. This is fine dining at its best. Everything about the restaurant, the food, the service, the wines, the advice was absolutely faultless. Of course it was priced accordingly but for us this was a once-in-a-lifetime occasion which didn't fail to live up to our expectations!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Excellent menu and attentive service but you do pay for what you are getting. No problem for us as we knew this upfront and it was a birthday lunch and well worth it.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Ddelightful as always - beautifully presented and delicious food. Especially the apple desert - that alone is a 10 out of 10.

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3.0Dined on 22 March 2018

We enjoyed our meal and evening at Claude Bosi, but the overall experience was not what one would expect for a two-Michelin-star restaurant in its price range. Better dining experiences are available. The service started out strong, but fell apart mid-meal. We weren't really sure what happened. The were some VERY long gaps between dishes, at which times the staff seemed to be avoiding us (probably out of embarrassment, but an explanation would have helped). During one of the gaps, my wife got up to use the restroom and the dish was delivered to the table while she was away from the table! Finally, I asked for a copy of the menu and wine pairings to be sent to me via email, but it never showed up. Not a big deal, but reflected the restaurant is not being managed with a view to the details.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The somm had great wine suggestions.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great food, quality of service and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

All my guests were very impressed with the service and the food.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Very Good Tasting Menu and the waine Testing was very good as well!

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

I took my mom to Claude Bosi during our recent holiday in London, and we were absolutely blown away. We chose the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings - expensive, but worth every bite and sip!

Mssr. Bosi's attention to detail in each dish was otherworldly. His creativity shone through by transforming relatively common ingredients into unrecognizable, delicious combinations of texture and flavor. The sommelier chose wines that were both off-beat and paired perfectly with each dish. Staff were attentive and helpful, and they even arranged a meet-and-greet with the chef after the meal.

I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Outstanding service. Superbe place.
Excellent cuisine exécution.
Outstanding wine list wit a variety of choices.
Good food. Still expecting a WoW effect.
The sweetbreads are extremely well cooked. Still waiting for a face slam while actually tasting them.
The place is excellent value for money with a friendly, skilled and resourceful staff
You will spend a great time there

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

I had mothers day lunch with my wife and two daughters. Excellent, thank you very much, I loved every minute.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

My first time exeirience was realy magnificant ! I enormously enjoyed the surprise tasting menu with the wine pairing ! The service, the nice interior and last but not least the impeccable knowledge in cooking of chef Claude Bosi is really top ! I will come again an again and ...

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Last night in London and we had this spectacular meal! We had the tasting menu, it was absolutely delicious! Chef came out to greet us at the beginning of our meal which was very nice of him. Cocktail list is very generic since they only have the basic ones but the wine was good!

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

From the glass of champagne and welcome by M Bosi himself, through an outstanding dinner to the digestifs, we really could not fault Bibendum. The three of us had not visited since Claude Bosi took charge and we were all really impressed with the food and the wines. The veal sweetbread was rich and dense, the turbot beautifully cooked and the lobster perfectly tender, its sweetness not at all overwhelmed by the Singaporean pepper sauce.For once, the expression "fine dining" is really apt.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

This is the third time I have had lunch at Bibendum. The whole experience is second to none in my opinion and at £55 per head for 3 courses, half a bottle of wine and coffee probably the best value lunch for this quality of food that you are likely to get. Attention to detail is placed on every element of the food from the foam mushroom inserted into an egg shell as a freebee to the amazing tart tatin apple that was the sweet.
The service is exceptional but without any airs and graces that you could potentially experience in this quality of restaurant.
We liked it so much we are going back for the tasting menu.

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3.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Went there to celebrate our anniversary and specifically emailed the restaurant in advance to request for “Happy Anniversary” to be written on the dessert plate as a surprise. Turns out they just prepared some chocolates for it instead and when I complained about it, they just made a new small dessert plate for us. Not sure if they actually treat their customers seriously as I would have appreciated if they could tell me in the email that they were just giving out chocolates instead. We had the 3 course menu: for starters we had duck jelly and scallop with black truffle, they were good but the blck truffle was slightly too mellow; for mains we had the sea bass and rabbit, they were tasty but not like anything too out of the ordinary. They tried elevating the dish with caviar to meet the michelin standard but just speaking of the dishes alone, they were like classic traditional dishes. Apart from the whole surprise disaster, we had the michelin dish chocolate souffle, it was bad, the consistency was different at the bottom than the rest of the souffle. What made the souffle un-appetising was the amount of oil/butter accumulated at the bottom, truly shocking as I’ve never seen a souffle with that much oil sitting at the bottom. The atmosphere was OK but felt like the staff was always rushing, he forgot to come back to take a picture for us and even spilled water on the table cause he was rushing. Not sure what’s there to rush but really it’s not the most relaxing dining environment. Having said all that, it’s still a good value 2-star michelin restaurant but seriously need to up their game.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

I was meeting a friend for dinner and we had a very lovely evening.
The food is very good, but too much of it: The menu seemed to be a set 3 course dinner with neither the starter or the main optional. We ordered the Nosotto and Chicken Main course for two, the latter came with a considerable supplement payment to the standard menu. Following the hors d'oeuvre, amuse bouche, bread and the delightful Nosotto, we were then served a WHOLE chicken for just two people? I think I would have appreciated a heads up on the size of the main course, however there is always room for (at least some of) the chocolate suffle, which didn't disappoint. I was very happy with my box of take away left over chicken and the service was impeccable. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

From the moment the first amuse bouche touched our lips we knew we were in safe hands! The dishes were sublime and inventive throughout, the service was friendly but impeccable and the surroundings calm. The Art Deco design features are always a treat and the cooking here makes it very well worth the visit.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

The food and service by all the staff at the restaurant was second to none. They were all very helpful and courteous to my wife and I. We would undoubtedly visit again.

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Like many reviews we left having thought the meal and experience ok but at the price point and expectation of 2 stars and Claude, felt it was lacking. We had the tasting menu which was nice, nothing wowed and some things disapointed (dry and chewy duck). The wine list we found overpriced so chose to go for the wine pairings, all served at 50ml which is significantly less than you get in most restaurants and again, none of them wowed, 1 was severed overly cold and another didn’t match the food. As an ex sommieler I was surprised how the sommelier talked us through the wine (or didn’t). All we were told was the name and vintage, sometimes the grape (no history, nothing about why it was chosen etc) . All in all ok, not special and certainly not worth £500.
As a side note, If you are going, take a jacket. The restaurant is freezing.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Fabulous - a celebration of what eating out can be. Faultless from start to finish. The tasting menu with wine was all i could have hoped it would be.
And the building is a masterpiece.
3 of us, all foodies had a most memerable evening
Claude is such a nice guy - amazingly warm and friendly. Wish him every success.
Hope you can find an excuse to go!

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

2018年新入榜米二 趁热打铁来看一下 位置刚好位于Michelin House 餐厅到处都是米其林风格的彩绘玻璃 尝试了tasting menu (6 courses) 虽然是一家主打海鲜的餐厅 但是牛排真的很嫩很嫩很好吃😍 正餐前会有开胃菜 服务也不错

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3.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Service was a little confused The waiter got the drinks order wrong then served the wrong person. My guest's starter (crab with grapefruit/pmelo) did not win approval. My lobster looked beautiful but was a little dry. Generally, the food was a bit fussy.

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2.0Dined on 28 February 2018

The food was well cooked & presented with interesting combinations which mostly worked; the service friendly and reasonably efficient. But somehow the whole experience lacked sparkle or magic, which I would see as a prerequisite for a Michelin**. Admittedly the evening wasn't helped by thick snow outside, meaning the place was rather empty. And the scaffolding around the building didn't help either - didn't notice any mention of it on the website! Prices are rather too expensive (15% service charge - really??) and the setting rather too utilitarian. Perhaps better at lunchtime?

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

I have been going to Bibendum for 25 years and love it. Since Claude Bosi took over, it is even better. My husband had the duck jelly which was exceptional and then my main course of rabbit was tender and so delicious. It is definitely a place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Birthday celebration which although only mentioned in passing, was duly noted by staff who brought an extra birthday surprise with the dessert. A perfect end to a perfect meal! Truly great dining experience and friendly staff in lovely surroundings.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Excellent but too expensive

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Superb experience all round. Highly recommend you visit.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Astonishingly good meal, with some wonderful flavours. The staff friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. Best meal we have had since eating at Hibiscus, Claude Bosi's previous restaurant

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Great venue, great food. We very much appreciated the space between tables and the fact that there were 6 of us and were able to talk to each other without shouting. We all loved that we were able look into the kitchen where the food was being prepared thanks to the glass doors. The turbot my husband had was out of this world, I had the rabbit with the langoustines and that was also amazing. I would highly recommend the chocolate soufflé but make sure that you order it at the very beginning of your meal as it takes 25 mins to prepare it.

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