Claude Bosi at Bibendum

4.6
401 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Thursday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:15pm

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

BAR
'La Maison Remy Martin at Claude Bosi' is now open.
Monday to Saturday until 12midnight
Sunday until 11:30pm
Bar food served from 4:30pm

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOURS
23-26 December CLOSED
27-31 December OPEN lunch and dinner
01 January 2019 CLOSED
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Phone number
020 7581 5817
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Payment Options
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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Public Transit
Closest tube: South Kensington

Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 401 People Are Saying
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R
London
9 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible all round diner. Tasting menu was as expected delicious and full of surprising flavours.
Topped with an amazing Portuguese white wine ...
As usual Claude is a magician and delivers an unforgettable experience worth his fresh 2* !

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s
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best meal I've eaten in London for 10 years. Every dish from the canapé's through to the dessert was packed with flavour, beautifully cooked and presented. The menu and dish construction was excellent and every single bite was packed with flavour. The service was excellent throughout and the staff where friendly and attentive from start to finish. A truly excellent restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience- a memory for a lifetime!

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AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 ⭐️ Meal 3 ⭐️ Meal 3 ⭐️ Meal 3 ⭐️ Meal 3 ⭐️ Meal 3 ⭐️ Meal

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TH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch tasting was truly excellent! The French flair was well executed and food delicious. The wine paring was perfect and we appreciated the restaurant permitting two pairings between four guests. Thank you for accomodating our little master toddler as well!

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M
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I love the building itself and the place, with all the Michelin decoration and those fantastic glass windows. I was there some years ago and had some remember of it, but I was somewhere disappointed this time. Food is extremely original but there are two many different tastes: as many of the star Michelin restaurants, they try more to be fancy, than extremely tasty. A conducing line is there missing for us, who love and are used to eat out all over the World. I would say, maybe drop the original a little bit, and make your food being a real story: food is not fashion, it is not because you mix up colours and style that it will work;)

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I
Cambridge
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Bibendum. We chose off the a la carte, scallops, sweetbreads, turbot and lobster. Brilliant realisations and well out of our expectations. Food cheese board and then the piece de resistance, Black Forest soufflé.

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MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food were excellent as was the waitstaff.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food - we had the roast chicken for two and soufflé, beautiful room, fantastic wine (by the glass), only let down was the service which was slow, slightly disorganised and the chap serving us whispered to my wife that “she’s a woman” when his colleague had struggled with the handbag stand. Otherwise wonderful.

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h
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as you would expect from a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars. Incredibly creative, delicious food and wonderful service. A bit cheeky having 15% service charge though ! But yes such an incredible evening !

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the airy bright room, sophisticated dishes, very pleasant service very much. Compare with the savoury plates, the desserts were a little disappointing. I did not feel Wow this is fantastic. When we come in the door, campaign was offered, but I was not sure if this is complementally or not. If it is on the house, it is best to be mentioned and if it was not, I would prefer to be asked for drink when seated. It was a little confusing and I did not want to make expensive mistake.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! A real treat. Thank you

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AS
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with excellent food and impeccable service. Very skilled sommeliers.

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good high quality food.
Nice personnel : professional and friendly.

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FE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening celebrating a birthday and a family reunion. The ambiance was perfect with the old Michelin building, the professional and friendly service, the ability to cater for dietary requirements without concessions in taste. The tase experience was absolutely grate with surprising combinations and subtle nuances.
All in all a perfect evening.

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BR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion they should have received a third star yesterday. I dined at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester on Saturday for my 50th birthday celebration and can honestly say, the service and food at Bibendum was far superior.
Claude, Francesco and the whole team from day one set the highest bar and were rightly rewarded by Michelin. The Roast Veal Sweetbread, Foie Gras, Scottish Lobster and Crab were all exemplary, as was the stunning Vacherin. I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. Everybody individually wished me Happy Birthday and made me feel so special. Claude also sent me a message saying it was lovely to see me and hoped I would visit again soon. 10/10

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TT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding especially the crab dish was my favourite in the set meal

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JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful location with wonderful food and very attentive service. I haven't been for a while so was very impressed with the changes, refurbishment and menu. I will definitely return!

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R
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

In a 2* Michelin restaurant, you have certain expectations around the service to be either a very efficient choregraphy and/or a highly personal experience. Sadly it was none of those when we went to Bibendum on a Saturday night : the timing was always wrong (had to wait 20mn although we arrived at the exact time of our booking, so while waiting at the bar on the ground floor, we never managed to place our order although it was pretty empty, menus were put in our hands while sitting at our table but food arrived before the wine was served, etc ...). So we were probably very unlucky, but never felt warmly welcome anyhow.
The food was very good although the 2 meat dishes (in particular the foie gras) were a bit disapointing. Nothing really stood out apart from the fish (Turbot a la Grenobloise).
Wine list was excellent with a great choice of French, European and New World wines.

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RN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine. Nice space. Little bit expensive but itherwise great. Would recommend and go again.

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Denver
57 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Broke up a day long Architectural tour with a beautiful lunch. Since we had a driver we decided to have the Chateau Talbot. The food and the wine were spectacular as was the service and the room. Thank everyone who made it a special day.

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t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Beautiful setting in an elegant hotel. Food was delicious and creative.
Staff very attentive and knowledgeable.
We had a wonderful dining experience.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My strap line is very good but expensive. £100 for three courses is at the top end, even in London!. At these costs I find it annoying that they charge supplements.

So to the food, I cannot fault any of it. The highlights were my wife's Turbot and my Lobster. Having said that my soufflé was very good as well!

All the service was excellent but I have to pick out Elio, the sommelier, from Milano. He was absolutely charming and chose an excellent wine within my price range (I do not like spending lots of money on wine as my palate is not sophisticated enough to appreciate it)

If you can afford it, this is a must for 'foodies'

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exquisite and great value for money for such top quality. The wine list had a great selection, which wasn’t exhaustive. We found a top Bordeaux wine for a decent price. It was perfect for a special celebration.

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C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer only sees the final result. I can only speculate how much time, dedication and perseverance goes into producing such amazing food. I loved Hibiscus but this is on another level. Bravo Bibendum team

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here a few times now (first time in 2008) but this last time was really something extra. The 6 course surprise menu and the wines selected for each course was incredible and fun. The wine choices enhanced the dishes and the dishes enhanced the wines. I would never have been able to pick out wines to so well match the food.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall very happy.... but found it difficult sometimes to understand servers explaining the dishes ( rushed French accent)

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Leipzig
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Das Überraschungsmenü war ein voller Erfolg. Wir hatten es mit Weinbegleitung und es war sehr stimmig. Das Personal war erstklassig , freundlich und aufmerksam. Am Schluss durften wir noch in die Küche zum Chef . Wir kommen gerne wieder .

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food! Each course was discovery - visually and for our palates. Wonderful for celebration dinners, the venue is calm, elegant, airy. A superb experience.

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BF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible cooking and beautiful presentation. I can’t wait to go back.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful high-powered dining and a superb ambience in the old Michelin building

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The tasting menu was very disappointing. Sub par ingredients, and frankly quite bizarre flavors that did not work. I can’t recall a worse Michelin meal I have ever had, anywhere in the world.

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DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fantastic lunch with friends. Nice and relaxed service as always. Food was delicious all round.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a 2 Star Michelin restaurant, it has to be up there! Great location, brilliant service and the 6 course with mouse bouches was just enough to keep us content. Would definitely recommend for a romantic meal. Will try to go during the daytime next time as the atmosphere would be very different with the wall high windows.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. It didn't get 2 michelin stars for being middle of the road.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think my review results say it all really 😀
Ambiance lovely, staff exceptional, food wonderful and so beautifully presented.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and a delightful ambience that never fails to please and refresh. service and attention outstanding and unobtrusive with enough focus to meet your needs and expectations. very extensive wine list that needs time to explore but a comprehensive choice. a lovely place to dine.

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TO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant and the staff are fab what a place going back next week just love it Food is unreal

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a weekly diner to high end restaurants in London, Claud Bosi at Bibendum surpassed all expectations. In fact, quite extraordinary in an amazing way. Faultless and addictive.. I’ll be back soon! 10/10 💁🏼

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