Claude Bosi at Bibendum
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.
My favorite Michelin restaurant in London (I visited them all!)
Correcto, aunque no sorprendente. La alta cocina se está pareciendo demasiado, da igual el país, la ciudad o el restaurante. Técnicas similares (esferas, espumas...) e ingredientes parecidos (tupinambo, cangrejo...). En general, todo correcto, pero sin sorpresas. Raciones de vino demasiado escasas para el maridaje que -por otra parte- tampoco fue particularmente especial. Es un dos estrellas, sí, pero sin mucha personalidad. Aún con todo, es recomendable la visita.
Creative cooking. The amuse bouche was divine. The pork was sublime.
Great service. A wonderful Sunday lunch
We had the 6 course tasting menu, paired with 6 glasses of wine.
The food was outstanding, the wine pairing was exceptional, really.
But somehow disappointing. The quantity of wine served per glass was too small, you get only a few sips per glass, not enough to fully enjoy the companion dish. Nothing lavish or generous as you could expect from a top-notch restaurant.
In addition, there was a bit of a wait between each course. You end up waiting with a tempting glass of wine in front of you that you cannot drink, otherwise, you will not have any left when your dish arrives.
Overall very good. We had the 6 course surprise tasting menu. Delightful moments of surprise with a creative menu. One server spoke too quickly for us to catch the important details of the dish. A few slight misses in the food; lack of acid.
Nice place with a good location near South Kensington. The service is good, but just could not really like the meat dishes in the tasting menu. The ingredients for the meat dishes were those people normally don’t eat in their daily life and think not everyone gets used to eat them. Not sure if it’s to meet the Michelin expectations to use those rare ingredients, but my friend and I prefer to have normal meat dishes with ingredients like pork, chicken and beef. It’s a bit pricey. The taste of food was good, but did not really amazed us with this price.
Extraordinary. Definitely underrated. Staff was excellent. Food is very creative and wonderfully tasty. The setting is magnificent.
Was hugely looking forward to dinner at bibendum. The dining room is great and felt very special. However despite knowing that the a la carte is the more popular option we opted for the tasting menu. Unfortunately, and as compared to similar calibre restaurants, I found the tasting menu and accompanying wine pairing quite underwhelming and more importantly lacked the generosity normally found in restaurants of this kind. This was particularly acute with the wine pairing, where I grew frustrated at running dry and ended up buying an additional bottle to sit between the courses.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the courses e.g the cod, ‘risotto’ and fois were delicious, but looked very mush the inferior cousin when compared to the spectacular looking mains and puddings coming out the kitchen for the a la carte. Further, quite disappointing that none of the signature dishes apppear on the tasting menu in any guise, I feel that the waiters should explain this or provide further insight as to the 2 menu formats prior to us ordering.
Not a bad meal, and clearly an error on our part for not ordering the a la carte, but at the price our final bill came to, I wouldn’t be running back for the tasting menu.
The food is everything we could have expected and more. Legendary in fact. We do a lot of fine dining and this experience was too notch. The tripe, food grad, and soufflé were particularly amazing and must-gets. The rabbit was “I didn’t know you could do this with rabbit” quality. Some of the most tender and succulent meat we’ve ever tasted. It was a particularly busy night and service was a little under par for a restaurant of this caliber. We couldn’t hear the waiters at times due to thick ambiance and service was sporadic and inconsistent (had to flag people down a couple of times).
Overall everything we could have hoped for and more. Highly recommend!
An amazing experience from beginning to end. Delicately prepared food, amazingly historic interior and wonderful service staff. Perhaps a bit pricey but this is two-starred dining.
We have been several times and although I thought it a lovely evening we didn't feel the menu was very varied...
Great place really looked after our children really professional, should have three stars !!
An excellent refurbishment of the old Bibendum restaurant. So nice to see Sir Terence Conran enjoying lunch there - what an institution !
I tried uploading some photos of the correct size and format ... but the site wouldn't let me !! Shame !!
This is a stunningly accomplished restaurant from the front of the house staff to the wait staff to the geniuses in the kitchen. Easily of the finest restaurants in London.
Staff were a mixed bag, probably the worst were those in the oyster bar who seemed tired of people asking where Claude Bosi was. Staff at Claude Bosi were great, albeit a bit tired and lackadaisical in their explanations of both wine and food. We had the tasting menu and wine flight, the wine in particular was excellent although for 85 quid I expected no less. The food however, left a LOT to be desired for.
It started off extremely strong with exciting rounds of their amuse bouche, they have their seafood courses absolutely nailed down to perfection - excellent cooking skills and the taste combinations were exciting. However, as we progress to the mains, the sweetbreads and the CHICKEN (???) and the incredibly lacklustre dessert the tasting menu collapsed upon itself in mediocrity. The texture of the sweetbreads were totally off-putting, quite possibly the worst I have ever tasted. Coupled with an excellent mushroom sauce that just stood alone, no real contrasting flavours to establish any kind of exciting flavour profile. Dousing your plate in "umami" is not a dish in itself. And the chicken, was an absolute disaster, whereby I could have honestly made an equivalent dish better myself. It was totally uninspiring, with the core of any great tasting menu being the Main Meat dish, this was beyond disappointing. Not to mention I paid 125 pounds for chicken. We have brilliant chefs across the country doing tasting menus at 45 pounds producing far more exciting main courses - I found this to be extraordinarily boring and honestly I felt cheated. The dessert was extremely flat and monotonous, I don't care for the nod towards Christmas if the food doesn't blow me away, I'm not asking for a Christmas act I wanted Michelin quality food.
The first 3 dishes alongside the amuse bouche were fantastic, it was a genuine shock to find the evening collapse in the latter dishes. 125 quid for quite easily the most anti-climatic tasting menu I have had this year. Terrible value.
I used to go to Bibendum many times back in the 1980's so I was looking forward to seeing how it was today.
It is a lovely room and has a carpet so the accoustics are so much better than most restaurants. My wife said it was the best meal she had had for years and my daughter and her boyfriend thought is was excellent. There was an issue on the bill regarding one of the bottles of wine but this was resolved in a very good way.
I shall definitely be going again and will also try it out for a Sunday lunch. Really good with excellent staff.
Great to see Claude maintaining the standards of Hibiscus. Sensational brill and lemon dish as part of the tasting menu.
Faultless food and service at one off the capital's top restaurants. Very expensive if you embrace the tasting menu and wine flight.
Not great I'm afraid. We ordered the tasting menu and wish we hadn't. The first 3 courses were really very good but the next three were really disappointing. The sweetbreads were thick, very fatty and served with a gelatinous gravy. The pork loin had been sous vided until it was utterly tasteless. (The couple at the next table who had the tasting menu were given duck instead of the pork so I'm pleased we complained if only for their sake). The pudding was so full of ginger it was really unpleasant. The building itself was great to look at from the outside and the stained glass windows were fantastic, but the inside was very pared back and uninteresting. The service was good overall but I don't think it was worth anything like the £500 that we paid for the two of us.
very good well balanced food, good servive, friendly.
not cheap, beautifull wine list but very expensive.
the included wines were correct but you need magnifying glasses to see the wine in the glass, but after a remark about that it was ok!
Great building, excellent food, attentive service but they really need a no kids policy or an adult only section
I had the tasting menu with wine paring for lunch. This is the extra ordinary opportunity. It was perfect.
I went with a group of ladies for an evening meal. Although expensive it did not disappoint. I will definitely go back again with my husband.
Cannot fault the standards here, I would of liked to see the tasting menu being a little more adventurous felt like I’d eaten the choice of the masses the nosotto being the exception. Was very excited to eat monsieur Bossi’s food and do doubt it was excellent but left feeling a little uninspired.
Fantastic although a little on the price side. However saying that the food was stunning, deliciously tasty and all freshly cooked to order. Great atmosphere for catching up with friends over a leisurely dinner. Service was professional and caring, the employees working here obviously enjoy their jobs and it showed in the delivery and care taken with our dinning experience. Thank you, and we will be back.
Wonderful food, the tasting menu was superb .
Service excellent, very attentive staff but not intrusive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
A GORGEOUS RESTAURANT WITH AMAZING FOOD AND REALLY WAS A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY, IF ONLY I HAD MORE THAN ONE BIRTHDAY IN A YEAR
2 michelin stars. and it shows! in every aspect of the food, ambience and service. An exceptional experience.
Not quite as fantastic as my last 2 visits
Excellent food and friendly staff.
Friendly welcome, attention to detail, elegant cooking (a calf's sweetbread - a rarity today - especially appreciated; very subtle). The piped music did not suit our taste, finding it loud enough to be intrusive.
Second visit on Saturday - not disappointed again. Went for the tasting menu which was superb!
Table booked at 1915, with the intention of the tasting menu. But, despite plenty of empty tables the staff tells us they want the table back at 2130 so not possible to have tasting menu - Hate the pretentious strategy as the staff hurried everything in the end - didnt serve the petit fours and after desserts to use while serving them to the table right next to us. Have eaten in plenty of 2-3 star restaurants but never treated in such a shambolic manner. No thanks.
Amazing service. Food was presented very well and the taste was up to a Michelin standard. Only improvement is the dessert.
Calling it excellent would be an understatement. We had a group of 6 that thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the experience - the food, Michelin building, staff, atmosphere, etc. Be sure to order the non-risotto risotto (!) and the seabass!
Overall it was a good experience. But the portion of the food is very small as compared to other M star restaurants in the States or France.
Excellent food which is beautifully presented but strange airport like atmosphere in the restaurant. Service good. Wine list is horrendously priced. Really needs a decent selection of wines at under £80 a bottle.
Outstanding in every way: welcome, service, ambience, explanation, delivery, variation, quality, taste .
Good varity of dishes well presented just righly cooked relaxed service not noisy good advice you get what you pay for great wine list but a bit overpriced