Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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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.
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GS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for my partner. A great all round resturant. A very homely feeling. We will return. Great service and attention to detail.

G
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great environment. Next time we will try tasting menu

JL
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most exquisite meal and service to match. Despite their professionalism the waitstaff were warm, attentive and made us feel very welcome. The food was unsurpassed. Will definitely return.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible if this man doesn’t get his third star this year I give up

JF
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience in an extraordinary space

C
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional and beautifully presented food
with friendly and impeccably professional service.

CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, especially given all the various food preferences we asked to be offered. The food is beautiful visually and the taste exquisite.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sad to say it was pretty average. Unfortunate as i had very high hopes given some fabulous meals at Hibiscus in the past.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, quality better than the fat duck!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Toilets over flowing. Found a piece of paper in my dish dating it, it was ten days old.

NR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Taste is sacrificed for presentation, prawn starter and venison main course both far too salty. Chocolate souffle bitter and had powdery texture, very disappointing. The best element were the hors d'oeuvres which were incredible. Service was attentive, ambience a bit flat. At these prices you expect an exceptional all round experience, unfortunately this was not achieved.

AN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thought for Claude designing an open kitchen was so mind blowing! To be able to watch Claude and his kitchen brigade operate smoothly and faultlessly as one and provide dish after dish of such a high standard. You've made my son's 21st birthday a memorable occasion.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Bibendum. The food was exceptional and we really enjoyed it.

NB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was exceptional, fresh cuisine with a modern twist. Tasted dishes I would never consider if it was a la carte. The snails dish was truly wonderful. We went on a busy saturday evening and compared to other Michelin starred restaurants they seemed to stretched with the number of staff to support customers

SS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

MF
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

creative new menu

SF
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The tasting menu is beautifully presented. There was one dish I was not keen on - they offered to replace it which was very thoughtful bearing in mind I knew it was on the menu.
Definitely will go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant had an extremely enjoyable experience food and attention to detail were spot on

LW
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant with wonderful attentive staff and some the best food we have eaten ever.Always an occasion to look forward to.
My starter, the agnolotti was delicious in truly outstanding broth and the following main course of duck was so beautiful I was reluctant to eat it!!
A special mention goes to the egg "amusement" this time with Jerusalem Artichoke.I could just eat a whole meal of these as they are so good.Roll on 2020

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine pairing experience. Taste buds excitment. It does come at a price tho.

o
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

One can't fault the craftsmanship and attention to detail but unfortunately food and flavour seems to have been sacrificed along the way, and the prices are ridiculous. £250 for lunch for two, including £40 for a couple of meagre glasses of English sparkling wine and a half bottle of Cotes du Rhone, is a joke, but could have been justified if the helpings had been more substantial and had constituted what one could conceivably recognise as a "meal". However the amuses bouches were forgettable, the egg shell taster was clever but bland, the first course comprised tiny and slightly undercooked pasta shapes, and the main course was a delicious but wholly insubstantial piece of pork, and that was about it. My hopes rose when a pan appeared with some dauphinoise potatos ... but I was served about a teaspoonful. The staff seemed embarrassed about serving this up and showed proficiency, but no great degree of enthusiasm. Nice cheese for pudding, but then again anyone can serve up a cheese board. Sorry but this is emperor's new clothes. It was nice taking a couple of hours out to chat to my wife in very pleasant surroundings but I would have been better off skipping the meal and saving myself the money

e
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most delicious food I've eaten for some time
Attentive & unobtrusive service

Better without any music

S
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We advised the restaurant that my wife is allergic to mushrooms. Despite this my wife was persuaded to try the dessert even though it smelt of mushrooms by members of staff who said she’d like it. Several members of staff came to urge her to do it. She ate one mouthful to discover it really was made of mushrooms and then she suffered for the next 24 hours. Not the way to end such a meal."

DG
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is for special occasions - for those who want to experience food at its most refined with a really clever interpretation of classics as well as fascinating combinations.

ST
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Had the Taster Menu and was amazed by every course.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food, welcome and service, excellent som, and a well curated ambience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

A
Hamburg Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This is my third attempt at having an enjoyable evening at Bibendum and on each occasion there have been problems This time the service was disappointing and rather arrogant with the exception of the somellier who was particularly attentive. The acoustics are appalling and there were several noisy parties present. The menu choice is too pedantic with helpings small and concentrating on artistic appearance rather than taste. Fortunately my two guests were able to change their first course choice to oysters rather than the suggestions offered I needed binoculars to see my scallops! The John Dory and Sea Bass looked and tasted very unfishlike and the former was arranged with en excessive extra cost for a few flakes of truffle on the John Dory. The tart tatin was minuscule. The wine list was extremely expensive with very ordinary wines starting in the £60 - £80 bracket! How you manage to survive at such enormous prices with limited originality and tiny helpings beggars belief. Definitely my last visit and I will certainly warn any friends against choosing your restaurant

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service outstanding, wonderful mix of knowledgeable and friendly, good explanations of courses. Food - a little underwhelming, yes carefully and lovingly constructed with great skill but a few dishes missed the mark of taste - Sea Bass too salty (yes cooked in a rice and salt casing but too salty). Chocolate soufflé looked great, taste a little bland. Tarte Tartin not an accurate description at all - it was more of a std tarte.

q
London
96 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is sublime and I would really recommend this for a special occasion as it is very expensive.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some dishes were a bit too salty, otherwise great restaurant. Lovely service, gave Christmas cards on the way out.

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb dinner and fantastic service who looked after us from the beginning. Allergies were catered for and the food was simply delicious.

GS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening. Great food, attentive service and beautiful building in which to dine

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sommelier, extraordinary food, beautifully presented

A
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, the best experience possible.

AH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding, and the atmosphere was relaxing.

I had the scallop to start, followed by the sea bass, cheese course, and finally the chocolate souffle. Everything was expertly executed, the delicate flavours combined beautifully, as one would expect from French cuisine. My favorite dish was the chocolate souffle.

It was also nice catching a glimpse of Chef Claude Bosi in the kitchen. This is my favorite French restaurant in London as of this time.

CT
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, menu, and wine pairings. We could not recommend the restaurant enough.

H
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience, wine list - absolutely spot on. Couldn't have asked for a better lunching experience.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was amazing