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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DT
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch....very high quality. Particularly enjoyed the Sunday roast.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration and the restaurant was magnificent

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exceptional cuisine, very good service, but terrible hosting and maitre d, unbecoming of the rest

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had the degustation menu. The amuse bouche, the egg with topinambour mousse, duck gelée and caviar, nossoto, john dory were spectacular. We were nonetheless disapointed by the rabbit dish as it was not bringing a climax to the previous dishes. And dessert came suprisingly in not as we ordered as they brought to cep when we had ordered one cep and on chocolate soufflé. The cep advertised as the specialty was too frosty and the souffle which arrived later was overcooked.
The service was perfect and efficient.

GS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was everything you expect from a Michelin star restaurant, the service was peerless and the food innovative and delicious, while still paying homage to the chefs culinary roots.

MF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exciting experience with non ordinary food and charming environment

AR
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food and service are first class! Friendly atmosphere and superb decoration!!!

WG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got engaged in the morning and so this was for a celebratory supper. The food was absolutely incredible and I can't tell you what an exciting taste journey we went on! I could not recommend this restaurant enough and the service is impeccable especially from Dorianne. It is not cheap but you get what you pay for and here it is as close to perfect as possible. The guinea fowl was sensational and the chocolate souffle was mouthwateringly delicious.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was outstanding, service was excellent, a little pricey but you pay for what you get.

FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a 30th birthday treat for my daughter. We had an outstanding lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The service was delightful. It isn't cheap but it is very special. My only negative is that I would have preferred to have decided myself how much I left as a service charge. I know it's commonplace but I think it is a bit cheeky to impose a 15% charge. They would probably have got this but it would nice to have been in my "gift".

S
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot fault the service or the food. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and we declared it one of the best Michelin meals we’ve had. The setting is sublime. Our only minor complaint was a table alongside us was very loud. Manners and money don’t always go together.

A
London
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Perfectly cooked food with dramatic presentation. Impeccably service. Would definitely return m

W
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and the service excellent - both attentive and unobtrusive. My fellow diners and I were unanimous in our enjoyment of out starters and main courses. The only slight miss in our opinion was the souffle, which had too much of a cakey texture, thought the chocolate flavour was great. I am also not really a fan of the mouth feel of cocoa butter, so the olive canape was also not my thing.

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The Room was beautiful...inventive space, the food was ok ... I expected better, some of the dishes, like the crab, was completely overpowered by other ingredients, although the ingredients were very high quality. The service was slow at first (2 hours to get three courses), it took us at least 8 minutes to be able to ask someone to speed up the courses, they sped up a little after we asked, but there was no presence at the table even after the staff knew there might be an issue. We ordered nice wines and had great company, which saved the night. In the end, we asked for service to be removed from the bill, the server happily obliged, then the Maitre' D came over and asked if we were displeased, my guests spoke up and said, the service was awful, we didn't know who our captain was and there was no pretense by staff at our table...also they disliked the food and that we had a tasting menu earlier in the day. The Maitre D's response was "I ate at (the place we mentioned) last week and it was the worst dining experience I ever had" and that "I know you will not be coming back so I guess that is that". What kind of Maitre D' dismisses their guests that just spent $1500 in their restaurant...additionally dismissing our judgement was completely uncalled for...certainly not 2 Star Michelin Service. I was embarrassed for suggesting the restaurant in the first place and wouldn't recommend this restaurant until things change...there are much better options in London.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very disappointing. Painfully slow service, didn’t tell us about 25 minute wait for soufflé until the end of a 2 hour meal for the first two courses alone

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to fault Claude Bosi's new setup at Bibendum. The room is spacious and comfortable, the staff are professional but relaxed and unstuffy, and the food betters (maybe?) Hibiscus. I don't think there's a better place to eat in London right now. Save up and go.

CW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Everyone tried very hard to deliver service and good food. The food was not to my taste and the service was “fussy” and a bit pretentious, but, then again, it is French and such is their way. Previously advised, some may find it just to their liking and enjoy.

D
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

told the restaurant before the dinner that i am allrrgic to seafood and fish. a shame that there where only 2!! dishes on the menu that i could choose. very poor for a two star restaurant....

those two diahes where pretty good, but not worth the price. left with a bad feeling after i was looking forwarf to this dinner for a long time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, knowledgable staff

J
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service in a one of a kind environment

WW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in London. Simply delicious and beautifully presented.

b
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding evening . Service is superb, dinner pace is perfect, assistance from the sommelier just perfect. This is an expensive evening that combines excellent food with spot on service that justifies the cost.

MN
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was generally of great quality. However, the seabass we had was over cooked. What let the side down was service. The front of house was superb, but the wait between courses was extremely long. Even if it was for the longer tasting menu, it should not have taken 4.5 hrs to serve 10 courses.

g
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Bibendum. The staff are attentive and helpful and the food is outstanding. The restaurant is in a beautifully restored building. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here and can't wait to revisit.

PY
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic.
Interior needs a fresh look or at least change the carpet and the old chairs.
It was very cold inside.

RW
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have eaten at all the incarnations of Claudes restaurants from Ludlow to Mayfair and now for the first time here. I have taken private dining (in Mayfair) and battled with the concept of picking ingredients but not know what they would be when they came out (impossible to buy wine!!)

I have also eaten in the Bibendum dining room in different incarnations since the late 80’s so this was inevitable.

It was hard to fault except perhaps some dishes were too big, or had one or two elements superfluous.

But the service is immaculate and the details from the napkins by course and the cheese and ice cream trolleys fabulous.

I feel it was a bit quiet and rather too spaced missing a little in atmosphere and room dressing perhaps something some better lighting and acoustic tuning would addres

i
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went for the surprise menu.Arrived at 8 and left the restaurant at 11.30.Vey slow service,waiting 20 minutes between plate and plate.Irregulars plates.Some good and others too heavy in cream.

NP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing building to have dinner in, the service is first class , the food is amazing we chose the surprise menu ,we were even treated to a visit to the kitchen to meet the chef ,who was as charming and informative as the rest of the staff , all the dishes tasted incredible and when delivered to the table some even looked like art!

M
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Annual visit for our anniversary.
2 years ago they introduced us to Boudouin pastis and were a little disappointed that they no longer have it.
Everything else was as expected.

MV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Exquisite food beautifully presented.

TG
Hampshire
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise tasting menu... wow! Loved it & they did it without meat and wheat, kudos!!!
Staff brilliant both on service and wine plus met head chef Francesco, what a star ⭐️
Will definitely return 😁😁

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s phenomenal! Wide range of flavours for stimulating your palate.

IC
London
52 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Iconic building, delicious (alebit rich) food, great service and extensive wine list.
Be prepared to pay a lot (especially on wine/drinks), but it is a special experience. Quiet atmosphere, so more one for couples or quiet groups rather than a bunch of (louder) friends. Very friendly waiters and you didn't feel rushed despite it being a busy Saturday night.

PK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent birthday dinner at Bibendum. The place is great, the staff very friendly and accommodating and the food, except for the rabbits, was excellent.

Hope to see you all again in the future.

Per Karlsson

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic from the food to the service and everything else!

T
London
59 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the lunch menu and decided to treat ourselves to the surprise tasting menu. We had such a good time, great food,great service and what a building. Just a really lovely occasion

WV
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Heel verzorgde verrassingsmenu !

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R
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Prefer lunch as you get the light to appreciate the amazing windows in the dining room. Order the soufflé if you have room for it.

P
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great friendly service. We were really impressed by the experience!

DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, along with the entertaining association with the historical Bibendum!