Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT, DUE TO REOPEN ON 29 MARCH 2017

It’s three decades since Sir Terence Conran took over the refurbished Michelin Building and named it after the tyre company’s mascot, Bibendum (aka the Michelin Man), but despite all those years on the clock, the restaurant remains as timeless and enduring as that famous talisman. The spacious art-deco interiors are now the domain of Claude Bosi, whose highly esteemed Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus closed in October 2016 after nine years. The ground level is still the place for seafood and Champagne or coffees and pastries, while the first-floor, soft-blue dining room now has an open kitchen at its centre, focussed on contemporary fine dining. The new menu makes room for both Bibendum and Hibiscus classics, as well as new creations including oyster omelette with caviar and watercress, and Galician beef fillet with smoked eel and beef jam. Rotisserie meats are served from a carving trolley for weekend lunch, while another trolley gets wheeled out when it’s time for dessert, piled with the likes of Paris Brest and trifles. MW Isabelle Legeron is responsible for the wine list, which favours France’s Rhône and Burgundy regions, while Bosi beavers away to cultivate Michelin stars for the kitchen.

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road ,London SW3 6RD

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Feb 2014

I tried this one out I think one Sunday without booking but was quickly accommodated without fuss at a table of my choice on the first floor restaurant. I like this.Its always a struggle having to apologise for actually wanting to buy a meal and negotiate where to sit as in some places. Being on my own I did feel a little uncomfortable as most other diners were in social groups or couples but what the heck. It appeared very clean bread and table water were brought along with butter. The service was...

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James C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road ,London SW3 6RD

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Nov 2011

Went to Bibendum for the first time for a family celebration, eager with anticipation, and following a pleasant welcome were shown to a table in the middle of the room, sandwiched between two serving stations. The food was absolutely fine but that's the problem, there was nothing wrong with it but equally nothing to rave about; I would prefer to say ‘it was exceptional’ but can't muster more than ‘adequate’ and certainly not worth the premium price. The dishes were generous but barely elevated beyond...

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Bunter's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 3

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road ,London SW3 6RD

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by   platinum reviewer (122)

Nov 2009

I like Bibendum. It has been there for ever and of course over the long term there are some ups and some downs, yet it has always delivered and has a really good balance between high end dining and a nice non-pretentious style. I sometimes feel it is reviewd harshly because it is compared to the wrong kind of restaurants. The Oyster Bar downstairs is fun in the warmer months and staff are always friendly and make everything possible. An underrated institution.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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by   (3)

Jun 2009

The food was good, it just wasn't great. Very nice wines, service was good but there was something about it that didnt blow me away. Very pricey but they really do feed you – huge portions. Felt quite ill when I left but felt a bit guilty too as I didnt manage to finish anything. Nothing wrong with it but it just did nothing to excite me. Full of tourists too.

Sarah J.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road ,London SW3 6RD

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by   (4)

Feb 2009

Just brilliant – had a Friday lunch here. Great location, fantastic menu and food, civilised atmosphere, polite but unobtrusive service, and the fixed price weekday lunch menu is good value, considering the calibre of the restaurant. Would recommend it to anyone.

Simon D.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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