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5 reviews

146 Upper Richmond Road , London, SW15 2SW


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Rustic Italian is the theme at Bibo – a new eatery devised by busy restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas (Sonny's, Kitchen W8 etc) and Chris Beverley (one-time chef at Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel). The long, painted-brick dining room sets an unfussy tone with its bentwood chairs and plain wooden tables, allowing the food to steal the limelight. Our hearty, ham-based pasta and chickpea soup was comforting in the extreme, while slow-cooked, sage-flavoured pork belly was neatly offset by braised fennel and a sweet/sharp hit from datterini tomatoes. Fish dishes are equally self-assured – whole roast plaice with lentils, spinach, anchovy, capers and lemon needs a steady chef to get it right. There’s also plenty of attention to detail – from big napkins and carafes of free water to the well-researched, all-Italian wine list. In short, a celebration of generous, earthy goodness for Putney locals.

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Bibo Location

146 Upper Richmond Road , London SW15 2SW

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sat-Sun -3pm) 6-10pm (Fri-Sat -11pm Sun -9.30pm)

Bibo's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.8


Service: 6.8


Atmosphere: 6.2


Value: 7.8


Food + drink: 1

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 1

Value: 2

25 January 2017

Sorry - this place smells of drains. Walked in last night c.19.45 - the ripe aroma hits you immediately. Sadly this is a recurring theme. My last visit was so (un) memorable I had completely forgotten I had been there before. Looked on SQM for somewhere to go and saw the write up and thought, I'd give it a go. One table of 4, a couple of ladies who (long) lunched and us.. rattling around a vast space with dreary lift music. Was like a station bar. I declined the offer of a drink from the pleasant enough (sole employee visible) as I waited for my guest, and so wandered off. N'er to be seen again, well certainly 10 minutes anyway. As the menu looked rather unremarkable and I really couldn't think of any compelling reason to stay, we walked out. Was a terrible place as Wallace and Vomit or whatever, maybe it's just one of 'those' venues.


Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

12 September 2016

Putney did not have a decent Italian until the arrival of BIBO. Had several meals here, all were consistently excellent food wise. Wine selection is large and caters to all tastes. Service was good ; setting is not terribly exciting but I was really there for the food. Keep it up guys.


Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

19 June 2016

This is probably the best italian restaurant in this neighbourhood. Food was fantastic; started off with the scallops which was very fresh and tasty followed by a rump steak medium cooked which was juicy and full of flavour. Opted out of dessert and don't drink so can't comment on those. Service was courteous and reasonably fast.

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