Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
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Gold Award

“Claude Bosi is now at the top of his game in one of London’s most iconic rooms”, notes one reader – and we have to agree that the two-Michelin-starred master of innovative French cuisine is right at home in Bibendum. His tasting menu will make you “smile and swoon”, and the sheer dexterity is mesmerising from start to finish. 

An opening salvo of canapés spans everything from tricksy cocoa butter ‘olives’ encasing liquid pissaladière or light-as-air chicken for dipping into chicken-fat mayo to Bosi’s classic pea mousse with coconut foam and curry-filled egg.

Produce is best-of-the-best, yet never served without invention: a whole lobster glazed in Singaporean pepper with crisp wontons of claw meat; intense duck jelly topped with geometrically perfect cubes of sturgeon and oodles of caviar; a king-sized langoustine paired with punchy iced consommé and smoked pike roe.

Other dishes are now classics, from the gutsy tripe and cuttlefish gratin with pig’s ear and ham cake (inspired by Bosi’s mother) and the rolled turbot ‘à la grenobloise’ in foaming cream sauce with capers and croûtons to a vacherin involving new season’s ceps and banana or a seriously rich chocolate soufflé emblazoned with the Michelin logo and filled with whisky ice cream at the table.

“Effortless service” hits a mid-point between fun and formal, while the wine list is both inventive and unexpected without neglecting the big-spending classics. Bills are punishing but worth it, although kindly priced set lunches are a genuine bargain in this gorgeous room with its deep-pile carpets and stained glass caricatures of the Michelin man.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
French
Ambience
Fine dining, Glamorous, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Other Awards
Two Michelin stars
Food Occasions
Brunch
People
Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6RD

020 7581 5817

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Opening Times

Wed-Sun 12N-2.15pm (Sun -3pm) Wed-Sat 6.30-9.45pm (Sat -10pm)

Reviews of Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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Julia S

06 August 2019  
Impeccable service and reasonably priced, even with a wine pairing.

Wendy W

06 August 2019  
Everything from the downstairs welcome/reception, through to the greeting up on the first floor, and the whole dining experience is exceptional. Have only been twice but both occasions were superb. The tasting menus are divine, the food is truly wonderful, and beautifully presented, and the wine pairings, the service and all the staff are excellent. Highly recommend.

Alex F

28 June 2019  
Just stunning cooking.

ROOZBEH S

29 March 2019  
Food great, Dessert was super excellent-dã©cor was elegant;well lit & cool ambience;Well was pricy but worth it.

Julie R

04 August 2018  
Bosi at the top of his game in one of the most iconic rooms in London. A tasting menu to make you smile and swoon.

Stephanie S

25 July 2018  
Best michelin star in london.

Angelika F

28 June 2018  
Superb food with effortless service. Great all round dining experience.

Don V

Undwhelming, unfriendly, and a shame
17 February 2018  
We were most looking foreard to experience a new 2*, as few new ones have surfaced over the years. But this one is a complete joke unfortunately. Firstly, the service is cold, not customer centric, and seemingly disinterested. The interior is plain, which is a shame for such a beautiful building. The wine menu is short, obvious, and superficial. But worst of all was the food. Elementary mistakes, inconsistent preparation, and careless plating was common on almost every course. Its was try hard, and lacked basic execution skills. Finally, we found the chef, Claude Bossi, extremely rude and arrogant, as though he didn't want to be there and didn't care whether customers were enjoying themselves or not.
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Jacquelyn W

Amazing lunch at a 2 Michelin-starred establishment
04 February 2018  
I had the 3-course set lunch at this restaurant on a Saturday. It was great value for money (only £40 per person) considering that it’s a 2 Michelin-starred establishment. For starter I had the Cornish mussels, smoked potatoes, sea leeks, Vin Jaune sauce. The mussels were fresh and juicy, and complement very well with the creamy Vin Jaune sauce. For main I had a Cornish cod, “Tom kha gai” style. The combination of flavours was very interesting and creative - the fish was smooth and cooked to perfection, and the Thai coconut flavour in the Tom kha gai adds a bit of oomph to the dish. To wrap it up I had ice cream trolley for dessert - I got to choose from a range of ice cream flavours from a trolley (I picked hazelnut, mandarin and pear) which made the whole dining experience even more fun. The service was attentive and top-notch. Overall a very satisfactory dining experience.
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Kristy B

15 June 2017  
Claude Bosi excels. Interesting and exciting menu based on classic quality cooking. Fantastic wine pairing makes for a truly amazing meal to delight every palate. Bibendum manages to stay slightly stuffy and old-fashioned but Claude's menu and the ambience created by the people enjoying it overcomes that and makes for a great occasion.

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