Claude Bosi at Bibendum
“Modern French cooking in an iconic building” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW3, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
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This fabulous post-art nouveau building in Chelsea was once the UK headquarters of the French tyre company, Michelin, and Bibendum himself (featuring in the exuberant stained glass of the dining room) is their famously pneumatic mascot. The ornate pillared entrance leads into the ground-floor, all-day Oyster Bar (offering spectacular seafood platters as well as the eponymous mollusc), while upstairs you’ll find the beautiful dining room, surely one of the airiest and most elegant in London. Home to Claude Bosi’s modern French cooking since 2016, classical techniques and seasonal ingredients underpin reassuringly precise presentation, and perfectly timed dishes deliver every promised flavour with elegant simplicity. From the à la carte might be hand-dived scallop, cold consommé of roasted scallop beard and elderflower vinegar, or push the boat out to enjoy duck jelly, onion, smoked sturgeon and special selection caviar. Follow on with Brittany rabbit, Scottish langoustine and French tarragon, or for two to share – roast chicken de Bresse, Scottish girolles and English peas. A glorious finish would be the Bibendum double chocolate soufflé with Madagascan vanilla ice cream. If your whole party is willing, you might choose the ‘tastes of season’ or ‘our classics’ menu. The impressive wine list is mainly French and Italian.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 23–26 December, 1–7 January, 14–22 April
- Cuisine style: Modern French
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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