Located in the heart of Chelsea, this smart Grade II listed Georgian townhouse offers stylish…
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
“Iconic location for superb modern French dishes” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW3, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
There can be few more iconic destinations in London. The Michelin Building, once the British HQ of the French tyre company, is all exuberant post-art nouveau detail and Chelsea chic. Downstairs there’s the famous Oyster Bar (check out the seafood platters), while upstairs you’ll find the Conran-designed restaurant with its feature stained glass depicting Bibendum himself, the ‘Michelin Man’. The dining room is light and airy, and the kitchen, while open to view, is behind glass so the activity of the chefs doesn’t impact the serenity of your dinner. This is a deeply comfortable, luxurious environment, where everything is done properly. Service is excellent – remarkably polished, very French and extremely personable. Claude Bosi’s cooking is deceptively simple and classically French, with bang up to date techniques and flavours. The menu takes a very seasonal approach and includes some iconic signature dishes – the Bresse chicken is amazing, as is the double chocolate soufflé, an absolute stunner of a dessert, light as a feather and accompanied by sublime Madagascan vanilla ice cream. Seriously, you need to try this. The wine list is impressive, as you might expect. Kick things off with a refined dish of Cheltenham beetroot with sherry cream and smoked pike roe. Main course might be Cornish monkfish with Singaporean pepper sauce and pickled cucumber.
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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