Claude Bosi at Bibendum to serve up affordable fine dining

By Sophie Witts contact

- Last updated on GMT

Claude Bosi at Bibendum to serve up affordable fine dining

Related tags: Terence conran

French chef Claude Bosi is aiming to offer an affordable take on fine dining when he relaunches South Kensington restaurant Bibendum at the end of March.

The Lyon-born chef, who held two Michelin stars at his Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus until it closed last year,​ has overhauled the menu and dining room at the iconic Michelin building.

While Bosi says his food will still be ‘unashamedly fine dining’, he will also offer an ‘affordable’ set lunch priced at £36.50 for three courses and £49.50 with a half bottle of wine per person.

Restaurant redesign

The first floor restaurant now features a larger central open kitchen and will be open Wednesday to Sunday, while the ground floor seafood bar will open seven days a week.

New sharing dishes such as stuffed Dover sole will sit on the main menu alongside classics from Hibiscus and Bibendum, including oyster omelette, watercress and caviar; and smoked eels, beef jam and leaves.

Bosi will use both French and British produce, including bread baked at Hedone in west London, and Herefordshire-grown salad.

He is also introducing a carvery trolley at weekends, while desserts will be served from an Art Deco trolley offering a twist on classics such as eclairs and trifle.

Michelin man

“This is an extremely exciting adventure for me,” says Bosi.

“After 20 years of living and working in the UK, I’m looking forward to cooking my style of food in such an iconic building and putting my name above the door. You’ll recognise some of the dishes, while I hope the inclusion of a handful of Bibendum classics will be a welcome introduction for some.”

Bibendum was the original headquarters of Michelin in 1911, before it relaunched as a restaurant in the 1980’s after being bought by Sir Terence Conran and the late Paul Hamlyn.

Bosi is now an equal shareholder of the business​ alongside Conrad and Hamlyn’s son Michael.

Related topics: Restaurants, Venues

Related news


Follow us

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers

Free Email Newsletter

Subscribe to BigHospitality

The trusted industry reference point

Get the latest news & analysis from the UK hospitality sector straight to your inbox!