Bibendum

/ Seafood, Cafe, Restaurant, Pub & bar
#5010 of 54142 places to eat in London
ClosedOpens at 11:30
British, French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: £26-45
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Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd
London, England, United Kingdom
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Michelin House is what you should visit before wonderful meals at this bar. You will be served British and French cuisines at Bibendum. Make a change from your customary meal and try mouthwatering tartare, roast beef and oysters at this place. Good ginger ice cream, crème brûlée and soufflés are the best dishes. It is good to enjoy delicious house wine, champagne or white wine. Great chocolate frappe, tea or latte will make your meal better and you'll certainly come back.

This spot is well known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. Prices at this bar claim to be attractive. The beautiful decor and pleasant atmosphere let clients feel relaxed here. The Zomato rating system lets Bibendum get the rating of 4.3.

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When I go to places of this sort of quality, I'm constantly amazed that a team of people can create such flavour, such unadulterated joy, through food. I'm in absolute awe of them. As a cooking enthusiast (I'd never suggest I'm anything more) I can only dream of creating something as good as this. I wish I'd gone to food college rather than pissing around in my insurance job. Oh well. I guess it pays for these meals (not literally but you know what I mean). Anyway, on to the review. I've found another one for the anniversary/special birthday for the wife list. It now consists of Sat Bains (Claude's protégée), Ynyshir and now Bibendum. They are the three most extravagant and enjoyable meals I've had in my life so far and I want to share them with the one I love. Soppy prick. I'll also throw Cornerstone in there now I think about it. Thinking back to this meal gives me the warm and fuzzies. And I had another 'chills down the spine' moment with the veal sweetbread, or more accurately, the macadamia purée. More on that later. The venue for Bibendum is grand and feels like it's steeped in history. I can't even conceive of the amount of incredible meals that must have been served from the kitchen. Even the name - Michelin House - tells you what you're about to experience. It's decorated beautifully inside as well - deep blue carpet and brilliant white walls - it's all very classy. The staff are superb - while it's clearly very high class, and the clientele for lunch were clearly from money (I.e. I did NOT fit in) it didn't feel overly stuffy. They were the perfect amount of attentive, and the food was served quickly enough. Plenty of bread and a nice selection of snacks and a DELICIOUS amuse bouche to keep things ticking over. Speaking of which - the 'olive' was lovely! Served under a tree and made to deceive, it did just that. I'm reliably informed it was 'pissaladière' - whatever, the olive cracked with an absolutely deliciously smooth inside. Alongside this came 3 other snacks, all of which were lovely but the only one I remember was the foie grad 'oreo' which was absolutely insane and full of rich flavour. Next was the famous Bibendum Egg, which is definitely one for the 'gram. More deceptive dining, it was full of pea purée and a delicious curry flavour. Stunning. The bread course came which was typical fayre - crunchy sourdough in both white and brown. Then came the starter - Cornish cock (lolz) crab. Topped with a gazpacho jelly, it was full of texture and flavour - chewy, fleshy crab, the juicy jelly and an intensely flavoursome crab sauce at the bottom. Beautifully presented and a great intro for what was to come. Then. The veal sweetbread. The macadamia purée. The walnut sauce. The pickled walnut. Words can't describe this. It was a religious experience. The aforementioned chill down the spine experience happened on the first bite of both the sweetbread and the macadamia. A further happened when the two combined. This just worked incredibly well together. It also came with a side of theatre - the waitress bringing out the sealed (by pastry!) bowl which was full of arabica coffee beans that had been infusing with the sweetbread for a number of days I'm assured. The crack of the pastry as she cut through the side of it, letting the steam escape was a vision. This is in my top 5 dishes of all time. One for the annals. The vacherin to end proceedings was a bit of me. The combo of cherry and amaretto is always a winner. The presentation again was awesome, and it was a delight cracking through the almost urchin-y exterior, to get to the juicy, sweet innards. Lush. The orange wine was a beautiful accompaniment throughout the meal and worked with every dish. I love a good orange wine. The whole meal was ended by a capp and petit fours, which were very nice. And in a great touch as I was leaving, the very friendly waitress asked if I wanted to meet Claude! Which was amazing and I was completely fan-boying. Lovely guy, big hands. An absolutely phenomenal meal and experience and I can't recommend highly enough!
Claude Bossi. Bring plenty of £££, but expect a simply outstanding level of culinary skill and wonderful service. If it's not your birthday soon, dream up another excuse to go!
Pretentious and overpricedFood ok but not worth the price we ended up paying for.Not buying the michellin stars rating anymore.In a nutshell:"Hugely disappointed"
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Address
Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London, England, United Kingdom
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Takeaway Wheelchair accessible No delivery Parking TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 12:00-22:00
MondayMon 11:30-22:00
TuesdayTue 11:30-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-22:00
FridayFri 11:30-22:00
SaturdaySat 11:30-22:00

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