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Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RD +44 2081281513

(((() French
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 23:00
Satuday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 19:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 19:00 - 22:30

dover sole was great

Jan Thomsen 22 November 2016
from reykjavik

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Located in the iconic Michelin House, Bibendum is renowned for blending classic French dishes with traditional British touches. Opened by Sir Terence Conran in 1987, it is no surprise that the décor is as striking as the menu, with stained-glass windows and elegant furnishings adding to the chic atmosphere. Bibendum has long been a staple of the Chelsea restaurant scene, and as Fay Maschler has pointed out, ‘its wider influence on London dining is still being felt.’

Simple yet sophisticated, the Bibendum menu features French classics such as fillet steak au poivre alongside more contemporary offerings including breast of duck with courgette, paprika and mint compote.

With over 800 wines to choose from, the Bibendum restaurant boasts an unrivalled wine menu, carefully chosen by its experienced sommeliers. Guests can also choose to dine in the glamour of the main restaurant or the relaxed yet luxurious oyster bar, as well as picking up a coffee and fresh seafood at the crustacea stall.

A 5-minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station, Bibendum in London reflects its elegant surroundings and offers guests a unique blend of French opulence, British tradition and quality produce.


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

Contact +44 2075815817
Reservations +44 2081281513

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Customer reviews for Bibendum

4.5 (((() (based on 22 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (17)
  • lunch (13)
  • business (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • value (1)
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  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Jan Thomsen from reykjavik

    dover sole was great

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Jeremy Derbyshire from Swadlincote

    Great lunch time meal - great service and the fish main course was exceptional. Calm relaxed atmosphere within a great landmark - loved it

  • ((((( 16 November 2016 by Helle Blad from Hellebaek


  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Annette Elliott-dunn from London

    Smart, simple, comfortable decor and seating with plenty of room. Not noisy , but the room was full. Meals and drinks came quickly. The staff were totally professional and discreet. I had the best meal I had had in a very long time. The wine was superb and so too our cocktails. I couldn't fault the place and cannot wait to return.

  • ((((( 27 September 2016 by Juliane Reis from London


  • ((((* 26 August 2016 by Bonny Landers from London

    Our experience last Saturday night was a bit disappointing. The architecture and the decor are marvelous -- from old photographs of the Michelin workers and advertisements to the stained glass windows. Most of the food was excellent -- most of our party had veal or beefsteak but I had a skate which was either not fresh or was not cooked properly (I could not eat it). The real disappointment was the lackadaisical attitude -- the menu (and the website) states there are Set Menu items at Lunch and at Dinner until 7:30 pm but when we asked about them we were told, "not tonight" - no other explanation. Instead we were obliged to order a la carte which significantly increases the final bill... The staff are friendly but need more training in serving at table -- we were surprised twice by attempts to remove dishes before everyone was finished. In sum, great setting but the service, food and price do not rise to that awesome level.

  • ((((* 7 August 2016 by James from London

    Great food, good wine lists, very nice staff. Don't need more than that

  • ((((* 6 June 2016 by Alexander Pike from London

    Steak Tartar

  • ((((* 7 May 2016 by Federico Mirré gavalda from London

    Presented with dessert menú after 15 minutes we arrived.
    Twice asks for ordering.
    Sloppy familiarity of very young trainee.
    Very bad lamb.
    Used to be a good restaurant (2008).
    Not anymore.
    Avoid it.

  • ((*** 28 April 2016 by Lane Ringlee from San Francisco

    Starters and entres were very good, but service was extraordinary slow and inattentive. More than one table had to send out signals for assistance, meanwhile staff had gathered in a group. I would not return to Bibendum.

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