Claude Bosi to take over Bibendum

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Claude Bosi has joined forces with Sir Terence Conran to launch a new restaurant at Bibendum in Michelin House, South Kensington next year.

To be called Claude Bosi at Bibendum, it will open in the spring following a full refurbishment of the distinctive building — once the French tyre firm’s London HQ. Hibiscus, Bosi’s foodie temple in Mayfair, closed down at the end of last month.

The upstairs dining room will open from Wednesday to Sunday serving Bosi’s high-end cuisine, praised in the Harden’s Survey for “adventurous” and “exciting” flavours. The downstairs oyster bar will be converted into a cocktail bar and seafood restaurant open seven days a week.

Sir Terence bought Michelin House with the late Paul Hamlyn 30 years ago, and established Bibendum under chef and writer Simon Hopkinson in 1987. Harden’s has described the dining room as “London’s most beautiful”, although the cooking has been “variable” in recent years.

Bosi, who was born in Lyons, set up Hibiscus in Ludlow in 2000, moving the whole operation to London seven years later.

 

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