2 Michelin Star Chefs: Claude Bosi, chef proprietor, Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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Editor 26th September 2018

Claude Bosi is chef proprietor of two-Michelin starred Claude Bosi at Bibendum in London.

Claude’s palate for seasonality and sourcing the majority of his ingredients within the British Isles is translated through his classically trained – yet modern day inspired dishes. Born in France, Lyon, Claude grew up in a country passionate about is produce and cuisine. Lyon is hailed as the food capital, the city where food is the very essence of its culture; a city without compromise when it comes to food.

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Claude Bosi at Bibendun
Claude Bosi at Bibendun

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD

Website: http://bibendum.co.uk/

Twitter: @bibendumSW3

Facebook: Bibendum

Instagram: @bibendum_restaurant

Telephone: 0207 581 5817

Email: [email protected]

Head chef: Francesco Di Benedetto 

Restaurant manager: Enrico Molino 

Head sommelier: Elio Macine 

Opening times: Lunch Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 2:15pm; Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Dinner Wednesday to Saturday 6:30pm to 9:45pm; Saturday 6pm to 10pm

Biography

Growing up immersed in a world of produce, seasonality and the disciplines of his family’s professional kitchen in the city, it was only natural for Claude to then go straight from school to catering college which lead him to his apprenticeship at the two Michelin starred Leon de Lyon, a busy restaurant with affluent setting and convivial atmosphere, combining excellent ingredients to produce hearty gourmet dishes.

His career took him to Paris for the next four years, where he trained under some of the most influential Chefs of our time – Michel Rostang, Alain Passard and Alain Ducasse, working in a variety of Michelin starred restaurants in France including La Pyramide Fernand Point, Restaurant Chiberta, L’Arpege and Restaurant Alain Ducasse.

Claude was working at L’Arpege when the restaurant won its third Michelin star, he then decided to move to Ludlow, rural Shropshire, to improve his English. Claude took on a sous chef position at Overton Grange in 1997 becoming head chef soon after in 1999 where he won his first Michelin star.

Claude Bosi - Credit The Times
Claude Bosi - Credit The Times

Hibiscus

In 2000, an opportunity arose to purchase a site in the neighbouring market town of Ludlow. This was opened as Hibiscus. Once again Claude’s extreme talents lead him to achieve one Michelin star within the first year of opening as the restaurant was instantly lauded and loved by diners and critics alike, a second star followed shortly after in 2003.

Always striving for a new challenge, Claude moved Hibiscus to central London, where it continued to be recognised for Claude’s passion for flavours, simplicity and elegance until its closure earlier this year. In 2011, following the successful relocation of the much loved Hibiscus Restaurant from Shropshire to London, Claude Bosi re-entered the pub scene by opening the Wimbledon based pub, The Fox & Grapes, alongside his brother Cedrick. Claude closed Hibiscus after 9 years in October 2016.

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Shortly after announcing the closure of Hibiscus which formerly helps two stars in the Michelin Guide UK, Claude revealed plans to open a new restaurant at the old Bibendum site.

claude bosi aa rosettes

Claude Bosi

AA Awards 2018/19

The site was closed in January to undergo a full refurbishment reopening as Claude Bosi at Bibendum in spring 2017 with a ground floor restaurant.
In October 2017 Claude Bosi at Bibendum won two stars in the Michelin Guide 2018.

Television Appearances

Just like any Michelin starred chef, Claude Bosi has appeared on our screens with a TV appearance on BBC’s 1 Saturday Kitchen in March 2012. Later in the same year Claude was one of a number of celebrity chefs along with two starred chefs Bart De Pooter from Pastorale, and Daniel Clifford from Midsummer house, to work at The Cube, a pop up restaurant sat on top of London’s South Bank Centre.

AA Restaurant Guide 2019

Claude was awarded five AA Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2019 and he was also named as Chefs' Chef which is voted for each year by chefs in the industry.

Videos with Claude Bosi

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 26th September 2018

2 Michelin Star Chefs: Claude Bosi, chef proprietor, Claude Bosi at Bibendum