Claude Bosi to make Bibendum ‘accessible’ with carvery trolley and no tasting menu

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Editor 24th February 2017

Former Michelin-starred chef, Claude Bosi has announced plans to bring back the carvery table when he takes over the reins of one of London’s most iconic restaurants, which opened today (Wednesday, March 29).

The Evening Standard reported that Claude, whose restaurant Hibiscus had its two stars deleted from the Michelin Guide following its closure, plans to make the restaurant more accessible despite serving fine dining food.

He told the Evening Standard: “Fine dining has a bad name.”

He added: “The idea is to bring back a bit of activity between kitchen and front-of-house, and between front-of-house and the diner. People love to see dishes plated in front of them; there is magic to it.”

The carvery trolley will be available at weekend lunchtimes offering a daily selection of beef rib, rotisserie chicken, pork belly and lamb leg.

>>> Related: Claude Bosi confirmed to open restaurant at Bibendum site

Speaking about why there will be no tasting menu, Claude told the Evening Standard: “Chefs are in their comfort zone with tasting menus, I’ve done it myself. But they take away a bit of the point of a restaurant; people are meant to be able to choose what to eat.”

A seafood bar and café will be on the ground floor with a fine dining restaurant situated on the first floor.

The restaurant will be open Wednesday to Sunday, while the ground floor will open its doors seven days a week.

The project is in partnership with Sir Terence Conran and Michael Hamlyn.

>>> Read the full story here

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 24th February 2017

Claude Bosi to make Bibendum ‘accessible’ with carvery trolley and no tasting menu