Bibendum: Great Food, Great Service, Stunning Venue.

THE GREAT THING about living in central London is that the choices for fine dining are bountiful, and the cuisine and service can be absolutely out of this world.

If that is your thing, you'll love Bibendum in South Kensington, London's Michelin-starred dining experience where I recently celebrated my birthday.

I recall the art deco Michelin House structure serving as a tyre-fitting bay. Then later, it was offices for the publisher Paul Hamlyn.

Claude Bosi reopened Bibendum restaurant in 2017 in collaboration with Sir Terence and Paul Hamlyn's son Michael, and it was awarded two Michelin stars in 2018, which it has held since.

I had the sumptuous 7-course tasting menu that was delicious and beautiful at the same time in one of the most elegant dining rooms I have ever dined. Special thanks to the manager Enrico and head chef Francesco.

Finally, by way of history, Bibendum, often known as 'Bib' or 'The Michelin Man,' is a mascot developed by the Michelin brothers from a stack of tyres in the 1890s (which at the time were coloured white).

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