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81 Fulham Rd. , Michelin House
London , England , United Kingdom

Named after the iconic Michelin Man (also known as Bibendum), this restaurant is housed inside the century-old Art Deco Michelin Building, the former headquarters of the tire company. Inside, the restaurant is divided into two levels: a casual downstairs café and oyster bar, which is decorated with small round tables and Michelin-themed artwork, and a more formal upstairs restaurant, designed with white tablecloths, bright red upholstered chairs, and an original stained-glass window depicting Bibendum. In the kitchen, executive chef Matthew Harris crafts regionally inspired French dishes, including two longtime signatures—escargot bourguignonne and steak au poivre.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

In the former Michelin headquarters (the original stained-glass Michelin Man is still intact), Bibendum has been one of London's most satisfying restaurants for 20 years. The menu focuses on shellfish and refined bistro dishes; the French-biased wine list also includes top Californian Pinot Noirs and Australian Shirazes, such as the 2003 Fox Gordon Eight Uncles.

We loved: Halibut with crust; roast “best end” of lamb with ricotta-stuffed pasta.

Last updated 2012-03-05 19:41:26 UTC
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