From the local’s haunts to Michelin-starred icons, there are countless quality restaurants within walking distance of Dolphin Square.
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Around 30 minutes walk from Dolphin Square.
From £120pp for three courses.
A two-Michelin starred restaurant in the iconic Michelin building. Mains read like a refined version of what might have been on the menu when Bibendum first opened in 1987 under Sir Terence Conran and Paul Hamlyn: sweetbreads, duck jelly with smoked sturgeon and roast chicken for two. There are some unexpected twists. ‘Nosotto’ proves to be pine nuts, treated like rice and cooked in a peppery cream sauce until they have the elastic quality of prawns. Sea bream arrives on a plate dappled with intense bubbles of Kalamata olive, organic lemon and Genoese basil sauce. But really, what Bosi has done is take the decadence of the eighties and repackage it for modern diners. In a city of small plates and fussy tasting menus served in ‘industrial’ (aka cheap) spaces by staff wearing t-shirts, this utterly indulgent romp down memory lane couldn’t be more welcome.
Around 15 minutes walk from Dolphin Square
From £70pp for three courses.
After 25 years in Putney, this suave Italian relocated to Pimlico Road in 2016. Chef Massimo Tagliaferri draws on the ancient recipes of regional Italy to create dishes such as aubergine ravioli with basil and ricotta. However, the real draw is the sterling wine list which contains more than 460 bottles, all personally chosen by co-owner, Giuseppe Turi. enotecaturi.com
Bar & Grill
Located at Dolphin Square
From £30pp for three courses.
Discreetly tucked away on the ground floor of Dolphin House and doing a mean line in delicious modern British plates, Dolphin Bar & Grill is an open secret among local residents. From breakfast through to dinner and drinks, it’s your one stop shop for warm, welcoming vibes and quality home cooking.