Unfortunately the restaurant is closed. Hibiscus was a restaurant in London, owned and run by French chef Claude Bosi. Opened in 2000 in Ludlow, Shropshire, Chef Bosi used molecular gastronomy to put a number of dishes on the menu to improve their flavors, such as freeze-dried cabbage to make a puree. The restaurant in Ludlow had a 36-seat capacity
Chef Bosi won his first Michelin star in 20001 and a second in the 2004 Guide. Chef Bosi used molecular gastronomy to put a number of dishes on the menu to improve their flavors, such as in the process for making a Savoy cabbage purée.
Hibiscus received many ratings and awards
Although the restaurant has received mixed reviews from critics, it received many awards:
- In 2005 it was voted UK’s Best Restaurant by Egon Ronay.
- In 2010 it was listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
- The Good Food Guide has ranked Hibiscus at Eighth best restaurant of the 2013 edition of the United Kingdom.
- In total it received five AA rosettes.
Relocation and closing
In July 2006, Bosi and his wife Claire announced that they would sell the Ludlow site and get closer from London. The property was sold in 2007 to Alan Murchison and Bosi bought a new site on Maddox Street in London. Hibiscus re-opened in October 2007 in its new location.
After many years Hibiscus restaurant was closed in 2016.