Time Out says
Once a magnificent art deco garage complex with links to speed racer Sir Malcolm Campbell (hence the name), this is now a multipurpose eating and drinking venue, part of the D&D London stable. At street level is a lively café (and front courtyard) and food store. The restaurant is on the first floor; bag a table by the window for a diverting view of the King’s Road.
There's a Mediterranean slant to the menus, with dishes ranging from steak tartare and queen scallops with chorizo and apple to baked black cod with butter beans and pancetta, daube of beef with young carrots and celery, grilled calf's liver with sweet peppers, olives and sage, and rump of Norfolk lamb with merguez sausage and bulgar.
Weekend brunches, afternoon tea and seasonal menus also feature.
350 King's Road
|Transport:||Tube: Sloane Square tube then bus 11, 19, 22, 49, 319|
|Price:||Main courses £16-£65. Weekend brunch 22.50 for two and 25 for 3 courses.|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri noon-2.30 & 6-10.30pm; Sat 11am-3.30pm & 6-10.30pm; Sun 11am-3.30pm and 6-9.30pm|
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Users say (22)
Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
- 5 star:8
- 4 star:8
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:2
I took a friend to Bluebird for their birthday and had a really lovely time. We started out with lunch in their beautiful art deco restaurant, really friendly staff and equally good food. We had a couple cocktails from the limited edition Jo Malone menu - a tad pricey at £16 each but as it was a special occasion and the drinks were beautifully presented we happily obliged. After lunch we had drinks in the outside courtyard which was the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon.
The Bluebird is a really classy place with great character. The trees and foliage around the dining area has freshened up it's look. I started with the fried ham hock (requesting no sauce), the other half had the tuna tartare, we both enjoyed our choices. My pork belly main was a lot less fatty than what I would have expected which was nice to have a leaner piece of meat. However as a result was tougher to cut into. The mushrooms around it tasted really good, and they know how to do good chips. I tasted my husband's sea bream and that was quite tasty too. Dessert was a real treat. The salt caramel profiteroles were one of the best I've tasted really soft and fresh, just wish the sauce as a little thicker. The Bluebird also does a mean cappuccino. Staff were really friendly and eager to please. I do like this place a lot and recommend it, especially for celebrations.
I took advantage of the recent Evening Standard Summer menu and booked Bluebird for dinner with friends. At about £25 per head it was great value for a venue that is normally a lot more. I must say I don't think I'll be going back. We were taken to quite a dark large room and our waiter wasn't the friendliest. I'm not sure whether we had small portions because we were eating from a special menu, but the portions were small. I don't think I'll be going back in a hurry.
Let's be honest. Sitting in the glamorous front patio on a sunny Sunday, sipping a cold glass of sparkling white wine or a fizzing aperol spritz and dipping nachos in guacamole sauce is the most (and only) enjoyable aspect of the Bluebird. The venue is really cool and suitable for social brunches or drinks, but food is quiet disappointing. Despite the premises on the menu seem good, the reality is that dishes are presented in a pretty sad way, portions scarce and quality average. It's surely worth to go for an aperitif and to share olives and fries with friends, but I wouldn't recommend it for any meal. Such a shame!
As a Chelsea local, this is one of my favourite places. It's perfect after a run along the river for their indulgent eggs benedict with ham hock and a zesty fresh orange juice. I'd be lying if I said breakfast hasn't turned into drinks outside and into afternoons spent guzzling their well priced (and delicious) rose whilst nibbling on their popcorn shrimp and shoestring fries. Their outdoor couches are perfect for people watching in the sunshine or snuggling up under a blanket when it's cold. Their service has always been terrible but I go for the food and the atmosphere. Some things on the menu are overpriced (their tea for example) but everything else is reasonable for such a great location. Expect queues outside on sunny weekends...actually even on weekdays.
Went for a friends going away lunch as she was moving back to Australia. I thought the venue was great, really well decorated and as it was close to Christmas it felt very festive. We went for the 2 course brunch which was pretty good value for £22 in Chelsea. I had brought a home baked cake and they served it out to us at no extra cost for our third course which was nice! They also serve one of the best bloody mary's in London for only a fiver.
The only negative I would say is the service isn't super attentive. We constantly felt like we had to shout out when we wanted to order further drinks.
Overall I would still visit again to try more of the delicious food. The duck salad is super tasty for a starter!
Came here for afternoon tea with my brother a while back and really liked it! I thought the selection of cakes was quite nice. Bottom tier: plain scones with jam and clotted cream. Middle tier: lemon sponge cake + brownie sandwich with whipped cream. Top tier: berry macaroon + lemon tart + dark chocolate thick mousse cake. Savoury finger sandwiches: ham and cheese croissant + mini salt beef burger + smoked salmon on white bread + apple and cheese scone. I thought the savoury sandwiches were pretty original, they held some of the traditional flavours but were presented with different breads for each, which was nice! We went for the champagne afternoon tea, where we were served the champagne first, followed by the sandwiches and cakes with our tea. Pleasant overall experience and I'd come back to try their new afternoon tea menu along with their café for a proper meal!
Me and a few friends come to Bluebird for some late afternoon cocktails for a friends birthday after lunch. The cocktails were really good! The atmosphere was great and all together Bluebird is a lovely venue!
Excellent venue and lovely staff. We go for all our occasions and the front of house staff always help to make them special.
I heard about this restaurant in Australia and so I went there with a friend when I traveled to London. Just amazing food! ❤️'ed the service and their PR was just unforgettable! The chef walk around talking to everyone, he was so interested in what people thought. One of my favourite restaurant to date! Excellent
Great local restaurant. Atmosphere and service make you feel a million pound without the bill to match. Chef is creative with his food but not over the top
What a delight to the tastebuds! A wonderfully insightful menu that leaves you wanting to return again and again. Matthew Robinson is a genius in the kitchen. I think this is my favourite restaurant in the whole of Europe!
Great food, wine, unique cocktails. Fantastic atmosphere, stylish surroundings and very friendly staff!! Perfect for any occasion!!!
I went to the street cafe and had a cappuccino. It was the most disgusting cappuccino ever, just milk and water. They charged me 3.85 pounds for a small cup. The stuff were very unpleasant . I strongly not recommend this cafe. There is nothing good about it. My rating is 0 .
Went to the restaurant years ago when it first opened and that was a dreadful experience. Thought the cafe might be better so decided to breakfast there this morning. Nothing has changed... The service was poor. The waiter made a mistake with our order, and when I pointed out that a key ingredient was missing from one of the dishes, I was told it was on my plate so I was the one who was wrong! It took three goes to explain that I ordered smoked salmon with scrambled eggs AND eggs royale... The food also arrived before the drinks. It was a pity our experience was such as the food when it arrived was OK. One point in their favour is that they seem to be prompt in organising the bill!
Lovely restaurant and food just found it somewhat rude when we entered and spoke to the young lady on reception ,she said that there was a 'two hour window' so would have to leave then and this was even though the restaurant was practically empty when we arrived and not a lot busier when we left!!! Think she could have been more polite!!!