350 King’s Road
London SW3 5UU
Tel: 020 7559 1000
Food type: British
Food rating: 2/10
Nearest tube: Sloane Square/ South Kensington
Website: Bluebird Restaurant
I have managed to accumulate quite an impressive amount of points on Toptable which will be expiring soon. As such, I decided it was a good idea to spend my accumulated points. One of the restaurants on their ‘freebie’ list is Bluebird restaurant, a place which had caught my attention when their head chef then, Mark Broadbent, was featured on Season 2 of the Great British Menu. His greatest achievement was defeating 2 Michelin starred chef, Marcus Wareing in the regional heat. (Eating out tip: the newly Michelin starred Chapter One is also one of the places on the Toptable point redemption scheme [currently 3,000 for a 2 course dinner meal] so be quick if you have a few points to spare as I am sure this promotion will not last very long)
Mark Broadbent has since left Bluebird after 4 loyal years of service, and in his stead is Mark Block, a familiar name within the D&D London household. Mark Block has previously worked at Almeida and Orrery. Prior to that, he had stints at the Dorchester and Von Essen’s Cliveden.
Bluebird is located smack dab in the middle of Chelsea’s Kings Road. To get there you will probably need to catch a bus from either Sloane Square or South tube station. The building is unmistakable. The Cafe is located on the ground floor along with their food store, Wine cellar and bakery. The restaurant, bar and club are located on the top floor, accessible via lift or stairs from the Courtyard. The design within the restaurant is very unique – the restaurant is suspended from the steel roof structure, with its cathedral-like nave running down the centre of the room. The decor is contemporary, combining graphic design with rich, warm colours of brown and maroon, alongside subtle, but sensible lighting (ie. not as pitch black as Maze). A private dining room called the Mezzanine is located high above the restaurant in the eaves of the roof. I think its also worth mentioning that the crowd here is a young one, and is particularly popular with groups of girls on a night out.