Bluebird Chelsea Restaurant

4.4
4371 reviews
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Modern European
Bluebird is one of Chelsea's favourite destinations for drinking and dining. Located right on the King's Road, its famous Cafe & Courtyard is perfect for people-watching over lunch or dinner. Upstairs is its chic cocktail bar and light, bright restaurant, serving a modern Mediterranean menu from Executive Head Chef Simon Gregory and his team.

Private Dining

Bluebird is London's one-stop destination for anybody passionate about good food and drink. Built on the site of the old Bluebird garage, it is a true gastrodrome, right in the heart of Chelsea, including a Brasserie, Café, Courtyard, Epicerie, as well as 4 private dining rooms.

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Special Offers

Evening Standard 2/3 courses £20/£25 with a glass of wine

Enjoy our Evening Standard set menu: 2/3 courses for £20/25 with a glass of wine

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 8 September 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-21:00
Mon-Thu 12:00-14:15 17:30-22:00
Fri 12:00-14:15 17:30-19:00
Sat 17:30-19:00

What 4371 People Are Saying
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food wasn’t great at all, really slow. Dessert was old and reheated

PA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice food and atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

BK
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you. So good!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

It is no doubt this is one of the most prestigious locations in Chelsea, however the food leaves a lot more to be desired. You would think that they would have figured out how bad the food is by how empty the restaurant constantly is and people sending food back. The staff are flawless and the bar has terrific atmosphere, as for the restaurant? Stay away

h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We sat inside - it was a sunny day, so it was quiet. Had the set menu which is good value...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, great food and cocktails as always!

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, room was way too loud and acoustics awful.

W
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service as always

DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really disappointing. Service to start was attentive then it just slipped, from waiters everyone to not one to be seen. Gutted to have ordered the Lobster spaghetti with its cooked pasta, it lacked lobster and flavour! My husband was offered a dessert, to compensate for his mediocre main, but that was a disappointment too!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not often do my wife and I go out for dinner, the kids staying with a baby sitter. The place was perfect for a lovely night out. The service was good, the food was excellent. Definitely a place I would consider going back to.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined early with 3 children and had a great evening at the Blue Bird. Service was exceptional and the wait staff were very attentive and supportive to any of the needs as a result of having 3 young boys with us. Food was good (despite some slightly stringy steaks)with the stand out being the Blue Bird dessert - it came with a surprise that the kids loved! Ambiance is great with a nice combination of quiet dining upstairs with fashionable garden bar outside.. I would recommend it!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, good food
Service was attentive

t
New York Area
274 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

ate in the upstairs dining room, very modern and pretty space, enjoyed the evening, only drawback was the rib-eye steak was thin with a bit of gristle, not what was expected

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The air conditioning was not working making it a very uncomfortable experience

AW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

On the hottest day of the year the air conditioning had broken down, I have no idea how this place operated as it was absolutely unbearable and made my partners father extremely unwell that we had to leave as he was about to faint. I’m pretty sure on a health and safety level the temperature was in excess of what is acceptable in order for a business of this type to operate. It was my partners parents 30th wedding anniversary and also their joint birthday dinner and they had come up for the weekend to celebrate with us. We earlier had the most delightful experience at the Corinthia hotel for afternoon tea so we were excited to see how this place would be. I have never put a review in of this sort but I felt it should be addressed as the staff were accommodating, however on a management level no fans or coolers were provided.

LL
London
161 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Leisurely Friday lunch we booked the set menu and the food was very tasty and great value. My starter salad was very nice.

IB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The lobster spaghetti was utterly disappointing and definitely not worth the plate it was served on. The spaghetti was totally over cooked and squishy, with a sauce that was non-descript at best, with no distinguishing flavours. This is the second time we have experienced bad food at The Bluebird. We will not be returning nor recommending it to anyone.

RA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch and loved it, the New Yorker breakfast 👌

BB
London
23 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The interior and exterior design is welcoming, the staff are attentive. My main course tasted weird and I was unable have it.

LP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food well served and presented in a nice atmosphere!

HH
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Set menu was good value but quite limited in choice for the main courses - drinks very expensive. Our waiter was very good and looked after us well. Food was served fairly quickly - no real grumbles at all.

SL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Rib eye here is amazing and so is the Malfadini. This is great for informal dining.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Aircondition was broken so the space was unbearably hot. Food was not good either the new yorker was just a lot of cheese and hollandaise for no reason. Very disappointed...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Gave my daughter a small cake, candles and chocolate wish.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A good buzzy place

r
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

although i booked for the Set Menu offer: 2 courses for £20, 3 courses for £25. They did not offer the menu, they gave me the standard menu. They put me in an embarrassing situation with my guest. I did not get the offer. I remember they did the same about a year ago, I had to remind them that I had the offer. All they do is to get you in the restaurant and sell you full price. It is an abuse. the booking using open table does not work, they do not honour the booking. Very bad

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Buzzy restaurant, nice food. Served too quickly, felt a bit rushed

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service,

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H
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner with a friend.
Asked the waiter if I could have something that was on another dish and instead of saying that he would ask the chef I r ceivdd a very direct NO! Followed by an uncomfortable silence. Apart from that enjoyed the evening.

JE
London
32 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful as ever and what I’ve come to expect from D&D Group. Very buzzy atmosphere especially during Chelsea Flower Show week. Great selection of dishes, all flavoursome and beautifully presented. Top marks!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Usually always have a great time but this time the service was so horrendous it ruined the evening. Won’t be back any time soon.

GV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was barely full. Staff shoved us in table at back by wall- had to ask to be re-seated near to a window.

Had to call staff over every time we wanted to order. Were not helpful when asking to order off a la carte menu as well as set.

Food was expensive for 3 pieces of dry lamb on a plate with no side... or even the tiniest vegetable garnish at all.

Get better food and service at the pubs around Chelsea where I live, like the Cross Keys.

I am a lover of dining out around west London and do all the time. I rarely have bad things to say, but to say this was poor would be an understatement. I would be likely to highly recommend friends and family do NOT dine here.

Poor poor experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Food was excellent. However, music too loud for eating (dinner, Saturday night). We couldn’t talk at all... I was dissapointed.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Service and location are great but the menu is not what it used to be. Very little choice and nothing very inspiring.

W
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but maisonette portions were very small. We didn't have starters or dessert, just main & drinks and it was £85 and we went to another restaurant to fill up after.

I would visit again if there was a theatre menu or perhaps larger mains.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my Mum and brothers birthday. A beautiful quirky building, full of colours, art and trees. Perfect service from the waitress - she was polite and attentive. Food was brilliant especially the lobster spaghetti, the lamb rump and chicken mains which went down well with a fabulous Merlot. We all had a lovely time. I would definitely go back to this restaurant again. Thank you for a lovely experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is brilliant.

PV
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Bluebird for many years (very occasionally as I do not live in the UK) and enjoy it every time. Great atmosphere, great buzz, great food and great bar scene. Many guests only come for drinks, not a bad way to enjoy this place either. Recommend for dates, fun night out with friends or business colleagues but probably less so for families with younger children. Still trendy and buzzy after all these years.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my 21st birthday, had a lovely waiter serving us. Brought out a desert for my birthday which was sweet. Food was incredible, especially the chateaubriand... Would definitely be coming back. Only downfall was the previous mention of my partner having a dairy intolerance and nothing was mentioned. Overall an incredible experience and a great birthday meal!

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