Bluebird in Chelsea has become something of a Kings Road institution, set back in an old Art Deco garage which was built for The Bluebird Motor Company in 1923 to house old Bluebird cars.
It is so much more than just a restaurant. Visitors can also choose from the café, outside courtyard for alfresco dining, bar, bakery, food store, wine cellar or one of the coolest concept stores in London. Bluebird really has everything you could possibly need under one roof.
The Shop, which is owned by Jigsaw, sells luxury fashion, books, homeware and even has its own Blink Brow Bar.
We visited last Saturday and, having been unable to get into the cafe, opted for a cocktail in the upstairs bar. Inside it’s very glamorous with a large metal bar, chandeliers and cherry-blossom sculptures dotted around to welcome the start of Spring. The bar is a destination in its own right, taking centre stage in the middle of the room. There was a steady stream of fashionable Made in Chelsea types sipping on cocktails.
We chose a ‘Tiffany Rose’ cocktail each, rose petal vodka with fresh strawberries and line, sugar cane syrup served over Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne. It came served in a ceramic strawberry pot and was delicious. The thing that sets Bluebird apart is the laid back atmosphere. It really is the perfect sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road.
If you are planning to visit, it’s worth keeping an eye on the website as there are always seasonal events and pop-ups taking place, like an outside Creperie for pancake day or transforming the outside area with large tennis balls throughout Wimbledon.