Sometimes you stumble across a place that strikes a chord with everyone; atmosphere, food, location – rarely do they all come together to make dining heaven possible. However, this is what Bluebird does in abundance and why it’s my favourite place to dine in London with the girls from school!
Bluebird, set on the Kings Road is part of the D&D restaurant group so you can expect a certain standard, but what’s nice about it is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy the food here. We’ve dined here on the Evening Standard menu many a time – £10 for the courtyard cafe or £15 in the main restaurant buys you 2 courses and a glass of wine – what a bargain!
If you’re here for lunch – I suggest sitting out in the courtyard and grabbing a burger in the sunshine while enjoying a glass of crisp white wine. Alternatively, if you’re dining upstairs, my favourite thing to do is grab a bottle of red from the bar post-meal and settle into one of the cosy areas by the bar and unwind.
For the shoppers amongst us, The Shop at Bluebird (beneath the restaurant) is a designer haven. Far too tempting after a few drinks! The only pitfall is that the crowd can be a little snooty at times – this is the KR afterall! But go armed with your designer handbag and at least you can clobber them with it if it all gets too much!
(Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU.)