Bluebird, the Chelsea restaurant first launched by veteran restaurateur and designer Sir Terence Conran in 1997, is about to open its first sister site in Manhattan. Operated by restaurant company D&D London, Bluebird London is located on the third floor of the Time Warner Centre in Columbus Circle. Like the London original, the 10,400 sq ft space (which has taken over the former A Voce space) features an Art Deco inspired interior, with the added benefit of views over Central Park and the City.
Helmed by executive chef Nicolas Houlbert (ex Bar Boulud and Épicerie), Bluebird London is a destination for modern European dining with a British twist. The menu includes English classics such as Beef Wellington, fish and chips and whole Dover sole, alongside roasts, lighter, vegetable-forward offerings and small plates designed to share. There are also some New York City touches such as Brooklyn burrata with black olive and fig, macaroni cheese, and lobster cob salad.
As one of London's most celebrated and longstanding restaurants, this New York expansion is one of the most exciting openings this year.
Overlooking Central Park
Modern European dining with a British twist
European wines and plenty of gin