Bluebird Restaurant, Kings Road, Chelsea
The Bluebird has for a long time been a favourite for locals in Chelsea, with a traditional diner for coffee or breakfast in one area of the large courtyard, to fine dining upstairs, and when the sun shines, a fantastic courtyard terrace to the front on King’s Road.
The courtyard is a great place to sit and relax with a glass of wine or lunch on a sunny day and as Wimbledon was on the restaurant did an excellent job of creating an artificial lawn covering the entire courtyard and providing a huge screen on which to watch live tennis from Wimbledon (sadly Andy Murray wasn’t playing whilst we were there!).
As the sun was shining, the Bluebird had a barbeque grill going outside which created a great atmosphere on such a nice day.
We sat with a good friend of ours and were served quickly with drinks in the cool shade under the parasol.
The usual menu was available offering a wide range of international cuisine however all three of us opted for the Half Chicken with chips which was on the bbq specials menu and came served on a wooden block with the chips brilliantly presented in a miniature deep fry basket.
Unfortunately the food on this occasion wasn’t as brilliant as the presentation or service, perhaps due to how busy the restaurant was which can be no excuse in our opinion because surely the purpose of a restaurant is to be busy!
Whatever the reason, the chicken was quite difficult to eat and fairly watery and rubbery which at £15.00 a head should have been much better. Disappointingly, the staff failed to ask us how the meal was until the very end by which time it was too late to do anything about it.
Whilst we generally like the Bluebird, on this occasion we were disappointed and felt that the location, sunny weather and Wimbledon meant they were trading well in spite of themselves that day.
We regularly visit the Bluebird and this is the first time in our experience that the food hasn’t been up to par, so we will re-visit and write another review in the coming months, however this time, the Bluebird gets just 3 Forks overall from Fear On Food.
What we ate and drank on 26th June 2013:
3 Half Chicken with Chips
6 Small Bottles of Still Water
2 House White Wine (Gascogne)
3 Americanos with cold milk
Total including 12.5% service charge: £95.63
350 Kings Road
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