Chelsea restaurant Bluebird flies into New York – Restaurant, café and bar to open at Columbus Circle early this September

Chelsea restaurant Bluebird flies into New York

September 2018 marks the next step in Bluebird’s expansion as D&D London’s celebrated restaurant arrives in the heart of Manhattan, opening in an impressive 10,400-square-foot space on the 3rd floor of Time Warner Centre, Columbus Circle. D&D London’s first restaurant to open in the US is part of plans to expand the Bluebird brand. A second London site opened in White City this April.

Bluebird London in New York will encompass the buzz and familiar charm of the original Bluebird Chelsea; a London landmark on the King’s Road. Its New York sister site will bring a chic, all-day drinking and dining destination to Midtown Manhattan and further strengthen D&D’s overseas presence.

Bluebird’s new home, Time Warner Centre, is a luxury retail, office and residential development at Columbus Circle, ideally situated adjacent to high end offices, theatres, hotels, Central Park and the Upper Westside Residential area. The new restaurant Bluebird London, is designed by CetraRuddy, the team behind Sushi Samba in London and D&D’s highly successful 20 Stories in Manchester. Cetra Ruddy will put a bright and bold colour palette against a backdrop of Central Park views. A relaxed and stylish destination from breakfast to dinner, Bluebird will feature an all-day café seating 88, alongside a 102 cover restaurant, a private dining room and a bar & lounge.

A celebration of Modern dining in London and New York but with its firmly British roots, Bluebird London will create an international brasserie reflective of its two transatlantic homes. Helmed by Executive Chef Nicolas Houlbert, Bluebird’s menu will change with the seasons, with most food sourced from local and independent producers. Meanwhile, the drinks offering will be both from the US and Europe featuring cocktails, beers and wines including much-loved favourites from Chelsea.

Chairman and Chief Executive Des Gunewardena says of the opening, “We are all incredibly excited about bringing Bluebird to New York – we could not have picked a more prime location and are delighted to be working with the team from Related.
Bluebird is quintessentially British, celebrated for its buzz, glamour and food in London, and we are thrilled to be bringing this to New York city.”

The September 2018 launch of Bluebird Time Warner in New York, will be followed by a second D&D London restaurant in the city’s spectacular Hudson Yards development, opening in 2019.

Notes to Editors

ADDRESS: 10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019
TELEPHONE: +1 (347) 682-2100
WEBSITE: www.bluebirdlondon.nyc
SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram-@bluebirdlondon_nyc Twitter- @bluebirdLDN_NYC Facebook-@bluebirdlondonnyc

Breakfast 8am to 11am Mon to Fri
Lunch 11:45am to 3:30pm Mon to Fri
Dinner 5:30pm to 11pm
Daily Weekend Brunch 9am to 3:30pm

Café: All Day Menu 8am to 5pm Daily
Wine Bar: 5pm to 11pm
Daily Bar/Lounge: 11:45am to 11pm Daily

For more information, please contact Sauce Communications claudia@saucecommunications.com | 020 8600 3600


Bluebird Chelsea is a London landmark, a gleaming Art Deco icon located on King’s Road. Made up of a café and courtyard on the ground floor and a more refined restaurant and bar on the first floor, it comes complete with its own wine cellar and food store too.


D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Manchester, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Today D&D London owns and operates over 30 restaurants plus an award-winning hotel. D&D has achieved numerous accolades across the group recognising its exceptional food, design, service and sustainability. The group currently holds a Michelin Star at Angler. D&D was also named the

Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year 2015 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.


Time Warner Centre is a mixed use (office/commercial and residential) twin-tower building in New York City. Developed by The Related Companies and AREA Property Partners its design consists of two twin towers bridged by a multi-story atrium containing upscale retail shops.

In the heart of Manhattan, it’s an iconic indoor destination attracting more than 16 million visitors annually. It’s the place to shop, dine, live, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

It’s an unrivalled destination for style and sophistication, offering a diverse selection of over 50 retail shops and boutiques ideal for residents and visitors alike. It also holds a prestigious collection of the largest Michelin-starred restaurants featuring world renown chefs such as Thomas Keller and Masayoshi Takayama.

It is also home to the worldwide headquarters of media giant Time Warner Inc. Worldwide with almost one million square feet of office space and state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities for CNN, Turner Broadcasting, and truTV.