21/2/17 - Updated with more opening details
What: Bluebird Cafe
In a nutshell: 20-year-old Bluebird flies to White City
Summing it all up: Bluebird has been a big hit on the King's Road for 20 years and now they're looking to finally open elsewhere. The first new Bluebird will be in the former home of the BBC in White City.
The West London dining scene is hotting up with news of another big opening at Television Centre, the former home of the BBC in White City, West London. Bluebird, which has had a home on the Kings Road for 20 years now, is branching out with a second restaurant at the centre.
It's the first of a planned expansion of Bluebird cafes and will open at the end of this year. The new 5,000 square foot site in White City will include a café, bar, deli and an outdoor terrace. For the look and feel, expect a mix of 1960s styling with "modern Bluebird Chelsea glamour".
Executive Chef Simon Gregory is in charge of the modern European menu which will include:
- Nduja crusted yellow fin tuna with grilled onion and green sauce
- Butter chicken curry with basmati rice and burnt chilli
- Spiced King prawns with yoghurt and pistachio.
"we think the exciting new development of Television Centre in White City is a great location to start what I hope will become a significant expansion of Bluebird Cafes in the next few years," said Des Gunewardena, Chairman and CEO of D&D which owns Bluebird.
More about Bluebird White City
Where is it? 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA
When does it open? April 2018
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