When you head out for brunch but still order the burger...
I classify myself as a pretty self-aware person. I'm know I'm 'basic'. All I do is Instagram my food for God's sake. By Internet law, I am the definition of basic. Now I know Bluebird is a hot destination featured on Made In Chelsea almost every episode (yes, I watch MIC too) but let's strip back any preconceptions you may have about the show, the people and most importantly the places they visit. I'm going to give you my honest opinion and hopefully you'll see it's a really wicked destination. I met up with one of my oldest pals for a light girlie brunch but ended up ordering the burger - classic me. The restaurant upstairs is beautiful. Recently revamped, with a bright high ceiling and colourful interior, the restaurant caters for any occasion. Grab a booth if you want an intimate and cosy experience or sit at the bar if you fancy people-watching. The food is a mix of good British grub with a few French delights thrown in. We ended up ordering one burger and one steak tartare - not your usual brunch food. There are proper breakfast dishes such as gluten-free pancakes, kedgeree, the obvious poached egg and avocado on toast, or a sweet potato hash. However, I just hadn't had a good burger in a while so decided a burger for breakfast was totally acceptable.
The burger was a decent size, no stingy portions at Bluebird. They don't ask you how you'd like it cooked, it comes well-done with a lovely charred and smokey exterior. A generous slice of oozing melted cheese and a tomato relish to give a sweet flavour. A pretty decent burger, not in my top 5 but would definitely order it again. The steak tartare comes displayed on a slate where they ask you if you're happy with all the ingredients (usually capers and other bits). Again, a suitable portion none of this nouvelle teeny tiny (often pretentious) dishes. If you're in the mood for a new spot to try, Bluebird is for you.
Queue: We visited on a Saturday at midday with no queue and had booked in advance. But we saw loads of walk-ins, so probably won't be an issue to get a table.
Price: A main dish ranges from about £12-18, plus your coffees/juices/soft drinks so it was around £25pp. If you fancy a cocktail (which looked amazing btw) this will rack the price up.
Ambience: The staff were beyond accommodating and friendly, no empty water glasses in sight. Glamorous venue but without the pretentious vibe I was originally expecting.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.