Brunch, it’s been too long. In fact, as a self confessed brunch addict, I can’t believe how long it has been since I last tried out a new spot: I blame the winter. But, February is here and the sun came out at the weekend, so it’s basically Spring, which means brunch is back on the menu!
Whilst I have enjoyed a glass of rosé or two in the courtyard of the Chelsea staple, Bluebird, during the summer months, it wasn’t quite al fresco dining weather yet, so my friend Pippa and I headed inside for Saturday brunch after a morning of pampering at Harrods Urban Retreat.
On arrival, we were shown to our table in the light and airy dining area, with its beautiful vaulted ceilings, abundance of greenery and casually elegant décor.
It wouldn’t be brunch without a little tipple, and the drinks selection here is small but classic. There is a special selection of brunch cocktails on offer, including mimosas, prosecco and bloody Mary’s, as well as a selection of mocktails and freshly squeezed juices. We ordered ourselves a passionfruit martini each, which was delicious.
To start, Pippa ordered the stone bass ceviche. This was presented beautifully, topped simply with little dots of creamy avocado and I was assured it tasted as good as it looked. I couldn’t help but choose a classic eggs Benedict, which was perfect (in particular the wonderful hollandaise sauce.)
For our main course, Pippa and I both chose the roasted cod, creamed potatoes and lemon and caper butter sauce. This was an absolute winner for both of us: creamy, garlicky mashed potatoes, topped with a perfectly cooked piece of cod and finished off with a gorgeously buttery sauce, the lemon providing a pleasant twang to the dish.
I had a great time at Bluebird and I’ll definitely be heading back for brunch again soon! The restaurant has a great buzz, modern yet welcoming decor and some seriously great food options.
Love, Sophia x
£30 for three courses
350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU