In Spring 2018, D&D London’s landmark Chelsea restaurant Bluebird will arrive in the heart of Manhattan, opening in an impressive 10,400sf space on the 3rd floor of the Time Warner Centre, Columbus Circle. The move across the Atlantic for Bluebird is part of Chairman and Chief Executive Des Gunewardena’s plans to expand the Bluebird brand and further strengthen D&D’s overseas presence, commenting: “I am incredibly excited about us opening Bluebird in New York – we could not have picked a more prime location. The Time Warner Centre at Columbus Circle, with its views over Central Park is about as good as it gets for a Midtown Manhattan restaurant venue. We think that Bluebird encapsulates much of the buzz and glamour of the London restaurant scene today and will also bring to New York the quintessential style of London’s Chelsea. We hope New Yorkers like it!”
In New York, Bluebird’s new home, The Time Warner Centre, is a luxury retail, office and residential development at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, ideally situated adjacent to high end offices, theatres, hotels, Central Park and the Upper Westside Residential area. Leading the charge is newly appointed D&D USA Operations Director Yannis Stanisiere (formerly overseeing operations at Biergarten LLC for The Spotted Pig and Ace Hotel NY). D&D will be appointing a New York based chef, who will be announced in due course. The interior design will be overseen by innovative New York designers Cetra Ruddy, the team behind Sushi Samba.
The Autumn 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 March 2019.