With plans to expand Chelsea-based restaurant Bluebird, parent company D&D London has announced that it will be opening its second location in the Time Warner Centre, New York, in spring 2018.

Operating a 10,400 square foot space on the centre’s third floor, chairman and chief executive Des Gunewardena said: “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!”

Headed by D&D’s newly appointed USA operations director, Yannis Stanisiere – who previously oversaw operations at Biergarten LLC for The Spotted Pig and Ace Hotel NY – the company is yet to announce its New York-based head chef.

The news comes as D&D announces plans to open a second New-York-based Bluebird in Hudson Yards development, in March 2019.

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