No two countries are the same, and this is especially true when it comes to food. While one country may chow down on their native and traditional dishes, another country might turn their noses up at it. However, that doesn’t mean we always stick to what we know. Sometimes we like to try new cuisines and experience what life is like elsewhere in the world. Known for its fish and chips, bangers and mash, and roast dinners, England certainly stands out in the foodie world. However, a new London restaurant in New York City hasn’t exactly gone down too well…
The Bluebird London
If you’ve ever been to London, you’ll know that the Bluebird restaurant in London is a huge success. Located in the prestigious area of Chelsea, it’s often full to the brim with high-paying celebrities and socialites who want to experience the delicious food. Thanks to the popularity of this restaurant, the owners decided to expand their reign and cross the pond to New York City. They opened up a new restaurant in the Time Warner Centre last September, and they were ready to welcome their customers with open arms.
The Unique Selling Point
The D&D Bluebird London international team hoped that their unique selling point would put them a cut above the rest. After all, this restaurant offers traditional British cuisine to those who may not have tried it before. Unfortunately, it seems as though it’s fallen short of their targets, and critics have not held back when it comes to giving this place a review. In fact, one particular critic wrote his review for the New York Times, and titled his piece as: “What if Brexit was a restaurant.”
Finding The Negatives
The New York Times restaurant critic, Pete Wells, didn’t have to look too far to find the negatives of the Bluebird. He noted that he did not like the layout of the restaurant in general, but it was the food that really struggled to impress him. The menu itself was like trying to complete a “puzzle,” and when the food arrived, he found that it lacked any authenticity or star quality. In particular, he confessed that his Beef Wellington (which cost him $95) was coated in a “mass of wet, gluey dough.”
While most critics have given the Bluebird zero stars, paying customers have rated it with three stars on Yelp.