Bruce Gillingham Pollard brings the King’s Road to New York with D&D’s Bluebird

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are proud to announce that we have been working alongside D&D London; creators and operators of some of the most exciting and inventive dining concepts in the capital, to take the success of their Bluebird restaurants to New York.

Opening to the public on September 14th, following yesterday’s soft launch, Bluebird, which launched its second site in White City in April, brings a vibrant, all-day drinking and dining destination to Midtown Manhattan, with all the vitality and charisma of the original Chelsea institution.

The new restaurant is housed in a 10,400-square-foot space, located within the billion-dollar Time Warner Centre, a retail, office and residential tower in Columbus Circle, with stunning views looking over Central Park. The space; designed by CetraRuddy, the team behind London’s Sushi Samba, features a cafe seating 88 people, a private dining room and a bar and lounge, alongside the 102-cover restaurant.

Both the food and drink menus combine British and American influences; celebrating Bluebird’s new home whilst honouring its English roots. Directed by executive chef Nicolas Houlbert, the restaurant offers an evolving seasonal menu, whilst including year-round British classics like fish and chips and Cornish chicken pie.

Nigel Gillingham, Director at Bruce Gillingham Pollard said “Bluebird is iconic in the London restaurant scene, and we are delighted to be bringing the concept to New York as the inaugural step of our collaboration with D&D on their global expansion.”

Bruce Gillingham Pollard have a new home

From our humble begins seven years ago with a team of just four people, Bruce Gillingham Pollard has since grown in strength, service, knowledge, ability and number! Subsequently outgrowing our first Covent Garden office.

Keen to stay in the heart of London, we were delighted to find our new home just a few minutes walk from our former office. Located on the third floor of a period building in Seven Dials, Bruce Gillingham Pollard's new base is bright, open and spacious, with high ceilings, wooden floors and stripped-back brick walls.

Not only does our new HQ provide a comfortable space to accommodate our growing team, it has also allowed us to create a fun and vibrant environment; evoking creativity, and in turn increasing productivity. As illustrated in the attached Forbes article (link below), new research shows that office design and environment are key to engagement and inspiration.

We look forward to welcoming our guests to our new home!

BGP’s Nick Garston to trek Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains in aid of Action Against Hunger

Following Sunday’s World Humanitarian Day, we at Bruce Gillingham Pollard are immensely proud to announce that this October our own Nick Garston will be joining a team of Chef’s, Restauranteurs and food industry experts to embark on a gruelling four day trek through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains, in the name of Action Against Hunger.

For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger have led the global fight against malnutrition through the implementation of innovative, lifesaving programmes in nutrition, food security, water sanitation and hygiene. Their efforts enable entire communities to be free from hunger, and save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. However, millions of undernourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment, and it is for these children that the team will challenge themselves to raise £100,000, by trekking through the vast Simien Mountain range.

The dramatic skyline of the wild and remote Simien Mountains; an UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches across northern Ethiopia. Spectacular to behold, but not for the faint of heart, the team will be sleeping in basic camping facilities whilst enduring long days trekking at extreme altitudes of up to 4,300m, as they cross jagged peaks and deep, rugged gorges.

Trekking with Nick will be; Sabor’s Nieves Barragan; The Dairy’s Dan Joines and Robin Gill; Bone Daddies’ Fran Astbury; Hammerson’s Sarah Fox; Kitchen Table’s James Knappett; Quality Chop House’s Shaun Searley; Hawksmoor’s Rosie Mira; Action Against Hunger’s Francine Heggie; and Breddos Tacos’ Chris Whitney.

You can support the team in their efforts to raise £100,000 for Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving programmes around the world by making a donation to their sponsorship pages:

Bruce Gillingham Pollard appointed as joint agent for RAM Quarter

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are proud to announce our appointment by Greenland Investment as joint leasing agents alongside CBRE for Wandsworth’s upcoming RAM Quarter development.

The landmark site; a former Young’s Ram Brewery, will house over 70,000 sq.ft. of premium restaurant and leisure space.

We look forward to bringing bespoke and exciting brands to this prestigious location!