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|Address:||350 King's Road, London SW3 5UU|
|Tel:||020 7559 1000|
|Price: £41.00||Wine: £20.50||Champagne: £54.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 8am-10pm (Sat-Sun 9- )|
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I wasn't going to come back here after a summer's lunch on the Bluebird terrace at which (amongst other service low points) I ended up having to collect my second-attempt steak myself from the serving counter. But being only in the market for a few early evening drinks and nibbles I let bygones be bygones. Inside it's more “caff” than “cafe”, with its bright chairs and lighting, but that doesn't seem to have stopped the fur wearing set from making this a regular haunt. Service was still a bit ropey even though it was quiet (it takes a while to catch the right eye to order). The nibbles we had were uneventful (how can they not get bread and olive oil right?) and we weren't inspired enough by the menu to risk upgrading to a full-on meal. The breakfast menu looked reasonably appealing and that time of day would probably suit the atmosphere in here best. One of my best friends swears by this place but I can't really see what all the fuss is about. Undoubtedly the grassed terrace is a brilliant location for summer lunch in London and great for spotting the whole gamut of celebrity (we were between a table seating a couple of Made in Chelsea stars and another with the still gorgeous Nigel Havers) but just be prepared for culinary and service disappointment.