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Mark Broadbent quits London's Bluebird restaurant

24 October 2008 by
Mark Broadbent quits London's Bluebird restaurant

Mark Broadbent, head chef of D&D London's Chelsea restaurant Bluebird, has left the company, Caterersearch has learnt.

After four years at Bluebird, Broadbent said he had taken the restaurant as far as he could.

"I think I reinvented it as well as anyone had," he told Caterersearch. "I think four years is long enough and I've left it in good shape."

Broadbent is now doing consultancy work with Jonathan Downey, helping to write and oversee menus at the club owner's various sites.

Downey has amassed four London members clubs, including the East Room in Shoreditch and Milk & Honey in Soho, over the past 10 years, as well as a boutique hotel and members' bar in Chamonix, Switzerland.

"I'm still behind the stove and writing menus," Broadbent said. "I'm still a chef, I'm just spreading my wings."

The chef also revealed that he would like to return with his own restaurant when the financial situation has settled down.

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By Tom Vaughan

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