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Blue Print Cafe

Butlers Wharf 28 Shad Thames | Design Museum, 1st Floor, London SE1 2YD, England
+44 20 7378 7031
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Butlers Wharf 28 Shad Thames | Design Museum, 1st Floor, London SE1 2YD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to eat in such a spacious restaurant. The location is top notch and the generosity of space around tables contributes to ideal surroundings for a meal. The menu was simple but of excellent standard, and the staff friendly and very helpful.

Thank Mahonia16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a business event here and expected 'mass produced meals' with bland flavours!! I was wrong!! Really lovely food - very tasted and friendly hard working staff. Fantastic views of London and the Thames just added to the quality.

Thank Mathew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant provide fantastic view of Thames and City.we were able to get table which provided panaromic view.Food was reasonable good. Book in advance.

Thank Mehmoodmewat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main reason we booked this restaurant for my wife's birthday celebration with the kids was the view and that certainly doesn't disappoint. The restaurant is on the first floor and the entrance and staircase are a bit like entering an office block but the...More

Thank RichD41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This weekend we celebrated a double 1st wedding anniversary with some friends at the Blueprint. It was the best meal we've ever had! I'm vegetarian and usually get a terrible choice but this was so fantastic - my meat eating friends ate veggie too. Inventive,...More

1  Thank Vins N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant for my boyfriends birthday. Very easy to book a table and they are very well organised. I emailed them and informed them that it was his birthday on the night we were dining with them. They kept all of the information...More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal at the Blue Print cafe. The food was tasty and interesting and the view is wonderful. The staff were very attentive and friendly although on arrival it seemed to take a while for the waitress to confirm our booking. We found...More

Thank OurFamilyFun4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had brunch in the Blue Print last Saturday, the service was really good just as the food was. Great value and the unlimited Prosecco is always good!

1  Thank Paulo M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A family celebration and the first time I'd visited. I was very impressed . The ambience is modern and relaxed. The views of The Tower of London and the river are amazing ...ask for a window table. The service was excellent but not intrusive. I...More

Thank whereamI2day
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Blue Print Cafe has the most amazing Views of the river thames, the food is top notch as well as the service with attentive staff. took a walk along the thames after, lovely on a summers night.

Thank onelifeoneloveone
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Otis B F
is this a child friendly restaurant?
31 October 2016|
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Response from jgonzales | Reviewed this property |
I don't recommend as "family friendly " Just had dinner with husband and my 5 and 2 year old and although they are not always their "best" behavior, any sign of being too loud is looked upon by other patrons, and I don't... More
Hi, does one have to pay entry to the Design Museum in order to dine at Blueprint Cafe? Thank you.
5 February 2016|
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Response from arizonavoyager | Reviewed this property |
No. They are separate. You can go to the cafe without touring the museum.
Do you have to state what menu option you want when booking? Thanks
23 November 2015|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
No you can choose your menu options on arrival
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 44
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Butlers Wharf 28 Shad Thames | Design Museum, 1st Floor, London SE1 2YD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > London Bridge
  • Neighbourhood: London Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7378 7031
  • E-mail
Elevated above the Design Museum on Shad Thames, Blueprint Café's light, airy and modern interior with floor-to-ceiling windows provides the perfect backdrop for the panoramic City views over Tower Bridge. Enjoy simple and innovative dishes inspired by home cooking traditions across Europe, using the freshest seasonal ingredients.Sit at a window table gazing across the Thames at the Gherkin, ogle the boats and yachts destined for the marina at St. Katherine's Dock or make the most of the binoculars left on every table for a memorable dining experience.
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