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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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“potatoes” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Butlers Wharf 28 Shad Thames | Design Museum, 1st Floor, London SE1 2YD, England
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1 - 10 of 662 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were able to book online but need not have bothered as we were the only customers at 6pm. We chose the 3 course meal for £25 and enjoyed all of the meal. There were about 4 choices within each course.we had whitebait and mackerel...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit. Really great views as usual. Lovely walk to get to the restaurant.food mostly excellent but thought chicken pie rather small and main fish choice came with no potatoes so not that filling .But had a lovely meal in the main which tasted...More

Thank R S
Stefano D, General Manager at Blue Print Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear R S, Thank you for your online review and kind words. Glad that you enjoyed your meal and I will pass the feedback to the chef Looking forward to see you again at Blueprint soon. Kind regards Stefano

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the cafe on Saturday for lunch. The portion is okay.Taste wise not as what I expected from a cafe haa many good review. Maybe because its a set menu lunch.which we got what they had prepared .The risotto rice was a bit blant...More

Thank FiveVe
Stefano D, General Manager at Blue Print Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Fiveve, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry that the taste of the food didn't meet your expectation, I will pass your feedback to the chef. Please do drop me an email: Stefano.degiorgi@danddlondon.com so I can look into this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we had a pleasant time here and would probably go back. The food is of the standard of this level of London restaurant. The views towards Canary Wharf in one direction and Tower Bridge in the other are wonderful if you can get a...More

Thank Reefseeker
Stefano D, General Manager at Blue Print Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Reefseeker, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations regarding service It is our policy that we can not guarantee the window seats, as you can imagine they are highly popular and it's a first...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was rather disappointed by this restaurant. Went here for my son's birthday and had come to London just for that. I had read the views here were excellent and that is true. One looks right out at the river and at the magnificent Tower...More

Thank ellen06804
Stefano D, General Manager at Blue Print Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ellen0684, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations and that the food let you down. Especially that we forgot to celebrate your son's bday Please do drop me an email: Stefano.degiorgi@danddlondon.com so I can...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Ham and pistachio terrine starter was disappointingly tasteless. However, the smoked haddock main course was fabulous. Cinnamon rice pudding was unusual, and was good, if you like rice pudding. The bread wasn't to my taste. Mostly crust, slightly soapy taste. Presentation of the starters was...More

Thank ResliCostabell
Stefano D, General Manager at Blue Print Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear ResliCostabell, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our bread or terrine and also the fact that you felt rushed. We usually have a more relaxed approach to service. I will address these...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great brunch here, stunning views across the Thames and up to Tower Bridge, excellent service and the food was great too.

Thank Mike T
Stefano D, General Manager at Blue Print Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mike T, Thank you for your online review and kind words. We are pleased that you had a good brunch with us. Looking forward to see you at Blueprint soon. Kind regards Stefano

Reviewed 5 September 2017

This restaurant is on the first floor and offers fine views of Tower Bridge and the river Thames. The tables are well spaced. Our party of four had a really good meal sampling both meat and fish dishes. One of the starters had only one...More

Thank owen562
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I follow Blue Print on Twitter. They posted a picture of Langoustines. Yum! This made me change my dinner plans, I went to BP. There were no langoustines on the menu. I asked about this and was told the chef was still perfecting the dish....More

Thank caro k
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Delicious food. Polite and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend coming to this restaurant with family and friends.

Thank Alfred L
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Otis B F
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
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Adin_Dalton
4 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.
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n0tnilc
22 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:45
Monday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
Friday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:45
Saturday
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
Description
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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