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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

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Alfred L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Blue Print twice: end of July for dinner; early August for lunch. The first experience was awful. Terrible service, wrong orders, poor cooking, a real disappointment. It was less than half full, but the staff were just all over the place. A...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favourite restaurants to entertain visiting guests and family A tiny bit disappointed on a previous visit (not really sure what was going on) but decided to give it another go. The meal was enjoyed by everyone it was delicious and we devoured...More

Thank sab7232017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went as guest of others and therefore did not want to complain in person on the day about the food - which was awful. We ordered off the lunchtime menu, which is 2 courses for £20, and 3 for £25. The starter of goats cheese...More

Thank londonaba
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends to celebrate a special birthday. There was a set menu which looked like excellent value, but we ordered a la carte as the dishes we liked wasn't available on the set menu. Basically, food and service was alright, added...More

Thank Kittymmuimui
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Eight of us met here at 12pm on a Saturday lunch time to celebrate my daughterr's forthcoming nuptials. We sat at a round table right on the balcony overlooking Tower bridge. It was unfortunate that it was raining and we had to be inside but...More

Thank wendyw59482
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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
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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
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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
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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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