Blueprint Café


Blueprint Café located in London's Design Museum offers spectacular views of the London skyline from Tower Bridge, in the West, sweeping across and along the Thames to Canary Wharf in the East.

As you would expect of a restaurant in a museum devoted to design, aesthetics are important here. The dining room at this riverside restaurant is light, simple and unfussy.

Acclaimed Head Chef Jeremy Lee is at the helm in the kitchen doing what he does best and loved by all: simple, seasonal cooking. Jeremy prefers substance over style and creates modern European dishes with touches of his Scottish homeland.

The menu changes daily and evolves throughout the year from a wealth of fabulous game in the autumn and winter, to an abundance of asparagus in the spring and succulent soft fruits in the summer.


Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD31.47) per diner

£25 and under

Venue Details & Map

Blueprint Café

Level 1, 28 Shad Thames
Public transport:
Tube: London Bridge Tube: Tower Hill

Sample Menu

  • Blueprint Café changes on a daily basis.
  • Starters: Jerusalem Artichoke & Chestnut Soup £5.00, Saffron Risotto £6.00, Jellied Park Terrine £ 6.00
  • Mains: Cannelloni £12.00, Poached Lamb £14.00, Whole Grilled Seabass £17.00
  • Desserts: Crème Brulee £6.00, Pear & Vanilla Thin £6.50, St Emilion au Chocolat £7.00


Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Event facilities
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Blueprint Café

4.0 out of 5 29 April 2016
by Katie T.

What a pleasant little gem of a place near Bermondsey station - went for a weeknight dinner before going to a gallery opening at White Cube . We had the set dinner - has beer battered oysters and the bavette steak which were both hearty and good. Mom got the duck confit with creamed artichokes which was super on poinT. Service was pleasant and attentive - view was awesome and would recommend...more

3.0 out of 5 24 April 2016
by Helen C.

Visited with friends for a Saturday brunch knowing they did bottomless prosecco. Opted for their set lunch menu, crab croquettes to start followed by cod on squid ink risotto with chicory. The food was delicious as were the Bloody Mary's they also offered bottomless. Service was ok, they were a little slow topping up the prosecco but apart from that it was a great lunch. Amazing views of the...more

4.0 out of 5 1 October 2015
by Bronni H.

Unfortunately the day I ate here it was a bit dark/rainy so I couldn't make the most of the view, but the food was delicious and even my fussy grandparents liked it! It's a good place to go with people visiting the city, it's really nice and has a view, but the lunch set menu is great value and the atmosphere isn't too stuffy.

Would definitely come back!more

2.0 out of 5 8 August 2015
by Katie M.

A friend recommended Blueprint Café as a casual restaurant with a nice view. The view didn't disappoint; we were seated at a window table and really enjoyed watching sunset over the River Thames and the Tower Bridge. It was also nice to relax a bit and not worry about dress codes.

Since we were here mostly for the view and ambiance, we were pleasantly surprised by the food, which was executed...more

3.0 out of 5 12 June 2015
by George G.

Popped into Blueprint to celebrate a friend's birthday. First off, it is a very pleasant environment indeed with gorgeous open views over the Thames.

The service was a little unpolished from some staff. For example, when we arrived, the barmen had to greet us and it seemed pretty obvious that it wasn't his job.

To be to fair to them, they did let us switch tables to be next to the window,...more

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