Blueprint Café

28 Shad Thames , London, SE1 2YD

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020 3589 2079

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Beetroot Salad Dish
Chef Joseph Albina
Chocolate Ganache Dish
Haggis Oxtail Ravioli
Restaurant Flower Display
Restaurant View
View Tower Bridge
Whisky Cured Salmon
Pan Fried Scallops Dorset Crab Tortellini

SquareMeal Review of Blueprint Café

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“On the button… I really rate this place!” enthuses one fan of the Blueprint Café – a bright, airy eatery floating above the Thames. A row of tables along one wall offers “fabulous” river views, although the main draw is top-notch cooking at prices that “don’t even break the bank”. The seasonal carte kicks off with crowd-pleasers such as potted duck with piccalilli or beetroot and goats’ curd salad, while mains have a sturdy patriotic feel – think chicken and leek pie, whole plaice with chips or Colne Valley lamb rump with cockles and samphire. There are “fabulously creamy” risottos too, while desserts offer yoghurt pannacotta and lemon cheesecake alongside lemon posset and Eton mess. The overall feel is sleek, efficient and a tad corporate (as you might expect from a D&D London outlet), although there’s no strain on the wallet: “go for their lunch menu!” recommends one price-conscious fan.

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Blueprint Café Location

28 Shad Thames , London SE1 2YD

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020 3589 2079

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Opening times

Tues-Sun 12N-2.45pm (Sat 11am- Sun -4pm)

Private Dining

Private dining table display at Blueprint Cafe
Oysters at Blueprint Cafe
Private dining at Blueprint Cafe
Whisky Cured Salmon

The Blueprint Café’s space can accommodate a variety of private occasions. During the warmer months, the restaurant’s glass doors open to create a sense of alfresco dining, while during winter, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views of Tower Bridge, the Thames and Canary Wharf. A dedicated event manager is also on hand to design the right event for you.


Summer Terrace Capacity: 25

Blueprint Café's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.8

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Service: 6.9

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Atmosphere: 7.1

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Value: 6.7

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Platinum Reviewer
27 June 2017

Walk five minutes east from the tourists and Tower Bridge and you will find yourself in Shad Thames. Even to many a Londoner, there is a certain other-worldliness to this place; it speaks of history and the past, a place of secrets and undiscovered potential. Yet, it is well worth a visit. Indeed, on a sunny day in London when outside space is at a premium, a trip to the Blue Print Café (located in the London Design Museum) is a worthwhile excursion. The venue is all white-washed walls and mirrors, and the feel is light and airy. It is, in some ways, more reminiscent of Sydney than London in terms of vibe. And, the views are amazing: look one way, and you have the most famous bridge in town on the foreground, the skyscrapers of the City behind; to the other side, the river extends and Canary Wharf lurks. The dining proposition is simple: fresh modern British food with a hint of acknowledgement towards the continent, all executed highly professionally. I began with fresh asparagus and a poached pheasant's egg, my comrade with scallops. Both pleased highly in terms of presentation and taste. The mains saw a continuation although the cynic would highlight that it is hard to mess up fish & chips (my comrade's option), while I found my salmon (accompanied by prawns and capers) somewhat over-engineered; what it gained in looks, it lost in taste. Our Muscadet, chosen from a sensible and broadly conservative wine list, certainly helped move things along. At £50/head, with a great view and relaxed service, this is a good place, and one still relatively undiscovered.

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 2

Platinum Reviewer
27 June 2017

Walk five minutes east from the tourists and Tower Bridge and you will find yourself in Shad Thames. Even to many a Londoner, there is a certain other-worldliness to this place; it speaks of history and the past, a place of secrets and undiscovered potential. Yet, it is well worth a visit. Indeed, on a sunny day in London when outside space is at a premium, a trip to the Blue Print Café (located in the London Design Museum) is a worthwhile excursion. The venue is all white-washed walls and mirrors, and the feel is light and airy. It is, in some ways, more reminiscent of Sydney than London in terms of vibe. And, the views are amazing: look one way, and you have the most famous bridge in town on the foreground, the skyscrapers of the City behind; to the other side, the river extends and Canary Wharf lurks. The dining proposition is simple: fresh modern British food with a hint of acknowledgement towards the continent, all executed highly professionally. I began with fresh asparagus and a poached pheasant's egg, my comrade with scallops. Both pleased highly in terms of presentation and taste. The mains saw a continuation although the cynic would highlight that it is hard to mess up fish & chips (my comrade's option), while I found my salmon (accompanied by prawns and capers) somewhat over-engineered; what it gained in looks, it lost in taste. Our Muscadet, chosen from a sensible and broadly conservative wine list, certainly helped move things along. At £50/head, with a great view and relaxed service, this is a good place, and one still relatively undiscovered.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
30 July 2016

A group of 4 went at 7pm on a weekday and took advantage of the 2-course meal for £20; it also came with a glass of wine, which arrived at the end of the meal - an unusual English-bottled red which was remarkably drinkable; I think the grapes came from France. We also ordered from the 'adventurous' wine section and had a tasty Macedonian white for £34. One surprise was the pre-meal sampler of pork rillettes, salami and terrine - fine, except that I had ordered terriine followed by pork belly for the meal! Anyway, the courses were hot, good-looking and had sufficient side veg. Of course the view was excellent too.

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