Blueprint Café

4.1
3529 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Blueprint Café has one of London’s finest views, looking out across Canary Wharf to the east, with Tower Bridge and the City to the west. Chef Patron, Mini Patel has made his mark on the menu, serving modern European cuisine, and has designed a menu using fresh and seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from local farms and suppliers in the British Isles. Patel has created a series of playful and nostalgic small plates, each with a contemporary twist. with British culture as the inspiration behind much of his food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 2.45pm
Saturday: 11am - 2.45pm
Sunday: 12am – 3.45pm

DINNER
Tuesday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 10pm

Monday: Closed
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Phone number
020 7559 1000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mini Patel
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Catering

Bespoke catering available upon request.
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Parking Details

Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE
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Public Transit

Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Potatoes a bit salty but apart from that, a lovely lunch with fiends. Would definitely recommend.

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L
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely location and views. The food was OK, but the acoustics quite poor by the glazing, and not a big fan of the lamps and their reflection at night - which limits the view. Anyway the price was good and overall worth it.

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Staff were exceptionally pleasant, set menu was great value and the cafe is in a really nice location. Wine list not too extortionate, only downside is that the interior lighting reflects off the glass windows, somewhat obscuring the view. But that's just physics :)

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LO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for 2 to celebrate a birthday.
I really enjoyed the high quality feel of this place. Set menu was a bit limited, so ordered al a carte. Chicken main was ok but didn't like the gravy. 'Naughty chips' were very nice. Treacle tart was ok but had a hard crust. Jelly & ice cream wasn't to my liking more of an acquired taste. Service was excellent, well-timed and extremely friendly. Wines were affordable, ordered sweet wine and loved it. The ambiance was so beautiful, the view (although not seated at the window was able to be seen from most tables) was breathtaking and made the whole experience.

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AW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great views! Perfect for sunny summer days and beautiful evenings. Food and service were excellent

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p
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A hidden gem! The food is always fresh and well prepared, service is excellent, terrific views over the river and Tower Bridge and never too crowded or noisy

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location with views and good simple menu and excellent wine recommendations. Only disappointment on service was that they hadn’t noticed we shared the one menu between the 3 of us. Also perhaps we could have been suggested the set meal for better value. But overall a lovely evening

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good but for the price it was not spectacular. The view was nice but the view you get depends upon the seats that you are allocated - be sure to specify that you would prefer to be by the window!

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GW
London
51 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit and it was very enjoyable. The decor and view is great. Food was really good. We went for the set menu which had limited choice compared to other set menus, but was tasty and great value. I ended up having the veggie salad for starter and fish salad for main (very unusual for me to have 2 salad courses in the evening) and both were delicious and well presented. This left me guilt-free to enjoy the chocolate fondant for dessert. A bit of a small portion as the sorbet on the side was only 2 mouthfuls. It also didn't need to be decorated with kids sweets. The fondant itself was attractive and delicious. My friend had the veggie main which was tasty but small, so wouldn't recommend that if you are hungry after a day at work. It was however the only veggie main option on the set menu. All in all I will definitely be going back.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A late lunch for two on a sweltering day, so the shaded setting together with open panoramic windows was ideal. Friendly greeting, restaurant quiet but not intimidatingly so.
Went for prix fix menu, my partner’s pea soup was a visual and culinary masterpiece, my ‘charcuterie’ was a joke however. 6 thin slices of chorizo, two cornichons, and a wafer of bread.
Main courses of trout salad were quite exquisite. I’d go again, but strongly suggest the chef beefs up (no pun intended) on his charcuterie offering.

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OC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere is good with great view of Tower Bridge, we also enjoyed the food although the dishes were smaller than we expected. Unfortunately the card machine was broken down and we don't have any cash on hand so had to walk around 10-15 mins to the nearest ATM.

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T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner by the Thames...amazing! Great service, great setting, great night!

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M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless. Food was excellent, service attentive and friendly, and the view was outstanding

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this after I saw it on an email from yourself. Travelled to London with mum and was looking for somewhere different to eat. Blueprint Cafe did not disappoint. The service was excellent. The food was absolute amazing. We had 2 courses for £15.95 and it was worth every penny. The bonus was we were sat at an open window table, so it felt like we were outside, with a view of Tower Bridge and further down the Thames.
If you are looking for high quality food at a decent price I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Four of us had different dishes and they were all good. Portions are at the 'nouvelle cuisine' end of the size scale, so not enormous, but enough to leave space for a dessert. Cocktails are good, although a limited choice. Wines also limited choice, but the English Pinot Noir we had was excellent. The view is great. I guess it would be nice to know if a booking is by the window or not by the window.
Staff were very good, attentive and efficient, but not too quick either. some visitors accustomed to very fast service might find it on the slow side, but we liked the leisurely pace.
The drinks offering could be expanded but the food menu is just right, with not too many choices.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not been to the Blueprint in a while but really enjoyed it!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great on all items

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T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning views, incredible food and amazing value for money. This restaurant continues to be one of my favourites in the whole of London!

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N
London
130 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great riverside option. The Sunday roast was excellent - fabulous beef and outstanding roast potatoes, along with all the usual trimmings. Good portions, but not so much that you can't move afterwards. Starters and other mains were really good too.

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The portions were tiny and hence price extortionate for what they were.

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j
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great. Restaurant has a new chef who has lots of plans for the place. This restaurant has been there for years and sadly the design museum is no longer situated below it so the building looks tired and we went unsure of what to expect. The new chef has been there only one month and the experience we had was great so definitely one to watch as I believe this will quickly become a hot spot of great dinning with fantastic views. We will definitely be back soon. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited the cafe for brunch. The food was outstanding and the staff attentive and friendly. View is excellent even on the dull day I went. Will go again when next in London without a doubt.

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N
London
127 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All four of us had the new 5 course tasting menu (not certain about bread being a course, so it felt more like 4) and we all enjoyed it. There's no choice, so it won't always work for everyone, but the food was very good and it was a well-priced option.

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NO
London
37 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Eat at Blueprint fairly regularly. Chose to go there this week as the weather was lovely and the views from the balcony are spectacular, especially with the windows open. The new sharing menu is a little confusing but the food tasted fine. What bothered me was the new policy of playing very loud music. The restaurant has a lot of ambient noise normally and the addition of piped music made conversation impossible so we alternatively sat in silence or shouted. Very disappointing evening, we left as soon as we finished eating.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch - wonderful people. Fantastic new chef

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

With no notice the restaurant just stopped doing the set menu we had booked. There was a tasting menu (thank goodness or we would have left!) but their main menu is now the most ridiculous concept in ‘sharing plates’. Seriously overpriced and often not very shareable items. £17.45 for a minuscule pie anyone? No thank you!

The poor waiting staff were doing their very best to pacify the huge numbers of angry customers and dishing out free champagne left right and centre to try and help. But they had clearly been told that the needs of the chef’s ego came before those of the customers.

The food we did eventually have on the tasting menu was very nice. Perhaps stick to what works and stop trying to be clever!

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CB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, small plates type menu a bit confusing at first , but soon worked it out. Restaurant with a great view. Relaxed service but a little pricey overall

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Total lack of atmosphere and service a bit uptight.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very good service and great view but the food was really disappointing and overpriced. Two slicels of toast with avocado and poached egg for £14! Apple and celeriac soup was good but tepid and not served with any bread. Had expected more.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Didn't cater for children. No children's menu and would not even serve a smaller portion. Staff were most unhelpful when we asked about a smaller portion for our 5 year old. Most similar restaurants are really obliging and bend over backwards however everything seemed like too much trouble.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday roast - it was a clean sweep at our table of four and all reported the most sublime roast beef. Service was good, despite a busy Mothers day! Puddings (apple pie, and choc brownie) perfect too. A real find, great location, and worth the short walk from Tower Bridge. Book an early slot for a panoramic window seat, but even the tables further back in the restaurant are light and airy with decent views (we were booked at 1:15pm). Will visit again soon.

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f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was snowing and perhaps the waitress wasn't happy to come into work. There were only three or four tables in total to serve that evening but she was cynical and unfriendly
when we took our order. She didn't pay attention when we said we didn't want bread, she still brought them to our table.
The food was good, the young waiter was friendly and the view of Tower Bridge was stunning.

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AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stunning views over the river. Food was delicious but portions small and my side arrived cold.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Yes to the view ... No to the restaurant. Staff are rude and extremely awkward. Worst service ever. I’d say get a drink quickly and see the view and leave before it gets bad!

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u
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service - and view - as always. We have never had anything less than an enjoyable time here.

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HR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the pre-Theatre menu (Bridge Theatre is a short walk away). It was a very pleasant meal, with enjoyable food and a relaxed and unfussy ambience. We will go again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines evening menu.
Everything 5 *’s
First time at Blue Print Cafe and we where really happy with all aspects.
Super place well done to all concerned

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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were absolutely brilliant, so accommodating and kind. The food was excellent and great value. View is fantastic too!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The view and food were great, but we were left unattended (with no offer of drinks) for 25 minutes after arriving due to the table not been ready. We also had to ask every time we wanted to order, bread wasn't delivered, etc.

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food average bit cold
Espresso cold and served in cappuccino cups
Waitress was efficient

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