Blueprint Café

4.1
3520 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • 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

Special Offers

Evening Standard Offer: 2/3 courses & a glass of wine £15/20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 July 2018

Ends: 9 September 2018

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:00
Sat 17:30-21:00 17:30-21:00

Fixed Price Menu 2 courses for £15.95 or 3 courses for £19.95

Enjoy our fixed price menu 2 courses for £15.95 or 3 courses for £19.95

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 3 October 2017

Ends: 5 October 2018

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:00
Sat 17:30-21:00 17:30-21:00

What 3520 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on 7 August 2018

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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3.0Dined on 1 August 2018

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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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Great on all items

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

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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2.0Dined on 19 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Lovely lunch - wonderful people. Fantastic new chef

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2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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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2.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Total lack of atmosphere and service a bit uptight.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 27 February 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 23 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 3 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

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

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1.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Service was poor and no apology when it comes to giving you the overpriced bill for what you get, we didn’t even ask for desert because we were scared it will take another hour to come.

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4.0Dined on 18 January 2018

I took my partner there for his birthday. We had table by the window which gave us a wonderful view of the Thames. Our food was small in portion but nice, the wine was good and my dessert was particularly delicious.

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2.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Slow service
Tiny portions
Food served cold

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3.0Dined on 13 January 2018

A bit hit and miss on quality of food and service on this occasion. Went for dinner with family on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Overall it was a great experience- great view of tower bridge, very good value menu. Mains and desserts were delicious. Unfortunately half of our party were served burnt toast (one serving was almost completely black on one side) with our ham hock terrine, which would have been forgiven if it had been dealt with appropriately. But our waitress seemed a bit confused about why we were requesting replacement toast and it all felt a bit awkward. A few other mishaps too- we asked for some bread and olives with our order which didn’t arrive before our starters. When we asked about the bread, it was bought to the table without any butter (which we had to ask for). Plus there was some confusion about ordering side dishes with our meal when the waitress took our order. Mains were really nice, although not all served at exactly the same time so the dishes brought out first were a bit cold by the time all the food had arrived. But that said, they made an effort to bring out a dessert with ‘happy birthday’ on the plate for the birthday girl and some of the service and food was spot on- very good value for the quality of food. All in all- mostly a great experience, let down by a few mishaps.

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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

A very pleasant evening with wonderful views although it was quiet for a Friday night.

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4.0Dined on 28 December 2017

A quiet evening in the restaurant but very good service. The menu was great if you fancied some lovely fish with an amazing view of Tower Bridge. One small thing to point out was that it was not great for vegetarians though as the creamed cabbage actually had bacon/pancetta in which was not indicated on the menu. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Lovely local place. Had my 50th there a month ago too. Tremendous friendly venue

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3.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Booked the set menu offer via OpenTable for boxing day, but this was not available - either OpenTable or the restaurant failed to update the offer availability dates for the set menu. Would have chosen somewhere else on boxing day, if I had known the offer was not available.

Good views, attentive service, but they need to be more sleek at pouring water - split it twice. The pork belly was ok, but the crackling could have cracked a tooth - too hard and not really edible. The rest of the food was ok, desserts excellent but small portion sizes. They did provide a nicely decorated plate with a Happy Birthday Message for my brother which was a nice touch.

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2.0Dined on 25 December 2017

Service was very unimpressive - unfriendly and unhelpful with menu selections. Food was standard, but for a £50 meal, it was very underwhelming.

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