Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 2.45pm
Saturday: 11am - 2.45pm
Sunday: 12am – 3.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 10pm
Bespoke catering available upon request.
Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE
Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Potatoes a bit salty but apart from that, a lovely lunch with fiends. Would definitely recommend.
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.
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 :)
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.
Great views! Perfect for sunny summer days and beautiful evenings. Food and service were excellent
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dinner by the Thames...amazing! Great service, great setting, great night!
Faultless. Food was excellent, service attentive and friendly, and the view was outstanding
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.
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.
Not been to the Blueprint in a while but really enjoyed it!
Great on all items
Stunning views, incredible food and amazing value for money. This restaurant continues to be one of my favourites in the whole of London!
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.
The portions were tiny and hence price extortionate for what they were.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely lunch - wonderful people. Fantastic new chef
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!
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
Total lack of atmosphere and service a bit uptight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stunning views over the river. Food was delicious but portions small and my side arrived cold.
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!
Excellent food, service - and view - as always. We have never had anything less than an enjoyable time here.
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.
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
The staff were absolutely brilliant, so accommodating and kind. The food was excellent and great value. View is fantastic too!
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.
Food average bit cold
Espresso cold and served in cappuccino cups
Waitress was efficient