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“Fabulous views and food”
Review of Blueprint Cafe

Blueprint Cafe
Ranked #934 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$44
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: View
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: London Bridge
Description: Elevated above the Design Museum on Shad Thames, Blueprint Café's light, airy and modern interior with floor-to-ceiling windows provides the perfect backdrop for the panoramic City views over Tower Bridge. Enjoy simple and innovative dishes inspired by home cooking traditions across Europe, using the freshest seasonal ingredients.Sit at a window table gazing across the Thames at the Gherkin, ogle the boats and yachts destined for the marina at St. Katherine's Dock or make the most of the binoculars left on every table for a memorable dining experience.
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Even on a slightly grey day in London, the view from this restaurant is spectacular, looking straight at London Bridge. It's quite a special spot.

We were there on a Sunday for lunch at it was lively and buzzy with a good atmosphere.
The food was really good, with an emphasis on quality, seasonal produce. Portion size was sensible - ie small enough that you still had room for dessert without being stingy. It was all delicious. There could have been more vegetarian main course options (there were 2 choices), particularly bearing in mind I had given advance notice that there was a vegetarian with us.

The thing that stopped it getting 5 stars was the slow service. It wasn't that the waiting staff weren't working hard but they seemed to be rushed off their feet, even though the restaurant wasn't full. We had to chase up both bread (to have with a smoked salmon starter) and mustard to have with a steak. Really, in a fairly expensive restaurant, this sort of service should be much more slick, we weren't exactly asking for anything out-of-the-ordinary. If they had one or two more staff members this would have gone from very good to excellent.

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Reviewed 10 June 2012 via mobile

It didn't take much to persuade me to return. The restaurant seems to be going from strength to strength under Chef Mark Jarvis. The meal was amazing. Staff were friendly and attentive. One down note was my friend and I were served an amazing platter of cheese without being told what they were. This was quickly rectified by a well lead team effort.

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Thank Neffthenurse
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We had a very enjoyable evening last night eating on our first visit to the Blueprint.
Our starters (crab/duck egg with artichoke/smoked salmon) were very tasty, mains included a shared rack of lamb which was delicious with only the sweets stopping me awarding 5 stars - all delivered with impeccable service.
Do request a window table - you will be able to drink in the amazing views of the Thames from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf while quaffing their slightly overpriced wine.

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Thank David P
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

I have been here on a number of occassions (most recently in March of this year) and have always been able to get a table, always been impressed by the food, and whoever I've been with has always admired the views. Very good value as well.

Thank mdiffey
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Fantastic setting.Staff polite Food excellent and service-will return

Thank Barbara A
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