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November 2019: a new head chef has started here; Rudi Warner has worked at L'Oscar, Angler and Dabbous (and HIDE).

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Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the best views in the capital”, over Tower Bridge and the Thames, is the highlight of any meal at this venue from D&D London, on the first floor of the former Design Museum. Beyond that, there’s “no problem with the food or cooking”, which can be “surprisingly delicious” nowadays.

Summary

£48
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Spectacular first-floor views over the Thames are the primary (some would say only) motivation to visit this D&D London venue on the first floor of the former Design Museum near Tower Bridge. The venue has always tended to score indifferently for its food – even when big name Jeremy Lee was at the stoves – and this profile has persisted since his departure years ago. Heralded chef-patron Mini Patel stepped down in August 2018 having lasted only six months in the role.

Summary

£48
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “wonderful location” with “great views over the Thames” is reason enough to visit what is now a stand-alone D&D group restaurant since the Design Museum headed west to Kensington. The food here has always tended to be “a bit hit and miss” and “unexciting”, and this year is no exception…

Summary

£51
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The setting has lost none of its wow-factor” at this “river-view” dining room – a stunning vantage-point (binoculars are provided!) Since Jeremy Lee left a couple of years ago, some reports suggest the cooking has “lost its pizazz”, but ratings aren’t so bad, and in truth the food’s never been the main point here.

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Restaurant details

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Highchair, Portions
Yes
90
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £22.00
Pretheatre £18.00 £22.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £18.50 £3.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
28 Shad Thames, Butler’s Wharf, London, SE1 2YD
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm
Saturday11 am‑2:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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