November 2019: a new head chef has started here; Rudi Warner has worked at L'Oscar, Angler and Dabbous (and HIDE).
Harden's survey result
“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.
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.
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…
“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.
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
28 Shad Thames, Butler’s Wharf, London, SE1 2YD
|Number of Diners:|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm|
|Saturday||11 am‑2:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3:30 pm|