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D&D London is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mini Patel as Chef Patron at Shad Thames’ Blueprint Café. Through its floor-to-ceiling windows, the iconic restaurant boasts elevated views of the London skyscape that have been enjoyed by clued-up London diners since 1992. Contrasting old and new, the river-side vista encompasses the historic grandeur of Tower Bridge through to the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.

Patel brings to the restaurant over 22 years’ experience cooking in some of the UK’s most highly-acclaimed establishments, learning from a succession of legendary chefs that include Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Angela Hartnett. Most recently, Patel held the position of head chef at The Pointer in Brill, overseeing both the restaurant and pub at the Buckinghamshire bolthole. It was under him that the restaurant won the prestigious Catey Award for Menu of the Year in 2016.

Patel has already made his mark on Blueprint’s menu, with a focus on carefully sourced produce and British classics with a fun, contemporary twist. The seasonally changing menu is made up of a selection of small plates, allowing guests to enjoy the full range of Patel’s flavours and share with fellow diners as they wish. April’s dishes include the likes of Carlingford rock oyster, Jalapeño, sour apple and cucumber; Baked hispi cabbage, mustard, cheddar and crispy Cumbrian ham; Cornish lamb pie with crispy lamb nuggets, wild garlic pesto and lamb roasting juices; Blueprint Café Burnt Cream with rhubarb ‘Jammie Dodger’ biscuit.

Blueprint Café is at 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD. Keep up with their news on Instagram @blueprint_cafe.


How to get the Blueprint Café reader offer

To celebrate the announcement of their new chef patron, Mini Patel, Blueprint Café is offering Hot Dinners readers 50% off their food bill across lunch and dinner bookings, between 17-28 April 2018 (excluding Monday 23, when Blueprint is closed). To redeem this offer, please email or call 020 7378 7031 quoting HOTDINNERS50.

Terms and conditions:

  • Offer valid across lunch and dinner bookings from 17-28 April 2018 at Blueprint Café
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Offer valid for food from the a la carte only
  • Drinks purchased will be charged at normal price
  • Bookings must be made in advance




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