Parabola Bar Café Restaurant

The Design Museum's restaurant partner is Prescott & Conran who operate the Parabola bar café restaurant, the Coffee & Juice Counter, as well as catering for private events.

Opening times and contact:

Monday to Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday 12:00 - 23:30
Friday to Saturday 10:00 - 23:30
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Chef Patron Rowley Leigh will serve a regularly changing menu of seasonal dishes from the classic to the modern.

By day expect simple classics along side a gastronomic menu that hints at the delights on offer in the evening. By night Rowley will be designing concise menus, expect the British cooking that made Rowley the "Godfather of British cooking".

Call: +44 (0)20 79408795


The lunchtime offering features simple salads, soups and sandwiches alongside a selection of affordable 'plats' and items from the dinner menu.

Afternoon tea

Make a booking or drop by after visiting an exhibition to enjoy champagne, loose-leaf teas and puddings. Every day, from 15.00 – 17.30.


Rowley will be cooking both old classics from his repertoire and new dishes, ‘a bit like an old rock and roll band doing greatest hits and songs from their new album,’ says Rowley. All will have the familiar mix of French, Italian and English cuisines and an emphasis on good ingredients, honestly presented.

Parabola Bar

Open from midday and serving 10 classic cocktails alongside a regularly changing list of craft beers, fine wines and spirits.

Coffee Juice Counter

Visitors can pick up a coffee, juice or something more substantial to eat in or takeaway from the Coffee Juice Counter on the ground floor of the museum.