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Eat & drink

Enjoy delicious, ethically sourced drinks and snacks in our new spaces – the Design Kitchen and the Design Cafe, operated by Leafi.

the Design Kitchen – Floor 2

Open from 16 September 2023, the Design Kitchen is located at the Sachs Family Park Room on the second floor.

Opening hours:
10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday
10:00 – 18:00 Friday & Sunday
10:00 – 21:00 Saturday

In need of refreshment and relaxation? Designed by Matthew Williamson, this lounge-style space is the perfect spot to recharge and spend time with friends and family while enjoying a selection of tasty snacks and drinks or a dining experience for two.

The museum has partnered with independent catering company Leafi to provide the new food and drink offer. Visitors will be able choose from a range of breakfast or lunch options, hot drinks and cakes, as well as light snacks such as smoked almonds, rosemary olives and fresh salads. Main dishes will include poached eggs with smashed avocado and chilli, plant-based soups with cheese and chive scones, and mushrooms on toast with garlic and thyme butter. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

A variety of wines will be served by the glass and bottle. This will include a range of premium English Sparkling Wine by the Design Museum’s exclusive sparkling wine partners, Nyetimber. Also on offer will be Belleville brewing, with a selection of IPA, lager and pale ale, all made in their brewery in South West London.

Get inspired by the beautifully curated interior and surround yourself with floor-to-ceiling views overlooking the greenery of Holland Park.

Behind the scenes: find out more about the award-winning designer who created the Design Kitchen's interior in this Q&A with Matthew Williamson

the Design Kitchen

the Design Cafe – Ground floor

Open from 5 September 2023, the Design Cafe is located on the ground floor in the museum's atrium.

Opening hours:
10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday
10:00 – 18:00 Friday to Sunday

In need of a coffee fix or quick snack before you visit our exhibitions? Pick your favourite items from our grab-n-go offer.

With seats available across the museum's atrium, the ground floor cafe will offer a range of ethically-sourced drinks including coffee & tea, dark cocoa hot chocolate, Wobblegate apple juices, Remedy kombucha, Sparkling elderflower & pomegranate presse and San Pellegrino soft drinks.

Snack options will include cakes, boxed salads, toasted sandwiches, plant-based soups, bread, vegan brownie, gluten-free almond & blueberry cake, hazelnut, apricot & sunflower seed flapjack and more. Our selection of cakes, scones, tarts and traybakes will be made onsite.

the Design Cafe

In partnership with Leafi

We're delighted to be partnering with Leafi, embracing their ethos and best practices in alignment with the museum's ambition and commitment to the green transition. Leafi is an owner operated caterer serving London's gallery and retail sector for over 15 years. Committed to environmental and ethical responsibilities, it follows best practices such as using genuine environmentally friendly food and beverage packaging products, fair trade branded tea and coffee, mostly sourced from family and smallholder co-operatives, recycling waste and materials and working with a main grocery supplier that uses bio fuels on over 50% of its vehicles provides a large logistical operator that minimises food miles through its excellent supply chain planning.

Supported by Nyetimber

The Design Museum is proud to be working with Nyetimber as our official sparkling wine partner, served exclusively in the Design Kitchen and to guests at the museum’s events throughout the year.

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Members enjoy a 10% discount

Become a member to enjoy exclusive discounts in the Design Cafe, the Design Kitchen, shops as well as free access to all exhibitions for a year and members-only events.

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What's On

The museum offers opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and displays as well as hands-on workshops and talks with creative voices and industry experts.