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Monday to Wednesday 12.00 – 23.00
Thursday to Friday 12.00 – 23.30
Saturday 10.00 - 23.30
Sunday 10.00 – 18.00

Parabola, named after the iconic mid-century modern roof of the building housing the new look Design Museum is a bar café restaurant located within the museum, that is open to all, whether visiting the museum or not. Open from brunch through to dinner, seven days a week...

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Click below to find out more about our exciting upcoming Guest Chef Series at Parabola this June. The programme features a range of dinners from those inspired by California and Rowley Leigh, as well events in collaboration with Alistair Little and Kricket London.

To book please book online here or call 0207 940 8795

Click here to view our June calendar

Evenings at Parabola are all about an ever-changing variety of activities, including supper-club style menus, one off ‘Pop ups’, talks, masterclasses and very special wine evenings.

Curated by some of the leading lights of the UK culinary scene, the programme is always evolving linking in with current Museum exhibitions and the seasons.

Unique on this scale, the ‘Guest Chef Series’ will operate Monday to Saturday evenings from 6pm.

Parabola’s Private Room- situated on the second floor just off the main atrium and next to the restaurant is available to hire for drinks, receptions, dinners and other such gatherings. Designed by Universal Design Studio, and overlooking Holland Park, the private facility complements John Pawson’s original brief for the Design Museum. The versatile space is equally suitable for small events with just a handful of people to seated dinners for up to 26 people or drinks parties hosting a maximum of 45 guests.

Please view our private dining pack here

For more information please contact our events team on

Upcoming Guest Chef Series: Menus & Recipes inspired by California

On May 25th the Design Museum launches a new and exciting California exhibition. While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture. The dynamic growth in winemaking and gastronomy in California mirrors this development in design. At Parabola we are presenting a month of sunny California on the plate and in the glass.

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