About Us

Modern and informal all-day dining in a stunning setting

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 lunch through to dinner, seven days a week.

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

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"
A cocktail bar, overlooking Holland Park will be open all day, serving 10 classic cocktails alongside a regularly changing list of 10 – many inspired by the herbs and botanicals to be found in the neighbouring Kyoto Gardens.

noun: parabola; plural noun: parabolae; plural noun: parabolas a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side. The path of a projectile under the influence of gravity follows a curve of this shape.