Guest Chef Series

Supported By

The Guest Chef Series in Partnership with Veuve Clicquot

Each evening diners will be able to enjoy a supper-club style menu designed by some of the leading lights of the UK culinary scene. Unique on this scale, the ‘Guest Chef Series’ will operate Monday to Saturday evenings from 6pm.

Echoing the museum’s ethos of both celebrating the past, and promoting the talent of the future, the series will see established names alongside up and coming chefs and food writers from this country and beyond.

The weekly changing menu, designed by the guest chef will be released the week prior to going live.

Current Guest Chef

Valentine Warner

Valentine Warner is a television chef and food writer. Originally trained as a portrait painter Valentine swapped the paintbrush for the spoon and spent nine years cooking with the likes of Alistair Little and Rose Cariana.

He came to fame with his ‘What to Eat Now’ series of television programs and accompanying books for the BBC. Today he is a regular contributor to the food and drink pages of many magazines and newspapers and is a partner in Hepple Gin.

Tuesday 7 February – Friday 31 March

To celebrate the start of Valentine's residency we are offering all guests that dine with us during February, a free Hepple Gin Martini

View sample menu

Forthcoming Guest Chef

Stéphane Reynaud

Chef and best-selling cookery writer Stéphane Reynaud, (his books include: Ripailles, Pork and Sons, The Book of Tripe), will be opening his first restaurant (Tratra) outside Paris at Boundary in Shoreditch this April.

As a little preview there will be two very special dinners, a Ripailles if you will, at Parabola, hosted by Stéphane, on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March.

Stéphane who comes from a family of butchers, has become rightfully known for his love of all things meaty, so expect home-cured charcuterie, terrines and more.

The four course supper club menu will be priced at £45 per person.



Thursday 2 March – Friday 3 March

18:30 – 23:30 (last seating 21.45)

View Stéphane Reynaud sample menu

Forthcoming Guest Chef

5 Cooks and a Cocktail

Chef Jeremy Lee will always be associated with the Design Museum. For 18 years he was the head chef at Blueprint Cafe, the restaurant above the old Design Museum on Shad Thames. Within the industry he is known for spotting, supporting and nurturing talent.

On Saturday 4 March five of Jeremy's former cooks will be hosting a very special dinner at Parabola. The five cooks, Louis Lingwood, Jacob Farley, Lorcan Spiteri, Joey Behnan and Hector Henderson, as well as former Quo Vadis members club manager, Fin Spiteri met whilst working at Quo Vadis and have gone on to work at some of the best restaurants in the London including, St John Bread & Wine, Oldroyd, Koya and Trullo.

Saturday 4 March

18:30 – 23:30 (last seating 21.45)

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Previous Guest Chef

Past Chefs

Regularly changing menus designed by some of the world’s leading culinary talent.

Rowley Leigh
28 November – 28 January
18:30 – 23:00 (last seating 21.45)
Monday to Saturday

View our supper menu by Rowley Leigh

Previous Guest Chefs

Paris Pop-Up

Harry Cummins and Laura Vidal met whilst working at 'Frenchie' restaurant in Paris and since 2013 they have lived a nomadic existence taking their 'Paris Pop-Up' around the globe – from Kyoto to Montreal, New York to Fez. They will be bringing a taste of the Parisian Bistronomy movement to the Design Museum for two nights on February 1 and 2.