Feast on meat at this stunning riverside restaurant
I've long been a fan of the Butler's Wharf area near Tower Bridge with its wide assortment of riverside restaurant, cafes and boutique shops, perfect for popping into after a long stroll along the Thames. Given I hadn't been to the area since summer, I was excited to visit The Butler's Wharf Chop House, a relaxed riverside restaurant celebrating all things meaty and wonderful.
The location is hard to beat. Smack bang next to the River Thames looking directly across at Tower Bridge, you couldn't get any closer to the bridge unless you were dining on top of it.
During our meal we enjoyed a bottle of the Rabbit Island Pinot Noir from Nelson, New Zealand, which had great clarity and was beautifully smooth, making it ideal to partner with a variety of meats.
Now, I'm a big lover of desserts, but I was almost defeated after our mains. I nearly declined, but decided as we'd already given up on a virtuous January by indulging in meat and wine, what harm could a little dessert do? In an effort to avoid total gluttony, we shared the dark chocolate mousse, which was beautifully presented with a sugar tuile and clementine segments. It was really rich and decadent, so a small bit was sufficient for satiating my sweet tooth.
With views this cracking and sensational food to boot, its a great find for those who want a restaurant with a location that’s certain to impress.
Butlers Wharf Chop House
36e Shad Thames
Phone: 020 7403 3403
*During our visit, we were hosted by the team at Butler's Wharf Chophouse. All opinions and photography are my own.
Our experience overall
Food and drink: ★★★★★
Staff attentiveness/friendliness: ★★★★★