Review on Butlers Wharf Chop House
What could be more reassuringly patriotic than tucking into steak and kidney pud at Butlers Wharf Chop House in the shadow of Tower Bridge at The Butlers Wharf Building in Shad Thames? In fact, this homage to all things British is almost the gastronomic equivalent of The Last Night of the Proms: Britannia certainly rules here, and the décor reinforces the illusion by conjuring up the style of a boating shed or cricket pavilion. On sunny days, the doors are flung open to the riverside terrace.
The menu has a home-grown feel, promising hot-water crust pork pie with piccalilli, potted Morecambe Bay shrimps, roast Suffolk pork loin with watercress mash and apple sauce, and greengage crumble among its line-up of flag-waving favourites. Add a few less familiar items, like fillet of plaice with courgette and fennel cream, plus char-grilled steaks and tankards of shellfish, and you have all the ingredients for a splendid bash.
You can sup pints of real ale in the adjoining bar or pick something from the impressive wine list, which offers a brace of Kentish bottles alongside fine Burgundies and representatives from the New World. Note that the Chop House is also open for breakfasts of kippers, porridge, 'full English' and the like.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.45pm Mon-Sun
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express