Butlers Wharf Chop House
Butlers Wharf Chop House
  • Address:
    The Butlers Wharf Building, 36e Shad Thames
    Tower Bridge
    London, SE1 2YE
    Neighbourhood:
    London Bridge
  • Cuisine:
    British
    Price: £41 and over

Butlers Wharf Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chophouse-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074033403
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm

    Saturday: 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Gemma Hyjek
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE
A word from Butlers Wharf Chop House
With its stunning riverside location and views of London’s iconic Tower Bridge, Butlers Wharf Chop House restaurant just south of the river in Shad Thames provides a thoroughly British dining experience.

Head chef Gemma Hyjek's menu is a celebration of seasonal produce and classic British favourites: think Cornish mussels in Aspall Suffolk cider & leeks, roast red leg partridge with a parsnip puree and sticky toffee pudding topped with a dollop of Jersey clotted cream. Generous Sunday roasts with all the trimmings are popular, as is the famous steak and kidney pudding.

Head sommelier Ben Van de Meutter's wine list takes inspiration from the classic wine-growing regions of the world, alongside wines off the beaten track and an extensive selection of whisky, sherry and port.

For a relaxed and robust meal overlooking the Thames – including al fresco tables with breathtaking riverside views - look no further than Butlers Wharf Chop House restaurant.
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Butlers Wharf Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
465 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (246)outdoor eating (228)business meals (171)romance (152)sunday lunch (144)fit for foodies (129)group bookings (95)brunch (64)outstanding value (43)pre/post theatre (42)child friendly (39)disabled access (27)afternoon tea (17)good vegetarian options (16)Show More
  • Great for a Special Meal
    Finley1
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    I went to the Chop House with members of my family ranging in age from 13 to 80 years. There was something on the menu to suit our different tastes. It was my mother's 80th birthday and my birthday too. I had emailed the Chop House in advance to ask whether they could supply a birthday cake and they did - we chose the cream and fruit sponge. It was exceptionally good value and very delicious. My seafood salad was delicious too and the slow cooked half lamb shoulder which my brother and I shared was the most tender, tasty lamb I've ever had. Staff were attentive without being intrusive and made our celebratory meal very special. Chop House is quite pricey, but worth the money and I will go again sometime
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Sunday Lunch
    Disapp
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    We had a friend's birthday here for Sunday lunch and we received excellent service. The food and ambience was top notch also and all other diners appeared to be enjoying the atmosphere too. There is a great view across the Thames from this restaurant. This was my first visit but I will be recommending Butler's Wharf Chophouse to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently reliable
    frank4774
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Having dined at the Chop House quite a few times over the years, I knew that when I decided at the last minute to take my wife somewhere good for dinner on a Friday evening, that I could rely on the Chop House to do the business. Everything went to plan, she liked it, which made me happy, and I was able to bank some brownie points for the future. Well done D&D.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service!
    RTALDER
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    It was nice to attend a restaurant in London that was very child friendly. The staff went out of their way to ensure our 6 year old daughter was treated like a princess but most importantly not as a child. She was treated as an equal.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    We are in London for a few days and chose to dine at the Chop House. The whole experience was spoiled by . First;ly we were seated at a table for two in a row which was not as we would have wished, as all we could hear was the next tables conversation, and secondly the table was right by the door which was opened consistent;ly for access and to serve diners outside. Thirdly we were seated by a table on which the baby screamed for almost half an hour. We could not fault the food or service.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    Belina2014
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    I enjoyed my main dish and we all enjoyed our dessert, but the others in my party were recommended the duck by our waiter. They didn't enjoy the duck because it turned out to be dry and bland which was feedback to our waiter but we shouldn't have been recommended a dish that wasn't upto standard like the rest of dishes.We were also disappointed that the duck dish said it came with chips but it was actually crisps instead.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Wow, the setting was fabulous and our reservation was in the evening. We were welcomed and the service was professional and with good humour. Help was needed with the wine and we were guided very well for our meal and the actual courses were POW! with taste and presentation. We will go back again and very soon, and had a very good evening/night. Thank you, The Butlers Wharf Chops House
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    disabled access, group bookings, romance
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  • Pitty about the roast potatoes
    Spuds
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Fantastic roast dinners on Sundays. We had four roasts and 3 out of 4 were perfect, but the last unfortunately was presented with 3 tiny (chip size) roast potatoes compared with the large fluffy roasts everyone else had, which left one disappointed! By the time some extra roasties were served on the side, we had eaten most of our meals ... However, the waiting staff were very good and acknowlegded the error and offered to provide desserts for free! Just a bit more attention to detail on the pass would ensure 4 or 5 stars. The food is not cheap, so standards need to be high.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frederick074
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We had a table which is one of many which has fine views of the River Thames. The service was very good and the menu offers a wide choice. The downside for us was that my wife ordered a main course of sirloin steak to be cooked as medium. It was nowhere near medium and would be classed as rare. The replacement turned out to be the same - rare and my wife was unable to eat it. Apart from that the food was very good. The cost of wine by the bottle is quite high. A very good experience. If you choose a steak remember if you want it medium to ask for it to be medium to well done.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent as akways
    annieaylett
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Marvellous ambiance and view of the river. Food always good and service very attentive. Prices are a little high but then you pay for what you get and always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Sat outside under heaters in October and watching the boats and floodlit Tower Bridge was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for couples
    ANON
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    We went to this restaurant to have a romantic dinner and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the service was amazingly good. Try to get a table with views to Tower Bridge.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack80
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    The food was excellent, we all enjoyed it very much.The service was very good as soon as you wanted someone they were there. I would certainly recommend it.And of course a great location
    Special Features:
    child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We visited and enjoyed the set menu. Excellent value for the location, over looking London bridge . Service was very good, lots of attentive staff and helped us with our wine choice. We will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Nadine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I went to Butlers Wharf Chop House a couple of times for business dinners. This time I took my family for a special occasion. I can highly recommend both occasions as the service is fantastic, the restaurant has a comfortable environment, the view to Tower Bridge is stunning and the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Terrible service, terrible food
    SG2006
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Do not go here, excellent location but you will be so disappointed with everything else. Despite the good looking menu the food was disgusting, very expensive, with appalling service. There were angry looking people walking out having been ignored by the staff for too long. I wish we had done the same. I thought I'd risk going having read mixed reviews but totally wished we hadn't bothered. Complete rip off. Embarrassed our friends who were too polite to not pay the bill. Ruined our evening. Do not go here, just don't! Better off at a fish and chip shop. Don't. Go. Here.
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  • Fur coat and no knickers
    Plainandsimple
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This restaurant is in a great location, great views. The staff were attentive, didn't rush us but there were language difficulties when asking questions about the menu. The food was good but not cooked as requested.... my beef was requested medium rare but came well done but covered in gravy (it was still delicious). On the other hand the grouse that came rare (we were told this not asked) could probably have flown away if it still had its' feathers, and you'd need to be brave to eat the raw-ish bit in the middle of the pork chop -but it was so big that there was no danger of going hungry. On the whole an enjoyable meal but in my opinion not great value for money. Would I go again.... only if I had money to burn.
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  • Outstanding
    leejones1972
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The food was delicious, well presented, flavoursome, and generous portions. Wine was good, cocktail selection could have been better. Service was outstanding, very efficient and welcoming. An excellent evening
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    KatieFoodie
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I booked the Chop House for my boyfriend's birthday and requested a table with a view of Tower Bridge. We were given a lovely table by the window with a great view. The staff were perfectly attentive and the food was great. Mostly a place for meat eaters, as the name suggests. We shared the lamb shoulder for 2. After our meal they brought us ice cream with a happy birthday message and candles, it was a nice touch. I would go back.
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    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • wonderful
    foodies
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday and we both had a lovely time. They made us feel very special and had a lovely table for us overlooking the river. Food and service was excellent. I will definitely be going back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Sunday Lunch
    IanZee
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    Very enjoyable Sunday Lunch, outside table looking at the london skyline, great food and good service. All in all, very good value considering where you are.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MK
    Mike
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We dined there for my father's 90th birthday, and the location was stunning with wonderful views across the Thames to Tower Bridge. The food was great if a little on the pricey side. But a wonderful evening none the less. MK
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Very good place, friendly service..
    Luca
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The view to tower bridge was amazing, we had a grill and the quality of the meet was excellent, thanks also to Andrea the waiter we had a very nice evening. I'll suggest also the Bar area where they offer a variety of cocktails. Truly recommend.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Special Offer
    TasteBuds
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The special offer is just their seasonal set menu! Choose 3 out of 9 side dishes for £30! It did not tickle our fancy as we thought it was expensive and not worth spending £60 for 2 people just on 6 sides. We ended up having the A la carte menu and the 650g ribeye was great to share! Requested a quiet table at 7pm with views of river and got it but then ruined by a large group that was placed next to our table with the loudest person possible too.
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    outdoor eating, romance
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  • Fantastic
    Maakie
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Great food, great service, great location. What more could you want?
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    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    darlingsalVIP
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Although it was Monday evening, quite a few people were dining there. My husband's roast beef was excellent, but risotto I had was a little disappointment. The view of tower bridge was simply amazing.
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  • Ticks all the boxes
    htop
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Excellent situation on the bank of the Thames beneath Tower Bridge and it fulfills all it promises - good food and wine (great beer from the Greenwich Meantime brewery), excellent service and, though not cheap, good value for money. Staff are attentive but not intrusive and the restaurant is light and airy with a good ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent service
    Liam
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The restaurant has a great menu, extensive wine list and great view. The staff are fantastic - great service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a lovely setting
    foodfriend
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The Chop House sits on the River Thames with direct views of Tower Bridge - a fantastic restaurant and a great setting for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chop House - Butlers Wharf
    Tezza
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary here, first class food, staff were extremely attentive, friendly & courteous without being invasive. Sat outside overlooking the Thames and the iconic Tower Bridge, fantastic setting. Shall most definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paddy
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant with good food service and fantastic views of Tower Bridge.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Great river views
    Byschwa
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Good food, not amazing but definitely good, with a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to customers
    Chophouse
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    I would have expected the waiting staff to know when we were ready to order, when we needed anything, not to forgot to bring us items that we had asked for and not to get our order wrong at the prices charged at this restaurant. Shame, because the views are wonderful but attention isn't paid to customer service.
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  • A gem beside Tower Bridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    The Chop House is neatly tucked away near Tower Bridge with a lovely open river frontage. Upon entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted and asked whether we wanted to sit inside or out; both were equally appealing. The wooden decor and seating suits the restaurant well. The menu was not over complicated but had a selection for all tastes. A large bowl of perfectly cooked scallops started my meal and then we enjoyed two beautifully tender two inch thick thick fillet steaks for our entrees. Our waiter was the perfect English waiter and was able to respond to banter in just the right way. Good staff are as important as the food served! We all agreed that the Butlers Wharf Chop House was well worth visiting and we shall return.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Partners Birthday!
    Frankie70
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Had a very enjoyable evening food and wine options good, weather good for September attention by Nick our waiter really impressed her especially when the desert came with a chocolate Happy Birthday on the plate and a candle- All a nice touch and much appreciated. Thank you all at The Chop House for a great dining experience.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting,disappointing service
    misslkav
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We had a meal for four adults at 7.30 on a Saturday evening and unfortunately spent a lot of our evening chasing up elements of our meal. We had to ask for water four times and only received it when our main meals arrived. Similarly our wine didn't make it to the table until our second course... A starter of game pie and piccalilly was served without the piccalilly and I'm certain my broccoli and artichoke salad should have been served with a dressing of some sort. A real shame that such a beautiful setting (over looking Tower Bridge) didn't live up to expectations, especially given the prices (two courses with champagne and a bottle of wine came to £360).
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    outdoor eating, romance
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  • Breeeeg
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Food ans service were of a good standard. The draw of this place would probably be its location, looking out onto Tower Bridge.
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    romance
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  • Lovely view of tower bridge
    chris
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Sat outside on an unseasonably warm September evening. Good food, good value set menu and fantastic setting
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    business meals, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Ok place
    Steakpro
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great atmosphere and view with average food (priced on the high side).
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  • The best meal we've had in the City
    AmyZamo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for everything it has to offer. Perfect location- definitely worth waiting for a table outside- great service from friendly knowledgable waiting staff, and the best Meal we've had in London to date! Prices are normal/ high-ish for a restaurant in the city but worth every penny. We'll be going again!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.