Butlers Wharf Chop House Restaurant

4.2
4295 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
As the name suggests Butlers Wharf Chop House Restaurant is just the place if you're in the mood for something meaty – don't miss the grass-fed Speyside Angus X steaks. Elegant without being stuffy, it’s a relaxed riverside destination where provenance is key, with the likes of Select Butchery, H. Forman & Son smoked salmon, Carlingford Rocks Oysters and native lobster. Sit back and enjoy that famous view of Tower Bridge (from the terrace if you're lucky), you're in safe hands…
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Steak
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday Lunch: 12pm - 3:45pm,

Monday - Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm - 11pm

Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
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020 7403 3403
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details

Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE
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Public Transit

Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our spacious, airy restaurant is a glowing tribute to a traditional English boating house or cricket pavilion with oak-lined walls and comfortable solid seating. In finer weather the doors can be opened on to the riverside terrace providing al fresco dining with the best view of Tower Bridge.

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2 COURSES FOR £30.00

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 1 October 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:30 17:30-22:45

2 courses £24.50 or 3 courses £28.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 10 September 2018

Ends: 18 November 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30 17:30-21:45
Mon-Thu 12:00-15:30 17:30-22:45
Fri-Sat 12:00-15:30 17:30-18:45 21:15-22:45

What 4295 People Are Saying
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London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We eat here all the time. Live next door. Service levels are variable but other than that all great, as ever ! Many thanks

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Lovely location - the rest (food, service etc) was really very poor

Neither chefs nor staff care about what is served - cold chops, sauces partially cooked, anaemic chips, stale bread....

Value for money awful - you pay for the view rather than the experience or food

Plus, the Waiting staff couldn’t care less if you eat there or not

I would save your money and go elsewhere ( maltby or Bermondsey street) much better food and experiences 5min walk away

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak, great service, great view. Would have preferred a better selection of starters and veggie options but not too bad.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall good but lacking atmosphere, guessing due to time and the waiter was a bit miserable

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

7 people for dinner, and everyone enjoyed there meal.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food. I had Haddock Rarebit and my husband had Steak and Kidney Pudding which was huge. Slightly disappointed we didnt get given any bread when we first arrived. Additional vegetables on the side menu would be good too, my main came with potatoes and it would have been good to have a green veg choice. However it was really delicious. Nice to have dessert choices which were not all chocolate based too. Will definately be back

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DP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice outlook. Food was ok. Sunday night. Some roasts sold out. What was available for ok - a bit dry

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DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Been coming to this place for many years but the quality and the service has fallen away to the point that I'm not likely to return. The view of Tower Bridge is spectacular without a doubt but the service, the quality of the food, and the atmosphere was way off the mark. Had a table on the terrace outside which seemed to mean that the server couldn't find me or wasn't bothered or was incompetent. Took an age to take the order which he then forgot and had to come back and ask again. The Long Island Iced Tea and my chilled white wine arrived at the same time and he didn't seem to realize that the wine could actually benefit from being in an ice bucket, especially as the first course too 30 minutes to arrive. It was ham hock terrine but you could have fooled me. A grey slab of something with a bit of cold toast and a tiny pot of something with onions - the least appetizing starter I've had for years.... Thankfully it was dark so I didn't have to study it too closely. The main course arrived eventually - fish'n'chips which have always been a bit of a staple at BWCH. I doubt that the lukewarm chips were triple-cooked, the minted peas were a teaspoon of smear hidden under the fish, and as with the starter it looked just awful...brown and beige.... The server managed to pour the wine onto the tablecloth for me, forgot the extra tiny weeny pot of tartar sauce I asked for, looked shocked that I wanted salt and brown sauce...it goes on. A group of gents at the next table were given the wrong meals and no-one seemed to know which of the steaks were which.... The whole experience was unpleasant. Far better places to eat, especially at GBP70 plus for a lone diner. Hugely disappointing.

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RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Great to be able to book a large table online (I booked for 10). We got the Sunday roast sharing menu, and all the food was fantastic. However, service was very slow - took us about 10 mins to be given menus, and had to wait half an hour for our drinks. We had finished the first round of drinks long before we could attract anyone's attention to order more, so we didn't have drinks again by the time the food arrived. Our order was checked with us several times and it seemed to take a long time for them to put the order through to the bar/ kitchen on their system. The place was about half full so we were surprised we didn't have great service.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Amazing location and outdoor table with beautiful view of Tower Bridge. Food was adequate but not great for the price. Servers were pleasant but rushed and therefore inattentive.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch with best view of London!!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food & service. Good atmosphere in the restaurant and outstanding views of tower bridge

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KP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good and super staff.
Attentive. Professional. Great to visit.

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MG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I made a reservation at 15:30 (latest time possible for lunch bookings), but no one told us that the kitchen closes 15 minutes after this time. We were rushed to make up our minds about what to order and some people in our party were delayed and trying to get there with the pressure of not being able to order. A very small portion of the fish dishes, and extremely expensive for what it was. No value at all for the meal. 2 small glasses of rose (cheap-er wine choice), a fish main and a dessert was just under £50 per person. Excessive to say the least. The food was great though, flavours were amazing and food very very fresh.
Service was not bad, but not great either. We were made to feel very rushed and not welcome at all because “the kitchen staff need to have their break”. This is understandable perfectly, but it’s just a question of how you relay the information to your customers.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve been here before for business, this was the first time with the family.

The food was excellent and as you’d hope & expect the steaks were perfectly cooked.

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p
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpected find. Food was amazing, great location and staff. Highly recommend for a great meal.

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good value on the Evening Standard menu, two courses and a glass of wine for £20. The food was very good quality and decent portions and perfectly fine wine. Service was charming and attentive although it did take a while to get the bill. As we were seated outside we had a lovely view of the river and Tower Bridge and the City.

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s
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and great service. Food good apart from chicken thigh mains were dry and not great

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LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Does not cater for gluten free properly. No separate menu and difficulty in subtracting information

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening Charlie looking after us top man!

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London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible food, burned and unprofessional service

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NL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Entertaining visitors from our of town so the views of Tower Bridge from the dining table really impressed them. The food was lovely except for some reason parts of our cauliflower cheese was stone-cold. The service was a bit slow at times too - especially when we got there and the restaurant was quite empty, and it was surprising how long our aperitifs took. Also a shame that there was a large, very noisy group next to us which meant we struggled to hear each other towards the end of the evening. Other than that it was good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

New waitress who really did not know what to do. Didn’t know what a sirloin steak was, didn’t ask how we wanted it cooked. Ordered a descent bottle of wine which was just poured very clumsily no tasting , splashing it across table cloth . Then hadn’t placed our order for chips and jerseys so had to wait for someone else to sort out. Food was great but didn’t expect service like that from this restaurant

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CN
London
55 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great night at The Chop House. The food was delicious and the offer menu, whilst small, had some great items. Thoroughly recommend the cured salmon - melted the mouth and was perfect for a very hot Summer's night.

The restaurant has a lovely ambience - bustling but not loud and the table by the opened window was lovely - again, perfect for a very hot Summer's night. And of course, you can't beat the view!

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and a great steak sitting outside overlooking Tower Bridge on a beautiful Saturday evening

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was slow, poor and inattentive.

My medium rare steak was closer to blue than medium.

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as usual !

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Upon arrival at 8pm there were two vacant tables on the balcony overlooking Tower Bridge which we requested, however as it was a little overcast we were told we could not have one of these tables in case it might rain.

It was a very warm evening and we did not mind the weather but the Head Waiter was quite rude and insistent upon now allowing us to have the outside table.

When I said we would chose another restaurant he decided to back down and we agreed to move inside in the event of rain with was a good compromise.

Food was good, well presented steak and burger and good wine. I asked for a fried egg with my burger and was told that was fine but would be an extra £2.50! For ONE egg

The female waitress Melissa I think was very friendly and had a good laugh with us and made the evening much more acceptable than her grumpy Head Waiter.

The views of the Thames are amazing at this place and I would not hesitate to book again

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the perfect evening to sit outside enjoying the amazing views. We enjoyed the set menu and the house red which was all delicious making it a reasonably priced meal for a good restaurant. To top it off the service was brilliant thank you to Carmine our lovely waiter. Will definitely be returning.

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DB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice views on the waterfront overlooking Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the modern towers such as the Gherkin in the background. Great service and good.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The beer was only craft ale and the flavours were far to strong to compliment anything on the menu. Furthermore it was very very noisy and we couldn’t hear ourselves think.

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WC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding overall experience. Beautiful outdoor dinning on the Thames with view of sun setting over London Bridge with its wonderful lights. Would highly recommend especially for those visiting from the US. Was the highlight of our London visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Excellent selection of starters, I could have eaten them all. The steak was the best I had in the UK!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, service and food!

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GC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I recommend the steak, the desserts and the wine, but not the lobster.
But I love this restaurant; have dined before and will again in the future.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food absolutely superb. I’ve been to two other ‘high end’ London steak houses recently but this was way better cooked steaks. Lovely service and sides all delicious too. Lovely spot by the bridge and will return!

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SV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service for a Sunday Roast.

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u
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the second time I went to the restaurant when I was travelling to London and the staff is very friendly a good location close to the tower bridge and with a lot of good food!
Great steaks and wine

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but service was very slow. We waited very long between courses. We ended up being there for almost 4 hours, a lot of it waiting. The waiting staff were nice but food service was too slow

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual - an excellent lunch with attentive and very professioanal service - Nice wine list especially the D&D club wine list. My steak was cooked precisely as i requested and the new Wye valley starter was excellent. The view, the river and the ambience all add up to a superb dinning experience .
Chris G

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