Butlers Wharf Chop House

British, Modern European·
Bronze Award
London, SE1 2YE ·Website ·Call020 74033 3403

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Bronze Award

There’s a decidedly nautical feel to this riverside restaurant with its oak panelling and enamelled ship’s pendants. Although the menu pays homage to the watery setting with oysters, potted shrimps and fisherman’s pie, the real draw is slabs of 28-day-aged beef, their juices locked in from the blisteringly hot charcoal grill. The fillets, sirloins, rib-eyes and T-bones all come at a price, with hand-cut chips an extra three quid, but there’s financial relief in more affordable mains such as grilled ox liver with mustard mash and onion gravy, or roast rump of lamb with beetroot, carrot and red-wine sauce. For afters, puddings are in the comforting nursery mould of lemon posset or apple crumble and custard. The adjoining bar is a good spot for a pie and a pint at wallet-friendly prices.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, Modern European
Cool, Fun, Traditional
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Waterside
Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Butlers Wharf Chop House

Restaurant group D&D London are determined to bring back the great British chophouse with this addition to Bermondsey’s already-strong dining scene. Overlooking the River Thames, the ethos behind Butlers Wharf Chophouse harks back to a time where meat took centre stage, portions were hearty and provenance was placed at the fore.  

Heading up the grill is head chef Behzad Gotla (previously at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze) who shares the restaurant’s long-standing commitment to great British produce, local suppliers and great-tasting grills. The meat-centric restaurant serves larger cuts made for sharing, and which are cooked over charcoal grills, in josper ovens or on spit roasts. All its meat is sourced from rare-breed dairy cattle that are raised in East Anglia and dry-aged for a minimum of 35 to 40 days before being butchered in house. Each cut can be served alongside a selection of sauces (hello bone marrow and red wine jus) and sides including triple-cooked chips and mac ‘n’ cheese.  

Elsewhere, there are plenty of classic British favourites including a cheeseburger, steak and ale pudding, chicken, leek and mushroom pie and BBQ pork ribs. While the dessert menu is a homage to great British puddings, including a bourbon and coke sticky toffee pudding. Butlers Wharf Chophouse also does roasts on Sundays which must be ordered by a minimum of four people – sharing is caring after all.  

Don’t miss a selection of house cocktails, including a Gardener’s Negroni scented with rosemary, or a Melon Blossom made with peach and orange blossom vodka, lemonade and dried peach. There’s also an extensive wine list that features a range of affordable and fine wines and available by the glass, carafe or bottle.  

Diners can gawk at views of Tower Bridge while they eat, while the décor inside offers a definite nautical theme with wooden surfaces representing boat decking.  

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Butler's Wharf Chophouse


36e Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

020 74033 3403


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-21:00


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23 Reviews 


02 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 2.5

Nice location. Seated outside overlooking Tower Bridge. Service ok. Ribeye steak cooked well and tasty but some of the excess fat should have been trimmed off. 

Dee M

02 July 2019  
Lovely, relaxed ambience particularly when it's possible to sit outside.

Mike P

30 June 2019  
Good food, good service, great location.

Jacqui R

30 June 2019  
Consistent quality of food and service.

Stacee H

30 March 2019  
Nice traditional food, with a great view. Service was really good and the staff were very knowledgeable. Reasonably priced.

Alexandra R

31 July 2018  
I went to this restaurant about 3 weeks ago now and I still can't stop thinking about the chicken main I had there! One of the best meals i've had in London in the past three years. Great atmosphere and decor too!

Ellie G

20 June 2017  
I have been to this venue a few times and have never been disappointed. Best steak I have ever had. Great for an occasion and the views over the River and Tower Bridge are stunning.

Vi Vian W

16 September 2015  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3
Value 2.5
Butlers Wharf Chop House by the River Thames
pea and wild garlic soup – very tasty but I thought the chicken stock (shop bought stock cubes is my guess) was slightly too overpowering. deep fried whitebait with mayonnaise – the whitebait was fried in a lightly spiced batter, but was overly oily. It was however served with a delicious tartare sauce. sausage roll salmon fishcake with devilled mayonnaise – the fishcakes were slightly dry and the salad looks like a slapdash work. The crab meat in the mayonnaise was ace and I wish there were slightly more of it! steak sandwich – I wasn’t asked how I like my steak, but fortunately it was not over done. The meat was good and tender so I enjoyed the sandwich, but the crisps that were served with it were so oily and over-salted as to be almost up there in the cholesterol league with deep-fried mars bars!, It also gave the impression that it was a cheap bag from the supermarket. sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice-cream fish platter GBP 13.50

Avril K

22 May 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Evening out with friend
My friend & I had a very pleasant evening. Little bit too chilly to sit outside, but had a lovely table by the window with good views of the Thames and surroundings. Waiting staff were great, friendly and attentive. Food was very good and our cocktails were delightful, especially mine, Vodka, vermouth, olives, very lively!! Will definitely be going back.

Melanie Mason

30 August 2013  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Summer breeze at the Chop House
I always enjoy the Chop House. I don't think it can be beaten on a breezy day if you can bag a table outside. Service was prompt apart from around 14h30 when everyone seemed to disappear, but our waiter was attentive the rest of the time, and the food was well cooked and arrived on time. A nice varied wine list.
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