I’ve been meaning to write about a lovely girlie lunch I enjoyed one Saturday about a month ago (goodness has it really been that long?). The occasion was my future Sister-in-law’s hen day and the location was The Butlers Wharf Chop House, fabulously situated on the river right by Tower Bridge.
I can’t think of many better ways of spending a weekend afternoon than taking a long, leisurely lunch with good company, good food and good wine. And this was the perfect location.
The restaurant is very English in style, from the classic dishes to the attentive waiting staff in their impeccable uniforms. The dishes on the appealing menu are traditional and simple but they are made with high quality ingredients and are stylishly served. And they certainly don’t disappoint on taste. I enjoyed a tankard of prawns, smaller than you would expect, but cleverly served with their own little glass jar of mayonnaise, followed by delicious wild boar with a cranberry sauce. But the highlight of my meal, without a doubt, was the pudding – my all time favourite; Sticky Toffee Pudding. I can honestly say it was the best I’ve ever had. Moist sponge surrounded by a moat of creamy, buttery toffee sauce, it was nothing short of divine.