March 2016 – D&D London announce the return of Joginder Singh Dham to Butlers Wharf Chop House. Previously a member of the kitchen team, Joginder left in 2012 and has worked as a senior sous chef at Brasserie Zédel and The Wolseley.
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“Pleasant enough by the side of the Thames” – a harsh but fair verdict on this D&D group property near the better-known Pont de la Tour. The focus is on “fairly straightforward” grills, which are most “acceptable as long as you aren’t paying”.
The main reason to seek out this Thames-side business-standby is for “great views of Tower Bridge” – the food can be hit-and-miss (“better to eat that which hasn’t been cooked”) and the place feels “in need of a refurb”.
Despite its impressive location near Tower Bridge, this large Thamesside venue is only “mildly atmospheric”; the few reports it inspires suggest that its food (traditional British) and service are similarly middle of the road.
Mixed views on this D&D group South Bank fixture – fans praise the “beautiful location by Tower Bridge”, and the “meaty feasts” on offer, but critics find standards “variable”, and caution that “the bar offers much better value than the restaurant”.
36e Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE
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lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 10 pm