You won’t find many more iconic London views than at Butler’s Wharf, overlooking the Thames and St Katharine Docks, in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Accordingly, owing to its history and location there’s a decidedly nautical theme to this restaurant, with decorations including ship lights and pendants, but with a tasteful white-tablecloth elegance to it too.
The menu follows suit by complementing its meatier offerings with a selection of seafood classics, from smoked salmon to roasted seabass.
The seasonal cherry on this cake, however, is a special seaside pop-up called The Oyster Shack, sat just inside the restaurant’s entrance. Throughout the summer it keeps things simple by offering only the finest Colchester rock oysters – served on ice with lemon, tabasco and a piquant mignonette – and English sparkling wine in the form of Nyetimber.
Packages start at £15 for six oysters with a glass of Nyetimber Brut, or go large with a dozen and a full bottle for £95. They’re also holding events including Nyetimber and oyster tasting workshops, and a shucking masterclass from Colchester Oyster Fishery.