Review: Chop House, London (A Picnic by Tower Bridge!)

tower bridge picnic
Behold the secret highlight of Tower Bridge, Butlers Wharf Chop House.

Until last weekend I didn’t realise quite how glorious the East side of the bridge was. As hoards of tourists flood to snap the bridge from the Shard, Tower of London and South Bank, I have unconsciously avoided the area at all costs.

For the sake of food (natch), I finally took the walk from Tower Hill to Chop House’s gorgeous riverside terrace.

Who knew.

The restaurant recently launched a ‘Ultimate Chop House Picnic‘ that sounded too good to pass up. Each hamper includes a beautiful little cacophony of treats; ours featured two spit-roasted chicken, watercress & mayonnaise rolls, Gloucester old spot scotch eggs, fresh sausage rolls, hand-crafted jaffa cakes, prawn cocktails, hand-crafted sea salt & black pepper crisps, miniature scones, fresh strawberries, and kilner jars of sparkling fruit jellies,

Served alongside an exclusively-created ‘Jensen’s Gin Cup’ and a picture-perfect view of Tower Bridge, I’m not sure it gets any better along the Thames.

The picnics wrap on the 30th (boo!) so head down while you can!

tower bridge picnic
tower bridge picnic
tower bridge picnic
tower bridge picnic
tower bridge picnic
tower bridge picnic