We had planned to stay in last night and cook something simple at home to save on the pennies – however as it was the bank holiday and such a lovely evening, we were tempted to find somewhere nice to sit outside for dinner or a drink!
The reasonably priced menu at the Butlers Wharf Chop House bar and the prospect of sitting on the riverfront was just too tempting…
We wrapped up so that we could sit outside, but we really needn’t have worried, as the restaurant’s heaters provide more than enough warmth to keep you nice and toasty.
Food wise there are lots of low FODMAP options. We both ordered the whole plaice, brown shrimps and caper butter, with a side of chips and spring greens for Rob. There wasn’t any garlic in the butter and the shrimps and capers added a lovely depth of fishy flavour. The waiter warned us that the fish comes whole and there are a lot of bones – so be warned if you’re not keen on looking your dinner in the eye.
We shared a carafe of the Araldica Cortese Piedmonte, Italy, which is a fresh, clean, easy drinking wine.
They also have gluten free bread. It’s not fresh bread, so if you ask for it toasted it’s much nicer.
Other good low FODMAP options include – chop house cheddar and bacon burger (minus the bun), Butcher’s steak and chips, whole spit roast lemon and thyme chicken (£25 to share).
Do check out the Butlers Wharf Chop House bar. They also have a restaurant with an a la carte menu for a slightly more formal dining experience.