Known for their large sharing portions of premium meats and devotion to serving great tasting British food – Butlers Wharf Chop House has created three hearty new meal kits available for home delivery.
Created under the direction of their new head chef Behzad Gotla (who began his career working at Gordon Ramsey’s Maze), this three-course Côte De Boeuf for two is available for delivery every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
It's as close to a restaurant meal as you can get without breaking into the place.
What's in the box?
To start, we have North Atlantic tiger prawns with a fiery chilli and garlic dressing. Literally two minutes in the frying pan, a chewy slice of sourdough, a wedge of lemon and we’re off to a flying start.
A drop of white wine to settle the spice certainly wouldn’t have gone amiss, but we won’t penalise Gotla for not including this.
For the main, we have the pièce de résistance – a one kilo aged Côte De Boeuf (yes you heard that right, one whole kilogram of meat) to be cooked in 250g of Chop House steak butter. The weight and density of this beast could rival a baby elephant, and whilst the menu states to chargrill it in the pan, we have to eventually resort to the oven.
After 20 minutes of turning, caking it in butter and nurturing like a newborn child, the result is the most incredibly tender melt-in-your-mouth hunk of meat that, when carving, just falls away from the bone. It's so succulent, we almost don't require the accompanying peppercorn sauce and red wine and shallot-gravy. They do however, both pack a zingy punch and the sides of triple-cooked chips and broccoli serve as an equally delicious addition.
For those who still have room, and oh boy, make sure you do – there’s the Bourbon sticky toffee caramel pudding with thick clotted cream to finish.
Incredibly light in texture yet intensely rich in flavour, this warm gooey pud is the perfect grand finale. Plus dessert goes to a different stomach, right?
What’s the verdict?
It’s good, maybe too good – your waistline won't thank you if this becomes a weekly occurrence. Low on effort and immensely high on flavour, it’s an all-round yes from us.
The only downside we can think of, is the extortionate amount of plastic packaging. Yes, we've gained that all-important Tupperware (that your housemate is undoubtedly about to steal) but we're left feeling incredibly guilty about the majority that's destined straight to landfill.
I can already feel you winching, what’s the damage you say? At £120, it's fantastic value for money and won’t exactly break the bank. However, if you’re after an equally delicious albeit cheaper alternative, there is also their Steak and Ale pie or Sirloin kits for two (priced at £65 and £80 for two people).
Make sure you order all kits 48 hours prior to your desired delivery, and that you have a predetermined crash-spot for your impending food coma...
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To order visit D&D at Home.