What we’ve been up to… Butler’s Wharf Blackout

If you ever wanted to experience a candlelit dinner with stunning views of the Thames –  with a twist, of course – then Butler’s Wharf Blackout could be the answer until September 15th.  As a new addition to the capital’s annual hoorah (the Thames Festival), BWB is a collaboration with riverside restaurants Le Pont de La Tour,  Cantina del Ponte,  Blueprint Café and Butler’s Wharf Chophouse  where they’ve all agreed to cut the lights after 8:30pm in honour of the history of the Thames (which is said to take its name from an ancient word meaning “dark water” ).  But that’s not the twist; the pop-up 40-metre, 140-seat banqueting table  is where we could be found on Saturday night, enjoying “swim & tonics” (G&T’s in a fishbowl bag),  a delicious Crayfish & cherry tomato with basil starter from  Cantina del Ponte, blackened pork with baby radish and black potato from the Blueprint Café (see what they did there?), and a kentish bramble syllabub with shortbread we could have eaten twice over from the Butler’s Wharf Chophouse. After the meal, we headed over to the pop-up bar Neon Noir to dance in the dark at the silent disco and get a load of more creative cocktails. It was the loveliest of evenings and a clever way to celebrate the river – so check out our pics below!

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