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Butlers Wharf Chop House appoints Behzad Gotla as head chef

Butlers Wharf Chop house at Tower Bridge has appointed Behzad Gotla as its new head chef.

Gotla has over 10 years experience in the field and has joined the restaurant following an eight year stint with the Gordon Ramsay Group, where he became head chef at Ramsay’s Maze Grill restaurant. 

He has also worked across “top kitchens” around the world which includes Hyatt Regency hotels in Mumbai and Kolkata and Apex hotels chain in Edinburgh. Prior to that he also worked for Hard Rock Cafe’.

Gotla’s menu will include class British chop house dishes with a “more refined, modern look.” Dishes will include classics such as steak & ale pudding and the chicken and mushroom pie as well as devilled Suffolk chicken livers with girolles and potato sourdough.

‘The Cut Above’ menu will feature prime cuts that weigh over 1kg each, and will showcase a different “breed of British.”

Gotla aims to prioritise the lack food wastage, with any trimmed meat going to the Chop House cheeseburgers. The bones will be used to create the bone marrow, shallots and red wine gravy and the fat will be used to fry the triple-cooked chips.

Gotla said: “I’m delighted to have joined the Butlers Wharf Chop House team. I want the restaurant to be a place where people come to share the best – and biggest – meat cuts in the city. I’m also really proud that our meat is all British. It’s crucial to me that diners can trace their meat right back to the field that it came from.”

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