Le Pont de la Tour
Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lepontdelatour.com/
  • Phone: 02074038403x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 11pm

    Saturday: 12pm - 3.30pm; 6pm - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 3.30pm; 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Tom Cook
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE
A word from Le Pont de la Tour
By day, you can enjoy our traditional French cooking with a modern accent in the calm of our marine-inspired interior. And by night, the true opulence and elegance of the main dining room awakens against the backdrop of floodlit Tower Bridge.

Executive Head Chef, Tom Cook, has gone back to our traditional roots by recreating favourite classics from the restaurant’s opening menu – including Fruits de Mer, Lobster Pot au Feu and his version of the Crab & Saffron Tart – a salad of white crab meat with saffron mayonnaise and a light crab beignet. For a touch of dining theatre try our Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon, which is carved at your table, or enjoy the show of flambé Crêpes Suzette.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor eating
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
Le Pont de la Tour reviews from OpenTable diners
542 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.7
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (346)outdoor eating (262)romance (254)business meals (219)fit for foodies (191)sunday lunch (123)outstanding value (62)group bookings (58)pre/post theatre (56)brunch (45)disabled access (29)good vegetarian options (23)afternoon tea (18)child friendly (10)Show More
  • La Pont de la Tour
    JaneyK
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Nice outide space and good views. Food and wine list was varied and tasty. Service very good.
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    outdoor eating, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    RosieB
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Lovely location. Friendly and smiley staff. Fab food. Great offer with set menu choices.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • wonderful
    benguin
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Booked thus for a birthday treat and had the tasting menu. We sat outside and had a great view of tower bridge and was perfectly heated. Inside there was a piano and lovely decor. The food was delicious and a wine was brought with each course. Apparently they missed a wine but pointed it out themselves and gave us champagne and port. There re?action showed how seriously they took customer service. Hope our wine waiter didn't get shouted at because he was great too. Overall, delicious food, great wine and faultless service.
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    romance
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  • PDLT
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Loved it here thank you! It was a three generation birthday special and both my mum and my gran loved it so much. My gran saying how much she loved the food and she is not please easily! We say outside and it was gorgeous. The service was amazing, we couldn't have been looked after better. I would definitely recommend here to people.
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    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great place
    Happy
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We have been 3 times now It isn't cheap but wow it's great All they do is wonderful Thank you
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    LennartH
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The food was well prepared and delicious. We had the ES menu which at 30 £ incl. a glass of champagne was great value. Service was attentive and friendly. The views of the Thames and Tower Bridge are spectacular.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shame about the service
    APEL
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    We have always loved Le Pont de la Tour for a special occasion and the food was as good as ever. Fortunately we were not in a rush because it took three hours for three courses with long gaps between. They also mixed up our wine with another table so we got a new bottle plus the rest of the first bottle so this occupied some of the time. All in all we had a good evening but the waiting might have been a problem for some.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Belmont
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Second visit and very much confirmed our first very favourable impressions
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    brunch, outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall perfect!
    LMYU
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Had an amazing dinner here! We chose the 5-course tasting menu and literally every course was fantastic. The staff was very correct yet friendly, make you feel comfortable, which is a big plus point as you don't expect that at a fine dining restaurant. We had dinner quite late in the evening, so we had a fantastic view over the Tower Bridge by night. We sat outside at the terrace, the boulevard wasn't too crowdy so it was perfect for a romantic dinner and stroll afterwards, as well as for family/group dinners! The prices are a bit higher, about £60-70 pp (depending on choice of menu) but very well worth a try!
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food in a quality setting
    kentblade
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The food and service were faultless for our Saturday lunch by Tower Bridge. In terms of value by the time you have added vegetables / potatoes as an extra, a bottle of their cheaper wine (£26) and the dreaded 12.5% service you are looking at £60 per head, so an expensive lunch. Add a further £21 for 3 Gin & Tonics and this place starts to become expensive and you have start questioning value. All that said if the weather is good then dine outside on the terrace for superb views of the bridge and beyond, the prices then start to become more tolerable.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    kykyri
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    It is highly recommended for an exquisite dinner with a fabulous view
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We visited the restaurant on Friday and we lucky enough to be able to sit outside to have wonderful food and service and stunning views of London at night
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all around
    nimo
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Great, food and lovely place to be !!! Service was exceptional !!! Will go back
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • Londongirl
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Beautiful view and beautiful food. Great place to spend a sunny evening looking at tower bridge and enjoy the lovely food. Service can be a bit alow though.
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    brunch, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Diner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The venue meal and staff are excellent - always a treat to go there.
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Still as good as ever
    MarkG1
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I have n't been to the Pont De La Tour for a number of years. It was easy to book a table online & they had taken notice of my special request (i.e. my birthday). We were seated outside with the usual beautiful view of Tower Bridge with the Thames as a backdrop. We decided to opt for the 3 course set menu for lunch (£30 a head). The staff were very attentive & the service was absolutely first class. I opted for the Salmon starter, followed by Pork Medallions & my wife had Duck Salad followed by Poached Salmon. Our food was delivered promptly & was very tasty. The wine list is extensive, if not a little pricey but you can obviously choose a wine to your budget & taste. Overall we really enjoyed our lunch & the service was excellent.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • PEAS
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    A little disappointing this year; Borsch soup was tasteless and pork rather tough. Although plenty of waiters/waitresses they did not seem to have their eyes on the tables.
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    outdoor eating
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  • JHop
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Excellent food, great service, and a very relaxed three-hour lunch on the riverbank. The desserts with selected dessert wines for each were particularly impressive.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Negative Experience
    Sally
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    If you allow a reservation at 3.30pm on a Sunday then you can not expect on order to be placed for food within 5 minutes, as the kitchens are closing! None of the wines we requested were available and we were advised on a particular wine which ended up being £23 per glass. The waiter surely should of notified us of this fact when the wines by glass we were ordering previously were £9.00. I left the restaurant still feeling hungry which speaks for itself really.
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  • Johnboy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to Pont de la Tour with a group visit for 8 people. The views from the terrace are outstanding. The food was good although some of the roast beef was a bit fatty. The service was excellent with friendly staff not wanting to push you out as soon as you fininshed eating. Good range of wines and beers at prices which were good for the situation overlooking Tower Bridge.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Le Pont
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Wonderful £25 special offer for 2 courses. Table on the terrace overlooking the river, top notch food. Couldn't be better. Thoroughly recommend this place.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mindy
    mindy
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Service was excellent.. Food was delicious. We had a wonderful time.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow served food
    Jpmwc
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Great setting and good food. Shame about the slow service. Not great value for money
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    outdoor eating
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  • Meal with friends
    Chelsea
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    The service was very slow. We sat down at 8.30 once drinks were served by the same waiter who took the meAl orders. We didn't get to order till after 9pm and mains were served at 10.20 two of our pArty had to woof their meals and rush to catch their trAin. Very disappointing
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    afternoon tea, business meals
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  • Umami
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Very good value lunch menu - extensive wine list with decent house wines by the glass.
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    business meals
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  • Overllooking the river
    tcfm
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Nice to re-establish contact with an old favourite overlooked for some time and lovely to sit outside without being in the direct sun. Good fish well cooked. A treat to have a choice of good wines by the glass.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • Pont De la Tour
    JohnM
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    4 of us went on the D&D / Evening Standard offer (30 quid for 3 courses and a glass of fizz). My food was delicious but my 3 companions were disappointed with both their starters (a very bland salmon ceviche) and mains (pork fillet). But still great value for 30 quid.
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Ripped out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday. Given lovely seat on the terrace and the food was good. Whole evening spoiled by them charging us £!8 for a glass of white wine containing less than an inch of wine!!! The price on the menu for this glass of wine was £11.50 and whilst I thought that was extravagant it was a special night. When the bill came we challenged it, with our query being passed around from server to server for about 20 minutes. Ultimately we paid up and left as it was already 11.00pm. I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and it has always been wonderful, not any more though!!
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  • Steve
    Nickname
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    If you enjoy views, good food, excellent service this is the place !! cannot fault it but remember all this good stuff cost money which is well worth it.
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    business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Over priced
    Ett3
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Went for summer dinner and enjoyed eating on the Terrace. Vegetarian option was tiny and the set menu was expensive for what we ate. The meat eaters did enjoy their main course. Also, it is outrageous to charge an extra £8 (on top of £5 for desert) if one wants the cheeseboard.
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  • Business lunch
    Dockers
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Perfect. Great food, service was unobtrusively attentive, delightful location. Top marks all round.
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    business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Pont review
    cms1606
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    The food was wonderful except the hair in my roll, which was very unpleasant and I got a sorry but that was it. The service was poor, too many Chiefs not enough Indians, lots of staff but were more interested in the high paying diners or corporate parties. I booked the deal 2 courses for £22,50 and apparently it went up to £25 so I had to pay that despite the fact that I booked at the lower price! I bought my own birthday cake with me, and waited over half an hour to get it to my table which to put a cake on a plate and bring out was extreme, and I had to ask for it twice!
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  • spectacular view
    AlexVargiu15
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    some struggle to get sitted outside but at the end it was woth waiting
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    outdoor eating
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    food and service very good. . We were disappointed not to sit outside.it was not clear how outside seating could be reserved.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special offer confusion?
    greenwichgourmets
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I booked for a special offer on Saturday night, after receiving an email offer direct from D&D. The waiter stated that the offer did not start until the next Monday. He did produce the 'menu du jour, but only after I specially asked for it. .I spoke to the Sommelier. He offered us complimentary glasses of Chandon, these being part of the special menu The manager later approached us to apologise for the slow service. I mentioned the email offer and he said he was unaware of it, so I showed it to him on my mobile. It was still available for reservations for the next day. He said he would check it out as he had phone calls about it. The food was excellent, especially my wife's salmon creviche. But not good honouring of the offer.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normlloyd
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I took a mate for his birthday last Saturday. We sat outside, and had a terrific view of Tower Bridge, the Tower behind, and then the City (with the Gherkin) behind that. Iconic London! We had the 5 course tasting menu, paired with wine. The lamb was excellent, and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. Great to have a real French restaurant with real French staff. A bit pricey, but it was a special occasion, and I would definitely go back.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Beautiful terrace by Tower Bridge
    GastronautVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    We got a lovely table on the terrace. It was a beautiful, golden evening and so sitting outside was just perfect. The service was impeccable and very fast (despite what other reviews here say) and the food arrived promptly. The prix fixe menu is good value. Although the portions were ever so slightly meagre, the cooking was spot on. Recommended.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Great setting and even better food
    Wilfred
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    It helped it was a glorious day so being able to eat on the terrace was a delight, but the whole experience of Pont de la tour could not have been better.Personable but not intrusive staff, WAY beyond delicious food, from classic complicated to classic simple, each with some individual twist. Goodness knows why we haven't been there before.....we do not intend to be strangers, this place well deserves it reputation.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance
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  • Spectacular view
    SnowhiteVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    You are so close, but you are from the other side than you usually experience the Tower Bridge. Great ambient for outside lunch / dinner, fantastic lobster with chilled champagne. The service seems to be a bit lost, especially outside, which is not a plus for a place like this.
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  • anniversary chocolate mousse
    AnnieVersary
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Lovely food and service. You do feel like royalty when selecting the wine. They brought us a complimentary chocolate mousse at the end for our anniversary but we have already eaten two deserts. We had to finish it all but it was worth it.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.