Cantina del Ponte
Evening Standard: 2/3 courses & a glass of wine £15/£20
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 15 July 2019
Ends: 8 September 2019
Availability: Sun 17:30-22:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:00
Staff other than the supervisor / manager are a bit useless.
We ordered a portion of potatoes after placing our food order, the waitress said ‘you have to order with them’ randomly pointing at another staff member.
Orders butter with our bread, never materialised.
Excellent location, beautiful restaurant.
Delicious food, had the special aubergine parmigiana- delicious
For main shared the special - cacio pepe tartufo nero pasta served in the percorino cheese wheel. Stunning dish.
Desserts - good.
Wine list - good & well priced.
We ordered our bottle of wine and waited over 20 mins until we finally asked again. At which time I told them we’d be on our second bottle by now. The supervisor / manager was very professional and immediately served us, took our order, offered us free Aperol aperitif, free starter along with our 2 starters.
We were also given free desserts & free after dinner drinks. So they correct their issues well and we highly appreciated their efforts.
OVERALL- too good to miss, just stay on top of the staff and you’ll have a lovely time.
Stunning wall mural depicting old Italy.
Love the food & area so will be back for sure.
Same old story, not enough service staff to manage volume in the restaurant. We had a lovely meal, however had a hard time getting refills for drinks and no offer of Dessert - which we would have taken them up on had they asked.
After what seemed like an excessively long time waiting for staff to check on us (they made no eye contact as they rushed by several times) we eventually managed to signal for the bill and leave.
Compliments to the kitchen - service team needs to do better!!
Wonderful authentic Italian cuisine.
Great location and wonderful staff. I will be back ASAP .
Thank you Cantina.
I could recommend this place but I think overall it's a bit expensive for what it is.
The service is excellent coming from the guys, but ladies are not that nice and it looks like they are not happy to work where they work (this doesn't include the hostess)
Great venue . Food and service were exceptional
Great location and great food!
Friendly staff specially the lovely Oana.
We will be back!
We really enjoy our lunch on the beautiful terrace nice service and warm Wellcome
The portion was generous as usual and really good value for money
Impressive view definitely a place to go for enjoy a classic Italian food
Will come back
Poor service - almost 20 minute wait for a drinks order. Not offered any further drinks throughout the night.
Tuna carpaccio very good - steak special and tomato basil pasta average.
Expensive for what it was.
So disappointing. I can't actually comment on the food because our table was so awful and waiter unhelpful that we just left. I requested a special table as it was my birthday but it seemed that the restaurant had taken no notice to this request, we had a table right by the door. The restaurant was super loud and we felt crammed in, so I asked if we could sit outside even though it had been raining, it would have been quieter and more intimate for us. But I was told that the terrace was closed and there was no apology for that. We didnt really feel welcome so we left.
Took my partner for his birthday and we really enjoyed it the food was delicious and the service was good the lady who attended us was very friendly and very smiley.
Fabulous night out with friends, amazing service, best value for money I have ever had in London and delicious food. Ambience was fantastic especially with the opera singer who was really great.
Great food and exceptional service
Great food as always. Great offer of food on the set menu too. Always like eating here if in the area. Also great views of the river on these summer nights.
we never left hungry after visit cantina, simple plate from the italian classic genorous portion
and super quality product
thank you to all the staff to make our visit and meal enjoyebale as usual
wait for come back
Overpriced for what it is. My wife found her meal was over cooked and chewy. The staff was friendly but over pushy and interrupted conversations inappropriately to push their wares. It is a shame as I have always thoroughly enjoyed previous visits.
Great dinner. Food was excellent. Very good service too.
Only downside was that food quantity was below average. But it was so good!!
The food was very nice. The main courses are a bit smaller than the menu make them sound, so worth getting a side dish to share with them. The waiters were a bit all over the place; we finished our starters only to have the whole table cleared and a dessert menu thrust in our face! We lost our bread, so had to order some more and generally the waiting staff seemed a bit confused!
In the end it was fine. The food was good, the atmosphere and location are pleasant and the staff were friendly, if a little discombobulated!
Pre-theatre meal at Cantina del Ponte before visiting the Bridge Theatre - 5 minutes' walk away. Very good value on the pre-theatre menu. Starters very good (spicy meatballs and burrata), main courses - chuck beef was good; pan-fried salmon slightly disappointing - the tomato sauce was rather overwhelming and it was difficult to pick up the flavour of the salmon. Atmosphere good, fairly busy even at 5:45 - the only complaint was the awful music! Overall, a good pre-theatre venue and excellent value.
The food is very good, the staff are great, the outside terrace is wonderful, the riverside view (Tower Bridge) is stunning, the deals are terrific value (£16 for two courses). Do you need to know anything else? We will be back.
They were very busy with big groups but made a special effort with us and were very kind
Opera singer not necessary noisy impacted conversation.
Went for special menu. The beef stew main was delicious BUT a starter portion!! My 6 2" husband left hungry!
Charged for expensive red and not the cheaper option I asked for!
Wont be back....
I came here on a Bank holiday Monday with my family to celebrate my Mums birthday. A great location in Butlers Wharf, the restaurant was lovely. Food good if a little pricey ( but given location that’s understandable) and the service was excellent. They were good enough to get my mum a little dessert and candle for us to sing Happy Birthday. Really nice afternoon. Recommend
60th Birthday meal for a friend
never miss the expectation attentive service and amazing food always with quality ingredients
one of the best italian choice in the area
We were 10 minutes late arriving as my friend had a fall on the way there. As we'd booked the set menu we were just late for that but she rushed us so we could still have it. Unfortunately we didn't get a choice of extra vegetables which would have been good with the salmon.
They were very slow bringing the one dessert one of my friends had ordered as their 2nd course.
Overall ok but nothing special
Had a fantastic time at this lovely and lively restaurant. Our kids stayed until 9:30pm and the staff were very attentive and accommodating. Imagine it is great in the summer to sit outside as the view of the bridge was beautiful.
Terrific food, service was efficient and unobtrusive.
Pre theatre meal, nice food served promptly by friendly staff.
Once again visited Cantina del Ponte before going to the Bridge Theatre, which is just 5 minutes' walk away. As usual, the staff were very welcoming and service was efficient - apart from a longish wait for the main course, though this wasn't a problem. The food was very pleasant, and value on the set menu is outstanding.
Always a great experience with this location, amazing food, staff and location.
I live locally and eat here regularly. The food is really good and seasonal variations. Fantastic service and good value.
A special 60th birthday celebration with 9 of us. Good food and service, but marred by a charge of £5 per person for having a birthday cake that we bought ourselves - £45. A bit steep by any standards. Shame.
A good option for pre-theatre dining for the Bridge Theatre. The set menu had a good range of options and the portion sizes were generous enough. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Very enjoyable. Great food & service. Quite noisy.
Lovely restaurant, great food and good value. This visit was for a works night out. I'll definitely be back with family!
Much noise during the dining ,the restaurant is small and and the tables nearly.
I took lobster fettuccine and the pastas were too cooked and soft ,the sauce very simply, I made better at home.
We paid for the bread ,focaccia and finally everything made a lot of money.It seems cheap but it isn’t ,the portions are smalls .
No real ambience as place was quite loud. Service was ok but not super attentive. Food was mediocre, some dishes like the veal seem overpriced whilst the pasta is good.
Good food, good environment,beautiful view. A little bit expensive
The Risotto for two got almost a round of applause.
The staff very accommodating of us, even though we were quite late.
Great venue on the river. Excellent food and attentive service.