Le Pont de la Tour

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£26 to £40
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French
Le Pont de la Tour is one of London's most iconic restaurants. It serves fine French food in opulent surroundings and benefits from an extensive terrace and a seriously special wine list.

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Restaurant Set Menu: 2/3 courses £24.50/£29.50

Set Menu 2 courses £24.50, 3 courses £29.50. Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 November 2019

Ends: 31 May 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00 17:30-21:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30 21:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-18:30 21:00-22:30

What 5269 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are good. Nice place close to tower bridge. Service is great and nice choice of food.
However, I know very well wine and they are way overpriced (x5 more than retail price).

B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pont de la Tour still retains its air of refinement. The surroundings feel special and the seating is comfortable. It's also nice when you are led from the bar area into the main dining room. The food overall was good. Stand outs were the Bisque (starter) and the Lamb. Both very good indeed. The beef was tender but lacked flavour, The side salad was dry as there was so little dressing.
The service was disappointing. The bar service was surley (not a smile in sight and a feeling of pressure to make up your mind what you wanted) although the gin and tonics were mighty. The restaurant service was fine but it was hugely irritating to be asked on five occasions by the two people serving us how our meal was. I'm afraid it was one of those occasions where the waiter/waitress made their presence felt. Not so good for a restaurant of this quality.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to this restaurant in a long time, had the set menu which was really nice and great value for a 3 course meal. Excellent service and even got my phone charged as it died earlier on in the day. Staff really professional and polite..also quite helpful with directions back to the tube station. A pleasant day all round 💕

OT
Malta
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

service was poor

C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, fantastic food, beautiful view, unbelievable offer.

DS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As on previous visits the staff were perfect friendly, attentive but not overly and happy to accommodate a slight time change when I phoned.

The food as usual was exceptional. On this occasion they only had half a lobster left, so I changed to the Dover Sole which was cooked perfectly and expertly de-boned for me at the table coming away quickly and cleanly like in a cartoon further testament to the excellent cooking of the dish. The lobster my girlfriend had was also excellent.

I realise I skipped ahead to the mains but the started were also fantastic the smoked salmon and caviar roll with crispy green apple was my favourite.

The creme brûlée dessert was also perfect and I really can’t fault the evening at Pont de la Tour.

It’s not the cheapest dinner in London but it is always excellent especially for special occasion. So I will be back (again).

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice evening on Valentines Day,
All the staff was amazing, very careful. We had the most amazing tasting dining, they explained all the dishes and also they recommended the perfect wine that could go with the main course and desert.
Really happy, a 5* restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food but overpriced and very small portions

MC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch in an excellent location. Very attentive and helpful service.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, nice restaurant , very good value for money . I would recommend it to anyone !

FG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed it. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for anniversary and the overall experience was good

SD
London
48 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great lunch for two as a Christmas present. Ordered off the very good value £30 fixed price incl a glass of wine. Food was very good and very well presented. We had a window table with a great view of Tower Bridge. Wines were well chosen by the sommelier. We will be returning for an evening meal soon. Thank you.

AO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

LM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, awesome staff

M
London
48 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Locating the entrance waa an initial problem, however once inside the ambience is very good.

The service is impeccable and very attentive

The food was tasty and served beautifully

KW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal at Le Pont de la Tour. Service was excellent, as was the food, and the ambience. Would definitely come back.

RS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always liked this restaurant. This visit was outstanding - particularly the smoked salmon starter and the venison main course - brilliant !!. Waiting staff as attentive and helpful as ever.

HC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I have been eating at Le Pont de la Tour since Kissin and Conran opened it in the early 90's. I think the restaurant is a long way off how it was in those Conran days.

The staff in some cases were verging on belligerent but, certainly quite frosty.
One waitress, rather than bend down slightly to pick up one of my guest's plate, waved at my guest until he picked up the plate and handed it to her. The whole time maintaining a cold stare at him.
The hostess receiving us was quite difficult at first about adding two extra people to our table and declined one of them. A couple of gin and tonics at the bar later (we turned up an hour early to have some pre-lunch drinks) and apparently, all of a sudden it wasn't a problem. Good but, pointless worry in the first place...
We had 3 Chateaubriand's shared across six of us. The guests who ordered rare received medium and vice versa. When we tried to manually swap our plates, all the plates were removed again by the waiter who was insistent that he fix it. Then we ended up with the same, medium went to the rare guests and vice versa. We then swapped our plates manually again, this time out of sight of the waiter for fear of being reprimanded and had a good chuckle about it.
With the seafood platter starter I asked for a finger bowl to rinse my fingers and watched it being carried past me by a waitress. I mentioned to her that I thought it was for me and could she put it down but, she was insistent on continuing past me to leave at a water station where it remained for another 5 minutes before the waitress for our table had time to bring it to me.

I will still head to Pont de la Tour occasionally due to it's location and the personal history/legacy for me but, considering how expensive it is, I couldn't recommend it to any friends as the question above asks.

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great setting and food! Set menu is bargain but wine a bit expensive. Waiter lovely but needs to be trained to not call guests ‘lady’ instead of madam and ‘gentleman’ instead of sir!
They were brilliant though and provided a special celebratory plate of gluten free chocolate brownies with message ‘congratulations on your 50 years friendship’n

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. A little pricy though.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Nice view and nice food. Thank you

S
London
43 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely as usual - thank you

VH
London
70 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is an iconic location doing traditional food but very well, with a very good if pricey wine list. You would pay for the location and view of a lit-up Tower Bridge

MR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Generally good service. One of the waiters had an attitude, but the rest were wonderful.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were brilliant. Our waitress was fantastic, very attentive and kind.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is my first visit to the restaurant, but I’m very impressed by it. The food is delicious, and we have the view of the river thames and tower bridge. It is just beautiful. Good choice for everyone and visitors to have a nice dinner out there.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service wasn't great, we had to keep flagging staff to get more water or drinks. Dinner took quite a while to be served. Taste was good. Not sure that I would go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant that i ever been, already been here 3 times and many more to come

f
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Friendly, attentive and formal service without being pretentious. Our waitstaff was just great, he was very engaging and lively to chat with. We had the chateaubriand, which was mm-mm-goooood! Also a standout was the pithivier, don't hesitate, just order it! Don't forget the view - right at Tower Bridge, which is gorgeous lit up at night.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive staff, great food and ambience Thank you

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great set menu. And ambience is perfect

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are just extraordinarily really caring and attentive. Natural and warm

F
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and a wonderful meal. Crepes to finish the meal were fantastic.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The set menu is very good value. Classic French dishes that are simple but very well executed. Attentive service. Overall a very nice experience.

DA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and quiet place, full view on tower bridge, excellent French food . The menu was good value for money

AF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

ambiente molto bello, elegante e rilassato, servizio di ottimo livello e molto professionale, cibo (menù francese) adeguato alle aspettative. Il pezzo forte comunque è la vista notturna del Tower Bridge che si gode dalla vetrata sul lungoTamigi. Prezzi da standard londinesi. Vivamente consigliato

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OT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was disappointing as we were relatively ignored as a table of two compared with larger tables nearby

LT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the set lunch and was great value. My only comment which I did question at the time was why my friend had a measured glass of wine while mine was free poured. There was definitely a difference. The reason given was it was quicker to free pour from the bottle.