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Le Pont de la Tour

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5279 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

The current advice allows us to seat members of either one or two households together both inside the restaurant and in outside dining areas.

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.

Support Le Pont de la Tour during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

London Restaurant Festival enjoy 3 courses for £25

Oct 1-31, 2020·Tue-Thu 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30

Executive Chef Tony has created a special set menu for you to enjoy this October to help ease those back to work blues.
Enjoy 3 courses for £25.

Set menu 2 courses for £30, 3 courses for £35

Sep 1-30, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:00, Fri 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30 20:30-21:30, Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-18:30 20:30-21:30

Available Friday-Sunday lunch time, Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm-6.30pm and from 8.30pm-9.30pm . All menu items and prices are subject to change, based upon availability.
2 courses for £30, 3 courses for £35

Back To Work menu 3 courses £25, was £35

Sep 4-30, 2020·Tue-Thu 12:30-14:30 17:30-21:30

Enjoy £10 off our Back To Work set menu throughout September, with 3 courses for £25 (previously £35) Available from Tuesday - Thursday for lunch, and for dinner (5.30 - 6.30)

What 5279 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding - presentation and taste. Only niggle that there are a lot of add-ons that pushed the price up beyond what might be expected having selected the set menu. However, it was not possible to fault the service and the location is as ever wonderful.

EM
EzamM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite staff, delicious food and beautiful view

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Rocky
London
43 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A niece quiet afternoon lunch was enjoyed by both of us

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PETERB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm day during the pandemic. Service was good and we sat outside under cover.

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ramanb
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall nice food and view. Great location. Would eat there again

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vipSalami
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my friend’s birthday so I specified this when booking. I was disappointed when the waiter brought out a dessert with a candle when I was in the restroom so I missed singing happy birthday. Food was reliably good but the wine list seems to have become even more expensive and £18 for a gin and tonic seemed especially steep.

RM
vipRachaelM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and service but wine list starts at £70/bottle

LM
LouiseM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely to sit on the terrace looking at Tower Bridge. Lunch menu good value and delicious, interesting options for vegetarians and meat eaters.

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vipHowardC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Considering Covid, we felt very safe and secure sitting on the wonderful terrace overlooking the thames. Highly recommended

RB
vipRestaurantBloke
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The wearing of masks does reduce the personal experience between diners and staff. It also removes important facial gestures which speak louder than words. We felt the the staff were all frightened to engage with us and other diners. Some jumping out of the way, for example, when a diner passed them. The table positions outside were too far apart. The experience that was once incredible was ruined. Other restaurants of equal status have done much better and maybe the owners of La Pont should visit The Ivy who so far get my 5 star vote for sensibility within the health guidelines. I am totally in agreement with safety and health but this restaurant, like others, have gone too far.

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vipFood4thought
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
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).

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Blamber
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
Malta
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

service was poor

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vipChaz
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanSingh
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
OpenTable Diner
London
6 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
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food but overpriced and very small portions

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MalcolmC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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miranda
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 !

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FranckG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed it. Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for anniversary and the overall experience was good

SD
vipSelectDiner
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
vipAndrewO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

LM
LeandroM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, awesome staff

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vipMissy
London
50 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

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KateW
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.

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RichardS
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.

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HC123
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.

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Jude
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. A little pricy though.

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diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Nice view and nice food. Thank you

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vipSimon
London
44 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely as usual - thank you

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vipVHAB
London
71 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

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vipMarkR
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.

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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
vipOpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
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

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