Le Pont de la Tour

4.4
4754 reviews
£26 to £40
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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  • Menu du Jour

    £49.00 per person

    Oct 5 - Nov 30, 2021

    Executive Chef Tony has been hard at work on a special Festive Menu du Jour featuring a selection of new festive dishes for you to try this winter. Join us by the river and enjoy three courses for £49 per person. Enjoy dishes such as Saumon; house cured Loch Duart salmon, pickled cucumber salad, purslane, apple gel, horseradish mousse, Boeuf; dry aged Cumbrian beef bavette, pommes frites, sauce béarnaise, and Chocolate gâteau, cranberry and cherry curd, blackberry sorbet! The set menu is available for up to six guests. Monday to Sunday for lunch 12:00 – 15:00 and dinner 17:30 – 18:30. Available Monday 29th November.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4754 People Are Saying
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MatthewS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but very expensive a la carte. Had to ask for the set menu. Disagreement with waiter was quickly resolved by manager. Nice ombionse otherwise.

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ChristopherH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Amazing food average service

HK
HKAS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s was wonderful! A real French restaurant in London!

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AG123
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Top class restaurant. Service struggled a little as restaurant got busy. Food and ambiance exceptional. Great venue for a special occasion but very pricey for day to day dining.

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vipSimon
London
50 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I have been visiting Pont de la Tour since if opened 30 years ago. I live around the corner. It is clear they have suffered from the pandemic like the rest of the hospitality world. However, if they believe they can continue in the current form they should have a rethink.
The service was utterly shocking. In fact virtually non existent. A scarcity of staff as usual. We arrived. Sat for 20 mins having been given no menu. We were eventually asked what drinks we would like. Another 20 mins. The same with the food orders and then inevitably when it came to bringing the bill, they disappeared all together. I eventually just got up to leave and tried to pay on my exit. I complained and they reduced the bill by 50%. This was not the point. It’s a consistent theme now and they need to sort it out if they want to keep this “high end”. Get the staff and train them.
It’s such a shame as the food remains of consistently excellent standard.
The whole thing took over 3 hours. I’m going to struggle to return unfortunately and was going to attend their 30th celebration next week but have decided better of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Nothing else to say x

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and I first visit to Le Pont de la Tour. The service was good, the restaurant was very clean and social distance was good. The view was lovely, our waiter was very helpful and was able to explain and make suggestions about the menu. The food was amazing. A late anniversary celebration for us and we are so glad we choose to come to Le Pont de la Tour. Will def be visiting again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Understaffed by disinterested amateurs. Food just “ok”
A shadow of what it once was.

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vipNicoleP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great meal, Great view, service was good. Enjoyable experience but service brings the rating down a little.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect especially Luca!

Luca take service to a different level. Thank you so much for always looking after us so extraordinarily well.

JP
JohnP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful riverside setting beside Tower Bridge.
Good for people watching as they promenade!

RK
RituK
London
32 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Have complained directly to the restaurant who have kindly offered to resolve the complaint. To summarise, extremely slow service for a dinner whose quality we felt was not to the exacting standards we expect from this establishment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, old world charm ambience and excellent service. The lunch set menu is great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

The food was what

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vipChristopherE
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Poor service was the abiding memory of this visit, together with a cold, conveyor-belt like reception. Good cocktails and food but there are just too many better restaurants around to make it necessary to go back.

NC
NicholasC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A consistency high standard with excellent cooking and professional yet informal and friendly service.

CP
CharlotteP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere ! Loved the cheese appetisers

DB
DougB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal, good service as always. Sat outside to comply with the current tier restrictions. A bit chilly :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cold out, but the restaurant took many steps to assure we were comfortable. The menu is currently restricted but the food was absolutely delicious! Everyone was pleased with their meal. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Will come again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff were great. Had a nice bday. Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening. Food was excellent and so was the wine. The service was amazing. It made us feel very welcome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
31 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the rain we chose to sit outside (under shelter and with a great heater) for our meal facing Tower Bridge. The food was amazing and served in good time. At no point did we feel rushed neither did we feel ignored. The atmosphere was lovely and calm in the restaurant and the staff were helpful and attentive. A special mention to the waiter Kevin who was great. Bearing in mind the quality of food, the helpful staff, the great views and the hygiene the cost is most definitely worth it. I would recommend this place for any special occasion or a date.

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Patswana
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the evening, staff were attentive, restaurant very good at observing Covid regulation and both the food and wine were fabulous. Will definitely return

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clifftops
London
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and felt very safe, the food was very good as was the service. The wine is a little on the pricey side, but all in all we had a lovely lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 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.

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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
8 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
11 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
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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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.

HC
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
22 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
2 reviews
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 💕

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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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Le Pont de la Tour is rated 4.4 stars by 4754 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.