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Le Pont de la Tour, London,

Le Pont de la Tour

4.3
4.3
4115 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
A luxurious riverside destination with iconic views, Le Pont de la Tour combines traditional yet innovative French cuisine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, thoughtful design that evokes the Parisian chic of the 1930s and stunning views of the City and Tower Bridge. Often referred to as London's most romantic restaurant.

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2 people

21:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–22:00 Sun 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7403 8403

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tony Fleming

  • Private party facilities

    One of the most famous restaurants in London, Le Pont de la Tour has the elegance and authority of a stateroom and is complemented by outstanding modern French food and the very highest standards of service. We can accommodate 110 for seated meals. The whole venue can host standing events for up to 300 guests in the winter and 400 in the summer

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Beer: 020 3700 1751

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Parking Details

    Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Evening Standard Set Menu

    £40.00 per person

    1 Aug - 11 Sept 2022
    Join us this Summer for our set menus in partnership with Evening Standard and enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner with a glass of Chandon for as little as £40 per person. Offer available from 1 August until 11 September 2022.

What 4,115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South East London

    Outdoor Eating

  • South East London

    Romance

  • South East London

    Special Occasions

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  1. C

    Colin

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    The service was so bad that it nearly detracted from what otherwise was an enjoyable evening
  2. A

    Anne

    London

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely summer evening on the terrace. Lovely food. Only slight complaint would be the table was small for 6 people
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was very disappointing. I had mackerel with a crust but the crust was so thick it was twice the volume of the mackrel which totally spoilt the dish.
  4. G

    Grahame

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Dreadful evening at the Pont de la Tour. Service chaotic, no-one to take an order, no food until 80 minutes after we arrived, completely shambolic. The very worst of the Tower Bridge river restaurants by far.
  5. F

    Fozziebear

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Service was very slow, and without the attention to detail that one would expect of a restaurant of this caliber. I have dined here before and had a better experience the last time.
  6. ML

    MartinL

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food (generally) and super martinis. Service excellent. Don’t order the chicken - very bland. And what is it with restaurants making you ask for salt and pepper? The chicken needed both - badly. It’s very expensive compared to the nearby Ivy. Also no air conditions inside on a day one really needs it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing me and my mum both had half lobster which comes on its own with a great tomato sauce, we did get sides which we ate all of it. Service great especially by Daniel who was helping out having come from another chain restaurant in Soho 100 wardour street. He was very hands on and gave us a great experience, actually starting a conversation with us as customers. Absolutely lovely guy. I came with my mum to celebrate her birthday and he made our night special. We will be visiting him at his base restaurant next time as he really made an impression on us. Overall food amazing, staff and location great. Daniel from 100 wardour street base restaurant made our leaving experience, pushing himself out to communicate with us and build a connection even though it wasn’t his base restaurant location.
  8. FL

    FoodiefromLimehouse

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good. Will go there again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Lackadaisical, short staffed. Long time to get served drinks and food. Plates not cleared away. Generally rubbish. This place has totally last it’s sparkle and feels very tired.
  10. C

    Cookie

    Dallas

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have enjoyed the restaurant several times, but had not been in a few years. The wine list had changed significantly and was a disappointment. The food was excellent, though, as was the service. We feel the interior needs some updating.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice setting, great service and outstanding food. Real fine dining. Comes at a price
  12. M

    Mullers

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Had booked an early dinner as we were heading to the theatre. Completely empty restaurant but weren’t allowed to sit outside on the hottest day of the year when we asked. As we were told they were fully booked. We sat and looked out at 80% empty tables outside that no one sat at the entire time we were there. Food was good, wine very expensive. It’s a shame. We used to eat her a lot when we used to live nearby and had good memories. Very unlikely to be going back.
  13. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Clearly understaffed on the floor and I suspect in the kitchen too given the long delay between starter and main arriving at the table. Most disappointingly there was no main course on the childrens’ menu which was lactose free making it an extremely limited and expensive dinner for my lactose intolerant daughter. The waiter tried to help and in doing so explained everything was pre-prepared in butter. Not a surprise but I would have expected a restaurant of this calibre to be able to cook a piece of chicken without butter. The sommelier was helpful but his experience with the Coravin system added to the farce with my glass splattered with red wine on the inside. Overall a very poor and disappointing experience for what was supposed to be a special occasion for my daughters and a trip down memory lane for me. Even more bizarre that my request to deduct the discretionary service charge didn’t even solicit a question as to why. We were not alone in our experience given the discontent being aired by other diners on the restaurant.
  14. RG

    RachelG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Ladies need an update. Service was incredibly slow.
  15. t

    therealsavvytraveler

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely setting by the river. Outside was much more pleasant than inside. The aesthetic inside is a bit tired. Service was absolutely terrific. A little pricey for lunch but food quality terrific.
  16. SK

    StingK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic lunch we had with my boyfriend, we tried Italian wine which was recommended by the manager! We enjoyed scrumptious meal and will be back
  17. BM

    BobM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location is stunning, only beaten by the perfect food and brilliant service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sommelier Rui (sp) was excellent! We had the perfect table and the engagement made it even more fun!
  19. JJ

    JordonJ

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Steak was quite chewy for my liking, asked for medium rare but it was more rare than anything. Chips, oysters and prawns were lovely.
  20. B

    Brendon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding pre-theatre dinner experience. Well with a visit!
  21. RC

    RichC

    London

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Menu was limited and food wasn’t nearly as good as I remember No Smoked Salmon which was very disappointing I have eaten here for years on my 2 to 3 annual trips to London Was always one of my favorites. Hopefully just a Covid hitch or an off night Service was excellent
  22. NF

    NicholasF

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a smaller menu than some. But boy the dishes are elegant delicious and very rich in flavour and ingredients. I have eaten here for many years and am never disappointed. The waiting staff are so professional and always vigilant so if you turn your head to look for something they are there very quickly. The Sommelier was knowable and only offered an opinion when asked and delivered good choices for each course. The overall experience was just fantastic and would recommend it to anyone.
  23. AN

    ArchanaN

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food was excellent as usual. But, service needs to be improved big time.
  24. Z

    Zahra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We were quite disappointed as the restaurant ran out of the duck dish which is the reason why we went to it in the first place. :-(
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always
  26. H

    Hungryheart

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed Pont de la Tour since its opening in 1991. When we lived in the neighbourhood. Now it is first choice for big occasions: the highest possible quality of food but relaxed and talkative. Long may you (and we) run.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went to this restaurant for dinner with my partner food was amazing lovely wine food was cooked perfectly would come back
  28. SA

    SabrinaA

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Staff didn’t seemed to be very hospitable. Food was ok but nothing special. We were expecting much more
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The best restaurant in London! Food is consistently excellent quality and cooked to perfection. Wine list is always updated with new and interesting options. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. It’s my favourite restaurant and I’ve yet to find another to rival it.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was first class - All staff were friendly, courteous and attentive at all times
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We been with family. All was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service! Even though it was busy it didn’t feel over packed at all definitely come back again
  33. c

    cathy

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. We sat outside on the terrace with its wonderful view of Tower Bridge.
  34. CD

    ColinD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for a great meal! Service was excellent and would definitely recommend.
  35. AH

    AhmednHassan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, loved the salmon appetizer, and also the sea-bass main dish was amazing.
  36. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    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.
  37. CH

    ChristopherH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Amazing food average service
  38. HK

    HKAS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s was wonderful! A real French restaurant in London!
  39. AG

    AG123

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  40. S

    Simon

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 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.

FAQs

Le Pont de la Tour is rated 4.3 stars by 4115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Le Pont de la Tour

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36d Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–22:00 Sun 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    French, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark SE1 2 NE

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tony Fleming

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7403 8403

  • Private party facilities

    One of the most famous restaurants in London, Le Pont de la Tour has the elegance and authority of a stateroom and is complemented by outstanding modern French food and the very highest standards of service. We can accommodate 110 for seated meals. The whole venue can host standing events for up to 300 guests in the winter and 400 in the summer

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Beer: 020 3700 1751

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