Le Pont de la Tour

4.3
5156 reviews
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French
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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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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.

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London
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all departments, but ... outrageously expensive and the fixed price set menu for early pre theatre meals was only made available when I asked for it.
Don't turn your nose up at the house wines: the red is superb

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience was excellent for our anniversary. Nice location. Fruits de mer platter with lobster, wine, starter and desert for two was aprox 230. Service was good.

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SS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Been coming here every year for quite some time. Only seated guest in half of the restaurant so my view was of the kitchen doors swinging open and kitchen staff. Dover sole was good. Not sure why they would not seat us on the other side since we were in pathway.

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M
London
161 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Consistent quality and service

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LG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was nearby Tower of London with my wife and desperate for a good place for lunch during my last trip to London. When I opened the OpenTable app this was one on the top list. Decided to book the last table available and I can say it was an amazing experience. From service to food, a wonderful French menu with the view of river, the Tower and the Bridge. Little pricey, maybe, but completely worth.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place and service, but service was better the previous time I was there with my boyfriend.

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M
London
161 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food langoustine and lobster delicious and fast efficient service will be returning soon.

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M
London
161 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A consistently good restaurant - well prepared meal, and very good service. We return regularly

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Went for valentine’s day diner with my fiancé. Terrible service! Too busy, too crowed! Totally not worth the money spend! Example of over promising and under delivering.... was sat at a corner with absolutely no view and waiters passing behind me every 30 seconds with other people’s food. Received absolutely no attention from the waiters. All of them seem inexperienced. The place is over crowded, optimised to sit maximum number of clients for profit, lacking the right level of service. The manager/owner just want to use this opportunity to maximise the profit, didn’t provide any special occasion feeling at all.

It was like sitting in a corporate canteen.... totally a ripoff! Not recommended

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant in every way. Absolutely delicious menu for Valentines night dinner - oyster/foie gras/halibut. Relaxed but hi-end decor, lovely staff, great by-the-glass wine and champagne list. I was so pleasantly surprised and will definitely recommend/return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trés bien!!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food and outstanding service. Wine very expensive

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I first started going to this restaurant it was an event . 15 years later it’s back to that feeling of occasion . Perfect

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JA
London
74 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal at Le Pont de la Tour. Food was excellent and it is lovely to be in a quiet venue where we could hear one another. A bit frantic at the end to get to the theatre despite saying to the staff we needed to elave in good time.

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MK
London
32 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were eating pre-theatre and the food was excellent. Wine choice was eventually made though we were disappointed that our first two choices were not available. I really enjoy eating at this restaurant with its lovely views and good service and will undoubtedly return.

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J
London
26 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is in a brilliant location right next to tower bridge. We had a great table by the window and could easily watch the world go by. Service was a little slow at first but improved as time we went on, if a little over fussy. Potions were a bit on the small size for some, but we felt they were just right as we hate feeling bloated. We had to keep choosing wine as my first three choices were not available and we're reluctant to spend £50+++ on wine we no nothing about. The food was beautifully presented, but I was suprized that my lemon tart was so deconstructed it wasn't recognizable, tasted ok though.

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GH
London
27 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely view, Average service, good food
My husband and I had a nice dinner here recently and the value offered by a special promotion menu was fantastic - particularly notable because it is an expensive restaurant. They accommodated our special request without any problem and the food was really lovely. My only complaints focus on the slow service - the wait staff was very solicitous and knowledgeable; it was more the senior level staff that left us waiting for our bill forever - and the ever rising noise levels in a room that doesn't have great acoustics. However, we wouldn't hesitate to go back again.

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AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal. Good views and we were well looked after

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous food in a cosy setting with great views of tower bridge. If you want classic formal french, this is a good bet. Set menu was good value.
Service wasn't that great - lots of people but felt like they were all in training e.g. wine waiter had no clue, e.g. had to wander about to try to find someone to seat us, e.g. several order mix ups.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I chose Le Pont de la Tour for a special family lunch following my MBE award. I reserved months in advance and was pleased to find the reservation was confirmed by a member of staff the day before. We were offered a lovely table with a view of the river, just as I had hoped. The staff were attentive and very helpful, the sommelier really advised well on the wine. The pace of service was just right and unintrusive. It was 31st January at 2:30pm so understandably guests may have finished lunch by the time we arrived, but the lack of other customers made it rather quiet and souless. At that time of day we were restricted to the a la carte menu, but we were all happy with our choices. The scallops were melt in the mouth delicious, and the Gressingham duck cooked to a perfect pink. Side dishes of vegetables are extra and rather expensive (£5 for broccoli). We also thought the wine rather over-priced and not much choice of moderately priced (nothing under £36) but for an up market restaurant I guess thats what to expect. THe food was beautifully presented, freshly prepared to order and very tasty. The cost for 5 of us with 2 bottles of wine, 3 courses and coffee was £455 including service, reasonable at around £90 a head for a very special occasion. However, for a more economic meal go at a time when the menu fixe is available and enjoy some very flavoursome and well prepared dishes in a great location for excellent value.

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MG
London
274 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really excellent food with truly impressive service. With the Evening Standard offer tremendous value. And of course lovely views of the river at night.

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The service is first class and the food is delicious. It's my fourth time there and they never disappoint me. The fois gras was amazing and the risotto with jerusalem artichoke was one of the best I've ever tried in London. The choise of wine by the glass is well balanced with the food they offer. Can't wait to go there again. Well done!

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FL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit and can not fault. Service, food and location all five star.

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l
London
73 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great location near tower bridge. Well presented food with good flavours. Portions small and a bit pricey, but you are paying for the views and location.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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r
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A genuinely wonderful evening in a well-established venue that knows what it’s doing. A more formal venue but in no way stuffy. Food and service were particular highlights.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good experience. Lovely food esp using Evening Standard menu offer. Thank you

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LJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It's a bit too expensive for what it is. The fridge cold cheese plate is outright disappointing. Half of the wine list is not available. On our visit several course from the menu were not available.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Small portion vs the price

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent so enjoyable - Jean Luca made us so welcome and all the team made the evening memorable for my wife and I. We don’t go out often as the children are young but we will look forward to our next visit

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Pretensions of a great restaurant- which sadly doesn’t deliver. At best the food was ordinary. At worst it was awful. I had to send my whole sea bass back because the poor thing had been left under the grill so long it was like dry cotton wool. The pudding macaroon was dry and/or stale. The starter was ok but then it’s hard to get a terrible wrong. I will not return.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant! Nice vibe, good service and excellent food. It was for an anniversary and they had a surprise for us at the end, thanks a lot!!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

We booked Pont de la Tour as a special meal for my Birthday and we have enjoyed meals at many D+D Restaurants over the last few years.
Considerating this is a fine dining restaurant we were extremely disappointed with our visit here. We have never experienced anything like this before.
We were sat at our table at 5.30pm as requested, chose our 1st and 2nd courses from the al a carte menu with accompanying wines with the advice of the sommelier, white wine for the first course, (Devon crab) red for the second course (Steak)
Our white wine and 1st course arrived by 5.45pm, before 6pm we were asked to taste our red wine and we hadn’t even finished our white wine from the first course????
Next thing our main course arrived, this is now 5.50pm!!!!’
We asked for time to finish our white wine, (by the way, it was only a half bottle) so the main course was sent back to the kitchen.
By 6.15pm our red wine and our main course has arrived back to our table.
We felt that we were being rushed through the meal even though the restaurant was not busy (most of the tables were unoccupied)
We felt most uncomfortable and decided to leave ASAP.
In summary, the food and the wine was delicious but the overall experience at Pont de la Tour was unacceptable due to the rushed service.

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j
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A "proper" restaurant. Delicious, well presented plates, fancy but not over done. Old fashioned service, but with warmth and personality. It's expensive, but good value.

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S
London
30 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, as usual. We live round the corner and took my parents for Christmas lunch. My father was there the day this opened in 1992 and it has remained consistently excellent.
Thank you

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing. Wine excellent. A touch expensive and well worth it. Service dipped off a bit when it got busy and not a material issue

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most wonderful evening here with my boyfriend as a Christmas treat. Food was outstanding and service was fantastic. We will be back.

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Starter had pieces of gristle and bone in it. The other courses were bland . Very very disappointing

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