Le Pont de la Tour

4.3
5096 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Modern European
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm; 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5.30pm - 9.45pm
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Phone number
020 7403 8403
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Julien Imbert
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Parking Details

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

Nearest Underground Stations London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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Special Offers

Festive Menu 3 courses for £39.50

Celebrate the festive season with our 3 courses restaurant set menu for £39.50

Terms and Conditions: 3 courses for £39.50 from 26th November till 24th December 2018. Offer is valid for tables up to 8 guests maximum. Please quote "Festive Set Menu" when booking over the phone. All menu items and prices are subject to change, based upon availability

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 19 November 2018

Ends: 24 December 2018

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

Truffle Tasting Menu

Get 5 course set truffle menu for £75, with wine pairings for £125.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 September 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

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

Theatre Menu 2/3 courses £19.50/£24.50 and a glass of fizz

Theatre Menu: 2 courses £19.50, 3 courses £24.50. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. A reduced menu will be offered for parties of 9 and above. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 21 May 2017

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Sun 17:30-18:45 21:30-21:30
Mon-Sat 17:30-18:45 21:30-22:30

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

Set Menu 2 courses £24.50, 3 courses £29.50. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. A reduced menu will be offered for parties of 9 and above. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 19 October 2017

Ends: 18 November 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:30

What 5096 People Are Saying
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m
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our server Gianluca was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Came here for a special occasion but it failed miserably.
We did the truffle tasting menu which we were looking forward to but what a total waste of money! None of the dishes resembled any truffle flavor, the truffles were completely old and stale and had no scent of truffles left which made us wonder why we are paying the overhead for truffles.
Each dish that came left us puzzled and the dishes were incredibly stingy with their portions. One dish in particular had literally one mushroom sliced in half with some mushroom consumme which was quite salty and didn’t have much flavor.
We kept telling ourselves to tell as many people as possible about this miserable experience and to NOT come back here for any meal. Do yourself a favor and stay far away!!!

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TK
London
43 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit in 2018 foe a business lunch. The food and wine were excellent. The service was very attentive and my client was happy. A success. I would go there again.

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j
London
248 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate from the fixed price menu so it did not break the bank. Service was excellent throughout. The food was well prepared. All this, together with the warm and welcoming ambience, made for a very good dinner.

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Pont de la Tour to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The service was faultless and the food fantastic. They provided a birthday dessert and candle for my friend as a surprise - an extremely thoughtful touch. The restaurant had a lovely, cosy ambiance; even though nearly every table was occupied, it felt like you had a lot of privacy and you could have a good conversation with your fellow diners. Highly recommended!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great staff - very professional.
Food is very tastefully and skilfully prepared.
View is beautiful.

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GM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great value special deal meal. Amazing but expensive wine list. Lovely al la carte menu. Great for special occassions. We will return.

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MK
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though we arrived a little late towards end of lunch service the welcome could not have been warmer or the staff more obliging. A lovely lunch in the sunshine; totally reliable dining.

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous dinner ... Great location, fabulous food and wine and wonderful service.

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AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We dined on the Evening Standard menu which was great value for money. The team took great care over my allergies and I had a wonderful meal. The home made gluten free rolls were honestly the best I had ever eaten!

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PZ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was fantastic, the restaurant seemed busy and waiters had forgotten about our drinks, they were only served after starters. We also had to wait quite long for espresso and mint tea to be served.

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l
London
54 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening to celebrate two friends special birthdays. Food was excellent and service great. One observation for one waiter, I (a woman) was the host to my two friends birthdays, one man one woman. Table was booked in my name I ordered the champagne, yet it was shown to my male friend to check and taste ! Just slightly irritating. Something that happens in quite a few high end restaurants.

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s
London
301 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was very slow on the Saturday evening when we dined. I can only assume this was due to the fact that a function was taking place at the rear of the main restaurant, that, plus the outside terrace which was also very busy with punters enjoying the late summer sun, which is all well and good for the restaurants takings but it did impact badly on the overall service which was extremely slow. So much so we had to chase the waiting staff and keep reminding them to take our food and drinks orders. When the food arrived the starters were excellent however the rack of lamb was undercooked even for those that like their lamb cooked medium rare. Perhaps the kitchen was under the same pressure as the waiting staff!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

A shame as I always loved this place for a celebratory dinner. Last night I went in for my birthday. Service was universally poor. Sommelier lazy and dismissive. Food boring but perfectly adequate. Bill sadly not justifiable. I won't go again, not when the area is so full of alternatives. I'm rather sad as it's been a regular with me and my family for 20 years.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service us always impeccable as is the food.

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S
London
123 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. And they always look after you in same way whether on special 3 course deal or a la carte

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely special anniversary celebration here. Gorgeous food. Expensive but worth it for the service and quality. Lovely touch get a personal dessert with happy anniversary on it.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really nice view from the patio. We had the brunch menu and it was a great value. The food was delicious! I had the Cornish plaice - very good and a large portion! I think it was the whole fish. I would come back

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M
London
99 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely super. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch chatting and exploring the options on the great value Evening Standard menu and found each choice excellent and slightly unusual : who realised cold pea soup and skate wing could be so delicious? We chose fairly standard desserts of creme brulee, chocolate delice and a very generous cheese plate - all mouthwatering. Service was excellent and friendly too. And that phenomenal view from the terrace - wonderful. A lovely, lovely lunch.

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ML
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a birthday treat and had the early evening set menu, we all really enjoyed it, we needed a couple of side dishes to bulk it out a bit but still good value and great service, the restaurant even did a special dessert plate for the birthday girl

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JK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During a recent trip to London we decided to try Le Pont de la Tour after reading through several online reviews. Our dining experience was one of the best we've had in a long time and the food was absolutely incredible.

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GW
London
50 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have dined here a few times on the set menu and been very happy. Service was very slow this time round though. We were a group of four and had to wait an hour for starters to arrive. They had run out of gazpacho so two of us had to have pea soup instead. The main was also a long wait and nothing special. Dessert was very small. In summary: disappointed this time. Will try one of the neighbouring restaurants next time.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The setting and ambience are excellent. One of the nicest locations in London. The food was very good and well presented but the potions were very small making the lunch not very good value for money. The scallop starter and lamb main course were very small dishes. The waiting staff were very friendly and attentive. Overall a lovely afternoon for my daughters birthday

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JL
London
28 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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Z
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The set menu is very good value and all our party were impressed particularly with the main courses of skate and of chicken breast. The sides of green beans and chips with their skin on were excellent as well.

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p
London
152 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Pont De La Tour is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. This time did not disappoint. We were seated on the terrace as I’d requested which we very much appreciated. The food is always excellent and the wine list extensive. The service is discreet and our guests really enjoyed themselves.

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G
Cornwall
21 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food from the set menu was very good. Service however was best described as haphazard.
There are many waiters but there doesn’t appear to be any system in operation with no one waiter taking ownership for tables.
Service was slow, disorganised and inefficient and it’s clear most of the waiting staff are very inexperienced (one didn’t know what Fino Sherry was, despite it being on the menu).
We also ordered wine which was kept in a bucket away from the table but all waiters were oblivious to our empty glasses. In the end, I got up from the table and poured the wine myself. This resulted in the opposite extreme with waiters constantly dashing to the table to try and fill glasses - once when they were already full. As I say, haphazard service.
Management really need to get a grip on this and train the staff properly as it spoils what is a fabulous setting and the good work the chef does in the kitchen.

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B
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last visit was 17 years ago and although this was only a pre theatre meal this time everything was as lovely as before. Your staff are a credit to you and made us feel special and welcoming

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The wine waiter brought a warm bottle of white wine and seemed unhappy when this was pointed out. I was very surprised by this level of service. The food was excellent.

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DO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious. We came to grab a quick meal prior to going to the theatre and enjoyed the theatre menu. Limited choice but food was spot on. I haven't visited Le Pont de la Tour in about 6 years and I have to say that it was just as I remembered it but the service was even better. Highly recommended!

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F
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful summer al fresco dining experience with charming attentive staff. Exquisite food and second to none value with Evening Standard deal...highly recommended!

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S
London
27 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theatre menu is exceptional value with the usual excellent service

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S
London
52 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Set menu is great value, food was nice, we had terrine as starter and it's slightly under seasoned but quality is good. I had pork as main, friend had Skate wing, a little lack of presentation. Desserts were not bad.
However, we didn't/ couldn't enjoy our meal.

We were told that air-conditioning is not working, inside of restaurant and toilet are so stuffy and unbearable.
So we asked for table outside, unfortunately still extremely unpleasant.
We were not offered free water, and feel slightly scammed when waiter just open another bottled water before we asked for.
Couldn't believe restaurant management wouldn't invest portable air-con nor a few fans in this weather. Waiters/ services are hit and miss as well.
So fellow diner, don't visit this restaurant in summer as NO air-conditioning nor fan at 30C!

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MK
London
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday and pre-theatre meal. We were able to sit on the terrace and had cocktails and then the pre-theatre 3-course offer. Superb quality food and good portions, beautifully served. Gazpacho was divine and the skate was excellent too. Attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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TV
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A long-time favorite in SE London. Excellent place to take friends from out of town, great views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, and great seats outdoors.

I recommend Le Pont de la Tour for both lunch and dinner, every day dining and special occasion.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top class service

We visit Pont de la tour on Friday evening and we had absolutely memorable experience.
Everyone made us feel so special and so welcome. Food was delicious too.
This restaurant is definitely on our revisit list again.

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Q
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Great service. Fantastic setting. We had the pre theatre menu which was superb value for money

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you.

Still the best restaurant by the Thames river, and has outstanding view of Tower of London.
What’s makes this place better all other restaurants by the Thames is staff and food.
Everyone is so knowledgable and friendly, same time very professional. Food is served and present beautifully.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We book the table for 7 pm to celebrate my daughters birthday, we arrived at 7:30 pm. We had to wait till 8 pm. Received poor service from the Waiters, we had to wait each and everytime to get served. Birthday cake was served without any cutlery and to wait 15 minutes for it. Food was cold and the appearance of the resturant was very much deceiving compared to the look on the websight.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dinner sitting on the terrace Atletico Pont de las tour. Service and food excellent.

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