Le Pont de la Tour

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£26 to £40
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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.

Specials

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

Set Menu 2 courses £24.50, 3 courses £29.50. Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 4, 2019

Ends: May 31, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:30PM

Evening Standard 3 courses for £30 with a glass of Rioja

Get 3 courses for £30 with a glass of Rioja

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Available everyday for lunch and for dinner from 17:30-18:30 and 21:00-22:30 only.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 26, 2019

Ends: February 9, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:30PM

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FG
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed it. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for anniversary and the overall experience was good

SD
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, awesome staff

M
London
48 reviews
Dined on December 20, 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

KW
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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.

RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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.

HC
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 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.

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. A little pricy though.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Nice view and nice food. Thank you

S
London
39 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely as usual - thank you

VH
London
67 reviews
Dined on November 21, 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

MR
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Generally good service. One of the waiters had an attitude, but the rest were wonderful.

R
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 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
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 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
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant that i ever been, already been here 3 times and many more to come

f
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Friendly, attentive and formal service without being pretentious. Our waitstaff was just great, he was very engaging and lively to chat with. We had the chateaubriand, which was mm-mm-goooood! Also a standout was the pithivier, don't hesitate, just order it! Don't forget the view - right at Tower Bridge, which is gorgeous lit up at night.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive staff, great food and ambience Thank you

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great set menu. And ambience is perfect

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are just extraordinarily really caring and attentive. Natural and warm

F
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and a wonderful meal. Crepes to finish the meal were fantastic.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The set menu is very good value. Classic French dishes that are simple but very well executed. Attentive service. Overall a very nice experience.

DA
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and quiet place, full view on tower bridge, excellent French food . The menu was good value for money

AF
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

ambiente molto bello, elegante e rilassato, servizio di ottimo livello e molto professionale, cibo (menù francese) adeguato alle aspettative. Il pezzo forte comunque è la vista notturna del Tower Bridge che si gode dalla vetrata sul lungoTamigi. Prezzi da standard londinesi. Vivamente consigliato

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OT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was disappointing as we were relatively ignored as a table of two compared with larger tables nearby

LT
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the set lunch and was great value. My only comment which I did question at the time was why my friend had a measured glass of wine while mine was free poured. There was definitely a difference. The reason given was it was quicker to free pour from the bottle.

f
London
60 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Le Pont is consistently good, so I had no hesitation about making a reservation there for our anniversary dinner.
From our initial greeting, to our departure, everything was smooth sailing, and as always, the food was excellent.
I have to give a special mention to our Kir Royales, not everywhere can you get the right mix of Champagne and Cassis, but at Le Pont, they get it right.
I have no qualms about recommending Le Pont to everyone.

PN
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant with a great view over the Thames and Tower Bridge.
Food was excellent as was the service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food highly recommended

DS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice menu, attentive and friendly service, pleasant surroundings. Nothing not to like. I would definitely return. I rarely five 5 stars.

BG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle hut is an incredible experience. The service was magnificent and the food was incredible. The views were unbelievable and the hut was adorably romantic! I highly recommend this experience!

PS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and great food! We had a very nice time celebrating a birthday

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Evening started with some well mixed cocktails. Food was great as always. Staff were polite and friendly. There was a small team in the main dining room and they could have been a little more attentive. However we were there till later than we intended, the dining room had emptied, never once did they hint for us to make a move. Overall a great evening.

GH
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always quality and service excellent!

TK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went to the restaurant to celebrate my mums 80th birthday and the service was very poor. Great shame as I do like this restaurant, however we really felt let down by the experience. We will not be going to the pont again, there are far better restaurants in London where we will rerun my mums birthday.

a
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My wife booked the restaurant as part of a 20th Anniversary present which included a stay nearby at La Lit (an SLH Hotel) - we went later and opted for the set menu which was good value at approx £35 each for 2 courses. The starter was lovey - huge fresh prawns the main looked lovely (chicken) but was lukewarm - we asked for it to be hotter and it arrived back 10 mins later exactly the same - the manager then stepped in and sorted it and we received a piping hot and lovely tasting dish. There was no acknowledgement of the occasion even though my wife had told them (the week before we had dined at Coq D'Argent and had a lovely surprise of a birthday dessert (it was my friend's 50th). To be fair the manager did come and apologise and gave us a glass of champagne each and promised to get it sorted in future.

JG
London
145 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely position by the Thames. Good food and choice of wine. There were patio heaters if you sat outside which were very efficient. Would recommend this restaurant with super views of Tower Bridge.