SquareMeal Review of
Cantina del Ponte
A resplendent painted mural runs along the back wall of this bona fide Italian, depicting the journey of provisions from port to marketplace to kitchen – a subtle nod, perhaps, to the philosophy of
this riverside ‘cantina’ from the D&D London group. Low ceilings create a cosy atmosphere that chimes perfectly with the rustic Italian cooking on offer – imagine ‘Tuscany by the Thames’ or
something similar. ‘Classics’ such as tagliolini with crab and chilli are always in demand, but also look out for refined seasonal specialities ranging from paccheri pasta with spicy ’nduja sausage
and pecorino to polenta-crusted sea bass with fennel and caperberries. Italian breads are baked each day, the ‘menu del giorno’ is a steal (£12.50/15.50 for two/three courses), and the all-Italian
wine list shows confidence in regional grapes, with plenty of good drinking below £30.
Cantina del Ponte is recommended for
Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50
Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50. Available Monday - Friday lunch.
Available Monday - Friday lunch. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Weekend all' Italiana buffet style menu
Get 3 courses for £25, with as much as you'd like from the buffet for starters and desserts.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Dinner set menu 2 courses/£17,50 3 courses/£21,50 & a glass of Prosecc
Dinner set menu 2 courses/£17,50 3 courses/£21,50 & a glass of Prosecco
Available Monday - Sunday dinner.
Available Monday - Sunday dinner. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Bank Holiday 'Weekend all' Italiana' menu
Get 3 courses for £25, and help yourself to as much as you'd like from the buffet for starters and desserts. Kids eat free.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Kids eat for free offer includes 2 courses from the Children’s Menu and for every two children eating there must be at least one accompanying adult dining.