Cantina del Ponte

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


020 7403 5403

Caramelised Figs Dish
Chef Angelo Albera Profile 1
Cocktail Rolling with the Groves 2
main restaurant
main restaurant to terrace
main terrace
Pasta Scoglio Clams Dish
Pococello Terrace
Venison Berries Dish

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.

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Special offers from Cantina del Ponte

Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50

From: 01 October 2017

To: 30 October 2018

Max: 8

Set Lunch 2 courses/£13,50 3 courses/£17,50. Available Monday - Sunday lunch.

Available Monday - Sunday lunch. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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Cantina del Ponte Location

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


020 7403 5403

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm, Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm (Sun - 10pm)

Cantina del Ponte's Reviews


Food & Drink: 6.2


Service: 5.7


Atmosphere: 6.8


Value: 6.0


Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

29 April 2017

Very pleasant evening. Good service. Friendly staff. Balanced menu and reasonably priced


Food + drink: 5

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Bronze Reviewer
26 July 2016

This place always hits the spot! The food is good, the welcome really friendly, the location ideal (especially if you're entertaining "out-of-towners") and the service, if not pitch perfect is done with a smile and a flourish that will soon make you forgive any delay!! The wine list is short but pretty decently priced and features a fairly good cross section of the Italian wine industry, both geographically and oenologically. The food is always imaginative and considered (the burrata served on a bed of grilled, smoked aubergines, zucchini and tomatoes was out of this world!) Their seafood classics are always delicious. Nothing more to say...well recommended!!


Food + drink: 0

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 1

18 February 2012

Very mediocre food and bad service! The menu is short and does not have enough variety. Some of the dishes make no sense at all in terms balance and compatibility of ingredients. The classics are not up to the standard that a upmarket restaurant should have. Generally the dishes are quite boring and therefore bad value for money. Furthermore the dessert did not match its desription in the menu and we got no warning from the waiter. When we pointed it out the waiter started arguing. He also asked how was the food and when we pointed out the problems the waiter started arguing again and trying to prove to us that we were wrong and that everything is great. What is the point of asking for feedback then?? Very disappointing.

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