Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill

Modern European·
Bronze Award

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Bronze Award

The newly refurbished bar at this iconic restaurant is darker and more atmospheric in its new attire. Green art deco furniture gives way to a seductive, heated terrace outside, where – in accordance with the Franglais accent of the whole place – cocktails celebrate the very best of England and France. To eat, there’s a menu of nibbles and sharing plates – if a Nicoise Pan Bagnat with warm goats’ cheese and vegetables doesn’t please, perhaps roast quail with spring onion, chilli and lime will suffice. Come the weekend, expect live music with civilized acoustic sets of classic tunes and jazzy contemporary tracks. This is one for the sophisticats.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Lively, Traditional
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Waterside
Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating

About Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill

While the main offering of Le Pont De La Tour lies in the restaurant, the bar and grill is perfectly suited for a more relaxed visit. The setting, however, which overlooks the Thames offering stunning views of Tower Bridge and the river, needs little introduction. Housed on the ground floor of a Victorian warehouse building, Le Pont De La Tour is steeped in history, yet has kept itself relevant and up to date. 

Le Pont De La Tour's bar menu offers their signature cocktails, which include the likes of the winter margarita, made with Olmeca silver tequila, Cointreau and both cranberry and pomegranate juice, along with the obligatory lime and salted rim. On the 'unforgettable classics' list of cocktails, there are decadent entires like a white caramel Russian or New York Sour. Aside from cocktails, there is an impressive range of whiskies, vodkas, rums, gins, tequila, beers, teas and soft drinks.

No menu at Le Pont De La Tour would be complete without oysters, which are available with the traditional mignonette as a bar snack. Other edible options include goujonettes of plaice with a dill emulsion, aged Compte gougeres, truffle fries with parmesan and chives or a selection of French cheeses. 

For those looking for a truly extravagant visit during the festive season, there is also the Champagne Caviar Terrace, created in partnership with Laurent-Perrier. The offering here is elegant and simple: Laurent-Perrier Champagne by the glass or bottle, caviar with sour cream, boiled egg and warm blinis, and finally a white chocolate and coffee éclair.

Unforgettable dining experiences by the Thames have been Le Pont De La Tour's speciality since it opened, and the addition of the bar menu and Champagne and Caviar Terrace only enhance this. You can use the menu to the right to make a reservation now.

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36d Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

020 7403 8403


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri Closed
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun 17:30-21:00
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


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3 Reviews 

Amanda D

18 July 2018  
Food & Drink 4
Service 2
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
A mixed up experience
The food was good and good value. The service was mixed. We ordered two glasses of wine, one came. We were given the meal the next door table had ordered which meant two of us were waiting and some dishes were sent back. Then all was taken away to start again. The site is great by the river. The staff were pleasant if with varying degrees of competence. Could be improved if there were jugs of water left on each table but the answer to that suggestion was a definite “Non”!


31 May 2016  
Great place to go and eat and relax.

Aleks M

27 April 2013  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
Raw lamb and soggy salty profiteroles
Our party of four ate here last night (a Friday night) and we were all looking forward to it. We dine out often and have expectations of service and food quality that are reasonable and balanced. This was a premium venue and so we expected a high standard of food and also service. We realised that it was a bar and grill, so we weren't expecting restaurant level service either. Unfortunately, the service was more provincial bistro than London restaurant. The most popular wine on the menu was out of stock and the wine waiter recommended completely unsuitable replacements that were markedly different in grape variety and region, showing a very shaky understanding and then made no enquiry about what were planning to eat with the wine. I chose a Jumilla which was very pleasant. The food was very ordinary, and in the case of the lamb steak, inedible. It was almost raw and had a strange chewy consistency, so we sent this back. No member of staff discussed this with us, simply offering us a replacement dish. It's almost as though they were practiced in offering replacements! We declined a replacement and went on to order profiteroles which were pre prepared, so the pastry was chilled and soggy along with the filling… unfortunately one of the profiteroles ordered was overly salty, so much so that it too was inedible and was sent back. To say that our evening was ruined would be overstating it, the ambience is busy and fun and the piano music was pleasant. However based on the food alone, it was very poor. Cannot recommend it, except for the view of Tower Bridge which was very nice
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