Le Pont de la Tour

Silver Award
London, SE1 2YE ·Website ·Call020 7403 8403

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Silver Award

“Magical”; “phenomenal”; “gorgeous”: readers can’t help but eulogise about Le Pont de La Tour and its photogenic location right by Tower Bridge. The restaurant has gone through a few different guises since opening back in 1991, but this latest incarnation is its most accessible.

Inside, leather banquettes and moody lighting create a “luxe” club-like feel, while dinner on the riverside terrace – with the sunset silhouetting Tower Bridge – makes you feel like the lead in a Richard Curtis romcom.

The restaurant still holds up as a “special occasion” venue noted for its “top-notch French cooking” – think seared foie gras on brioche with peach and pomegranate or roasted wild mushrooms with cep ketchup and consommé ahead of poached native lobster, tournedos Rossini or saddle of Yorkshire venison with baby beetroots, goat’s cheese, watercress and crispy kale. There are meat feasts for sharing, while dessert could be tarte Tatin or chocolate fondant with blood orange and a crème fraîche ‘cigar’.

While the carte is quite pricey, a seat on the coveted terrace needn’t cost a fortune – especially if you go for the astoundingly good-value set menu (including a glass of Moët & Chandon NV Brut): sweet, slightly saline ham-hock terrine with truffle mayonnaise, and a meaty slab of sea trout with broad beans both impressed on our visit, as did the “super-friendly” and “efficient” staff.

Our only complaint is that we’d like to see more accessibly priced wines on the lengthy global list, but that aside, Le Pont remains “a real treat” – a destination that can’t be beaten for its gorgeous riverside setting.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Waterside
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Le Pont de la Tour

Updated on 07 Jul 2020

Re-opened since 4th July


D&D London understand that the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and our guests are paramount whilst coexisting with COVID-19 in the new world. We have a duty of care to all stakeholders and have developed new ways of working based on advice and guidance provided by the government, industry bodies and our safety consultants.

Read more on their website

About Le Pont de la Tour

Located right next to Tower Bridge, Le Pont De La Tour is not just a restaurant, but also a bar, shop, wine merchant and bakery. Occupying the spacious ground floor of a warehouse building right by the edge of the Thames, this stylish venue is unsurprisingly home to some seriously stylish cuisine. 

Starters here tease what is to come with the likes of velouté, Devon crab with brown shrimp cocktail or foie gras with ceps, spiced plum preserve and toasted brioche. These dishes send a clear message: unpretentious French fine dining. For seafood lovers there are oysters from Mersea, Porthilly or Colchester, served with the traditional mignonette, as well as lobster, crevettes or cherrystone clams. Increasing in decadence still, we see four choices of caviar, served with sour cream and blinis. 

Main courses at Le Pont De La Tour's restaurant are again simple and elegant. Choose from lobster, sea bass, Dover sole, chicken, duck, pork, beef or cauliflower, each prepared in a traditional French manner but with modern updates. The Lake District pork cutlet, for example, comes with plum compote, seared lardo and red wine sauce, while the roasted lobster comes with garlic butter and sauce choron. For a romantic evening, or simply two guests who agree to share, there is a whole flame-grilled Cornish Turbot with hollandaise, or a 750g dry-aged Cumbrian fillet of beef with fries and béarnaise sauce.

Guests can round off their riverside revelry with French classics like crêpes Suzette, a selection of cheeses or, for a more simple dessert, house sorbet. There are extremely reasonably priced two and three course set menus for those not wanting to break the bank, and a children's menu too. The wine list doesn't focus entirely on France, although it is the epicentre, with plenty of red, white, rosé, sparkling and fortified options to accompany the food. 

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What is the menu like at Le Pont de la Tour?

Le Pont de la Tour has French menus full of classics like sole mariniere, steak frites and duck confit.

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Does Le Pont de la Tour have a Michelin star?

Le Pont de la Tour doesn't have a Michelin star but it is recognised in the guide and has a Michelin plate which means it offers

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Le Pont de la Tour meaning in English

Le Pont de la Tour means Tower Bridge in English, which refers to the restaurant's position looking onto the famous London landmark.

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What is the dress code like at Le Pont de la Tour?

The restaurant doesn't enforce a dress code, but because of its smart interiors and high-end menu we think smart casual attire is perfect.

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What is the email for Le Pont de la Tour?

You can email the Le Pont de la Tour team on lepontres@danddlondon.com

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Location for Le Pont de la Tour

Butlers Wharf, 36d Shad Thames, 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

Reviews of Le Pont de la Tour

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42 Reviews 


14 August 2019  
Fantastic reasonably priced set menu for lunch in a lovely setting.

John M

06 August 2019  
Excellent ambience food service and view.


06 August 2019  
Great location and food is superb.

Jan F

06 August 2019  
Impeccable service, unobtrusive staff and the best view ever of Tower Bridge.

Kate W

08 July 2019  
Excellent service and fabulous views!

Ghazi H

28 June 2019  
Lovely setting by the river Thames, a bit difficult to get to but worth a visit..good food, good wine and friendly service.

Darren D

01 April 2019  
Great food and wine, fantastic location.

Chris K

01 August 2018  
Lovely restaurant on the Thames, when the weather is good you can dine outside. The food is very good.

Jan F

31 July 2018  
Amazing French restaurant for a special occasion with wonderful views over tower bridge. Great for a romantic meal.

Lawrence B

11 July 2018  
Good food in a great location.
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