Le Pont de la Tour

Butlers Wharf, 36d Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7403 8403

Le Pont de la Tour Restaurant In London
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Overall 3.3
Food 4.0
Service 4.0
Atmosphere 3.0
Value 2.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say

The Independent

John Walsh - 10/15

Saturday, April 07, 2012 - Tim and I sat under the Pont's wide awnings, admiring the silver tubs of greenery, lit by fairy lights, that give the restaurant's frontage a shimmery glow. We liked the views of the City - the red lights like eyes at the top of the Gherkin, the glowing blue of the Lloyds building...I wish I could rhapsodise and say the food matched the setting, but it didn't. Tim's poached lobster salad was nicely, squidgily chewy with a touch of balsamic and whisper of cucumber, but its 'apple reduction' was over-reduced to vanishing point.

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Last year's New Years Eve dinner with dancing was awful. Crammed people into a small table area, music one end of the room, mediocre food at best and very expensive.
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Conway Grahame
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 4 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 2
Sunday, December 09, 2012

Absolutely disgraceful! Booked a table for 3 for Friday last at 7.30pm. Was to be a special occasion so didn't eat before- hand. Travelled some distance to get to London, arrived in London to be told that the table had been 'bumped' back to 8.00pm. Not brililant but hey we could wait 30 mins. Then voicemails to say it was 'bumped' back to 8.30pm.... then some.... the penny finally dropped. Obviously they had orders for tables with more people than we would provide so did not honour our booking. We told them not to bother and went to the Champagne Bar in St Pancras and then on to a proper restaurant great food, great service and professional staff with morals and decency. Good food is no excuse for bad manners and bad customer relations. I have now contacted quite a lot of acquaintances in my network and advised them never to book this restaurant.
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Lorna Templeton
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Monday, August 22, 2011

Went for dinner on a Sunday to take advantage of the Evening Standard £30 fixed price menu.

Views - Had a seat on the terrace with great views of Tower Bridge, which is the only reason for going.

Service - Always have a problem with arrogant waiters and this was no exception, we were lucky to also be served by a waiter who was charming, polite and friendly - his colleagues could learn a lesson or two.

Menu - The fixed price menu was very short and the selection was poor so we went for the a la carte menu instead. They had run out of foie gras - I'm sorry but for a French restaurant to run out of foie gras is just wrong.

Food - Was very disappointed in the quality of the cooking. Cod & salmon fishcake was dry and tasteless while the sea bream was so lacking in taste it must must have been farmed but then overcooking it so it was dry didn't help.

Wine - The wine list is over priced. You will struggle to find a decent bottle of wine for under £50. We chose a bottle of pouilly fume only to be told it was not recommended as it was too young; the tasting confirmed - this should not be on the wine list. £60 got a decent bottle but it was still over priced.

Value - The meal came in at about £200 for 2 people, for 2 courses with wine and coffee.
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Overall rating 1 stars
Food 1 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 0
Sunday, August 21, 2011

After a poor visit a couple of years ago we'd heard that Point De La Tour was under new management, so gave it another try. Food is lovely, but there the good experience ends. There is still the slow, unattentive and nonchalant service which ruins the lovely food and beautiful location. Having to ask for a menu after being seated for some time is bad enough, but then lengthy waits for mains and starters too. This is a top priced restaurant, but the service does not warrant it.
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Overall rating 5 stars
Food 8 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 2
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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