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Le Pont de la Tour

36D Shad Thames Send to Phone
Underground: Tower Hill
Scenic dining by the river Thames.
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Le Pont de la Tour Restaurant Review

: The venue is elegant, with a welcome terrace for summer dining and a dining room with windows looking out on to the Thames and floodlit Tower Bridge. The theme is Anglo-French, championing the best ingredients from both sides of the Channel---rack of lamb, Scottish scallops and Dover sole, simply grilled. Standout dishes include a rich beef daube with roast swede and puréed potatoes, and seafood gratin as mains, and a prune and Armagnac crème brûlée for dessert. Tables are rather too tightly packed for some and service can at times veer towards the indifferent. The same cannot be said for the sommeliers, whose knowledge and enthusiasm is thoroughly infectious. The wine list is first-rate, particularly for European fine wines, but it ranges far and wide with prices from good value to the really expensive. If you don’t want the full treatment, the bar and grill serve a simpler, very good value menu and there’s a pianist in the evenings. Set lunch menu 3 courses £31.50; 3-course dinner £44.50.

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