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Cantina del Ponte

36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
+44 20 7403 5403
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tiramisu” (48 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (9 reviews)
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Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
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1 - 10 of 819 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been many times here ( last Xmas, my surprise 60th birthday, work night out etc) but yesterday I came with 2 friends and was very disappointed and so were my friends. Service slow, sea bass very bland and not much on the plate and...More

1  Thank Roma Barbara P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A large group of us visited this restaurant for a friend birthday. We had canapés on the terrace outside overlooking tower bridge including delicious bruschetta and meatballs. The restaurant provided an excellent set menu for over 20 of us. The starters were to share tapas...More

1  Thank HOwen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting by the river overlooking Tower Bridge, sat outside, staff very helpful but food wasn't great. Had the set course £15 for 2 courses with a glass of bubbly. If they improve the quality of the food it would be a great place for...More

1  Thank jaynedevine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Venue is great even in the rain, we sat outside and enjoyed the view. Set lunch for two; smoked tuna, carbonara, sea bream and could not resist tiramisu. All was excellent, including the wine and coffee. Staff are charming and efficient. Fabio checked that all...More

2  Thank Carole J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant whilst they were running a great birthday offer of 3 courses for £20 and a glass of bubbly which was great. The service was friendly and attentive without being annoying and staff were professional. We sat outside on the terrace under...More

Thank x1x1x1
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Two of us had the ES set lunch. It was absolutely beautiful. The tuna starter was delicious and the sea bream was the best I have tasted, with a lovely crispy skin. Service was excellent, unhurried but attentive. A really nice atmosphere with great views...More

Thank dellboy2
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear dellboy2, Thank you for your online review and kind words. We are pleased that you had a good lunch with us. Looking forward to see you at Cantina del Ponte soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Family lunch taken here using the fixed price lunch menu. The menu was limited but good, wine was fabulous and the service even better. Had a wheelchair user with us send she was well looked after. Not cheap but good value.

Thank Pete R
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pete R, Thank you very much for your lovely review, am so glad you had a lovely lunch with us and we did look after you well. Looking forward to see you soon. Regards, Fabio

Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was our third visit, a pre-concert lunch, and again it didn't disappoint. A hot Sunday, but we were on the shady side of the river and sat outside enjoying the view of Tower Bridge. Well worth the long taxi journey to get away from...More

Thank welshprincess2017
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear welchprincess2017, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and I will pass them on to the team, who always appreciate receiving such great praise! We look forward to seeing you soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I wouldn't hesitate to return here. The staff are attentive and my friends and I enjoyed an unhurried tasty lunch which didn't even break the bank. All with a visitors view of the river, it's a great place.

Thank patrm14
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear patrm14, Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us. I will pass your comments on to the team. We hope to see you again soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I popped in for dinner on Friday night, nothing booked and unfortunately was full outside, understandable as a beautiful evening. We sat inside next to the window. After prosecco, We had delicious starters and mains which came with a glass of wine....More

1  Thank liammonkey
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear liammonkey, Thank you for writing a review, and for the lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and that you thought the food and atmosphere were great, we are really happy as well that you have enjoyed listening our Opera...More

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1 September 2017|
Response from 1968Jude77 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I think so. We did see some people with dogs
Edda S
22 February 2017|
Response from Fabio F | Property representative |
Hi Edda S, Thank you for your question, we normally are busy on Friday night and can be a bit noisy but all depends on the booking. I hope this help. Ciao Fabio
Edda S
22 February 2017|
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Response from janandmartinwood | Reviewed this property |
its busy but no noisier than other restaurants
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > London Bridge
  • Neighbourhood: London Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7403 5403
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This lovely riverside restaurant offers all the warmth and welcome of a traditional Italian trattoria, but there's no mistaking the fact that it's in the heart of London - thanks to a spectacular and uninterrupted view of Tower Bridge. With simple, heartly Italian dishes prepared with lots of passion, this is a great spot for lunch and dinner alike. Please be aware that Cantina del Ponte will be open between 12 to 18 on New Year day.
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