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Restaurant Review: Le Pont de la Tour, Tower Bridge in London

South Bank dining at its finest

Seated serenely on the south side of the Thames, Le Pont de la Tour overlooks one of the most delectable spots on London’s iconic river bank. Offering an original take on classic French cuisine that’s complimented superbly by a stylish dining room and bar, the restaurant is a picture of culinary elegance matched by only a handful of eateries across London.

Le Pont de la Tour’s waterside surroundings demand good seafood, and that’s exactly what the kitchen delivers. The highlights of our visit were the fabulous oysters, lobster bisque and Cornish crab, but with a whole host of sumptuous delights from the sea on offer, fish lovers cannot possibly be disappointed by the Pont de la Tour menu.

And the choice of palate-teasers doesn’t end there. Classic French dishes such as crêpes suzette, pear tartin and summer fruit crème brulée make choosing your dessert as difficult an ordeal as it is enjoyable to taste, and definitely anything but an after-dinner afterthought.

The restaurant celebrated its twenty year anniversary this year, and is still getting better and better with every season that flies by. So with warmer weather on the way, make sure that Le Pont de la Tour heads your list of places to dine this summer.

Address: 36D Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE, UK