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Cantina del Ponte

36C Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
+44 20 7403 5403
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
36C Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely restaurant right on the river front. We were however seated at the back of the restaurant due to the lateness of our booking..... but intend to go back so will book early and request a window table. The seasonal menu was excellent especially my...More

Thank Gemma J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cantina del Ponte was a great experience overall - Lovely food, nice atmosphere, welcoming staff. And a beautiful view!

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Thank Inspire17835251883
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Inspire17835251883, Thank you for your lovely comment. We're delighted you enjoyed your evening with us, I will pass your comments on to the team. We hope to see you again soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a November evening so couldn’t enjoy the outside area but imagine in summer is superb. Just by tower bridge on the riverside this was a great find by friends who live nearby Friendly staff , Prosecco welcome drink , good steak dish and...More

Thank Ian G
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ian G, I would like personally to thank you for your lovely comment am so glad you had an amazing time and you find food, service and location superb. Ciao Fabio

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had lovely lunch here. My girlfriend, who is vegan, had bruschetta followed by pasta aglio olio e peperoncino (a traditional Italian vegan dish which they made for her on request despite not being on menu) and I had burrata followed by...More

Thank Mobile25228913694
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mobile25228913694, Thank you very much indeed for the lovely comment that you reviewed for us. We are so glad you and your girlfriend loved your meal and service. We looking forward to welcome you back again. Ciao Fabio

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. Great atmosphere (noisy, so not for hard of hearing) and delicious food. I had the spaghettini alla Scoglio which was out of this world. The staff do their best but I would plead with management to add to the...More

Thank nicholasb806
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nicholas B, Thank you very much indeed for your comment we always love to know that you enjoyed your meal and you specially loved our signature dish (spaghetti allo scoglio). We always strive to improve our service and our standard with more workforce as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location by the river close to Tower bridge. It is just east of the bridge and is in a quieter location than the Southbank or the area just west of the bridge. The service was very good - the staff looked after us very...More

Thank Berdy2014
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Berdy2014, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you had a good time with us, and we do hope to welcome you back soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with a friend at Cantina and was really happy with the food and service. Our starter and main course arrived at the right time, so we were not left waiting for too long, but enough to have a nice break from one course...More

Thank mellthompson75
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mellthompson75, 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 3 weeks ago

Have not been back since the construction outside finished, much better, great views, good service (we were late but they kept the table), the food is still lovely, and the price is reasonable considering where you are the direct view of Tower Bridge. Reminded me...More

Thank JLM3080
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JLM3080, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and we are so glad you had an amazing meal and good service. We look forward to seeing you soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this excellent Italian restaurant like a haven on a rainy night walking along Butler's Wharf. We were encouraged by the large number of diners already there compared with the neighbouring restaurants. We were not disappointed. We received an excellent welcome and enjoyed our...More

Thank sandy772015
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear sandy772015, Thank you for your online review and kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed a lovely meal with us. Looking forward to see you at Cantina del Ponte soon. Ciao, Fabio

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite Italian restaurant in London, due in no small part to the excellent service. Special mention must go to Antonio, who is so polite and treats all his customers like family. The food is excellent. On some Fridays they have an Opera singer serenading...More

1  Thank A_H_from_London
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear A_H_from_London, Thank you for your online review and kind words. We are pleased that you had a good meal with us and am so happy that Antonio looked after you so well. Looking forward to see you at Cantina del Ponte soon. Ciao, Fabio

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WindsorKermit
31 March 2018|
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Response from SarahPk10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!
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tootsythumbs
11 February 2018|
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Response from Fabio F | Property representative |
Hi tootsythu, We do have a good selection of vegan option, so please do let your server know when you come and visit us next time and am sure you will be very well look after.
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annamagdalenaBach
7 December 2017|
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Response from x1x1x1 | Reviewed this property |
They have a full bar and nothing written on the menu about BYO so I assume not
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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Description
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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