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Cantina del Ponte

#359 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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36C Shad Thames | 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE, England
+44 20 7403 5403
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered 2012 Amerone at £65/bottle. This was the only one amerone on the menu. The sommelier brought 2013 vintage to the table, showed me the wine and said nothing. He was ready to open it and decant. I pointed out it was a 2013 vintage and that the menu was 2012. Head waiter came over and stated no 2012... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of a Tower Bridge but the food was nothing special. Staff were nice and attentive but I've eaten far better Italian food elsewhere. Bruschetta starter was generous, which was a good thing as the gnocchi portion size was disappointing. My colleague had the fish stew which looked much better than my choice! Won't rush back but wasn't bad.

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Thank DawlishRed
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually like to stay in the City when visiting London, and I like the walk over Tower Bridge to Shad Thames. We dined fairly early on Saturday evening, and enjoyed a perfectly created (gin) martini and some bread before sitting down at our table. Very tasty food (the cod with lentils is superb) and good wine. In my opinion,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try pasta and risotto ,it wasn't100% delicious price excessively high for the restaurant i was expecting more high. Excellent punctuation for the staff really attend but I didnt enjoy the food.

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Thank Luna_Nes
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Luna_Nes, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations, and that the food let you down. Please do drop me an email: fabiof@danddlondon.com so I can look into this further. Regards, Fabio More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with a group of mates last year. If you can get there on a sunny evening you will be spoilt. Food was great, and some really nice white wines to go with your pasta

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Thank Joe I
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Joe I, 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 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was an incredible surprise. First of all the service is impeccable, second of all the food comes from Italy and was superb. I went there with a group of 7 friends and someone ordered a set menu with 2 or 3 courses, plus 3 bottle of wine, desserts and basket bread. I like to eat and try a... More 

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Thank TheGirlOfTerezKorut
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear TheGirlOfTerezkorut, 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 - I will pass the comments on to the team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Fabio More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family dinner in February at Cantina Del Ponte as it was a convenient place for everyone to meet. Whilst there was little wrong with it, equally there was nothing memorable. About a quarter of the tables were occupied during the whole evening and I concluded that whilst the location is great, this restaurant relies on tourists taken... More 

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Thank Mascot1
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Mascot1, I appreciate that you took the time to review our restaurant and I am sorry that the dishes you tried did not meet your expectations. We have taken into account your remarks on the cuisine and we will share these with our Chef. Please do drop me an email at: fabiof@danddlondon.com so i can look into this futher.... More 

London
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked for lunch, thinking that the place would be very busy being in such a prime location near Tower Bridge. On arrival the place was virtually empty, with only a couple of other diners in there and I soon found out why. The starters arrived almost instantly and were poor the slamone arrosto turned out to be a disappointing... More 

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Thank Mr_Bunster
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Mr_Bunster, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant and pass on your feedback on your experience. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations, and that the food let you down. We strive to provide always good food and good service with a lot of service training and food tasting. Please do drop me an email: fabiof@danddlondon.com so I can look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Cantina for a nice friends' dinner...and it was just great! From the cosy environment to the delicious food, and of course not forgetting the friendly and helpful staff - we all loved everything! Hope to come back soon!

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Thank mfalda
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Mfalda, Thank you very much for your amazing comment am really glad you had a lovely time and you did enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to welcome you again soon. Ciao Fabio More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We been there to celebrate my birthday in a Sunday night in middle of December. It was amazing. The place, the food and specially the staff. So friendly and helpful. We stayed more than the restaurant was closing. They didn't say anything. They didn't try to kick us out. The floor staff was waiting for us until the end without... More 

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Thank Kincso K
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Kincso k, 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. Regards, Fabio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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 | 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?