Le Pont de la Tour ★★☆
Fine French cuisine with Thameside views of the Tower of London
The very name of Le Pont de la Tour trumpets its terrace views of Tower Bridge and the Thames River, a watery setting that inclines the French and international menu towards seafood—not that they don't also do a killer seared duck foie gras.
Now run by D&D London and chef Frederick Forster, this refined spot with its million-pound view was opened by Thomas Conran in 1991 as part of the rehabilitation of the Butler's Wharf Buildings.
It is one of the few tops restaurant in London that has excellent food to match the view (and not as oberpriced as it could be), along with great service.
Lunch is a fixed-price menu (two courses for £28, or three courses for £32), with a similar menu available at dinner for £24–£30.
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