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Cantina del Ponte

#369 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoy and appreciate this restaurant each time we go to London, we stop there at least once. The food is really well cooked and delicious. The service is perfect with kind and professional people. We recommend this restaurant limitless. Thanks to recognize us despite we come once or twice a year since 2013. It is really appreciated.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a table for this restaurant as a friend recomendation. The building outside is under refurnishment and maybe because of that the first impression is not that good. Once inside the host was really helpfull and sat us in the bar while we wait for the table. The place itself have a great atmosphere and the service was good... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Friday 19th May for a business lunch, started with the Smoked swordfish with rocket, olives and tomatos, then into the a glorious Sea feed and spaghetti dish apologies for fogetting the name, finishing with Vanilla Pannacotta and strawberries with a bottle of Trebbiano a thoroughly enjoyable lunch will visit again

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Salzburg, Austria
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere for a business dinner. Maybe a bit noisy as always crowded. Good food good wines although they could have more dry white ones.....

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really good, unrushed lunch with friends. Good value and delicious. Staff were friendly.Really enjoyed it.

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

Dear chrisS50LX, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you had a good lunch with us, and we do hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Fabio More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with friends for drinks and dinner - we all live fairly locally and I was worried given the proximity to tower bridge that the restaurant would be very touristy. However, if anything we felt like tourists in Italy. The food was reasonably priced, wine of good quality and service was very good. Would highly recommend.

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

Dear Ben S, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you had a good time with us and that you felt like to be in Italy. I hope to see you again soon specially for you to enjoy our Summer terrace. Grazie Mille Ciao Fabio More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best restaurant all over London. Stop to Cantina del Ponte is a must. Quality food, unforgettable flavors of my country: Italy. Only at Cantina del Ponte thanks to the politeness of everybody, specially Restaurant General Manager Fabio and super Chef Michele, i could find original Italian food, tasty, fresh: wow!!! They made my wife's birthday special. A big thanks... More 

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

Dear luigiaversa2017, 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! Ciao, Fabio More 

Riga, Latvia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing dinner at this place on Saturday! We were 2 hours behind our booked time and could still get a table! The food was delicious. Our waitress Daniella was great! I'm happy I chose this place! Whenever I'm in London, I'll come back! Thank you! 😘

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

Dear Tori2205, I would like to thank you for your lovely comment and am so happy that you loved our food and our service provided to you by Daniela. Am really glad that you had a good time and I hope to see you soon. Regards, Fabio More 

Bagshot, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Booked dinner with girlfriends no can say what an absolutely wonderful place. The staff are very attentive, they even moved us to a warm table, as we were sat by the door. They do take their time to bring the food, but the wait is definitely worth it. Highly recommend the cod dish. Will be going back in the summer... More 

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

Dear Dawn B, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is local for me and I used to frequent at least one a week. In the last 6 months the food has been really inconsistent and the quality has slipped. My most recent visit Easter weekend the carpaccio one of my favorites arrived frozen! The spaghetti scolio (seafood) arrived cold and with very little/no sauce and the seafood was... More 

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

Dear StLuciaRM, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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?