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Cantina del Ponte

#407 of 17,931 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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Today
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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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Dawn B
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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank StLuciaRM
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 

London
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't visited this restaurant in many years so was looking forward to it. Went with some friends on a Sunday for their 'Bottomless Lunch' offer (£15 for the bottomless Prosecco part, a glass of Prosecco there is £5, so obviously you only 'gain' if you have more than 3 glasses). The starters were all very nice, the courgette frittata and... More 

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Thank Snowfox101
Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear Snowfox101, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations, and that the service & food let you down - please do drop me an email: fabiof@danddlondon.com so I can look into this further. Regards, Fabio More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us went along for the prosecco brunch they offer on a Saturday. Although the restaurant was quiet we couldn't fault the food or the service. Tony was an absolute superstar, he even remembered my face from when we were there over a year ago. It might have been the prosecco but I think we all fell in love... More 

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

Dear Kirsty A, 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 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in with no previous booking. Nice location as the restaurant overlooks thames river. Very nice location. Antonio looked after ourselves. He is very professional and acknowledged about food & wine menu. The food is amazing and service deserve a special mention. I highly recommend this restaurant of you want to have a romantic dinner with your beloved partner.

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

Dear Emanuele O, 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 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food tonight was incredible with a broad menu not usually seen in typical Italian restaurants. Not only that but we were treated like part of the family! Will certainly go back....again...and again

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

Dear Rhian F, 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 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what an overpriced con this turned out to be! It was supposed to be live opera with food. My octopus starter was tiny and tasteless,with an over abundance of green leaves. The mains were ok but overpriced, as was the wine. And there was no singing, even though they told us to get there early "to get the best... More 

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

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

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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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Fabio F, General Manager at Cantina del Ponte, responded to this review

Dear DawlishRed, 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 

Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

Dear calgarybrits, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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 

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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$ 13 - US$ 26
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 | 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?