loti eats | le pont de la tour

Things have been well and truly shaken up over at Le Pont de la Tour with the arrival of head chef Julien Imbert. Breathing new life into the long-standing Tower Bridge restaurant, Julian’s experience cooking at the likes of Sketch, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Berners Tavern and Jason Atherton’s City Social (yes, there’s a few Michelin stars knocking around that lot) means there are some brilliant new menus at Le Pont de la Tour.

You’ll find modern French food here, so there’s not a crepe suzette trolley nor a soufflé in sight. Cured salmon with miso mayonnaise, pickled cucumber and lemon was a great opener, super fresh and pretty on the plate, and the ham hock terrine with pickled baby onions and truffle mayo was rich and satisfying too.

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Choosing between the mains was tougher – we’re coming back for the Gigha halibut with curry velouté – but the Cornish cod with truffle mash, mushroom raviolo and roscoff onions won us over, hats off to the chef on that one. The beef fillet was an intense hit too thanks to the fondant potato, confit shallots and braised ox cheek. We had no problems with picking a dessert… we’ll never say no a tiramisu.

Besides the great food, you have brilliant service and of course pretty special views of Tower Bridge. Well worth checking out.

Butlers Wharf Buildings, 36 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE