Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Le Pont de la Tour Review | lifeasapetite

Boo!

How are we all? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was glued to the TV all weekend watching Wimbledon! Anyway this week I have another Restaurant Review, and this time I tried something French: Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill. Luckily J and I managed to catch the 3 course & a cocktail for £20 pp offer, which is an incredible price! Unfortunately they no longer run this offer but there are a couple of other offers available on Bookatable/Open Table if you wanted to give this restaurant a try!

Le Pont de la Tour is a D&D restaurant, which stands for Des Gunewardena and MD David Loewi who led the buyout of Conran Restaurants in September 2006. As I have mentioned in most of my other Restaurant Reviews, my dining experience isn't just about the food, it is about the atmosphere and the decor. As this restaurant is situated along the River Thames, the atmosphere and view is gorgeous, thus making it a perfect spot for a romantic dinner! J and I took this opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal whilst watching the sun set! As for the decor, I really love how Le Pont de la Tour included little snippets of France, such as the addition of this bicycle and wooden plaque. 


ELDERFLOWER COLLINS
WHISKEY SOUR 
Given that a Whiskey Sour can cost around £16, this £20 pp really is a bargain! I hate whiskey by itself as I find the taste really sharp, but had a taste of J's whiskey sour and really liked it! It tasted so so good.
PISTOU SOUP
GRILLED ASPARAGUS
When it came to ordering the starter I actually wasn't too sure what I wanted, but as I was having fish for my main course I didn't want to have fish to start. So, I ended up choosing the grilled asparagus, and J chose the soup. I was actually quite excited for my starter as I do love asparagus, however, when it came I was a little bit disappointed with it. It just didn't look that appetising and tasted average. Maybe I am just being too picky? Anyway, at least J's soup tasted nice. 
GRILLED PLAICE

For the main course, J and I both had the plaice. I had never tried it before so thought it would be good to try something different. This wasn't actually too bad, but I made a bad mistake in cutting it instead of gently scraping the meat off the bone. By cutting it, I ended up getting a mouthful of bones...So this probably tasted amazing, but I spent too much time trying to sort the meat from the bones. However, I must say that the sauce did taste great and I did like the grilled after taste as well. 
PINEAPPLE CHEESECAKE
Finally, for dessert we both had the pineapple cheesecake. Pineapple is not one of my favourite fruits but I really fancied cheesecake so thought I would give this a go. This actually ended up tasting incredible! The cheesecake wasn't too heavy, which is what I prefer, and the pineapple was really refreshing. So overall it was a delicious dessert!
If you wanted somewhere quiet and beautiful to enjoy lunch or dinner, this really would be the perfect place. We watched the sun set and it really was so lovely. However, despite the location, if in the future there wasn't a similar offer to the one we tried, I'm not sure whether I would really give this restaurant a try again. Just because I wasn't hugely impressed with the food overall. But then again, maybe, if I had ordered something else I would have had a completely different view? Overall, I'm glad I had this dining experience but I wouldn't say it is a place I will be rushing back to any time soon. 

Address & Contact Details:
Le Pont de la Tour 
36D Shad Thames, 
London, 
SE1 2YE 
020 7403 8403 
lepontres@danddlondon.com

Opening Hours: 
LUNCH 
Monday - Friday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm 
DINNER 
Monday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 11.00pm 
Sunday: 6pm - 10pm

Have you guys tried French food before? If so, what's your favourite thing to order at a French restaurant?

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53 comments:

  1. Hannah Latoya Bond14 July 2015 at 17:12

    Thats a good offer they had on. The view from there looks fab at night x

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  2. I love your images, your blog looks great! :)

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  3. That looks gorgeous and what a bargain! I think I might have to visit it. xxx

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  4. Whisky sour looks good!!

    I would love to try the pineapple cheesecake :)

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  5. Pineapple cheesecake looks gorgeous <3 Food is even looking scrumptious <3

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  6. It really was! Hopefully something similar will pop up so you can give it a go as well :) and the view really was amazing x

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  7. Thank you very much, I really appreciate such kind words x

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  8. It was a bargain! If you do go though I hope you enjoy the food more than I did x

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  9. I have never tried French food but these looks delicious. Lovely images you have here.
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  10. Looks like a lovely meal! I passed the restaurant last year when I was visiting London with my College class, obviously wasn't able to sit and have a meal but maybe next time!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
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  11. Wow that's really good value, I'll have to keep an eye out to see if they're doing that offer again!

    Drea xo
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  12. The price you enjoyed this meal for is incredible, though nothing is more incredible than that view - wow, these photos are packed with such good vibes, it feels as though I'm there too! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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  13. Wow, everything looks amazing! I can't wait to make a trip to London one day! xxDiana

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  14. That pineapple sounds delicious! I think pineapple is one of my favourite fruits too, so refreshing in the summer.

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  15. yummy this restaurant looks so good

    xo

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  16. The place looks really good for lunch or dining, sad that food was not impressive.
    GlamupGirls

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  17. Another great and honest review. The views are amazing and the plaice looks yummy. I have the same problem with bones ;) Thanks for this post!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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  18. you take such awesome food photos! the elderflower Collins sounds yummy. I'm bias towards everything elderflower. hahaha!

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  19. Doreen&#39;s Style Diary19 July 2015 at 18:34

    What a cute restaurant! Pineapple cheesecake, yum!I love cheesecake but haven't had a pineapple flavor yet. I

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  20. Envy with your photography skill!
    The place is really beautiful for dinner, too bad the food is not really impressing you.

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  21. homg incredible prices with incredible view!!

    Love how the pineapple cheesecake looks

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  22. The place looks fun!! I really hope that I can visit there sometimes =)

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  23. pistou soup how its taste?
    good or not? because in the picture i dont have appetite to eat XD

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  24. That's such a quaint li'l place in London. I'll make a note to visit it when I'm there.

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  25. wow! no one can actually deny the view from the restaurant. also, the food looks delicious!

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  26. this definitely reminds me of the cafes/restaurants in paris when i was there! its the layout. i never in a million years would have put pineapple and cheesecake together!

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  27. Khushboo Motihar20 July 2015 at 18:59

    Pineapple cheesecake is looking do delicious it is making my stomach growl. Glad you had such an amazing experience :)

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  28. Beauty_Blogette20 July 2015 at 23:37

    The place looks nice, as well as the food. Too bad that you were not hugely impressed with the food.

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  29. Great review, you always go to such amazing places, I've never heard of before. I'll have to check this out with some of my friends soon. It's a complete bargain too

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  30. Thank you so much! Because eating out in London can end up being quite expensive we do love just to save up and try these kind of places hehe. Definitely would recommend checking out open table or bookatable though, they always have fab offers on at places you'd probably never think of going/have heard of x

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  31. I know it was such a shame, but it might just be my fault as J really liked the food haha. The view was so gorgeous x

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  32. Haha yeah the service was great, and the view was beautiful, it was just a shame the food didn't agree with me...maybe next time..x

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  33. It really is so great to have a little bit of paris on the side of the river thames! You've got to try it, it tastes AMAZING! x

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  34. There really are endless places to visit in London, it's filled with so many amazing restaurants and sites to see. Even if you don't visit this restaurant I would definitely recommend a walk around the river bank x

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  35. It tasted really good actually! Haha I know what you mean, but it really did taste good :) x

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  36. The view was really incredible! But you visit so many incredible places already, hopefully these in London can match up to everything you've already seen haha x

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  37. aww indira, that's an incredibly sweet thing for you to say especially as I always worry about whether these food photos are good enough. I know it's always the case that somethings don't live up to your expectation but looking at the positives it was a beautiful view and I did get to spend quality time with J :) x

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  38. I would definitely recommend giving it a go because it tastes even better than it looks! Thank you so much for passing by as well, I really appreciate it:D x

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  39. That really means so much molly! haha I know what you mean, elderflower is amazing x

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  40. You're very welcome Jasmine! I guess the bones stops up from eating too fast which I guess is good for us haha x

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  41. I'm sure this place would be just as good during lunch as well, a great place to catch up! I would definitely advise on choosing your dishes carefully though ahah x

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  42. It tasted good as well! You need to have a try of the pineapple cheesecake if you have the chance! x

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  43. Thank you so much stella, I always appreciate feedback on my photography as I do worry that they aren't up to scrach. I would definitely recommend trying french food at least once :) x

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  44. Oh really? It's such a cute little place isn't it? hopefully you'll get the chance next time, and enjoy the food more than I did! x

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  45. Yeah the value was incredible, I would definitely recommend signing up to bookatable/opentable etc :) x

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  46. Thank you so much Gabrielle, that means so much coming from you especially as you're such an accompolished photographer! London is just so beautiful and has so much to give! x

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  47. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time in London it really has a lot to offer :) x

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  48. ooh is it? you really need to give this cheesecake a try if you ever get the chance! x

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  49. Fatemah Sajwani21 July 2015 at 09:59

    The place lools amazing and so does the fopd but one of my friends didn't like the place so much like you.

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  50. Yeah it's always the case where to go to a place and it's not what you expect, but there are so many amazing other places to try out :) Hope your friend's next experience is better :) x

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