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Cantina del Ponte

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

((((* Italian
Main course: £11
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00, Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 22:00

My evening at Cantina Del Ponte was outstanding. The food and the service was as good as I have ever experienced. I shall be visiting in the near future.

Darren Malley 16 October 2015
from London

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A prime riverside setting boasting views of Tower Bridge and the Thames, Cantina del Ponte offers authentic Italian staples. An open wood-fired oven roars indoors, whilst a pretty outdoor terrace looks out over the water.

Inspired by cooking methods from every corner of Italy, the Cantina del Ponte menu offers a seasonal selection of dishes. Freshly rolled pasta dishes loaded with succulent fillings, tender grilled meat and fish and traditional desserts are served in abundance at Cantina del Ponte restaurant. Enjoy Tuscan pork sausage with grilled vegetables, asparagus pasta, or the celebrated signature dish, lobster linguine.

Bringing a superb range of wines to South East London, the Cantina del Ponte cellar focuses on fine Italian blends, as well as sourcing some fine international bottles.

Trendy retro décor indoors includes glossy tiling, brushed steel light fittings and old-world murals. Cantina del Ponte Bermondsey is a 10-minute walk from London Bridge Rail Station.

Cantina del Ponte

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

Contact +44 2074035403

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Customer reviews for Cantina del Ponte

4.2 ((((* (based on 24 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (14)
  • romantic (12)
  • al fresco (11)
  • lunch (9)
  • business (8)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • value (3)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((* by from Washington DC

    i would go back for the focaccia alone. A stunning interior overlooking a stunning exterior. Flawless, friendly and unhurried service. An excellent wine list which is slightly overpriced, but I find this so in almost any good restaurant in the world. Love the carafe style of serving good wines. Plenty for 2 people who won't finish a bottle. Oh, the food? The beet and goat cheese salad was fresh and colorful. Pumpkin ravioli were light with just the right amount of sweetness. Mushroom risotto with shrimp could bring you to your knees. Freshly shaved parm if you desire. I shall forever be disappointed in any restaurant that sprinkles from a bowl from here on. The menu has a wonderfully varied selection, but I had chosen the ravioli via web menu before we left the states. The dessert menu looked wonderful, but we did not order. Americans remember they add the gratuity and VAT. I would want to eat here regularly if I were a Londoner. Thank you for a lovely evening.

  • ((((* by from RYE

    We have lunched and dined at their French neighbouring restaurant but it was our first time at Cantina del Pont. It was my wife's birthday. The starters were not that exciting but the main course, we had beef, was exquisite, perfect and we enjoyed it. We had a bottle of VC champagne and the desert was also fine. Nice atmosphere and location but then we like London and the views from Shad Thames.

  • ((((* by from London

    We ate as part of the restaurant festival and had the set 2 course £15 menu that includes a glass of champagne. There was an option for 3 courses for £20. The food was excellent value and delicious. I had the smoked swordfish which as excellent, followed by the salmon and white beans - slightly dull but still very good.
    The service was both impeccably professional and friendly and the location was lovely - providing an opportunity to walk along and admire the twinkling lights along the river by Tower Bridge.

  • ((((* by from London

    We booked a dinner on Friday for 6pm, it was very quiet when we arrived, atmosphere was nice, service very attentive and friendly, food tasty so no complaints. Thank you for a nice evening Cantina!

  • ((((( by from London

    My evening at Cantina Del Ponte was outstanding. The food and the service was as good as I have ever experienced. I shall be visiting in the near future.

  • ((((( by from sussex

    Thoroughly enjoyed our celebratory lunch. Food really excellent value for money and very tasty. Staff very attentive, especially our waiter, Manuel, nothing too much trouble. Will return!

  • ((((* by from Hornchurch

    Excellent value and lovely food - will definitely visit again.

  • ((((( by from London

    Superb atmosphere great staff and service, attentive but not pushy. It was a special birthday and they gave the birthday boy a complimentary glass of bubbles and a special desert. The sword fish was good the chicken was fantastic but the venetian apple tart with yogurt ice cream was just wow. Our first time here but it won't be out last.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Southwark

    Friendly staff & nice atmosphere. Food pleasant but not amazing.

  • ((((* by from London

    Nice tasty food
    Great location

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