• Le Pont Bistrot, London SE1: ‘It looks like all of 7p has been spent on this refurbishment' - restaurant review | Grace Dent on restaurants

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Someone, somewhere, had at some point intended this fixture of riverside dining to be brilliant Anyone with a working knowledge of London restaurants over the past 30 years will have chanced upon Le Pont de la Tour on the South Bank, formerly owned by Terence Conran. At one point in history, “going down Le Pont” was synonymous with low-key luxury: it was a reassuringly expensive French restaurant in a converted tea warehouse, serving lobster thermidor and, more importantly, offering on-the-ball, high-calibre French-style service. This was a rare treat in those days, because, for almost the...
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