I always love a spot of dining by the River Thames, and Le Pont de la Tour was the perfect location to spend a relaxed Saturday brunch – even better when accompanied by a bottle of crisp “M” de Minuty Rosé, a Grenache and Cinsault with pleasant notes of peach and candied orange, a welcomed feature of their new series of rosé brunches, as part of their collaboration with Chateau Minuty.
We made the most of the fine weather by dining al fresco on their outdoor terrace which had a prime view of the City and Tower Bridge in the distance.
I started with one of my favourite brunch options, the Egg Royale with a perfectly poached egg, smoked salmon and a creamy hollandaise. I was also tempted by the French toast with streaky bacon, summer berries and maple syrup that Yaa had ordered as her starter (great minds) so we both had a taste of each other’s dishes, which were delicious.
The Cornish plaice with meunière sauce was perfectly cooked – anything with butter always tastes so good! The fish came served on its own, so I ordered a garden salad to accompany it on the side.
Steak Frites is always a reliable classic French dish to go for, which although was tasty was slightly on the tough/chewy side, despite it was cooked medium rare.
We shared the two desserts: Pain Perdu with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream, and the vanilla crème brûlée – a sweet finish to a lovely brunch.
Overall a lovely meal with a nice ambience to complement the experience, and definitely one to add to my top picks for al fresco dining this summer.
The “Minuty Brunch” menu is available every Saturday and Sunday in the Bar & Grill from 12pm-3:45pm, where you can enjoy two courses for £20.00 or three courses for £25.00 with the option to add a bottle of “M” de Minuty Rosé for £45.00.
- The meal was complimentary – all views and photos are my own.