Tom Simmons Restaurant Tower Bridge Review: It was my neighbour’s birthday, so Homeboy and I received an invitation to dine at Tom Simmons Restaurant Tower Bridge and what a treat it was. If you’re looking for the best places to eat near Tower Bridge or restaurants in SE1 for dinner, you’ll enjoy this establishment.
“Tom delivers a well-executed British menu with Welsh and French influences. The Tower Bridge restaurant is cosy and welcoming, perfect for a date night or celebratory dinner with loved ones,” Homegirl London
Tom Simmons Restaurant Dinner Menu
The Al La Carte Dinner Menu is concise but provides plenty to tempt meat eaters, fish fans and vegetarians with a couple of additional vegan options. We started with a basket of warm thick-cut sourdough, which tasted fantastic. With it were two kinds of butter, one was marmite, and the other made with leeks. No one ordered starters, although they did sound perfect so next time I will go on an empty stomach. Buratta Pugliese, Mushroom Veloute, Citrus Cured Salmon, Orkney King Scallops and Brixham Crab were featured.
We were in a group of five people, and everyone chooses the same dish apart from me. I was hoping for some variety so that I could take pictures, but you can’t blame them for selecting the Roast Cornish Monkfish. Besides, it was someone’s birthday so I couldn’t hijack the dinner for my purposes. Anyway, back to the popular Monkfish dish. It featured brown shrimps with butternut squash and pak choi with a beautifully spiced Thai red curry. I must admit that this dish looked and smelt amazing. I didn’t taste it because I don’t eat fish. Homeboy said the fish was delicious and the red curry sauce spot on. It must have been a tad on the spicy side because I noticed Homeboy reaching for his glass of water a few times.
Roast Cornish Monkfish
Meanwhile, I was more than happy with my Sage Gnocchi with sweet-tasting Delica pumpkin and hazelnut romesco sauce which you could describe as a Spanish pesto. I loved every mouthful, not only was the bowl of gnocchi visually appealing, but it was the nicest gnocchi I’ve ever tasted. Other dishes included Welsh Spring Lamb Loin, Pembrokeshire Chicken, a posh Fish and Chips, and Fillet of Roast Beef. Add sides like the Chunky Chips, Pommes Puree, Fine Beans with Confit Shallots, Charred Hispi Cabbage or Broccoli. We had three portions of the Chips between us, which was a lot, but they are so good.
However, due to three bowls of chips, we were too full for a dessert each. We shared a plate of delightful Petit Fours instead, which were beautiful. Two were cubes of salted caramel fudge, and two were cute espresso tasting bites of heaven. Other desserts include Almond Frangipane, Rhubarb Pavlova and a Dark Chocolate and Coffee Tart. I would have been delighted with any of those, or all of those! A selection of Welsh cheeses with biscuits, chutney and pickles are available if you have any room left.
Starters cost £8.50-14.50, mains are £18.50-35.50, and desserts cost £6-9.50. The prices are on the high side but worth it for the ingredients and restaurant ambience.
Tom Simmons Restaurant Tower Bridge Interiors
The restaurant is in a contemporary building with floor to ceiling glazing, which is part of the new development at Tower Bridge. On the ground floor is the main dining area with rustic wood panelling on the wall. Up a flight of stairs is the second tier with is on a mezzanine overlooking the ground floor restaurant and kitchen. We sat upstairs, which felt very relaxed. I think that was because the tables were well spaced, so it felt private.
Tom Simmons Restaurant Tower Bridge Information
To find out more about the restaurant, go to the Tom Simmons Website. The restaurant address is 2 Still Walk, London SE1 2RA. The nearest station is London Bridge. Current opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon until 4 pm and 5.30 pm until 11 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. It is advisable to book a table, and I hope you enjoy your meal.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and interior photograph from Tom Simmons website. Thanks: To the Hayes family and Homeboy for the lovely evening.