We came for a Saturday dinner for two, and were coddled and impressed.
Le Pont de la Tour has the essential restaurant “theatre”: the long bar, the piano playing in the background, the white cloths on the tables, the sommelier (and sommeliere) and of course the great river view.
My first course, foie gras, was light and tasty. For the mains I had the Bedfordshire pork plate, nicely hung, with spring greens, my companion a beautifully flaking cod and chips. The portions appeared nouvelle cuisine, normally a boo, but in fact after the main course we were full enough to skip dessert altogether. Perhaps the plates were too big.
Only the table bread detracted a little: a brown/ white choice of course, and nice enough, but they could have been a little more - interesting (and, nit-picking: salted butter?)
One of us was not drinking, so I opted for a light Cusquena bottled beer over vino, which went well with my choices (though I should have stopped after the second one). The price at the end was £ 50 a head, which was value for money, for food and for theatre.