Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree

4.3
645 reviews
£25 and under
British
Our restaurant is located in the heart of Braintree’s busy shopping area, handy for taking a break any time of day. From booths to larger sharing tables, we’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

Experiences

  • Get the gang back together

    Jan 17 - Feb 4, 2022

    Having missed out on time with friends and family in December, it's time to get the gang back together at Bill's with our special set menu offer. Indulge in this limited edition set menu and enjoy either 2 courses for £13.95, or 3 courses for £16.95 and get a Gin-uary Fizz cocktail on us! From Crispy Calamari to our delicious Beetroot Risotto, you'll find something for everyone to love. Including incredible vegetarian and vegan options, delicious desserts and of course a cocktail on us.
What 645 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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SueS
Essex
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service that we received was excellent, the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Me and my friends were very impressed with the service.

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LP33
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and very impressed. Warm welcoming atmosphere. Swift friendly service. Varied, interesting menu. Food was well presented, hot and tasty. Would definitely recommend and will return.

TN
TracyN
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Breakfasts, Great Choice, Will come again!!!

SM
SallyM
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nicely cooked breakfast and very much enjoyed.

Lovely atmosphere and we did not feel rushed at all.

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Macmillions
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, nice ambience. Not too loud, but a background noise so you could have a normal conversation without feeling like you should whisper. Staff were very friendly and attentive, until it came to asking for the bill, where it took a few minutes to grab the attention of a waiter, but that was the only minor gripe of the whole experience.
I recommend the tropical juice too. I could have had a barrel of that stuff!

JN
JennyN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into BILLS the staff could not be more attentive, the lunch time menu had a good choice . When we are back in the area we would differently return. A big thank you to all your staff.

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SueH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant for breakfast. The only reason I gave four stars instead of five for the breakfast, was due to the avocado in the garden breakfast, being covered in a dressing. This gave the avocado a strange flavour. Excellent service from the waitress. Visited with a friend.

JM
JoannaM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, really felt to be made welcome. The waiter was a young gentleman with glasses and was a real good laugh whilst taking our food order. Overall the atmosphere wasn’t too loud it was busy but you could still hear your own conversation at each table. Brilliant service always love going there.

CF
ClareF
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast xx lovely ambiance x friendly staff x great vegetarian options x great food quality x

JP
JaneP
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, food order was quick and tasty will go back again

AH
AndyH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good meal-quick service and very pleasant staff.
Would recommend

AR
AdamR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Considering it wasn’t busy I was surprised and disappointed at having to wait over 15mins to be acknowledged and even have our drink order taken.
The manager heard other tables complaining about the slow service but chose to ignore and not engage, high demonstrates a lack of experience and customer care.
Would not eat at this branch again!

GK
GaryK
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we as a family have eaten here and will definitely be coming back again.

LM
LouiseM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good eggs Benedict. Fast service. Staff very polite. Would recommend

JM
JodieM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, attentive service and quiet peaceful atmosphere

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KSTW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A little overpriced for the quality of the food and not the widest of choices.

Very crowded.

Food took a while to arrive.

But as we were in no rush it wasn’t a big thing.

Staff were friendly.

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Pickles
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The boris cocktails were superb, I hope to see his face in my drink again!

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Sian
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Food was average, quite pricey.
From the beginning we were put off as a server I believe was called Jane was so rude from the start to be honest we felt completely un welcomed.
Our actual waitress however was lovely.

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PaulP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good Food, service was ok. A little expensive, but the breakfast is big enough for most. Service charge of 12.5% added to bill, but you don’t have to pay it. All in all, good, clean restaurant, maybe better suited to dinner then breakfast in my opinion.

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DawnT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. Nice choice of food and reasonably priced

KS
KarenS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten at Bills on a number of occasions. The meal yesterday at lunchtime was delicious. Very interesting atmosphere and friendly staff. The chocolate pot Xmas cheesecake was one of the best deserts I have ever tasted. Very clean and lovely toilets which are terribly important during the current covid epidemic.

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Simmo
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty food and great service in Bill's at Braintree

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AnnieA380
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Have to say, did not feel safe in there as to many people plus loads of people coming in without masks so made me very nervous. Waitress did move us as i made my feelings known, she was very nice and understood. Not the staff or restaurant fault, Goverment should put in more rules. Food and drinks were fabulous as always. We had breakfast in there and as not many other places offer breakfast reason why it so busy. I should have known better before going to be honest, my fault.

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paulw
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Breakfast table. Booked easily on line and amended time prior to attending with no issues. Service and food both really good and discounted due to blue light card!

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AngieB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening we booked as our show in London was cancelled

KC
KerryC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Stood at the door for 10 minutes waiting for someone to come over. Ignored so we left again

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Donnic
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for breakfast. Lovely festive atmosphere. Breakfast choice very good. Service & food excellent. Would recommend

JS
JennieSMF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always, great food and service. Christmas Rudolf Gin coctail particularly delicious!

MK
MelanieK
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing as always, staff were very helpful as always!!
Most enjoyable meal out!!!

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SarahE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely festive breakfast. Great service and staff. Can't wait to go back again.

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stevel
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited Bill's several times, always spot on service and lovely food,
Will be back

LH
LucyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was very quiet but this was ideal for us due to covid. Service was quick and waiters/waitresses were very helpful :)

CB
ClairB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal, friendly staff. Really enjoyed our meal and evening.

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Jones1
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really comfortable and cosy atmosphere great food really tasty and freshly cooked.
Helpful efficient staff
Would recommend and will definitely eat there again

LG
LucyG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with excellent service from all staff.
Look forward to returning.

TP
TraceyP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic meal last night, thank you!
We had good service and food.

MH
MariolaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service superb dinner very tasty cocktails extremely drinkable overall enjoyable evening
Thank you

NM
NitaM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our office lunch at Bill's yesterday and as always the food and service was spot on.

CB
ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had breakfast for 3 people, it was filling and delicious. Started the days shopping off very nicely.

CD
CarolineD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great festive menu, we were a table of 11 all meals came at the same time. Food was delicious

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree is rated 4.3 stars by 645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.