Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree

4.1
448 reviews
£25 and under
British

Top tags:

Casual
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.
What 448 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeanB
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being greeted as soon as we arrived
Staff smart and helpful
Good value
Food amazing
Clean and tidy
Staff making sure everything was ok

LM
LonMum
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

There ambience, cleanliness and service was great but unfortunately the food was not great.

NS
NeilS
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, very attentive. Not pushy helped with my patterner's allergies

SW
SophyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food a bit bland. No effort made for birthdays despite mentioning: very quiet so atmosphere not great.

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leebacon
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we booked for 7 of us and had an absolutely lovely meal for our son's 19th birthday. food was delicious, service was really friendly and nothing was too much trouble! will definitely be back

TG
TeamG
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, wide ranging and quirky menu, good coffee, lots of flavour especially in the truffle fries, fish pie and salsa & avocado salad. Desserts were brilliant too!

GB
GillB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Welcome was great. The restaurant looks very nice. The menu choice was good ,drinks especially were impressive for non alcoholic options. We ordered the fish pie the falafel salad and the steak and eggs. The fish pie was good the falafel salad was pretty poor and tasteless. The steak and eggs was particularly disappointing we have had this dish at other Bills and it had always been good but on this occasion the steak smelt and tasted liverish. They did take it off the bill but as an experience two out of the three meals were not good.

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Anonymous
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Went for breakfast nice setting and good service but breakfast bit overpriced and under delivered for me

JG
JustG18
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Egg carried on cooking under the heat lamp I guess. Personally I wouldn't have had streaky bacon out of choice but overall it was fine.
Smoothies a little pricey for the size and what they were.
Pancakes delicious next time put extra syrup on plate please 😊
Served well and staff attentive. Loved the look of bills. Nice trip out for us knackered parents who managed to get rid of the kids for breakfast.

JJ
JulieJ
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good. Good choices. Intolerance friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

DH
DavidH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service, food was of good quality. We sat by the kitchen pass it was quite loud from music in the kitchen.
Would go again but request to be seated elsewhere.

M
Marycake
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great venue with good service. However staff did not wear face coverings which I would have preferred

SG
StephenG
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Bills Brunch went down very well, excellent sausages!

CB
ChelseaB
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front of house staff were amazing
We visited 19th July and the lady who greeted us was amazing
Thank you for making a birthday very special

PB
PaulB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual standard of quality food and great service. Always a great place to eat.

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zoeh
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and super quick ordering.attentive and not invasive

HG
HarrietG
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service- was served by James who was very attentive and great. Thanks!

PG
PeterG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We received a warm welcome. All COVID19 precautions were taken. The drinks order was taken with the food it all arrived at the right temperature and as ordered.
The food was tasty although for the price the portions are on the small side. The staff were attentive, although not overly so. I do find the recommendation of the most expensive things on the menu a little disingenuous when there is a 12.5 % service charge.
However, all in all we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. I would certainly return.

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Terence
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food disgusting mushy and cold. However the service was excellent couldn’t fault the waitress.

SV
SueV
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable - food good but bit overpriced

DH
DeanH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and food, the service is always excellent.

PB
PeterB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

"Free cocktail" for the football offer excludes vegetarians, as both items that have to be ordered to qualify are meat.

TM
TinaM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy but the staff were happy, friendly and helpful. They worked very hard the whole time we were there and the service and level of cleanliness was very good.

BW
BrianW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food good social distancing eggs cooked petfectly

TT
TomT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Staff service was good, but the pricing was a bit high in relation to the portion sizing/quality of food.

RH
RebekahH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ordered the bills brunch. Everything was nice apart from the sausages they were over cooked and tasted like mush. Also the butter for the toast always comes out hard which makes it difficult to spread

JH
JessicaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and food.staff very friendly

AB
AnitaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Bill's. The food and staff were great. I had asked for a table by a window which they provided but it was right by the bar which was very noisy so we moved to a booth which was perfect. The waitresses were so helpful and pleasant.

DC
DC808
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, staff were very friendly, will definitely be back!

VB
VivienB
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit after lockdown. Good food, but missed some old menu choices - especially in the hot drinks department. If you have a breakfast expect American style bacon (like crisps) - which isn't to my personal taste. Staff friendly and helpful, and service was good. I'd probably go back in the future, but try the lunch options.

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RoyE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to eat with friendly staff and good service.

PS
PeterS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Bill’s before but will certainly be returning following the fantastic lunch I enjoyed on Monday.
The raw seared tuna starter was amazing with the tuna literally melting in my mouth.
This was followed by the Mojo Marinated Chicken Skewers which were absolutely gorgeous and moist.
A fantastic lunch at a great price - what more could you ask for!

SB
SteveB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Two of the meals were cold when served and had to be returned. This left the two diners waiting for their food whilst the rest of us already had ours and had to start eating to prevent our own going cold.

No checking back to see if we were OK etc.

Service was very slow, even for drinks, when the restaurant was almost empty so hardly too busy...

Huge service charge added which we had to ask to be removed since we were not prepared to pay 12.5% service after the issues we had experienced...

MS
MikeSuffolkCO10
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Had the chicken Caesar salad at £12+. Chicken hard and over cooked, very poor value for money.

KP
KatyP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have missed getting out to our favourite breakfast place and it did not let me down. Always great food and service.

LM
LauraM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff lovely food great atmosphere
Would definitely recommend

SM
ScarletteM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food left my family ill the next day and only left a tip because we didint want to wait for the change

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bill’s rarely lets you down. The staff were helpful, the cold drinks were cold, and the fish finger sandwich was a real doozy. Nice atmosphere, too. If you’re in Braintree Village, do yourself a favour and grab a bite here. Your stomach will thank you for it later.

DS
DawnS
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent service, food always cooked to perfection. Perfect end to a good morning shopping

SR
SallyR
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was nt as good as usual hardly any adocado on my veggi breakfast toast and the black pudding on my friend full English was so over cooked it was like a crisp very disappointing .

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree is rated 4.1 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

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