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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree

4.3
4.3
656 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.

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Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 09:00–21:30
    Wed, Thu 09:00–22:00
    Fri 09:00–23:00
    Sat 08:30–23:00
    Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 4512 6659

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Get the gang back together

    17 Jan - 4 Feb 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.
  • Valentines Set Menu including welcome cocktail

    £24.95 per person

    10 Feb - 15 Feb 2022
    Love is in the air at Bill’s, enjoy our specially created three course menu with welcome cocktail for £24.95. Choose from dishes such as the seabass and prosecco Florentine, creamy truffle chicken, peppercorn steak frites and more! And finish your meal which a choice of desserts but personally we are going for the sharing profiteroles, although how much you share is up to you.. Guests can choose their starter, main and desert during their visit (menu can be found on Bill’s website).

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Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 656 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Brunch

  • Essex

    Most Booked

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  1. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Breakfast was cold and rubbery. All three breakfasts sent back to be re- cooked.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very poor menu ! Bills used to be good not anymore

  3. EC

    ElaineC

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food,quick service. Didn’t like being crammed in up one end of the restaurant because of rampant covid but except it’s easier for staff. Moved table so I was more comfortable so had a lovely meal

  4. JS

    JaneS

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Love Bills but my meal which was nude burger was a bit of a rip off at £11.95 The burger was lovely but salad could oh so much better and more appetising if it included tomatoes, peppers cucumber onion etc and not just green leaves. Would love to see healthier options right across the menu. There isn’t much choice for people on low fat low sugar diets.

  5. LG

    LynnG

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Friendly service. Just the right amount of waiting time, we didn’t feel hurried.

  6. a

    annac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Nice atmosphere and good food but terrible customer service

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First Time I have visited Bills , and I was really pleased overall with everything, food was really good and tasted fresh and good quality ingredients used. Ambience was good also. The highlight of the dinner was our waitress Lucinda who was very accommodating, patient, not pushy , knew the menu really well and over exceeded our expectations. Lucinda is a credit to Bills restaurant.

  8. MH

    MariolaH

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinning at bills last night was very pleasant experience. Service was super and our dinner was delicious. It was very lovely evening. Will definitely go back again. Thank you

  9. G

    Grant

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Very poor menu.. service ok at best. Food was quite nice

  10. JT

    JulieT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice food and atmosphere and helpful staff lots of choice on the menu

  11. TL

    TinaL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely visit meeting with friends from my last work place great catching up with excellent customer service

  12. SS

    SueS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days 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.

  13. LP

    LP33

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days 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.

  14. TN

    TracyN

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. SM

    SallyM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A nicely cooked breakfast and very much enjoyed. Lovely atmosphere and we did not feel rushed at all.

  16. M

    Macmillions

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    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!

  17. JN

    JennyN

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  18. SH

    SueH

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  19. JM

    JoannaM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  20. CF

    ClareF

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  21. JP

    JaneP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  22. AH

    AndyH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. AR

    AdamR

    1 review

    2.0

    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!

  24. GK

    GaryK

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. LM

    LouiseM

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. JM

    JodieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, attentive service and quiet peaceful atmosphere

  27. KS

    KSTW

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  28. P

    Pickles

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  29. S

    Sian

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  30. PP

    PaulP

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  31. DT

    DawnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  32. KS

    KarenS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  33. S

    Simmo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. AA

    AnnieA380

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  35. p

    paulw

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  36. AB

    AngieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening we booked as our show in London was cancelled

  37. KC

    KerryC

    1 review

    1.0

    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

  38. D

    Donnic

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. JS

    JennieSMF

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  40. MK

    MelanieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree is rated 4.3 stars by 656 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.

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2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Braintree

Braintree Village Braintree, Essex CM77 8YH

  • Area

    Braintree

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 09:00–21:30
    Wed, Thu 09:00–22:00
    Fri 09:00–23:00
    Sat 08:30–23:00
    Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

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