Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cambridge

4.1
655 reviews
£25 and under
British
There’s a special feel to Bill’s Cambridge restaurant. Tucked away on a small back street, the restaurant opens up like a Tardis once you step inside, with a bar, a library, a big open dining area and a private dining space. Newly refurbished, expect vibrant colour, cosy corners and plenty of quirk. Bill’s is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
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4.2
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4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu much more limited. Food pretty average. Service ok. Value ok. Not terrible but wouldn't rush back (pre pandemic was a regular customer)

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AmyR
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I can never fault the food at Bill's. It's always of a great standard and came really quickly. So quickly that we hadn't received our drinks yet and had to remind the waiter. The portion of Salmon I received for an extra £3.50 on top of my smashed avo and eggs was minute, but the food is delicious. We were offered water when we sat down which we accepted and yet never appeared
The atmosphere was great, it was a busy Sunday brunch time, just a shame that the service let it down. Never nice to feel either forgotten about, or a burden when you have to ask for the rest of your order, despite how busy the restaurant is.

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Sarah
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mojo chicken skewers were really disappointing. The chicken was dry and it was all just a bit flavourless. I mentioned it to the waiter and he said ‘yes, we hear that a lot, next time order something else’.

However, the brownie and doughnuts for dessert were delicious and the atmosphere was nice.

Our waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Slow service to start. 15 minute wait for drinks to arrive. 35 minutes between starter and main. When main arrived it was just warm. Replacement dish no warmer. Cancelled main and went for a dessert which was OK.

As it was an anniversary meal it was in total a massive disappointment the only consolation was that our whole bill was cancelled. An excuse that there were a lot of graduation parties didn’t sit well either.

Will not return in a hurry

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NathanW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant meal with attentive staff. Would have liked more V and Vg options and a wider choice of ales.

Service was prompt, which was good as we needed to be in and out quickly. The food was good, presented nicely and the room was attractive and fun.

Would go again.

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ChrisS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and efficient staff, particularly our waiter, a young Brazilian guy (can’t remember his name sadly) who was extremely professional and helpful without being in your face. The food was served quickly, my steak and eggs cooked to perfection. Overall a great experience for w casual lunchtime meal, and good value.

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MariaC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - our waiter Ellie was very helpful and attentive!

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LisaO
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food choices and excellent quality of food. Service was quick and efficient.

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Foodie12
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was nice but the experience was let down by the service. Drinks came out after we’d already started eating. Once we’d finished we had to wait around 30 minutes to get someone’s attention to be able to get the bill and pay.

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JoT2222
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff are always polite and welcoming- each time we go there they go over and above to help us. They are brilliant with allergens and we always enjoy the experience. Would highly recommend!

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IanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Everything was distinctly average, except the price, which was too high, not good value for money

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gentleman that seated us was lovely and very accommodating and food was delicious, was our first experience of a Bills restaurant but will definitely be back

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here, and we were very impressed. Everything was fantastic -- food, ambience, service...first class!

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Claire
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was amazing we had, sour dough toast, smoothies, eggs royale, and pancakes with fruit
The tropical smoothie was quite a bit smaller than the berry one, it was very nice but not as good value.

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Squidge
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was tasteless, no dressing on the sakad and chicken chewy. Drinks over priced. Table wasn't clean. Tap water was lukewarm.

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SallyC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience was perfect, service was attentive without being obtrusive and the food was lovely.

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AliceS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be booking a table for brunch again very soon.

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ClaireW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bill's is always a huge hit for our family, the most baby and dog friendly place for us by far. Staff always go out of their way to accommodate us, and food is consistently great.

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MelanieW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast for a friend's birthday in Cambridge. Bill's was organised and quickly seated us at our table. The waitress was excellent and read back our order which arrived within 15 minutes. The food was cooked really well. The poached eggs not too hard or soft. The pancakes were light and fluffy. I would recommend.

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EllieS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Breakfast was mediocre. For £50 for 3 people I expected tastier food. Will not be going back.

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Hazeleyes
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service was very very slow, (no food for 1 hour 15 mins) which I know from past experience is not usual in Bills. They said they were short staffed so there was clearly an issue. However the staff were pleasant, apologetic and gave us free drinks. It won’t put me off going again.

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KarenR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice meal. Very busy but glad to get a table on a Friday night

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Reks
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Nice ambience and friendly staff. Very busy restaurant. Took more than an hour to get our main food, which was ok and we ate as too hungry by then. Too overpriced. Not visiting again bit disappointed.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really lovely, even tho it was quite the wait for it, was worth it. I loved the flower dessert! Service was good too, host really welcoming! Thanks guys!

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BenF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was lukewarm and massively overcooked. There was very little taste in anything. Really poor meal for what was meant to be a special occasion. I will not be using this chain again.

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NeilC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really nice visit using the set menu, visited on consecutive nights. Only negative was the music choice. Food was lovely both visits

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food wasn't as expected very dry.. left us for a long time before serving us. Staff were friendly, but our server wasn't really hot on manners or on customer service.

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ClareT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always depend on Bill’s to give good service and produce excellent dishes which suit our requirements and are economically priced.

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steveb
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bills Cambridge was a joy to eat in. Happy, helpful staff, good food served promptly, what more could you ask...?

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GeorgeH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Always a good reception at Bill’s but lunch yesterday a little disappointing.
A large but uninteresting green salad. Chicken dry.

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Kite
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. They were happy to provide different items with the dishes. Would definitely recommend.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. The food and service was great

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stellal
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service ! My friend has allergy problems and they made sure they accommodated her ! Just love this place

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Babe
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always choose Bill's for breakfast ,it's my favourite restaurant, the foods really good!

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always at good prices. Staff who served were terrific. Liked the touch of the cocktails named after the England football team manager and two of the players. Lighthearted ambience of the evening was very pleasant.

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Terry
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at Bill’s was a delightful start to our day and a great way to round off our time in Cambridge. The menu was varied, interesting and tempting and the food and drinks were delicious! The servers were lovely and friendly and the atmosphere was inviting and comfortable. My family had been there before but it was my first time; I would recommend it!

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MarthaG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a range of breakfast/brunch dishes which were all lovely, staff were fab and very friendly!

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NIkkijwood
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening , great service and a really good vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Offered a free cocktail to start
Starter was good but had to ask for cutlery
For main course we both had Steak..didn’t like the big offer on the menu that said our meal was £13 instead of £20 if it was any day other Friday or Saturday !
Again we had to ask for cutlery
Both meals were barely warm..we are not the type to complain but half way through we realised we should have sent them both back
One of the Steaks was very chewy too
We told them about this after we’d finished .
We were given complimentary deserts in lieu of this.
To cap it off the bill assumed a tip of 12.5% which would have been around £10
Giving a tip is something that is done if the customer chooses to.
I told the waitress to reduce it to just under £5
She then said ‘what was wrong with the service’ ?.!!
We won’t be returning anytime soon .
Very nice premises but too much not good enough.

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Theo
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thank you for everything the staff Bradley was professional and excellent

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cambridge is rated 4.1 stars by 655 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.