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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury, Canterbury, ENG

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury

4.1
4.1
793 Reviews
£25 and under
British
In the beating heart of Canterbury’s shopping district, surrounded by the picture perfect historical architecture Canterbury has to offer, Bill’s is a lively and popular British restaurant, also teeming with history and heritage. Open all day & into the night, expect a vibrant mix of brunch, dinner specials and cocktails.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 4512 6647

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pancakes

    £6.50 per person

    13 Jul - 30 Nov 2022
    Enjoy bottomless pancakes every day, 3pm – 5pm, for £6.50 and you can add on bottomless hot drinks or prosecco! An ever-replaced stack of buttermilk pancakes with fresh strawberries, cream, caramelised hazelnuts, and pancake syrup. Kids can also get involved in a kids pancake parlour, building their own pancake creations for £3.95 (two pancakes).
  • Christmas Set Menu

    £32.95 per person

    15 Nov - 30 Dec 2022
    A festive three course feast for £32.95. Relax, with our festive set menu, we've got you covered. Simply choose from our handpicked range of party starters, main events and Christmas puds, and leave the rest to your taste buds. We will be in touch nearer the time to take your pre order.
  • Bottomless Prosecco

    £16.50 per person

    22 Jul - 28 Aug 2022
    Bottomless prosecco to beat the heat from just £16.50! Just select any item from our huge selection of delicious main or brunch dishes all day Saturday & Sunday and enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco for just £16.50 per person. Go on.. book now (you know you want too) and secure your table. Let’s get bubbly!

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What 793 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Child Friendly

  • Kent

    Healthy

  • Kent

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Kent

    Most Booked

  • Canterbury

    Best Overall

  • Canterbury

    Best Food

  • Canterbury

    Best Service

  • Canterbury

    Best Ambience

  • Canterbury

    Best Value

  • Canterbury

    Fit for Foodies

  • Canterbury

    Romance

  • Canterbury

    Special Occasions

  • Canterbury

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Anthea

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Warm wine. Rude service. Cold food. Ruined my hen do. Had to leave.
  2. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was expensive for what it was and didn’t have the wine we wanted on the wine list but we had enjoyably evening
  3. TP

    TazzyP

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We always have our family lunches or dinners at Bills as the menu is so diverse. Service was a little slower than us usual but always good value.
  4. P

    Pianist78

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely evening at Bill's. The staff were so lovely and friendly. Bit disappointed that there was no sirloin left at only 8pm on a Saturday night, but what we order have was very nice indeed. My husband's calamari was wonderful and my seafood linguini was delicious. Overall, a very positive experience
  5. HM

    HelenM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, very attentive staff and good food, would highly recommend.
  6. JD

    JoDid

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately there was a staff shortage at the start so the atmosphere was a little strained, but soon after more staff arrived and they were it was more relaxed and the service was good. I'm not sure I'd dine there again though as the mac'n'cheese appeared and tasted like it was a packet mix and the avocado in the salad was past its best. The greens were very good though, as were the beetroot side. I've dined with Bill's before in a different location and remember the food being better so I'm not sure whether the quality was down to the staff shortage or not. It was nice to sit outside and eat.
  7. BD

    BenD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in town! Always above and beyond service and amazing food
  8. IB

    IanB

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We have been regular customers over the years. Standard and quality has dropped considerably with the introduction of the new menus. Sea bass extremely overpriced and unattractive. Sundae dessert in a half full tin mug a joke and robbery at £6.95. Will not be going to Bill’s any more.
  9. a

    angelar

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us 2 semi.teenage boys. Everyone enjoyed the food and.ambience. very helpful staff
  10. JW

    JuliaW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a table for Father’s Day breakfast. Last minute booking. We were greeted and taken to our table. Service was excellent and super friendly. Had not eaten in Bills for awhile so pleasantly surprised how good the food and service was. We had a nice time to celebrate our Dad’s!
  11. TT

    TommyThames

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was nice but service was bit slow as we had to try to call someone to be served
  12. ND

    NeleD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The manager kindly accommodated our last minute request for a table of 11. Our waitress, Villi, was simply superb. We had a couple of special requests and she went out of her way to fulfill those. The food was nice. Would definitely recommend based on excellent service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Having previously enjoyed visiting this Bills in the past, we were very disappointed this time. The member of staff who was serving us kept knocking into the back of my wife's chair every time he went past. By the time we had finished our desserts, he had disappeared and left another member staff to tend to us, which this second member of staff did not. This second member of staff then dropped a tray full of glasses smashing down the stairs, and was rude to us all when we had to carefully pick our way through his mess because we had to leave on time. Food was nice, shame the service wasn't to the same standard. We won't be returning in a hurry.
  14. HC

    HollyC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent breakfast, really delicious. Perfect place for me and my friends to chill out the morning after my wedding.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff , quick service and great food ! Will definitely be returning
  16. CS

    CoraS

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for a delicious brunch - everyone will find something to their liking. There is a gluten-free menu and I even found good things to eat for my low-histamine requirements. The food is delicious and the ambiance is very attractive and spacious.
  17. EM

    EmmaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We didn’t stay 5 minutes after receiving the menu and being told most of the dishes wasn’t available because of lack of food. Even ordering a drink was a mission as there was no lemonade as well as many other drinks and I don’t drink coke. Very disappointed as was looking forward to spending my birthday lunch here.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the padron peppers and tuna tacos. Chicken in the Caesar salad was about overcooked but overall a good meal.
  19. LB

    LaurieB

    Kent

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We love Bills and have missed it since the Maidstone restaurant was closed. Since we were in Canterbury for a show we decided to grab a bite to eat beforehand at Bill’s in Canterbury. As always, a lovely meal. Nice choice of food and drinks to satisfy everyone. The real issue we had was incredibly sporadic service and the music was way too loud. No pink lemonade either.
  20. JS

    JennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal, had a great selection for vegetarians. Staff were really friendly, great atmosphere Would definitely recommend
  21. KL

    KyleL

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Busy, but the staff still find time to make the customer feel welcome and looked after. food was delicious, though was slightly different to what was listed on the menu. extremely friendly staff & good quality food made for a lovely dining experience, even if the place was busy and extremely loud due to the presence of children and babies.
  22. CJ

    CarolJ

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Friendly service, order taken efficiently and without too long a wait. Food arrived fairly quickly, well presented and tasted good
  23. S

    Shaz

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Booked a table of 12 for lunch. Overall we had a nice time. Service was very good considering it was busy and we were a large group. We also had some fussy team members. Food was a bit above average but nothing special. Dessert was best course. Portions small and luke warm. Chicken burgers and chicken and egg dish were very dry. The minute steak was chewy. Overall we had a nice time but wouldn't rush back for the food for £30 a head.
  24. YY

    YnYn

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Would come back, though if ordering a burger would recommend asking for a lot of extra relish. There is practically no flavour otherwise and I barely noticed the relish on mine.
  25. AV

    AndreaV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had an outstanding male server who took the trouble to run after me as I had forgotten my medicinal drops.
  26. LL

    LouiseL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed with the menu change, however, we would have been happy but there was no steak available (male members of our party of 10 disappointed) no crispy chicken and egg available, no draught lager available, no 660ml bottles of Peroni available, again with half the party of 10 drinking lager it made the bill much more expensive than it should have been. overall pretty disappointed with our night out.
  27. SB

    SabriB

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Ambiance was very good, food was average, however service was terrible. It was very slow and the staff was not taking care of the people. It was below Bill’s restaurant’s average.
  28. ES

    ErnestS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very busy downstairs but really nice and spacious and quieter upstairs. Food and service were good. Would certainly visit again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely family birthday meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was a great birthday experience, very friendly service. The table was set up nicely and the food was superb. Definitely would eat there again. Overall great experience.
  31. LD

    LisaD

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal; the new menu has more choices, we both found something we love. Excellent and attentive service, friendly and welcoming staff. We will definitely return!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - very friendly and helpful waitress Great experience
  33. T

    Tinydancer

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a lovely restaurant! The service was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us. The food was delicious and we loved the new vegan options on the menu. There was a lovely atmosphere and we will definitely be back again soon!
  34. c

    chanda

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff were very nice and welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday there.
  35. JK

    JadeK

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So impressed with this restaurant, staff made it the best experience, so friendly, helpful and great with intolerance and allergies! Cannot fault the experience at all, food was amazing, we had 3 courses and the portion sizes are perfect and so tasty and presented beautifully! The new menu is so good!!! Check it out!! 😁
  36. ST

    SamTom

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely restaurant! We went for breakfast and the food was really tasty! The service was very quick and the staff were very helpful. Very good array of gluten free and veggie options!
  37. L

    Lollipop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always lots of atmosphere and lovely decor. Staff very helpful. A menus that's interesting and always different and good healthy options and a variety of no alcohol drinks. We didn't feel rushed even though they were busy. Would definitely recommend to friends and would book up to go again. Thank you
  38. BM

    BethanyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing! All of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners - all very different all very lovely! Decoration and furniture was fantastic! Poor souls seemed to be understaffed which made service understandably a little slow.
  39. TP

    TinaP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager blonde fello don’t know his name amazing he has extremely good manager skills and such a nice helpful chap . Our waiter on the day was cute helpful and very nice . Had some amazing cocktails to recommend by our waiter to . Really was enjoyable Thankyou . Tina Planson .
  40. F

    Foody

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was nice . Ceaser salad was nice and tasty some of the lettuce was turning brown but that didn't hinder anything and the sauce was really tasty. The burger was lovely, cooked just right.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury is rated 4.1 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury

5 Rose Lane, Canterbury, Canterbury, ENG CT1 2SJ

Additional information

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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