Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay

4.3
1222 reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill’s Cardiff Bay restaurant calls the historic Pilotage Building home. Light and airy during the day, warm and cosy at night, it’s a lovely space 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 1222 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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RuthL
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday brunch , great service and food was delicious.

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swati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambience was nice, staff were pleasant and attentive. Small glass of wine highly overpriced. Food was good.

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PiotrR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely food and I covid free atmosphere ;)
Highly recommended place for a date!

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SionedE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food! Very dog friendly- will visit again soon!

JE
JamesE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always, staff very helpful.

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ElizabethC
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks. They handled my dairy allergy with ease. We will be back again.

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Daisy
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great atmosphere. Thank you

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joanne
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, very friendly efficient staff, great service and the good was faultless

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SharonW
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and food excellent value. We had the set menu-3 courses for £16.95 and tried the Gin-uary fizz cocktail for £2.99. Absolutely fantastic!

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WayneV
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really helpful and friendly service. Tasty food in a convenient and beautiful location

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abigail
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and lovely food. I had the gluten free menu with had so many options! The gluten free bills brunch was so delicious and the bread was the best I’ve tried yet. Will definitely be visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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LisaM
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family breakfast celebrating our daughters 21st

LA
LindaA
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service- thoroughly enjoyable

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SianH
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , tasty food. Definately visit again

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CarolM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lovely meals on the whole
However the chips were so heavily salted they were inedible. I don’t complain often. All I had was an apology. No offer of a replacement or deduction
It’s was a lttle dark in the restaurant I had to use my phone torch to read menus.
Again I accidentally knocked my wine over due to it being too dark to see properly.
No offer of replacement
The wine should have had a £10 discount which I had to ask for as it hadn’t been taken off the bill.

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NickyC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast friendly efficient service. Food was excellent and premises was relaxed

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would recommend Bill's in Cardiff Bay without hesitation - we had the most wonderful evening, and can't wait for our next trip! We live 2 hours away from Cardiff, but we will definitely come back again as soon as we can think of a good excuse!! We all loved it, including our dog Cally, and thank you for a lovely evening!

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Family
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Our pancakes were dry, apologies from staff and they taken off the bill. All other food was lovely. Lovely atmosphere and very clean. Very friendly, efficient staff!

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MariannaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting,very friendly and helpful staff. Food was very tasty, portions not too big but enough. Would definitely recommend it!

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Pont
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Having eaten at Bills before we were expecting a reasonably priced and tasty meal. Unfortunately the buttermilk chicken burger was extremely bland. The chicken literally tasted of nothing. It seemed to wash away the taste of everything else.
Kids meals looked came out looking miserable and the macaroni and cheese looked as if it had come out of a microwave and had cooled down leaving a skin to form on top.
Staff were great and the service was second to none.

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Grouchob
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in the bay. Always a warm welcome for us and our well behaved dogs who also seem to love the place! The recent gift token initiative was brilliant and we will be using many over the next few months !

JG
JenniferG
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service and nice food 👌 would go back again definitely

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katrinar
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service.
A little noisy for conversation but it was busy,and that’s to be expected.
Overall a great hour or so out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Decent food, but the behind the bar nosies were very loud, empty bottles being dropped- far too noisy.
Also adding a 12.5% tip onto the bill is not a customer friendly way, if I want to leave a tip, I will.

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KateT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and BRILLIANT service!! The coffee was also very good.

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MartynC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, staff and food were great. Table service was efficient. I had bought a 50% top up voucher. Wish I’d bought more! Lydia was amazing. Still think it’s a bit pricey, but I’ll still go back soon. It was great to see so many customers there. The staff coped amazingly.

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Beckyj
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice GF breakfast. Could have been slightly warmer . But very tasty, well cooked, well presented and good value for money. The latte coffee was nice but not very hot. Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Nice surroundings. Overall a nice place to go for breakfast

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AdeleL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

our main came out before our starter and then kept under the lights until we’d been given our starter meaning it was dry and mostly cold

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ChloeF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time, a good choice and friendly service

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RachelI
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

What’s happened the pancakes? No longer freshly made. A massive disappointment!

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Lindab
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great range and choice of vegan and normal food , great presentation

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JordyS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and fab value. We really enjoyed the festive menu, so happy with the vegan options.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A bit of a disappointing experience… starters came out 5 minutes apart and so did the mains. I had a Christmas special which was awful, a nut roast with a strange flavour and as dry as a bone and roast potatoes which tasted like they were about 3 days old. Manager very helpful and refunded my meal and offered an alternative etc.
Also strongly disagree with the ‘optional’ 12.5% service charge which they add.
I wouldn’t normally write a review based on one bad experience but my Son and me called in at 11.30am today (2nd Jan) and asked if they had a table for 2 and the female at front of house couldn’t have been more dismissive. Didn’t even have the manners to look at us while she was telling us they had nothing and “may in about an hour”. Disappointing.

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VictoriaJ
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable meal. Able to use my Blue light Card so meal was discounted. Also felt safe and well distanced from other diners while there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous services , great food , lov ely place , nothing too much trouble for staff

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Pranab
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served with care. A bit expensive in my opinion, but worth the money.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had starters which were very hot, fresh and beautiful. Main meal - we had a cold chicken burger that had too much sauce and brown avocado. Mac and cheese was not cheesy at all, like a plain dry bowl of pasta. We also had a cocktail that was supposed to be prosecco, elderflower and blackberry, but in reality it was a glass of Prosecco with a blackberry in it.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly service,not rushed at all and very clean. Food was gorgeous

JS
JaniS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service , good menu, good value, lovely setting. I would recommend.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay is rated 4.3 stars by 1222 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.