Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay

4.2
1120 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

  • Bill’s Christmas Set Menu

    £29.95 per person

    Nov 16 - Dec 31, 2021

    Christmas group dining at Bill’s This menu must be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance If you book within 7 days of your booking we will try to accommodate, subject to availability, A La Carte menu may be offered. Enjoy three festive dishes with a welcome drink included. Choose from dishes such as a starter of smoked salmon mousse, avocado and crayfish salad, our mouth-watering festive feast burger, and for dessert our famous panettone bread and butter pudding with cinnamon-spiced vanilla custard. Please opt into email marketing for information on this, future group bookings & offers. We will contact you in regards to this booking to pre order your food. Please keep an eye out for emails from Bills Restaurants in order to pre order.
What 1120 People Are Saying
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4.3
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AliW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice lunch to celebrate a birthday. Everyone enjoyed themselves

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Christine
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The table was a little dark but food was excellent

DP
DawnP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Every thing was brilliant except the lighting! Just a little too dim. They let us bring our dog which was fantastic. Well done Bills and thank you!

LH
LucyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with really friendly staff who made us feel very welcome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As a wheelchair user, I struggled a little with the steep ramp to get in and not much room to manoeuvre, however the staff were great, food was perfect, and lovely warm ambiance

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Partridge
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bill's Cardiff Bay.
Easy to book online. Reliable.
Good food. Good menu. We were a party of 3 for a birthday celebration.
Excellent service. Not the first time we've eaten here and will we definitely return.

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very welcoming after we changed the time of our reservation and were still late!

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JanL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Party of 4, most enjoyed the food, fish pie was so dry didn't eat much, wouldnt have again. Service and staff very good

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Eggs royal not enough smoked salmon for the price.
Traditional breakfast good however

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RuthW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service was excellent by very courteous staff but sadly the food was cold

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HayleyL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely visit again! Food was delicious!!

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foodiegem
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt very rushed. Our mains came when we were still eating our starters. Food was pretty basic and luke warm.

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MeredithR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quick service food nice only disappointed didn't have enough time for dessert as we were going to theatre

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Elliebell
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time in bills delicious food great service and a lovely atmosphere we went as a table of 8 for my mums birthday and we ordered the special Christmas cocktail it was lovely and a great price £2.99… our food was very very very nice and the young lass that waited our table was lovely 🥰 we will definitely be back…

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Emily
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We ordered starters and mains.
Our mains came out before our starters. We explained that we had not had a starters yet so the staff took our mains back.
Half an hour later, (we had to wait for our starters to cook and then eat them) we we’re ready for our mains.
The same food that was attempted to be served half an hour earlier was bought to our table. It had clearly been sitting out for the whole time.
I ordered chicken with a mushroom sauce which had now gone so dry that the sauce was non existent and the remains dried to the plate.
We told our servers who were very apologetic and I asked for extra sauce.
I was then shocked to see we were charged for this extra sauce (that should have come on the chicken anyway) on the bill!
My husband ordered a burger which had also gone dry in the time it was sitting.
The staff were very apologetic and they did take the price of the starters (which were lovely) off the bill.
However for the price we paid I would have hoped for a mains to be cooked freshly after their mistake.

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AnnieB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for a breakfast treat with a good range of choice from the good old full breakfast to specialities.
Lovely coffee just wish cups were a bit bigger as needed 2. Overall great

AB
AndrewB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful and friendly staff. Knowledgeable about the menu and vegan options. Will be dining here again in December. So good it made us want to go back!

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thought the menu was a little over priced. My fish pie was all potato and the fish was not that appetizing. Would try again though and have something different because we liked the restaurant and the staff were great,

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NicolleB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill in Cardiff bay excellent food and great service lovely selection of food and drink.

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TracyL
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a 'show night'. Menu was lovely. Decided on the steak and eggs with a truffle sauce. it was delicious. Also had the Bills Christmas cocktail, which was really good- super cute with a reindeer on top! Service was very good and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

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MuckyDuck
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice food and nice location but very noisy so difficult to maintain conversation with other members of the party.

TM
TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent breakfast and the staff always friendly

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good experience haven't been before but huge lack of vegetarian or vegan food available. Rugby special only had one choice which was onion rings. Very surprised that such a popular place lacked dietary requirements.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very busy match day in Cardiff. The staff were brilliant and took everything in their stride. We will certainly go again.

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EllenH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was really good. We arrived half an hour early and the staff seated us straight away and were v friendly!

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ShaunP
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be careful using this app OpenTable. I booked with confirmation and the restaurant did not have my booking.

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andrewE
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was reasonable priced, drinks are quite expensive £4.75 for half bottle of beer .

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here for breakfast, it is the best breakfast I have ever had. The service is amazing also. I will be coming back. 4 stars for value as it is quite pricey, but worth the treat now and again

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SimonO
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Great staff. Fab location. Highly recommend.

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LornaF
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and friendly, efficient service and excellent halloumi and avocado burgers!

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HELENB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Negative is we were seated near the front door which was continually opened hence there was a constant draft that put a damper on the experience

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Allypally95
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The snow nuts were my favs and Christmas cocktail was nice however rest of the food wasn’t good. Not worth going

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Cardiffbayglutenfree
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was lovely, however nobody asked about allergies at the door or at the table. Given the new laws out regarding food allergies, surely this is something they should take extra care about?

It was very cold, I think we were sat under the air conditioning unit, and as lovely as the servers were - we had 5 of them all in all. It was pre-theatre crowd so it had emptied out by the time we were ready to leave but unfortunately sat there for about 15 minutes waiting for the bill. Would return again, maybe just not this branch :(

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

First visit to Bill's, food and ambiance were good. Drinks ordered were substituted without consultation e.g. out of Jack Daniels so served Jameson's instead.. biggest issue was realising this morning that an 'optional' service charge of 12.5% had been levied but without any option being given. Not realising that this was in place I also left cash for the waitress which equates to a 25% overall tip which the service did not merit. Feel a little bit conned by this and won't be returning to any branch of Bill's as a consequence, which is a shame..

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Didge
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Throughly enjoyable evening and lovely food

Thank you

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was a different person every time with our order was messed up and confused staff serving our mains before our starter. POOR SHOW

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AmbB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have wonderful food here! Service was brilliant as per usual and the desserts were incredible! We definitely recommend the cranberry & white chocolate bread and butter pudding, the carrot cake doughnuts and the chocolate flowerpot!

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Fannyfoo
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Really disappointed with the menu Great if you like burgers but I wasn’t really a wide choice, We have the beetroot and feta tortilla to start which was great and then we had the goats cheese risotto and the chicken skewers for main they were quite bland and nobody came to check if we happy with our food. It was a busy day so service was a bit slow but staff pleasant.

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RhodriP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was very disappointed that I arranged a table for 8.30 via the website only to arrive at the restaurant and be told that it was not open until 9am (not sure how this is possible) I understand that errors can be made however no apology was offered.

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WillowH
1 review