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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Cardiff

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay

4.3
4.3
1438 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.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    020 4517 8034 x0044

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £13.95 per person

    28 Mar - 30 Jun 2022
    Sometimes being spoilt for choice makes it hard to make a choice at all. For all you indecisive ones, our carefully selected seasonal set menu makes it easier. Our seasonal set menus change every month so head to our website to see this months curation. Just one big decision to make… two-courses or three? 2 courses for £13.95 3 courses for £16.95

Menu

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What 1,438 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Wales

    Group Bookings

  • South Wales

    Lunch

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Group Bookings

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Special Occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

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  1. J

    Jayne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Booked a table for 2 and was shown to a tiny one squeezed into a tight corner by a very loud party of 8. I asked if we could have quieter one. The staff member clearly wasn’t impressed and told that it was pretty loud everywhere. The restaurant wasn’t busy and she easily found us a bigger, quieter and more openly situated table. Our server was extremely pleasant. We had the 2 course set meal, the squid was good but the chicken breast was very dry (over cooked) and not well seasoned. I really object to having to opt out of a tip. We definitely will not visit again.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Pre theatre food

  3. JB

    JoshBarn

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal, incredible service and just a generally great experience

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    We’ll-intentioned but many things on limited menu unavailable. Service amicable but on slow side. Numerous other options in vicinity with better ambience and views.

  5. SP

    SandraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a delicious breakfast in Bill's the previous morning and decided to return Very welcoming and great food

  6. RP

    RhiannonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time dining at Bill's and we absolutely loved it. The food was amazing, service was great too! Very friendly staff and always happy to help. Our only complaint would be we asked for ice cream on its own as it wasn't on the menu, which they sorted very kindly for us, they charged us £5.50 for 2 scoops in a dish! But I would definitely recommend a visit to Bill's, we will 110% be returning!!

  7. GM

    GaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favourite of ours for Bunch on a Sunny Weekend, two major aspects, the ability to sit out doors in privacy and the fact we can bring our dog with us too. On this occasion we also brought friends with us to enjoy. Staff are always very friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much to ask. Food is very well prepared and delicious.

  8. S

    Shell

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    It took 50 mins for food, no apology and they brought the bill and didn’t come back for me to pay - which is incredibly annoying, went for a quick dinner and ended up there for 2 hrs.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were wonderful and made my daughter’s graduation lunch very special 😊

  10. K

    Katie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We had a good time. We had asked for a table of 16 as we were celebrating our graduation. We were told that was not possible but while eating there appeared to be many empty tables and a section that would have sat us all. However we booked separate tables and all got in. Our food was nice and brought out promptly. We had a bit of a wait for our first drinks which arrived after the starter. Our waitress was lovely and we enjoyed chatting with her. Unfortunately we did not catch her name but she had her hair in double French braids on the night.

  11. DP

    DebbieP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food, waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and very polite. Very good experience

  12. MB

    MariaB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, and although it was very busy our waiter and service was excellent. First time visiting Bills but we will be back 😊

  13. C

    Cath

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Nice food. Good service. Only downside... we were sat outside and write on the edge next to stacked chairs and cardboard rubbish. Took away from the nice surroundings.

  14. SG

    SarahG

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely informal Dinner with wide range of choices on the menu. Our pudding was delayed but the staff could not have been more apologetic and offered complimentary tea and coffee. A lovely evening

  15. AD

    AmandaD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service and although the restaurant was fully booked we had a first class service.

  16. RJ

    RhodriJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Visited as a family of four and had a lovely time. Great place for a pre-event special lunch. Staff were brilliant

  17. DB

    DavidB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Bill’s - good selection of food, well presented and friendly service

  18. IS

    IanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and service as usual from the bills staff. Very nice sunny day sat in the open table section.

  19. MB

    MeganB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Food wasn’t great. Felt we paid a lot of money for pre packaged, deep fried stuff. Having previously eaten there before and enjoyed, we won’t be back.

  20. DG

    DawnG

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Toilets were filthy snd unusable. Generally the restaurant didn’t look clean. Looks very run down . Our meal order was mixed up and we waited a long time for meal to arrive. The menu seems to not have as many vegetarian options. No hallumi burger. No chocolate brownie on dessert menu. Very disappointing . I’ve always had a positive experience of Bills but the Cardiff Bay restaurant I won’t return to

  21. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food with great service from all of the staff. Very good experience all round.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good breakfast always enjoy my Bills breakfast

  23. TT

    TracyT

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a very enjoyable pre theatre meal which we all enjoyed! Surprising considering we were a party of 11. Good service too.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1

    If you want to relax this is not the place for you. Went early evening on a Saturday and it was very busy which is to be expected but the staff seemed to be running round like headless chickens. Rushing about and zooming past tables, too many tables packed in. It just felt rushed and a little unsettling. However the staff were lovely and the young man that served us was very pleasant and polite. The food was beautiful, truffled chicken two ways both cooked to perfection. The small portion of mash was okay but nothing special and the gravy was quite nice, thick and rich. The slice of lemon was out of place and unnecessary and the mound of watercress to try to bulk the plate up was an annoyance. Vegetables would have been much more appreciated and made for a more filling meal as the plate was small and you needed a pudding. Not much choice of nice puddings but the doughnuts were delicious and the Erin colada was nice too. The pineapple was a bit sharp and overpowering and it needed more coconut but not bad. Overall lovely staff and good food, take away a few tables, get the staff to calm down a bit, slow the pace and stop trying fannying about with silly additions on the plate and fill it with the good food, then this would be perfection.

  25. LP

    LynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a lovely meal at Bill's. Staff very helpful and attentive. No problem making changes to menu items. Would recommend.

  26. P

    Portia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent meal here on the 9th April. Food was delicious, service excellent and extremely friendly staff who also welcomed our dog in such a lovely way offering water and a treat for him. We will definately be back. Thank you.

  27. RD

    RobertD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant brunch with good service and much improved gluten free dining experience for one of the diners.

  28. CS

    CairaS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, awesome food, always fantastic! Will definitely return

  29. MP

    MarcusP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service it was my mothers birthday and they put a candle in the dessert which was a nice touch. We are off the set menu which was great value and deliciously tasty and the staff were very hard working and tentative

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very nice meal and atmosphere. The only criticism would be the length of time we had to wait for food. We had booked the table for 5:30pm as we had to be in the theatre in time for a 7:30pm start. Our main course did not arrive for at least an hour and by that time we had to order sweet before the main course was finished.

  31. DC

    DaveCoby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. Perfect for a pre theatre treat.

  32. JY

    JoanneY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    I visit Bills regularly usually for breakfast meetings. On this occasion I ordered scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. I asked for the eggs cooked through and they arrived almost hard boiled but the main issue was the salmon which was very poor quality. It was very pungent and slimy. I left 3/4 of it and had to move it on to another table after finishing because the smell was beginning to turn my stomach. The Waitress came over and asked if ours meals were okay I told her about the salmon and she was apologetic and offered to get me something else. Honestly the salmon turned my stomach to the point I didn’t feel like eating anything else. She must’ve gone off shift as I didn’t see her again. I feel annoyed with myself that I didn’t mention it again and paid full price for something so substandard but I was there in a work capacity and didn’t want to make a fuss. I’ll think twice about dining at Bills for Breakfast again.

  33. AW

    AlyciaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    Very disappointing. The staff were lovely, but the food was luke warm. We had to ask for condiments twice. We specifically requested space for a mobility scooter, which was accommodated, but then a party of three were seated right next to us, (even though there were plenty of empty tables) which meant we had to ask one of them to move so the mobility scooter could be manoeuvred out. Not happy

  34. NW

    NeilW

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Normally good food and service, not on this occasion

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place to eat. I had a lovely time.

  36. D

    Deeps

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good night. Good food,service and space between courses was good

  37. VC

    VikkiC

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Very disappointed with overall meal food quality and service

  38. A

    Abbym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were amazing. They couldn't do more for us and made us feel so welcome. It was a really lovely breakfast. We found out that you are dog friendly too so we'll definitely be heading back with our dog.

  39. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    We went there for breakfast. Coffee was served lukewarm, everything on the breakfast plate was poor. Mushrooms were dry and cold, black pudding was dry and cold, potatoes were cold, fried eggs were overcooked and cold, sausage was rubbery and cold, tomatoes were overcooked and dry, toast was dry and cold, butter in the ramekins was more or less frozen. The only thing right on the plate was the beans. This is probably the first time I've sent food back it was truly awful. Having previously worked in the catering industry how could a capable cook send out food like this?

  40. TP

    TraceyP

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Friendly staff and couldn’t be more helpful even though we were a very late booking

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay is rated 4.3 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay

Pilotage Building Stuart Street Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 5BW

Additional information

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 08:00–21:30 Wed, Thu 08:00–22:00 Fri, 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

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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