Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central

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£25 and under
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Originally built in the late 1800s, Wyndham Arcade, a Grade II listed building, is home to Bill’s Cardiff City Centre restaurant. The restaurant is packed full of colour and charm, ideal for a cosy dinner or catching up with friends. Both impressive and intimate, with little booths, nooks and crannies, there’s plenty of seating including a large outdoor terrace, making Bill’s Cardiff Central the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between
What 279 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.1
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3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatyP
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Staff where friendly and helpful the ambiance was lovely. We had Traditional Breakfast which was hot and well cooked (maybe to much toast though) would have liked Hash Browns included instead of added extra (Fried Potato).

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GaryH
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service.
Food was prepared perfectly although the fish pie was disappointing.
Perhaps slight over priced.

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SoniaC
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a leisurely lunch to catch up with friends.
Food and service great all staff very helpful.👌

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CaroleH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly helpful and efficient, had a lovely outside table with a little heater above.

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IantoW
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was lovely and really helpful. Nice atmosphere. Lush food. Been before, will be back.

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Jammon
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful & polite staff.
Service amazing, food delicious.

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SianY
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely wine and one of the best vegan meals I've ever had. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First day of retirement!

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ChristopherO
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overall the service , food was good . The restaurant attached a surcharge of £8 which was a lot for 2 people who stayed for an hour. The provision of a to is the option of the customer and not an expectation of Bill's restaurant, it's a shame this has been adopted more so in the current financial climate

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KerryS
Greece
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hardly any salmon on eggs royal, and smashed avocado had a whole pot of salt in it!!! Juice was not freshly squeezed and 12.5% was automatically added to the bill without us noticing taken from card as a tip we didn't authorise.

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SPChappy
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely decor and great service. The portions are small for the price

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food. Only disappointment was no peroni on tap and no malbec! Food and service was really good and very very clean and safe

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KateW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Totally fantastic. Service by Sioned was outstanding. So friendly. Completely comfortable during covid lockdown. Food was delicious and fantastic value.

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Cath
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal for 2 at Bill’s Cardiff especially as they are still running a menu with the eat out to help out scheme. We had steak and sea bass . The wine and desserts were also tasty. Staff were attentive and friendly. A very safe COVID dining experience. Lots of social distancing, staff wearing masks, sanitiser on the table, separate entrance and exit, diners asked to wear masks when moving around the restaurant.

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Ieuanh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience1

Good was bland, basic an not worth the money. The mushroom sauce was still semi frozen as it was a boil in the bag. Ik as I’ve used them lol. Stake was tough an not seasoned at all. An my chips had been dipped several times as they were all different colours of brown. Golden, dark an burnt!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely. Felt that Covid precautions and customer and staff safety had been considered. We had a lovely lunch in very comfortable surroundings

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ruthf
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and superb food
Excellent value for money

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ChloeK
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was impressed with my food it was lovely, however the service we received was poor, due to the rude facial expressions and rushing us off our table when we still had an hour.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service . Never had a bad experience in bills

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VickiM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if I’m honest, all your staff were fantastic. There was a brunette girl who served us mainly and she was absolutely lovely she just spoke to us about every day life stuff which people want to talk about. There was a gentleman who changed my drink without a second thought because the lemonade was flat. And there was a blonde lady who was lovely too. If I’m honest i am so wary about chain restaurants but every time I go to bills anywhere (but especially cardiff city centre) I always leave with a smile on my face. You guys do everything right and please please send my feedback to the staff as credit for their lovely and welcoming behaviour. You all deserve something special.

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AngR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food at a reasonable price and workmanlike staff

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Waitress very good and attentive. Food was variable with sea bass as dry as a bone unfortunately and the menu was an all day one rather than the dinner menu that comes up on the open table website which again was disappointing as I didn’t book the Bills in the bay due to greater choice in the town. So not quite what I expected. On the plus side the trufallo wings were really good and all the staff helpful and attentive.

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helenb
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely meal.... good distance between customers.... helpful friendly staff.

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catheriner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had the offer menu and the steak was half price at ten pounds which seemed like great value. The portion size was small not many chips and the salad was a couple of lettuce leaves. Steak was a bit chewy. I had the crumble for desert which was as I expected and delicious. Service was good nice greeting on arrival and prompt delivery of drinks and food. A few others dining at a good distance. Low music in the background and the seating and decor was very nicely done. Toilets could do with an upgrade hand pull chains in the cubicles not very hygienic. Plus doors open inwards a bit of a squeeze to get out.

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Tracy
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great location, staff very friendly and service fantastic, food was gorgeous

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paulw
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

overall the food was nice, I was told that the steak with the steak & eggs would come medium but was more well done, but still enjoyable overall

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ChristopherE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were very helpful and we enjoyed our food. Thank you

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KathleenM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly quick service food excellent if rather expensive

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LouiseJ
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Already re booked.

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NatalieA
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy eating at Bill's. Only slight issue this time was that your food arrived before our drinks. Still an excellent place to eat, have been many times in the past and will continue to go in the future

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed our meal in the outside area, which felt sufficiently private. The staff were so helpful and cheerful and made us feel very safe and welcome. The food was amazing.

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ZoeD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at this restaurant make Bills Restaurant so amazing. I have been to many bills and the staff was so attentive and extremely friendly. And we loved it so much we returned for breakfast the next day.

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RhiHolv
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely time.
Beautiful food.
Felt very safe in the current situation

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Colyn
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Went to Bills Cardiff, Arcade location, for late lunch (3.30pm) we have been going to Bills for five years now and all of the locations are normally fabulous, this time the service was super slow, they forgot my side which came as I was just finishing my meal, (they did comp the side though), service was so slow we ended up not having time for dessert.
The food however was amazing as always, we will however try again when the opportunity arises .. shame this visit haven’t been as fantastic as all the others ...

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SumerahN
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The service was poor. I had booked a table and the rest of my party was waiting inside and I was asked to queue. The wait staff don't even question you but say stuff so you move along. Once I explained my situation I was told sorry. From starter to main we had to wait an hour. Once we pointed this out our food was handed to us with an explanation that they thought they were holding back till the starters were finished. The starter was bread so that didn't make much sense. Food was lovely buy my fish sandwich was cold probably due to the 1 hour wait. We didn't pay the service charge for this reason.

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LouiseS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid guidelines being strongly adhered too. Highly recommend.

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SianW
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast. Always good service, food was fast To the table this time.

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LouiseM
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

coffee's always take too long to arrive, we specifically asked extra hot coffee's but as they sat on the counter too long they were cold by the time we got them.
must have a hollandaise shortage as hardly covered my eggs (eggs benedict)

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JAmieDL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was rather overpriced for what was delivered. Having made some feedback in the restaurant they did apologise and gave us part of the meal for free.

The staff are friendly, and I can’t fault that but for the prices the food is average.

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ClareM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food staff attentive. A very good evening out

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central is rated 4 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

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