Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Chelmsford

4.5
679 reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill’s Chelmsford restaurant sits in the heart of town and provides a welcome escape from shopping at the local Bond Street Shopping Centre. Drop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. From cosy booths to sharing tables, there’s something for everyone.

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 679 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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EssexJayne
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely - something for all tastes . The cocktail of the month outstanding value and very good . Service was excellent there when wanted but not obtrusive. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food but I always feel that bills could offer more vegetarian options
Service was outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good good reasonable prices good service would definitely go back

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BevL
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great for breakfast must do it again soon

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Travelgirl6
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and and service excellent. However there was an offer of £10 off a bottle of wine worth more than £25 we were informed this was all wine but after ordering we found out it only applied to the set lunch. Did not spoil the enjoyment and the very nice waiter we had he was lovely and really looked after us.

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OwenE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere for my daughters 18th birthday, food was really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great every one always caters for my quirks and do there best to please x
Great friendly staff and a great manager
Grant

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good experience at Bills

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DebraW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Atmosphere great and waitress very efficient and friendly.

CM
ChelsieM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time we’ve been to Bills in the last few weeks and both times had the same waitress who was so nice and attentive and understanding of our stroppy toddler!

Food was lovely as always but a tad expensive.

Would recommend though without a doubt.

JH
JulieH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere staff friendly unfortunately waited a while for the food and when it arrived it was luke warm to cold with very hot plates so not very enjoyable

LC
LC51
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and friendly, prompt service. Food is…ok. Tasty for the most part but breakfast is clearly pre cooked and kept warm…no option to have dairy free scrambled eggs and the fried eggs were very rubbery. Could have also done with a bigger portion of bacon with the pancakes. Shame really as overall it was nice, food just let it down slightly.

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SarahP
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to meet for breakfast/lunch.
Only disappointment was that the breakfast granola had been taken off the menu.
Fantastic staff, always helpful and very friendly.

AP
AlexisP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great dining experience here. Really good customer service.

MD
MumD
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was ok, nothing special. The staff were very grumpy which created a horrible atmosphere. We won’t be eating there again.

SJ
SJOZ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Bills at Chelmsford is always a warm and cozy restaurant.

The service was excellent other than they forgot our sharing starter and just came out with our mains and when I told our server (who wasn’t our actual waiter) she just said oh sorry and plonked our mains down. She was a young girl clearly nervous anyway so we ignored it and moved on.

Even when we told our actual waiter he didn’t seem too concerned but he was otherwise excellent at his job.

Great food, great value and usually great service we will most definitely return.

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TR11
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food with some great menu choices. Great service too

GR
GarethRS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good indeed. Great food, great service. Thank you!

AB
AnthonyB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice meal. Fair portion sizes. Loved the décor.

PP
PaulaP
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcome and service. Amazing fresh food and drinks. Our waiter Jayden was lovely - always one set ahead of what we wanted - top man.

JW
JemmaW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service. Despite apologising for a possible delay due to staff shortages (Covid), the food arrived on time, fresh and hot.

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SusanaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for my first time at Bill's. Food was great, atmosphere was wonderful and our waiter was just fantastic! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Breakfast was very poor

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Goldie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely boxing day breakfast. Very tasty food and wonderful service.
Thank you! Will definitely visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a nice lunch whilst shopping on Christmas Eve. It was quite busy but we were seated quickly and offered drinks straight away. The service was very good throughout and we did not have to wait too long for anything. Food was really good and nice and hot when it came.

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BernieH
Essex
142 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at this restaurant and really enjoyed the food. We will definitely use again when in the area.

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MichelleW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we arrived we were seated, given water and menus. It didn’t take long at all for the food to be delivered and was very enjoyable. The staff was amazing and attentive making sure we had everything we needed.

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Shaun
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by the staff . My peppermint tea was amazing. Food was good , could of done with more, i had the bill’s brunch breakfast. The bacon wasn’t to my taste, but my wife said hers was faultless.

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AnnW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Quick and very tasty breakfast. Lovely warm and inviting environment.

JB
JoBE
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good great, love the bar and cocktails. Lovely friendly waitress.

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ZoeV
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, so attentive and friendly. Our food arrived on our table maybe 5 minutes after ordering, and service was very quick and efficient.

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EstelleP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bills with 5 friends. Everything was good. Couldn't fault them. Will definitely return.

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Applejack
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy , our waiter for the evening introduced himself, left us to decide on our food , then came back to take the order .The food was hot and very tasty , definitely go back !

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SheilaM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed our lunch very much.Nice atmosphere.

JC
JudyC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff were welcoming and the service was good. Food was delicious.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My booking was for 13:30hrs, we arrived one hour early and was greeted very warmly and within minutes shown to a very comfy booth and went on to enjoy a very warm/friendly service from the staff whom looked after us during our time there. I would definately recommend and return to this restaurant again.

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Dribfunk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and polite staff - a total of 6 team members looked after us.

It was a busy Friday night but e we were neither left waiting nor pushed out the door!

For me, the menu was a little limited but I knew that going in as I’d checked online. However, the choices available were good and the food itself was very nice.

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Saturday
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of food. Good service and a great atmosphere.

MP
MartinP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went to bills Braintree week before, food was cooked better and came to your table hot. Unlike Chelmsford, food was undercooked and cold. Service and look was as good.

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LL44
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially we were sat at a very claustrophobic table in extremely close proximity to other diners despite lots of free tables but I asked to move which wasn’t an issue! Food and ambience was great and service was excellent.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Chelmsford is rated 4.5 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.

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