Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cheltenham

4.3
209 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Casual
Located in a gorgeous Georgian building right in the centre of town, Bill’s Cheltenham restaurant has a real wow factor. Across two floors and with a pretty outside terrace, it’s the perfect spot for meeting up with friends and family all day and into the night.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacquiP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was excellent, main courses were as expected, but apple crumble for pudding was tasteless with large apple chunks and no flavour. What happened to your lemon meringue? That was delicious. Unfortunately the ambience was 0 as only us, one other couple & a group of 5 in the whole restaurant. We arrived at 7.30pm and were out by 8.20pm! Sorry to see that it didn’t seem to have the same popularity as it used to - maybe just a quiet night......

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ClaireB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bill’s for breakfast. Excellent, friendly and efficient service, which is appreciated as we all had to get to work afterwards!

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peterh
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food friendly service just a bit noisy with lively new party but that's acceptable 😉

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MikeB
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good, and to be fair the steaks were well-executed and tasty, but other than that unfortunately I was not very impressed. The Tuna Taco starters were poor, they looked good but lacked any real flavour, a case of style over substance. The sea bass dish was also bland. Desserts were so-so. The bill for four people came to over £200 and frankly I did not feel it was worth that at all.

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Erinssupperclub
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This was the worst food I have had in a while. Had fish and chips which was over cooked - nearly burnt, tastless, fries were floppy. Husband's steak was poor quality and over cooked. Server was very nice and as a result of the poor food, comped our drinks. Maybe go for a drink here but please do not eat the food.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely, relaxing meal at Bill’s just before the theatre. Service was attentive, waiting staff were helpful and friendly and food was great. Would definitely recommend.

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Bolero
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked Bills for lunch as we came on a day trip. We were seated by a very courteous gentleman and given various menus. Our waitress then introduced herself and made us feel very welcome and relaxed. Food was excellent, extremely large portions. We really enjoyed the experience and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

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Chloew
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service- all staff super lovely and great atmosphere

MP
MoiraP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pancakes 🥞😁, nice relaxed breakfast, no one rushing us.

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Katycustard
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff and good service. Bill said in Cheltenham is a charming place and well situated for shopping and the theatre. Sitting outside on a summer’s evening is like being on holiday in foreign climes.

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AndyH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service was very quick , infact a bit too quick !! Would have liked some time from sitting down and in-between courses. Impression was that they were hurrying you to get the next customers in .

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TeresaN
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food never fails - perfect for a pre-theatre meal

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PeterT
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service friendly, food good, air conditioned. Enjoyable meal.

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NGICa
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our food was lovely but the serving staff were hit and miss. Our drinks were on the bar for almost 10minutes before being brought to our table. My side dish came without the topping advertised but that was rectified quickly. There was a table with a family and loads of kids upstairs but unfortunately, due to the large open balcony above the bar, their screams echoed down through the whole lower floor.
Also, any ladies who are a size 16 or above will feel uncomfortable in some of the seats as they are teeny!

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Janeb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service excellent food lots of choices very friendly efficient staff

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DebbieD
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyed visiting this restaurant, food excellent and staff friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff couldn’t do enough for me and my husband, we love bills always a great experience for us

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RosG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Bills and the staff were very friendly and helpful

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food - could not fault it!

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and nice atmosphere

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AndyT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

From previous visits I was looking forward to visiting the Cheltenham restaurant but unfortunately felt very rushed and the food was average too.
There were two or three other tables so not busy at all and nice that we weren’t close to other people and perfectly socially distanced.
We were asked several times if we wanted more drinks, desserts, the bill and the card machine. We felt as though they wanted to shut up early even though our table was booked for 8.30pm and still had plenty of time before closing. We were in and out within a little over an hour and didn’t feel we could take our time to let each course go down.

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KathR
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good attentive service from Anna. Well cooked & tasty food

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KarenH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was very quiet and didn’t have a great atmosphere. The staff were attentive but seemed quite unhappy to be there and it created a weird vibe. The starters and desserts were lovely but mains were vaverage - risotto was very salty and chicken breast meal quite dry and not very inspiring. I think there’s better for your money.

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Vincent
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Experience was disappointing. Service was slow, although front of house staff were good. The meals, when they came, did not impress. The Bill`s fish pie was almost too hot to eat, while the steak in the steak and eggs was tough as old boots. Even our dog had trouble with the remains.
Dessert and coffee were acceptable, but even the water was overpriced.
Not to be recommended.

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DanniT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff & lovely food all at a reasonable price.

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AnaS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. The burgers were tasty. We ordered the coronation chicken special. I found it a little overpriced especially with the service charge.

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GabrielF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was really generic, tasted like it had been microwaved slapped on a grill for a second or two then presented. I had read great reviews on this site so was a little disappointed. My wife hardly touched her burger which she described as the worst burger she had ever tasted!

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Nicky
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was not good value as fish pie came with no veg and to pay £3.95 for a bit of broccoli was a no go.

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JackiS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early evening supper after theatre matinee - just the job!

JM
JMO1
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got there at 11:22 but was unable to order breakfast. Everyone around us eating breakfast. We were stuck with the only brunch item on the menu. Waiter was rude.

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SaraG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely appointed in the middle of Cheltenham. We we’re able to sit outside. Service prompt and attentive, food good. Reasonable value. Couldn’t manage a pud but the choices were good

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LauraC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great it’s theatre dinner. Good value -fairly attentive and lovely good.

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AngelaF
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal, service was good, dissapointed to see 12% plus, service charge added to my bill, people should decide for themselves what to give.

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StephanieN
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were absolutely amazing. Really friendly, made sure we had everything we wanted. Couldn’t have asked for better service nor food

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, staff are so friendly and helpful, little wait on food but to be expected on busy Saturday evening, had a lovely drink to keep us going,

10/10 Thankyou :)

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pauls
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid precautions faultless. Food great and speedy. Service by Izzy among best I've received anywhere.

AH
AnnaH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Bills, Cheltenham for a last-minute lunch out with visiting relatives.
Out temperatures were checked on arrival and hand sanitiser was available.
The service was good; attentive, but not intrusive. They have been well trained.
Our food arrived in good time and we all enjoyed it; my eggs Benedict could have been warmer, but that’s the only slight negative.
We would go here again.

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SueW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service very quick and polite,lovely and clean.

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NickH
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff were working really hard under difficult covid circumstances. Ambience was lovely as always but the food itself was very average. As a pescatarian the choice was very limited on the menu. Ordered sea bass but then told unavailable. Fish and chips was heavily breadcrumbed goujons of cod and calamari only not an actual fillet of fish and felt very disappointing. Partner had fish pie though which was slightly better but not much actual fish! Overall average but the food really should be better at this price from a chain hospitality giant. PS: just a thought… not everyone loves chilli especially if you are pescatarian or vegetarian. New markets await those who can be more creative with non poultry and red meat menus. Thanks.

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AnthonyB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice location. Staff friendly but small portions, expensive food/drinks spoilt it for us. Then a service charge added without asking.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cheltenham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cheltenham is rated 4.3 stars by 209 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.