Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cheltenham

4.3
304 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
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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4.2
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NigelH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great to find Richard Caring has opened up post-Covid Bill’s with the same excellent staff dedication to good food and attentive service.

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LISAR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food was generous and flavoursome. Would definitely return

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julied
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant in Cheltenham. Jaz was our server he was excellent and welcoming . sharer to start and fish pie as a main . Right portion of food very good service .

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MargoH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and food delicious, will be back for sure.

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Taff
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We chose it because it has a gluten-free menu, which is so much better than having just the occasional meal marked as GF. The gluten free fish was delicious as were the additional side veg; and the nonGF steak meal was equally good. Service was friendly and informal, but professional and efficient - a good combination. Would definitely return if ever in Cheltenham again.

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DerekG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at this restaurant, great service and food. Helpful staff who are very polite and attentive.

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DanT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Food was very nice and the staff were very helpful

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and friendly service , good selection of food highly recommend.

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Theatregoers
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall was good, food nice and competitively priced, only thing that was annoying was I ordered a beer, ironically there was a waiter and a waitress at our table of 2 at the same time when I ordered it, and it never arrived. Its a shame really as put a slight downer on the evening, a simple request really! Would probably choose other restaurants in the future that I know deliver better service.

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic staff who really looked after me as a single mum with 2 little ones under 2. Couldn’t have done more. Its our Saturday afternoon treat before swimming. Food is very good & really healthy options for al of us

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SusanT
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good but expensive. 2 mains, 1 pudding, 1 alcoholic and 1 non-alcoholic drink came to £52. I think that’s a lot for lunch considering it was fish pie and Mac and cheese. Maybe I’m out of touch but post pandemic prices are much higher. I appreciate that restaurants need to make money back but the prices might put some people off. The restaurants offering 2 courses for a set price will do better. I’d recommend to a friend but with a price caveat.

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SamR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Out with a friend for a catch up so opted for the Night Fever menu. Steak and chips, perfectly cooked, with a free dessert and two for one cocktails; just what we needed 🍸🍸

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AnneMarieB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, friendly and knowledgeable as well as attentive

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Glosgirl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A first visit to Bill's which was very enjoyable. Food was excellent but some items a little pricey. Would be happy to return. Staff friendly and efficient and food arrived promptly despite the restaurant being quite busy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Service was amazing

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff, good lighting comfy seating. Good choice of menus .

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DavidB
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A rather rushed lunch between Jane’s Bind and the Literature Festival. Food and setting good, but the service was excellent!

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Webb
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had breakfast/brunch, and whilst the quality of the ingredients on the plate was good, the beans were dry as if they had been left to keep warm, the eggs had virtually dry yolks, and the bacon and sausage were on the dry side too. The potential for a good breakfast was there, so it was a little disappointing that it didn't deliver.
The staff were excellent though, and the location is nice.

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TouringUs
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here yesterday , Halloumi fries to start and crab cakes for the main , my wife had the buttermilk chicken burger , a fantastic meal fresh ingredients cooked and presented perfectly . Nice relaxing atmosphere with friendly welcoming staff .

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MelanieW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food/ Great staff
Bit noisy near the coffee machine

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PeterK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

A very poor experience. The staff were literally running around the restaurant.
The food was lukewarm. Starters arrived before the drinks. The mains arrived before we finished the starters and still no drinks.
We sent back the starters as they were lukewarm - and then the drinks finally arrived.
After around 45 minutes as the drinks arrived the flow of starters, mains etc finally got into a rhythm but it wasn’t enjoyable at all. The food was really mediocre.
Bill’s in other cities has been great pre-lockdown but on Saturday it was quite simply awful.

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DrummerD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Granted it was Cheltenham Literature Festival and the restaurant was busy, but the service was poor and the staff downbeat and running around like headless chickens. When we we were sat down at our table, nobody came to take a drinks order and after a long time of waiting we had to ask a waiter to come and take our food and drinks order. He was quite miserable. Our starters came out reasonably quickly but it took almost an hour (from arriving) for our main course orders to arrive, and that was after we had to ask someone when they would be arriving. It would appear to me that several of the staff were inexperienced and there were clearly not enough staff working considering the Literature Festival being on, which the management should have been able to plan for. Suffice to say, we asked them to remove the 12.5% service charge that had been automatically added to the bill. Not a great experience and could have been so much better.

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sladey
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been to Bills since before the pandemic. Its our favourite place for a pre theatre meal. Took our friends who were also going to the theatre. The layout has changed and fresh furniture installed, looks great. Couldn't fault the food it was excellent, together with friendly efficient service, a great experience, will definitely be back.

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KatyC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, quick service, and they were very busy in the week of the literature festival.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was very expensive, for the quality. The “optional” service charge didn’t feel very optional and the food arrived very quickly. The vegan burger was very disappointing

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AJRC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pleasant meal with family on a Saturday night. Seated promptly and drinks order taken. Bottle of beer arrived warm so requested an ice bucket which was provided. Chicken burger was slightly overcooked, and fries could have been hotter when they arrived. Dessert very nice.

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fishcake
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

When we arrived, the host we were greeted with was fantastic.
We ordered and our child's food was brought out straight away which was appreciated. unfortunately, it was then clear that the rest of the order was forgotten about. We had to chase twice and saw people come in after us get their food before us.
When it did eventually arrive, there was no apology and it was obvious it has been cooked quickly, some items were burnt but then it had also been sat out as was barely warm.
No one asked us if our food was ok while we were eating.
By this point we didn't bother complaining as we needed to get our young child back.
It was disappointing as I know Bills can do better.

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TonyA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service very poor would not go back to Bills again or recommend

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Richardh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was serving us and she was the best waiter i have had in years very friendly and helpful.. The vegan burgers was amazing would happily come back 5 out 5 and anna service was amazing

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HollieA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pre theatre dinner
Lovely food, just a shame portions are so small!

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CharlesL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had an excellent dining experience at Bill’s. Perfect table position, attentive and welcoming reception and service, and the food was excellent! What more could you ask for. Highly recommended.

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CazzaW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, house wine was great, service was great! Will definitely visit our local Bill's when we get home.

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Lucy
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really lovely server, food came out fast and was absolutely delicious. We went around 6ish and it was pretty quiet. Loved it

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bills Cheltenham. Great as always! A tasty 2 course lunch, served hot and with a smile. Table well apart from others so felt safe. Keep smiling guys and thanks for not rushing us so we could have a good catch up!

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IsabellaS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Bill’s in Cheltenham, the service was very good , the atmosphere was great and we had a great table ! Food was great too!

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Chelt
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I wonderful place to eat prior to a visit to the Everyman Theatre. Very welcoming and friendly staff.

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JamesM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.
Great food. Calamari and buttermilk chicken burger were delicious.
Highly recommended.

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CH999
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service, we will definitely be visiting again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely waitress who provided excellent service which made the experience really nice.

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AliceB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food was cold, we got it twice and still cold. Service was OK but could be better.

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cheltenham is rated 4.3 stars by 304 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.