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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester

4.5
4.5
492 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Bill’s Colchester restaurant is in a lovely old building on the high street. Pretty and characterful with plenty of cosy corners, including a private dining room for up to 28 guests, Bill’s Colchester restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

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Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    020 4512 6657

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Get the gang back together

    17 Jan - 4 Feb 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.

Menu

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What 492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. BW

    BethanyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely 3 course meal and everything was delicious. Had the parsnip soup with toasted pumpkins seeds, beetroot risotto and apple mince meat crumble. I couldn't finish the crumble as the portions were nice and large but my partner soon finished for me. Presentation was lovely too. Big thank you to the staff for being so attentive, topping up the water consistently and looking after us. Made for a wonderful anniversary meal.

  2. CC

    ChrissyC

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great with good portion sizes. Atmosphere was lovely, especially from 5pm onwards when they turn the lights lower and put candles on the tables. It’s the type of place you’d take someone to who is visiting and hasn’t been to Colchester before.

  3. SR

    SusanR

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    loved having breakfast here! The staff went out of their way and provided a great service, nothing was too much trouble. Food was lovely and presented to a high standard. Thank you!

  4. A

    Angele

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Quality of food awful, tuna tacos worst meal I’ve ever had. Menu choice limited and underwhelming. Would not eat at Bills again or recommend it.

  5. EM

    EileenM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I wass greeted at the door by a charming lady who showed me to a delightful table for two and then also kindly ushered my friend to our table when she arrived. Although we changed our mind concerning our wine order, the staff were very accommodating and kindly changed this with no fuss. I would highly recommend Colchester's Bills as a very friendly and fun venue! The food was of a good standard and the ambiance very relaxing! A lovely experience in difficult times!

  6. SC

    StephenC

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and superb service. This is best of Bill’s.

  7. ED

    EmmaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiting staff were excellent and the food were delicious

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    We have visited Bills all over but this was our first in Colchester. To say we do live a Bills breakfast and we wasn’t to impressed. The food was good but not the greatest, service was good and friendly and polite staff. What really put us off and never seen in any bills before was the table next to us had a dog. Each to their own and some live dogs and some don’t, however what was off putting is the owner kept it on a long lead and when our food came it kept jumping and sniffing round our food. Thinking the owner would do something and didn’t. I had to ask the owner to to keep control of his dog and it was me that was the inconvenience.

  9. NB

    NicolaB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed our visit and food, although would have preferred the food to have been a little warmer/served on warm plates. The team were all friendly and efficient.

  10. L

    Lori

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service. Very enjoyable experience.

  11. s

    sarahp

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints. Civilised but family friendly. Great choice of food suitable for all the family. Service is always impeccable with close attention paid to allergies.

  12. LD

    LeighD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere, clean and adhering to covid rules. Friendly staff, attentive but not intrusive. Food good and well presented.

  13. SH

    SarahH

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a family we love a Bills and have visited a few locations around the country. We are never disappointed 😊

  14. SA

    SaraA

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food & service highly recommend, vegan menu great choices. Good value kids menu too. Smoothies were delicious.

  15. J

    Jayne

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great service, nice food and brilliant for allergy sufferers. Nice for a post theatre meal as very close to the Mercury.

  16. AS

    AaronS

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great selection of drinks,lovely atmosphere and a very friendly service. Very enjoyable meal.

  17. A

    Anon

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Bills can be a bit hit and miss. Please don't add service charges. If you offer water, you should provide it.

  18. DJ

    DarrenJ

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I met my parents here for dinner as it was half way between London and North Suffolk. A lovely waitress looked after us. The menu had some interesting festive twists, as well as your standard options. The Vegan burger was particularly good! Would recommended if you find yourself in Colchester

  19. TH

    TrudyH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely meal. Staff were excellent, moved our friends (who had booked seperately) next to us. Friendly, efficient staff and service. We will definitely be returning.

  20. NE

    NicoleEllenLawr

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely as usual! Food was delicious and the cocktails were fantastic.

  21. RS

    RuthS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service We had a sharing platter, recommended. Absolutely delicious. I had the Prosecco Eggs & Chips which I also recommend. My partner had the special burger which he enjoyed. I thoroughly recommend the restaurant and looking forward to my next visit .

  22. S

    Sims

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and plenty of it. The serving staff were friendly and attentive and the atmosphere and decor was festive. We had a lovely family Christmas Eve brunch.

  23. DB

    DawnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great staff made it a very enjoyable evening

  24. TN

    TimN

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Reliable. Good quality. Good location for pre or post shopping.

  25. A

    Azza

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place to eat. Qlcan be expensive but food is always good

  26. H

    Hutch

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant visit from start to finish. My partner has a sweetener allergy too so she was really looked after. Fish pie was truly scrumpy. Highly recommend this place.

  27. LL

    LL44

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Staff were friendly and very helpful, but we did wait for a while to be seated. 3 members of staff walked up to us and said she’d be with us shortly but in that time we could have been seated? Food was ok but my chicken wasn’t cooked enough. Waitress was excellent, got me a new dish and gave me olives etc. but it’s still far from ideal… pleased I cut it up first!

  28. MH

    MikeH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great service at bills food is always 1st class, would go more often but live long distance away

  29. JR

    JasonR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Christmas Menu, well presented, served by friendly, efficient guys and girls. Food was delicious.

  30. SD

    SharonD

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my sister took our mum for lunch . Food was amazing , been in bills about 4 times now and got to say staff are so lovely helpful and friendly . We are planning our next girly lunch to bills ….. Thank you ☺️

  31. PW

    PaulaW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food excellent. A bit pricy but very happy overal

  32. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time of visiting Bills and was very impressed. It had a lovely feel inside and was spoilt for choice with the menu having a variety of options. My daughter is vegan and she also had a few choices. I had the fish pie which I thought was delicious, as did my friend. My daughter went for the vegan burger which she loved and her friend had the boxing day curry. Looking forward to visiting again :-)

  33. EW

    EmmaW

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We had the 2 course set menu which was delicious and great value for money. 👏

  34. M

    Mercedes123

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I had the mojo chicken skewers as a main course which comes with cous cous , flat bread and raita dip … I seem to remember the cous cous being warm and the flat bread being warm when I’ve had it before but it was all on the cool side which as a main course was a little cold all round ..

  35. TM

    TrevorM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the attentive staff to the perfectly cooked meal, quirky surroundings and calming atmosphere, lovely place to visit.

  36. JA

    JAea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Horrible breakfast! Dry, over cooked poached eggs and left us feeling sick

  37. JH

    JennH

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Fabulous Christmassy night out and best cocktails ever! Loved the reindeer theme added a festive touch :)

  38. R

    R3232

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Great service - would recommend.

  39. c

    christinap

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff were friendly and very helpful and the food was delicious, chicken skewers and tzakiki for starter and boxing day curry for main... also had the festive cocktail, only £2.99 and lush! would definitely recommend.

  40. WB

    WendyBritton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect for pre Christmas shopping with my grand boys. Service and food was absolutely spot on. Waitress was attentive and unobtrusive but on hand when needed. Made our days experience perfect. Thank you Bills.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester is rated 4.5 stars by 492 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.

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2 people

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Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester

135-137 High Street Colchester, UK CO1 1SP

  • Area

    Colchester

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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