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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Covent Garden, London, ENG

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Covent Garden

4.2
4.2
1768 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Tucked away in St Martin’s Courtyard, just off Upper St Martin’s Lane, Bill’s Covent Garden restaurant has plenty of seating across two floors, as well as outside. Think comfortable sofas, pops of colour and unique antiques and treasures chosen by Bill himself. Open all day and into the night.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 119 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Month Bills Set Menu

    £13.95 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    Enjoy Bill’s specially curated set menu exclusive to the Open Table London Restaurant Festival in June. Standout dishes include a starter of crispy calamari with roast garlic and basil aioli, a main of pan fried sea bass with courgette, peas and pea shoots with lemon & dill butter, and for desserts why not choose the peaches and coconut ice cream, layered with red berry sauce & shavings of coconut. Choose to enjoy either two courses at £13.95 or go all out with three courses at just £16.95.
  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £13.95 per person

    28 Mar - 30 Jun 2022
    Bill’s monthly changing seasonal set menu. Just one big decision to make....2 courses for £13.95 or 3 courses for £16.95

What 1,768 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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    Anon

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst service I have had in years. I had a table booked and had to wait 20mins to sit down. A lot of tables were empty and many had dirty plates on still. The food was cold and tasteless. We didn't get our drinks served to us until after our food came, despite sitting so close to the bar. Massively understaffed.
  2. JP

    JenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome on arrival! No issues with my request for gluten-free options, given a whole menu of choices which is very unusual for GF so very happy customer! Food was delicious!
  3. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, really enjoyed the atmosphere, great service and great food, kids loved it
  4. K

    Kissy

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Great food, great ambience, shame service was very poor x
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    When we around we explained to the waiter we had to leave at a certain time. He took our order and said that would be fine. After 30 minutes we chased our food he said he would check, he didn’t. A second time he said it was coming. With only 6 minutes left till we needed to leave he said the chicken takes 25 minutes to cook! I said he should have told me that when I ordered and could he check our food. The waiter should have been honest
  6. CH

    CelineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is absolutely amazing there. Thank you
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Like most places to have a balanced meal you have to add several options to enjoy a complete main coursel. At the end of which it becomes an expensive experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, well timed not rushed and great food
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Wait staff was terrible.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Bill’s and we can’t fault anything about it! Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!
  11. MW

    MarineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch, décoration soignée, je recommande !!!
  12. LS

    LouiseS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great food and a great finish to our girls weekend. Will definitely be back!
  13. M

    Margaret

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we stepped into the restaurant till the time we left the staff were amazing. Loved the ambiance and the decor. Choice on the menu is fabulous, different dishes and the norm. We had 3 starters, 3 adult meals and a childs meal and dessert. Every dish was cooked and presented well. All tasted exactly like prescribed on the menu. Excellent choice of drinks. Would I recommend Bills, Covent Garden, I certainly would and I definitely will be visiting again. The staff in Covent Garden are a credit to the company.
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    nic49

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really like the venue. Initially staff were very attentive but when there was a change of shift they were not so. My food was just OK, but my mum really enjoyed hers. Overall I would go back again or try their other restaurants.
  15. c

    chris

    London

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was OK. Steak and chips were cold but it got swapped out quickly.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a friend’s birthday.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Husbands birthday Lovely little place
  18. NR

    NikkiR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Tables far too close together to create a nice atmosphere. Food ok but not a lot of choice and expensive. Staff helpful and friendly and service was quick.
  19. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Place needs a bit of a cleanup specially the toilets
  20. SN

    SushiNoo

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came here for a quick pre-theatre meal with a friend. All the food came very quickly and was delicious. We had squid, duck dumplings and a chicken burger and it was all delicious. We had a couple of cocktails that were tasty but not particularly strong. Our waitress was efficient but not particularly friendly and we did have to ask for things a couple of times. The tables are very close together so you will all be listening to each other’s conversations. It’s a good place for a reasonably priced, tasty meal but does feel like they’re packing diners in and getting them in an out as quick as possible, so fine dining it is not but for a quick meal with a friend it ticks all the boxes.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really lovely venue and super food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, the atmosphere and service!
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    anon

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food at reasonable prices.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was awful. Some had to be sent back as it was not fit for consumption. We were still charged for it. Servers were very friendly but everything else was terrible. Avoid.
  25. J

    Janice

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Over all the experience was ok, the starters were great but we then had to ask for cutlery so we could eat our mains, the chips were cold and the food was not checked on. We sat there for 15 minutes after with our plates in front of us waiting to have them taken. I would go back to give it another try as the place is nice maybe just caught our server on a bad day
  26. AD

    AnnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    the staff were very friendly and I had no problem when I mentioned that my food was cold it was just taken and replaced without any hassle Glad that we booked as it was very busy would recommend a visit if visiting London
  27. CG

    CameronG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent food came out fast even though the restaurant was extremely busy.
  28. MK

    MikeK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Booked at 6.30 but did not get a table until 6.55 and an offer of a drink until 7.10. Good job we were not in a hurry
  29. LD

    LDS4

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great good and service
  30. MG

    MrG01

    London

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The starters and my burger were very nice. My friend says his steak was over cooked, he was asked by the waiter if he wanted medium or well done and he said medium, but in retrospect he should have asked for medium rare. Strange that this wasn’t offered as an option though. The service overall could be better, we had to chase up a few items. But the ambience was lovely, we had a nice time and most importantly they were very accommodating with our puppy. Nice to have a dog friendly place in Covent Garden.
  31. JK

    JadeK

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food was delicious and loved the atmosphere! Great with my food intolerance too! Deffo making this a regular!
  32. S

    Soph

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. Always know what your getting at bills. However, the waitress was really rude, think she was trying to be funny but it didn’t come off well.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly staff, great location away from the hussle and bussle but still on the doorstep of the garden, food is really good standard and very good value especially for the area
  34. LW

    LisaW

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal and would definitely go back
  35. W

    Woznice

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    A few big issues for my time here. Firstly, when being asked if I had a reservation for a table I replied yes and gave my name. The waitress that was next to my server seemed to find my surname funny enough to laugh at it (without even attempting to hide it). Secondly, I asked for a large portion of calamari from the starters menu for my son, but requested that this come alongside our main dish rather than a starter. I was told that this wasn't a problem, but was then served the calamari 15 minutes later as a starter. Meaning that my son was eating alone, and then had finished long before my wife and I received our food. Next, our drinks took 20 minutes to arrive - our (requested as a main but served as a starter) food was delivered before our drinks. We ordered one iced tea, an orange juice and a diet coke, so not sure why it took so long. Finally, our mains took 40 minutes to arrive. 2 burgers. People that had been seated and ordered after us were getting their food before we did. Not sure if the kitchen forgot our order or if we were just left for last, but the wait was unacceptably long. The only saving grace here is that the food was actually quite nice. The venue itself was good and the ambience was comfortable. The reason that these issues are so irritating is that the restaurant was not that busy - in fact the bar and waiting staff were all congregated behind the bar and in the back rooms chatting and laughing. Not a problem usually, but when it effects service times, that's just unacceptable. I requested that the discretionary service charge was removed, paid and left as soon as I was able to. Would likely return to the chain, but certainly not this venue.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Pre-theatre
  37. L

    Lillie

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Set in a lovely courtyard area away from the busyness of Covent Garden, we were lucky to get a table outside amongst the greenery. When we first arrived, had a lovely engaged waiter, and our meal arrived relatively quickly. Tasty although presentation wasn’t great. Waited ages for our dessert, despite both options being cold choices. Received free cup of tea by manager as way of compensation.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Ok what you would expect
  39. DS

    DavidS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice place. Nice atmosphere. The food came in decent time but unfortunately the pitta bread that was part of my main was completely burnt and nearly rock hard plus my partner ordered sweet potato fries and got normal fries. The only other thing was the waiter had some attitude and seemed to not want to be working there.
  40. A

    Amanda

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Starters good. Mains disappointing. Didn’t bother with dessert. And our waiter a bit rude.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Covent Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 1768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 119 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Covent Garden

St Martin's Courtyard Slingsby Place London, ENG WC2E 9AB

Additional information

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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