Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Durham
Pan Fried Sea Bass
with an avocado, cherry tomato & caper salsa & herb rösti
Chargrilled red peppers, hummus, red onion, sweet chilli sauce & pea shoots on a sesame seed bun served with garlic & lemon aioli & rosemary salted fries
Two slices of white sourdough or dark sourdough with butter & Bill's jams
Extremely slow service, spent two hours there to have a main and a pudding, everything was slow to arrive. Food was fine but disappointed to have to spend half of our afternoon in Bills (when half of that time was spent waiting for food and drinks). Understand the challenges with covid and staffing but it wasn't busy, we were there at lunchtime (1pm) so staffing should have been sufficient. Disappointing.
We met up with friends and were outside it was the perfect place. Great food and great staff!!
Brilliant service. Very friendly and efficient staff. Great food. Very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend
We had a really lovely breakfast experience at Bills in Durham. The staff were attentive and friendly from the off. The food was lovely and big portions too. I loved the quirky decor and the menu has lots of choice. Defo recommend Bills for breakfast!
Friendly, great food and relaxed dining. Drinks menu isn't great and on our night they had no cider. Apart from that Minor hiccup, would we go again. Damn tootting..
Lovely restaurant for brunch. Very friendly staff and reasonably priced
Superb evening with family and friends.
Food was excellant. Good choices available on the menu and great value.
Probably best aspect was the staff who were very friendly
Would certainly recommend this superb restaurant.
Great food and good experience , highly recommended
First time at bills, and won't be the last food was great, staff all polite and chilled altogether a very nice experience,
Amazing gluten free selections. Normal food was fabulous also.
Nice lunch food lovely staff friendly & helpful . Will definitely go again.
The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the food.
Very nice food lovely settings and staff would recommend
Excellent meal, friendly and helpful staff with great atmosphere, will definitely be back.
Our favourite place for breakfast, always delicious food and friendly staff.
Amazing food!! Lovely decor and good service. Only negative was that we were sat quite close to the bar/coffee machine so was very noisy as the barman was making drinks.
Great food, really friendly and helpful staff..thank you for a lovely time!
We usually visit bills quite frequently however our latest visit the food standards seem to have dropped, the eggs were watery and the presentation wasn’t too standard as it usually was, the service was still lovely and upon explaining our pancakes were not as they normally are the guy changed them instantly with no questions asked
Wow have only been to Bill’s in Cambridge but tried this one in Durham absolutely superb.. Soup, Chicken and Mushroom sauce excellent and very tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant. Staff very friendly and efficient.
Food ok, service very good but very welcoming to dogs
The atmosphere was nice and the staff were too. Good food and service.
Very lovely dinner at bills and really lovely staff.
Staff were excellent, food was delicious and well priced
I had never been to Bill’s before so wasn’t sure what to expect and was absolutely blown away. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was gorgeous, the best pancakes I’ve ever had! Definitely will come back again.
Excellent choices . Great quality ingredients.Big wine list
I have dined at Bill’s several times. It never disappoints.
Lovely Garden plate breakfast. All cooked perfectly and very tasty.
Asked for a bottle of Shiraz
Had no idea it was £35!!!! Far too expensive
Had the sirloin steak special
- terrible steak
Been to Bills lots of times but won’t be going back
I would highly recommend Bill's, the food is amazing, cannot fault anything. Service was excellent, we were never left waiting for drinks. I was surprised when the bill arrived, less than £80 and that was 2 staters, 2 mains and 2 bottles of wine. I certainly will be returning.
Great place to go for good food. Pleasant Staff. Cosy place
Not enough food for the money, and the quality of food wasn’t as high as expected, everything else was fine though
Starters were nice but we had to wait a very long time, over 40 minutes. Main courses were poor; dry chicken skewers and again we had to wait a very long time. We were there for almost 3 hours in total
Certainly would go back. Covid care good and service excellent. Food not so wonderful but edible and well served.
It was quite busy so we waited a while for food to arrive. Bill arrived and already included discretionary service charge of 12.5% which I’m not a fan of. Didn’t quibble though as roils have left that as a tip anyway. Good for others to be aware though.
Table not clean when we sat down
Then wiped with dry kitchen roll
We cleaned it ourselves in the end
Food order mixed up we each got the others burgers (1 medium / 1 well done)
Apparently this was a mix up in the kitchen? Surely this is the servers fault as the burgers were cooked correctly just given to the wrong people
COVID measures in adequate - spacing between tables too small and staff not all wearing masks / wearing mask under nose
Won’t be going back
Fabulous meal, friendly and helpful staff and lovely decor.
Food was ok, but service was atrocious. Very long wait for food (about an hour). At least 20 min wait for drinks and refills. Appreciate Covid workarounds are tricky, but staff all seemed in wrong places!
Waited a long time to order and also for food to arrive. Advised my selection would be dairy free if butter removed but bread was clearly brioche when it arrived. Given an alternative that was poor.
Had to wait 40 minutes for food after ordering. Brought tea earlier but it was cold by the time food arrived. Asked for hot water to warm it up and the waitress did bring a fresh pot. Brought white toast instead of brown with both plates. Mine was cold and burnt. Bacon was cold and very hard and my mum couldn't eat it. Mushrooms were cold rest of food fine.
Went for Father's Day brunch. Friendly and quick service, also the specials menu was a nice touch.
Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Durham is rated 4 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.
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