Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Durham

4
293 reviews
£25 and under
British

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At the heart of a characterful conservation area, Bill’s Durham restaurant is in a lovely Grade II listed building. Split level, with a private dining space seating up to 40 guests and a decking area overlooking the river, this is a particularly unique venue. Bill’s Durham restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
What 293 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We met up with friends and were outside it was the perfect place. Great food and great staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. Very friendly and efficient staff. Great food. Very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend

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FloraT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Johnl
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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..

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HollyB
County Durham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for brunch. Very friendly staff and reasonably priced

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DennisR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AntoinetteS
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good experience , highly recommended

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MarkB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at bills, and won't be the last food was great, staff all polite and chilled altogether a very nice experience,

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gluten free selections. Normal food was fabulous also.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch food lovely staff friendly & helpful . Will definitely go again.

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GeorgiaL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the food.

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PaulB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice food lovely settings and staff would recommend

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AndrewT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, friendly and helpful staff with great atmosphere, will definitely be back.

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HollyC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place for breakfast, always delicious food and friendly staff.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AnneB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really friendly and helpful staff..thank you for a lovely time!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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Monkton3
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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SimonWilson
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food ok, service very good but very welcoming to dogs

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vipPJBarker
County Durham
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and the staff were too. Good food and service.

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SophieT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely dinner at bills and really lovely staff.

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JamesH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent, food was delicious and well priced

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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kathrynF
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices . Great quality ingredients.Big wine list

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KenC
China
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have dined at Bill’s several times. It never disappoints.

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tenchu2uk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Garden plate breakfast. All cooked perfectly and very tasty.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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

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MarieH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Satisfied
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place to go for good food. Pleasant Staff. Cosy place

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BenM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not enough food for the money, and the quality of food wasn’t as high as expected, everything else was fine though

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Durha
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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

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MoiraC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Certainly would go back. Covid care good and service excellent. Food not so wonderful but edible and well served.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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IanD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, friendly and helpful staff and lovely decor.

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DinersOfScotland
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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!

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RebeccaR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

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.

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KarenS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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Anon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father's Day brunch. Friendly and quick service, also the specials menu was a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was ok other tables were getting served quicker than us even though we were in there before them. Ordered a bottle of Prosecco but when it came there was no napkin with it to dry the bottle when we took it out of the ice bucket but other tables had them. We asked for one but it never came. Food made up the lack of service though

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Durham is rated 4 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

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