Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Durham
Get the gang back together
Jan 17 - Feb 4, 2022Having 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.
Valentines Set Menu including welcome cocktail£24.95 per person
Feb 10 - Feb 15, 2022Love is in the air at Bill’s, enjoy our specially created three course menu with welcome cocktail for £24.95. Choose from dishes such as the seabass and prosecco Florentine, creamy truffle chicken, peppercorn steak frites and more! And finish your meal which a choice of desserts but personally we are going for the sharing profiteroles, although how much you share is up to you.. Guests can choose their starter, main and desert during their visit (menu can be found on Bill’s website).
Chargrilled red peppers, hummus, red onion, sweet chilli sauce & pea shoots on a sesame seed bun served with garlic & lemon aioli & rosemary salted fries
Bill's Fish Pie
Prawns, cod, salmon & smoked haddock in a cream sauce topped with chive mash & cheese
Great place to eat and drink. Nice and helpful staff.
Had a lovely evening with my daughter. Table was right in the window not near any other table which was great. Service was fantastic.. as usual ..staff in there are excellent. Food was lovely and just the right timing in between courses. Really lovely evening.
An excellent early evening, good food good service.
Lovely little restaurant in the heart of Durham. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The drinks and food very first class. Definitely somewhere we’d visit again.
Have eaten at this particular restaurant a few times. I have always found the food to be tasty and of good quality, plus well presented. The service is good and the restaurant is cosy and comfortable if you get the seat of your choice, which we did. This was a birthday treat from a friend. She didn't study the bill in detail at the time and was surprised by the service charge, especially as we'd left a tip. Excellent value January cocktail on offer. My only issue was the soggy sweet potato fries. Everything else was very tasty. No doubt I'll be back.
Food was hit and miss with some items being overcooked and others not being warm enough. I ordered a pot of tea that was only half full of water and had one tea bag in it and the tea went called almost immediately. Service was pleasant and friendly but the discretionary service charge of 12.5% is not necessary and places to much pressure on the customer to pay it when it may not have been a true reflection of the quality of the food.
Breakfast menu finished at 11:30am, and we arrived at 12, so we left and went to another restaurant
Bill's is one of our "go to" restaurants in any city. Always great food, service etc. Never been disappointed.
We had walked passed Bill’s for many months and never actually been in. The food was delicious, fast and the service staff were very attentive and welcoming.
I’d happily recommend and have done to our friends in Durham. The fact you can book a table in advance is a big bonus, will definitely go back!
We had a very good time catching up on the latest news with beautiful food. The most important for us to book at Bills is that well behaved dogs are allowed, it all went well. We will go back for sure.
Fabulous food. We did seem to wait a while for drinks but the food came in good time. 3 of us with starters and mains and drinks came to £93.
Excellent polite service from staff at the bar in Durham
Great food great service! Visited several times and it never disappoints
Good atmosphere, friendly waitress. Food tasty although there is not a huge menu to choose from
Lovely food, excellent service, staff were very pleasant. Cost reasonable. Will definitely go again.
Excellent food and service as always, love this place
Really nice atmosphere and the loveliest staff . They couldn’t do anything more for us .
Definitely going back
Overall it was nice. The food I had (chicken with mushroom sauce) was very tasty. Unfortunately both my kids had the ‘medium’ Bills burger which wasn’t medium at all. At best it was rare !
Also, the sneaky £10 service charge snook in on the quiet annoyed me loads, especially as I didn’t see it until it was too late, on the way home. If I want to tip my waiter or waitress I would like the choice, not have to do it automatically ! Pretty bad
We won’t be rushing back. Food was ok but nothing special and several items were unavailable. Service was friendly and this was the best aspect of the visit.
Decided not to use the ladies toilets after one cubicle had no toilet roll and the other only had damp toilet roll.
Certainly not worth the price, there are nicer restaurants in Durham.
Ran out of muffins for eggs Benedict and also wouldn’t allow us to use x2 gift cards.
The restaurant was very busy but food and service was excellent!!
Excellent staff. Lovely food and good value for money.
Size of portions were quite small. Had the minute steak, there was more lettuce than anything else. For the price you pay, we expected more.
Great family and dog friendly central venue. Welcoming, efficient, helpful staff quickly made us feel at home. Spacious and comfortable. Good range of food and drinks to suit all ages. My steak was fab. Would recommend.
Lovely venue and usually rammed, but clearly a lot of cancellations due to covid concerns.
A real shame as it felt really safe and clean.
Staff as always very professional and attentive, food nice , pity not many in .
We normally love Bills and it's our "go to" place in Durham. However we went just before Christmas and ordered from the Christmas menu. What a mistake that was. The starters were actually very good and led us into a false sense that the main course would be just as good. The turkey dinner was appalling. The actual food covered about a quarter of the plate, half was a gravy boat on the plate and the remaining quarter was just the empty plate. The sea bass was a very nice so no complaints there. This was supposed to be a great meal for a special occasion. It was memorable, but for the wrong reasons. I'll be thinking twice about coming back to Bills. Very disappointing!
Great festive food and fantastic friendly service.
Great food, loved the Boris cocktail. Friendly staff.
Food and service was outstanding will definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends. We had the 3 course Xmas set meal , very good value for money. We will definitely be back.
We were welcomed as soon as we entered bills by a really polite girl and had a lovely seat in the window. Service was really quick and the food was nice, only negative thing was that the steak was over cooked but other than that the food was good..Especially the triple chocolate brownie which was worth every penny.
Really good food, especially the burgers. Friendly atmosphere and very good service. Will definitely be going back.
Retuning for a 2nd visit after 2 years. The food has not changed and is still excellent. The service has however and not for the best. The waitress was pleasant and willing but lacked attention to detail. Another member of staff, potentially some form of management was more keen on telling a busy staff member to assist us, rather than act on the request herself. Toilets left a lot to be desired. Will be back but mainly based on food quality.
lovely atmosphere and lovely quaint location. staff and customer service is some of the best i've ever encountered, They are a credit to the establishment
Great venue & atmosphere. Staff were very attentive & helpful. Food really let this place down, just 7.30pm & the only fish dish was no longer available.
Excellent eve out for my wife’s 60th birthday, she loved it
The food was excellent the service was awful, which is probably why they automatically add the tip to the bill.
Slow service, food not great and definitely overpriced
Expensive drinks at £10 a gin. Festive drinks were bake as ran out of reindeer motif which was a shame.
Several items on the menu weren’t available. Food was ok, but for the price we expected better. Tables were very crammed in and staff weren’t wearing masks. Waiter made me add up the bill myself when splitting which felt a little bit extra!
A very pleasant meal with excellent attentive service thank you
Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Durham is rated 3.8 stars by 517 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.