Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Guildford

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659 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

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Part of The Angel Hotel, an old coaching inn in the centre of town, Bill’s Guildford restaurant is very pretty. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, this is the perfect place to take a break from shopping. The lower floor is stunning at night time, with stone floors, archways and vaulted ceilings. The restaurant also has a private dining room for up to 40 people.

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  • Bill’s Christmas Set Menu

    £29.95 per person

    Nov 16 - Dec 30, 2021

    Christmas group dining at Bill’s This menu must be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance If you book within 7 days of your booking we will try to accommodate, subject to availability, A La Carte menu may be offered. Enjoy three festive dishes with a welcome drink included. Choose from dishes such as a starter of smoked salmon mousse, avocado and crayfish salad, our mouth-watering festive feast burger, and for dessert our famous panettone bread and butter pudding with cinnamon-spiced vanilla custard. Please opt into email marketing for information on this, future group bookings & offers. We will contact you in regards to this booking to pre-order your food. Please keep an eye out for emails from Bills Restaurants in order to pre-order.
What 659 People Are Saying
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SuziS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little place, good atmosphere. Very busy at lunchtime so always book. Dogs also allowed.

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DeeA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, helpful staff. Waitress was very nice and welcoming

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BenD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and excellent service. Christmas menu very good, we ate a mix of standard/christmas items. Doesn't seem particularly accessible, but may be from a different entrance to a different table.

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Lunchlover
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with a very nice shared platter at lunchtime. Requested a table in a certain area which we were given. Visit here every 2 months and will continue doing so. Great place for lunch.

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SandiC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A fun night out with good food. Close to the station and a warm setting

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TedVandebint
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Lunchtime weekday, during Covid, so not too many business lunches. The place is cramped, not much room for shopping bags or even coats. Main room too noisy/busy, we sat in a passageway. Wait staff seemed to not have an allocated table, we asked 2/3 folks for some ketchup to get some. Coffee was not hot. Fish finger sandwich too heavy on the butter. On the whole fairly average and there are better venues in Guildford.

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BeverleyF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed lunch with friends. Service was impeccable. Staff very helpful and friendly. Will be visiting again soon.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

50 minute wait for breakfast once ordered. we had to chase for our food and several other tables that ordered the same time as us or after received their orders

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it food was amazing, super friendly staff and great service x

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Sarah
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Late sitting down even though booked. Moved table. Seating people without reservations first. Long wait for main course. Wrong main delivered.

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SallyF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious mac and cheese with crispy bacon, lots of Prosecco. Happy days

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kjbaker
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

To many people in the restaurant no social distancing , there was not a separate exit a very worrying situation regarding COVID I will not be returning!

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MonicaL
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and the staff were more than happy to make changes to the food and drinks. Nice atmosphere too.

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RichardF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly efficient staff, good ambience, good food and good value

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StephTer
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. A Christmas desert was sold out but there was another and coffee was a little weak, but just small points and didn’t distract from the overall very good quality of our lunch experience.

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RobertB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fish Finger sandwich not up to par sadly and not as good as elsewhere. Bread/toast was very very crispy. Would have been easy to get that right! And quite light on actual fish fingers.

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SJP67
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always Bills is my everyday favourite place. Well done Guildford superb.

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Ellie
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely cosy little restaurant with a lovely atmosphere, good service and great food. What more can you ask for?!

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MarkR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely Mediterranean food in the sharing platters.
Restaurant was busy, so a bit noisy - but overall a very enjoyable experience.

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Tattyfay
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the building & ambience. Menu is vast. Staff lovely but a little slow. Food just missing the mark on 5 stars. Had both the sharing platters & deep fried calamari & halloumi were both lacking in crispness. All in all good prices

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claredl
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All very nice except the table we were on was at the bottom of the stairs, on the lower floor, and there was a cold draft coming in from the stairs!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Fantastic waitress but poor management, slow food, stressed front desk despite reservation, mistakes made about menu and behind the scenes… just wanted a happy, relaxed lunch but was anything but. Our waitress did everything to make things right for us but manager patronised and berated her in front of us, which just made our experience even worse - shame on him. We love Bill’s but this was our first trip to Guildford branch and it was not a good one

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was cold and bland, absolutely no flavour. We weren’t even offered dessert but asked if we wanted the bill - it was very obvious they were trying to rush us out of the restaurant. The waitress was rude throughout and started clearing our plates before the whole party had finished! When we eventually did get desserts, the Christmas tree themed one tasted of cream and food colouring.
All in all it was immensely overpriced for food that was no better then a microwave meal from the supermarket. Save your money!

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Isabelle
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the food on the gluten free menu and the variety was amazing. Very impressed with the quality.

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liseyloo69
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The white wine we ordered was warm, the server did change for a different type when we asked but didn’t have any of the type we wanted that was cold. Food was tasty but there was not much atmosphere, no background music and when the big noisy table left it was so quiet

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent!

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Bogs
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We came 15 min earlier for lunch and the corridor was packed with people waiting for precooked tables. When we were eventually approached by one of the staff - they told us that we need to wait for another 9 minutes as is not our time yet. We waited in front of 3 empty tables in crowded corridor for another 10 min and waiters 20 min for some water to be brought. Very disorganised .

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RowenaP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable and relaxing lunch on Remembrance Sunday. Charming waitress.

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AdrianG
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent breakfast menu. Outstanding service (thanks Hannah). Would be 5* overall if the eggs benedict had been hotter (the meal overall was just about warm by the time it got to me). Very good coffee. Lovely place for a relaxed Sunday brunch.

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TirisaC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast. Only complaint is I received a text that asked me to confirm my reservation and I went to reply and I got a warning that I would be charged if I replied. Not sure if someone has hacked the website or this was from Bill's.

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shamirap
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tasty hot food but a little busy. Attentive staff, cosy ambience.

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Grimi
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was too cramped and too loud. I was in the middle of a walk way not romantic at all

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We waited an hour for our food and even then it was not cooked properly.
Coffee was bad and we would not go back!

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Veronicak
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Really long time to deliver our order of soup and minute steak Clue is in the name. Waiting at least 30 minutes.No apology when finally brought to the table,after we had chased it

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4forbrunch
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

How disappointing! Bill’s standards have dropped, is COVID accountable? There seemed to be plenty of serving staff, non had a slick efficient manner. And as for the food, shoddy, my avocado, bacon and chilli was thrown together, slices of raw chilli several millimetres thick! I love heat but this was just lack of attention to detail! The full vegan breakfast was cowering under a shedload of rocket. Another at our table’s toast, arrived with butter but no jam. Coffee was ordered but needed reminders! There seemed to be a very ineffectual manager floating around, chatting to tables! Needs to be behind his team ! However a lovely welcome from the person at the desk on arrival. Shame the rest of the team front of house and in the kitchen were not of a similar calibre to her.

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donnab
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. We get together every November to celebrate our birthdays and this is the second time we’ve been to Bill’s. A great evening! Food and service were excellent.

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JaimeT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good menu and selection of food and drinks. Staff were lovely but the food and drinks did take a little longer as we went in the very busy time of Sunday Brunch.

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AngieV
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast here on Sunday morning and it was fantastic - a fabulous menu including delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

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TillyR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very polite service. Food was slow however was very busy on a Sunday morning, so nothing unexpected.

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NIckyD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall every was fine. Service was a little erratic, lots of different severs, so
Not really sure who was looking after our table. Food and drinks were nice

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Guildford is rated 4 stars by 659 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.