Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Kingston

4.2
662 reviews
£25 and under
British
A bit of a gem, Bill’s Kingston upon Thames restaurant is full of character. The restaurant is vibrant and quirky, with quiet booths for a cosy dinner and larger tables for bigger groups, there’s something for everyone in this pretty restaurant. Bill’s Kingston is open all day and into the night.

The outdoor riverside terrace is the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon with good friends and a cocktail or two.
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vipFarnsbarns
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good everyday food at reasonable prices. Service was good

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EllenS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food but what really stood out was the service. Really friendly and efficient staff took really good care of us.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Fish finger sandwich was overfried, crab cakes were bland, grilled tomatoes were not even grilled. Food was barely edible but definitely not enjoyable. Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The waiter got our starter mixed up. Fish pie was average and the side vegetables were shrivelled and chewy due to being placed on a mini hot plate! £70 odd later! Too expensive for what it was. Won’t be choosing Bills again. Waste of money

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit to this branch. Food was great. Better than I remembered in other Bill’s. Staff were friendly & efficient. Will come back x

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gecko999
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was nice, staff were lovely. Great place sitting outside for lunch.

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Wils
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was below average, multiple members of staff standing around taking to each other while we waited for plates to be cleared, orders to be taken.

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Marca
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Amy for the awesome service, Bill's never fails to please.....Thank you Bills

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

As I don’t drink the beer or wine offer did not apply (I did say I would take the beer home for hubby but was told this was not allowed) I was told I could have a soft drink and wanted lemonade and was told there would be a charge for this,I said what is in the soft drinks package COKE or DIET COKE.I said I don’t drink coke they said we can’t do it.Manager came over to say he would do it this once as he could not put it through tills.Thrn I went to toilet and scalded my hand as hot water was coming out like steam(if that had been a child 😫)steak was more fat than meat,the only good thing was the company that I bought to restaurant.And no I will not be going back

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Olivia
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really yummy food and amazing service! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and very obliging staff

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Meals2enjoy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate from set menu . Delicious steak and fries . risotto was very tasty but poached egg a little overdone and solid making dish just a little dry
Salted caramel tart with ice cream was divine . One of us didn’t eat coconut so that ice cream was willingly replaced with vanilla

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JackZ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the staff were very friendly and always made use feel welcome.

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AlfeeB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not like I have read overpriced steaks weren't cooked to what we ask and was like something from lidl or aldi all fairness wouldn't go back

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NatashaH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

All our breakfasts were cold. All our eggs were hard. Most of us didn’t get butter. Mushrooms and tomatoes were tasteless.
I wouldn’t go back for breakfast and probably wouldn’t bother with any other meal given the quality of food.

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KayleighH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Went for a meal with my fiancé for our anniversary. Food was amazing

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EmmaB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Foods always lovely and the staff are always really nice at this branch.

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Ainesk
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very baby friendly!

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NiiM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for brunch, staff friendly and welcoming. good variety of food

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we had a breakfast at Bill's.....it was worth the wait

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Yvette
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

I live Bills. Somethings are over priced but overall really good. Staff were so lovely even though my child made quite a mess. They have a great outside area on the river so we will definitely go there again

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Char
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love Bill's, really good selection and it is reasonably priced. Between ordering and getting the food was a little slow.

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Bill’s! I went out with my 2 little girls and the food was great, service was really quick and staff were lovely and very helpful! Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone!

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woofbags
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a delicious breakfast! Thanks for having us!

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Erfme
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had a great time at Bills in kingston, the service was great, we had the bills burger it was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.
I always have a great time at Bills.

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JULIAG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and attentive. Amy, our waitress was a lovely girl. Food tasty, drinks good ( Brass monkey cocktail could have done with more alcohol)

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I've eaten at Bill's for many years, but since lockdown, sadly it's changed for the worse. The menu is much more limited than before, they used to have much more variety. The quality of the food and drinks wasn't great yesterday. Our cocktails tasted watery, I was given a dish containing dairy (despite alerting them to my allergy), which was only picked up on because I double checked with the waiter. I then had to wait for my dish to be recooked, by which time my partner had almost finished his meal. They seemed quite short staffed, and overall we left with no intention of returning there unfortunately.

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Jo13
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Felt like eating at a school canteen, we had the 3 course meal and the starters were ok although Iceland makes the same sort of food, I had the sea bass for main which was horribly dry and served with the tiniest portion of dry mash potato. I had to eat it all with mayo not to choke on each piece. The dessert was nice though, just scoops of ice creams so can't really get it wrong. The waitress was nice but didn't have a clue and was very shy and quiet so with the noise around we couldn't hear anything she was saying. I usually like Bill's food, but this time was a real let down...

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Beth74
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, nice decor…albeit a little dark. Good value with special deals eg sirloin steak after 6pm. The majority of the food are of good portion sizes and tasty, but I was disappointed with the steak. It was cooked perfectly but it had hardly any flavour and that was with the addition of garlic butter. Everything else was good.

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FeyKattan
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, filling food, and great service. Thank you for Ann easy working lunch.

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Mandy
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Wait staff were amazing but food was terrible! My risotto was absolutely nothing like it and more like rice with a can of mushroom soup. Very disappointing

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with great service and ambiance. Definitely going to visit again.

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GrahamH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bill's has a lovely riverside setting so it's great for alfresco dining. Varied menu and during the week there is an additional set-menu which is good value. They cater well for vegans and vegetarians, lovely healthy options and also burgers etc.

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SueT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Disappointed! Attention from staff was poor- whilst being served hot drinks, our boiling hot pot of tea was dropped by the waitress . Waitress cleared it up, but no one came to see if we were ok. My Mum had been splashed up her legs! Food wasn’t particularly hot and we weren’t offered any condiments. Whilst trying to pay the bill, I was left waiting for some time. Think having more waiting staff is a much needed necessity. Won’t be in a rush to go back.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good
Service was excellent very polite & professional.

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Wilso
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The servers were very friendly and welcoming, however the food was sub standard to say the least and the price was outrageous given the quality.

Having lived away from the UK for three years we were looking forward to returning to Billls which used to be good food at a fair price. What we got was terrible food and overpriced. £1.30 for kids portion of peas that was the same size as the free mayonaise is disgusting. Not to mention the stale burger bun, the burnt burger and another £1.30 to add one strip of burnt streaky bacon.

The Adult 'bills burger' is the biggest rip off, it is just a tasteless overcooked burger in a stale bun, then extra for bacon, cheese, avo making the cost near on 20 pounds, for a signature dish that should be all in for 14. No to mention the 20mm tick solid slice of red onion and some of the bits missing completely.

The servers acknowledged it and changed it out and gave a discount but really sub standard and not what at all the old experience was like. Or like that of other Bills we have been to in the past. Really disappointing.

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TraceyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, relaxed atmosphere - not rushed. Excellent food!

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Kingston6
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very helpful staff managed to move us from a big table to seating outside and allowed us to rearrange tables to fit in a push chair. Food was great aswell:)

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Lovely place and excellent service from friendly staff. Sorry but food did not hit the mark, we had sea bass topped with cold avocado, lots of it! As a dish it did not work warm fish with chilled avocado not really a great mix. We would return but would try something simpler next time like a burger.
Do not like criticising the hospitality sector at the moment it has been a difficult time but you did ask for a review and just trying to be honest.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Kingston is rated 4.2 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

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