Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester

4.1
270 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Bill’s Leicester restaurant is located in Highcross, and it’s a great spot to take time out from shopping and refuel. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

Experiences

  • Get the gang back together

    Jan 17 - Feb 4, 2022

    Having 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.
What 270 People Are Saying
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SpencerA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really nice food however there was a long wait for the food after ordering

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DawnM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Bills, especially the one in Lecicester. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Food is always good, that's why it is our favourite place to come for breakfast.

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Rachel
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive, loved the choice of food on menu and somewhat different.Ambience and detail is good and great cocktails.

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ChloeJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my partners birthday and they went out of their way to add a candle to his meal. The staff where very friendly and attentive. They wished him a happy birthday and to have a great day. The food it’s self was great quality.

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Starfish56
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Fish Pie also had tenderstem broccoli to accompany, wife had smoked salmon with poached eggs. And fries - perfect

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clarew
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were seated. I had to request someone take our order. I had to request someone to check where our food was - at this point, we had been waiting 20mins. Serving staff apologised stating it would be another 3-4mins, it was 12mins - no acknowledgment of any of that.

Had to prompt staff several times - who were clustered talking together (3 or 4 staff) by the order console. Rather than looking round to notice if customers needed anything or if their order was timely.

One of my eggs wasn't palatable, it was full of water, the yolk and egg white was not cooked, but it felt like even further delays would be caused as well as empty 'apologise' if I mentioned it. So I just left it on the plate. The other egg and the rest of our food were delicious.
I had to prompt for the dessert menu, when it arrived I had to prompt child dessert menu.
After we finished eating, I had to prompt for the bill. We then left the restaurant, no communication as we left.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too many noisy children and babies. Could not relax. Decor tired and scruffy. Will not recommend or go back

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RakshaB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful food. Good service, but they could do with keeping a eye on these customers for service. Lovely atmosphere. Was nice and warm on a very cold day.

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Abigail
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food came out so fast! It was delicious too! Love this place.

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SallyC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Maybe it’s just the current situation but the service was poor, perhaps understaffed but definitely in interested. Food was mediocre with lots of missing items including bacon from breakfast menu.
Bills ambience is always good but it felt quite cramped.
Style over substance sadly. I think there are better options unless Bills can improve its game.

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GrahamB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I am not happy that a 12.5% service charge is added to the bill. There are very few restaurants, in the UK, that do this sort of thing.
If I hadn't got a sale reduction of 50% for the gift card I used I would not eat at this restaurant.

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foodie369
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Probably the worst place I've been to in regards to service the manager was not friendly at all

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JohnK
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Previously we had their Fish Pie which was good. This time we tried the Minute Steak but it was very chewy. Staff showed no interest in how the meal was received.

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Barryn
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff explained they was short staffed when we arrived and said there will be a wait for food/ drinks but to be fair we didnt have to wait so all good

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Billy
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We tried to order a£50 bottle of wine, we were told that the order hadn’t been put through, then we were told it wasn’t available. We ordered a cheaper alternative but we were charged for the original wine which we didn’t have!
The staff were apologetic & polite. but clearly out of their depth. I’m guessing there are staffing issues as customers were being turned away even though the restaurant was only half full. Having said that, the food was great as always. I think we just caught you on a bad night!

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KayC
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last visit here wasn't great due to service and location of table. This time, it was brilliant. Attentive staff, great food, tables were more spread out. Cannot fault it. Special mention to the lady wearing the bandana.... she is so lovely, friendly and really looked after us.

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WarrenL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal. Felt very covid safe during the visit

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1234
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Extremely short staffed which is understandable during this time but don’t keep allowing ppl in if can’t accommodate them.
Food took to long to come out with small kids under the age of 5 who were hungry this was not very good we were waiting nearly 45 mins for the mains.
Had to ask for water 4 times, food was very dry and tasteless.
Will think twice before coming to this restaurant again!

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LauraB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food great. Had the festive burgers that were delicious. Rosemary fries a bit short on rosemary but still tasty. Service very slow. Ran out of free festive cocktail promised with an order of a main meal over Christmas and no alternative offered. Also ran out of Pepsi/coke. Built in 12.5% service charge which is frustrating if you are not happy with the service.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Disappointing visit to Bill’s in Leicester. We usually love a trip when in other cities but this was well below par.

Our waitress wasn’t very cheery or switched on - everything seemed an effort for her…even talking!

It’s hard to summarise our experience but I won’t book again.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

got put on a crazy small table where all the staff hang out to sort the bills out, not spaced out to other diners to 2m either, had to keep asking for a drink, to order, to pay etc, not impressed and won't be back.

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Mnd1
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food and ambiance was perfect service left something to be desired

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JosieH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We asked for veggie sausage but we were told just as our meals with coming out that they weren't available, drinks took a while but completely understand due to staffing issues! Food was great and great value for money

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Cassie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely meal! Nice atmosphere, food was all delicious and service was good.

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Mimz
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Services was very poor it took over 15minutes for the bill to arrive and the young lady then didn’t know how to use the card machine.

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LiamG
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met by the waitress Pippa, she provided us with 5⭐️ Service.

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SteveW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was Boxing Day evening in Leicester.
We had a very good and tasty meal delivered with a smile and just enough attention.

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IvanM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The reason for eating there was the Vegan burger and it was delicious. We had the Vegan Salted Caramel dessert, also delicious. I also love that the Teapot is huge and one gets lots of Tea!

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PauloC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat? Decent food, good decor.
Not as impressed about the service charge though

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Having dined at Bills several times in the past (pre covid times) we have always enjoyed the experience which included always a great atmosphere and high level of service. However on this occasion this was not quite the case.
I was asked at the end of our visit how’s was everything? To which I replied ok. The (who I presume was manager) asked only ok? And I mentioned I thought the level of service was distinctly average, to which she agreed. On receiving the bill, it was pointed out that the starters and first round of drinks had been deducted, which I feel was a very generous gesture. So, on this visit, it was although slightly disappointing in terms of service, the food and professionalism of the manager was what I would expect at Bills, and we will be visiting again in the future.

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Popey
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend bills restaurant food was lovely staff was lovely very helpful and value for money left with a very full Bella

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LeighW
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Breakfast was lovely, not been to bills for a long time. The service was fabulous! Great choice for a brunch date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good menu in a great location

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Emily
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere, the people that work there are friendly and chatty. Also really attentive.

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JulieD
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not particularly the restaurant's fault - but toilets were terrible. Considering we are in high Covid times, no soap in the disabled, most cubicles soiled - just not clean

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PAULB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating at Bills and it was very good. The food portion was just right and the food tasted beautiful. The service was also very nice. Will certainly be back .

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Beltal
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely service. Really nice atmosphere. Thank you.

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Sandro
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place to go, the staff were really nice and friendly.

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NatashaK
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly helpful and attentive food was outstanding.

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PatB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I hadn’t eaten at Bills before this evening. Went to the theatre to start Christmas with a sown and then ended the evening at Bills. Very good, brilliant atmosphere. Attentive staff and a very good start to Christmas.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester is rated 4.1 stars by 270 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.