Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Newbury

4.5
648 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Bang in the middle of town, Bill’s Newbury restaurant has a terrace at the back and seating to the front for sunny days. Inside is a welcoming mix of booths and tables – bright and bustling in the day, chilled and cosy in the evening and perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
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Kingsclerites
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dropped in for early dinner ahead of the cinema - great service and great food

JB
vipJosephineB
London
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Bill's in Newbury. The staff were friendly and helpful and the burgers were fabulous!

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Laura
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff who all seemed very happy in their work. Very quick service and lovely tasty food.

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Fergy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lady who served us was quite abrupt.
My food was warm but on other evenings I’ve been there there’s been a wait for food and there wasn’t.

We did tip our Waitrose, we cancelled the service charge as it doesn’t go directly to the actual people on the floor doing the physical had work being a waitress or waitor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was very busy with initial service a little slow, however once orders taken everything was as we would expect of Bill’s.

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EvaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her friend 9yrs and 8yrs old sat at their own table for breakfast and were treated like queens !! Staff so lovely!! Thank you so much Bills !

MJ
MattJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food. Made us feel really welcome for my wife's birthday celebration

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Easy to pre book a table. No waiting around on arrival. Good service by pleasant staff

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Xxxxxx
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was handed a plate that was extremely hot and burned my hands. The waitress didn’t acknowledge this and only did a later member of staff apologise slightly when my friend complained. Shocking and painful.

HJ
HeatherJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very charming staff made it a very special occasion

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LisaS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. Very attentive.

PJ
PaulaJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening and great service by the waitress in our area

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SarahH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal for my daughters birthday, fabulous service and really nice meal, even a happy birthday song and free dessert.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and would love to come back.

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GaryW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time visit, staff polite and friendly. Service very good, food amazing great ambience. Defo revisiting.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat lovely staff and nice ambiance and the food very good.
Thank you

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Denny
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food, exactly what we wanted and not disappointed

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IsabelB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a lovely atmosphere with really friendly staff and delicious food. Good location. Would highly recommend it.

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RonM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to be regular prior to the pandemic, now first time back and all was very good.

Interestingly the greater spacing between the tables required of the pandemic has made the eating environment much, much more enjoyable and private.

When Bill's first opened in Newbury there were good spaces between the tables, but then there was a refit and it became a 'cram them in' type of environment, at which point I reduced the number of times I went there, it was also way too noisy.

Now with the enforced distancing it's a much nicer experience all round.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant decor, warm and friendly, staff very friendly and welcoming, food served with care, freshly prepared and good value, Bills beer delicious 🤤

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Elena
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New staff. Very lovely and helpful. Management team still the same so smooth sailing, effortless.
Lovely food as usual.

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AdrianF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Their take on chicken Cesar Salad is so good, I could eat it all the time.

Service is excellent and they can’t do enough to make your visit great.

Espresso Martinis are very very good.

See you again

Adrian

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SimonF
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Hopeless - but rescued by offer of a free meal. We booked in at 19:30. We got our starters 50 minutes later. The kitchen were clearly unable to cope but there seemed to be a breakdown of comms between them and the floor staff.
Waiters / Managers were oblivious to what was going on in front of their eyes.
What rescued the evening was a Manager who offered no excuse for the poor situtaion and allowed us to leave without paying.

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SuzanneC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, beautiful decor, amazing food and lovely staff. Perfect!

JK
JulieK
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Bills for lunch for since it opened about four yrs ago excluding lockdowns. The staff are really friendly, the menu is fantastic as one of us needs different and alternative food ,eg vegan, and vegetarian. Bills offers a wide range on their mini. All delicious. I can highly recommend it.

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Cpwc21
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant always difficult to eat out for mead I’m vegan. A few more choices would be good!

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KimW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service last night, so friendly. We all enjoyed our food, such a great menu to choose from.

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JuneC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Party of 5 and only I found fault with my food but did not complain as it was a celebration lunch. We all ordered from the set menu and it was my minute steak which was tough. All the others enjoyed their two courses. The Calamari was superb as always.

The free single desert with a birthday candle was very much appreciated and our waitress was at all times attentive and efficient. We have been to Bills many times before and will certainly come again.

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PAJ1981
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was chaotic. Seemed to be so many staff working but no organisation. Waited 25 for drinks to be served 40 minutes for our breakfasts to arrive which were nice but cold. Then waited a further 10 minutes to pay. Unfortunately this is not the first time this has happened at a Bill's Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional staff, friendly and attentive. Service very good and lovely atmosphere

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service very friendly staff and lovely food

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Corey
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff was very friendly and inviting and food is good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and as usual the food was top notch. Looking forward to eating there again.

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scott
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have breakfast… and first class service

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OllyR
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and vibes in here are always on point. Our server was very accommodating: she got permission for us to have mimosas for breakfast even though they don't usually allow alcohol before a certain time in the AM. Everything was fab!

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AnnN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very good. Good service and very nice staff . Would definitely book a table there again.

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Nope
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

SUPER slow service. It took hours of waiting. The tuna on black nachos things is always quite good but otherwise, the menu's been hacked down to mediocre and unimaginative. The drinks are absurdly small whether you're ordering a cocktail or a coke. And the deserts are all oversweet or stodgy. You could ignore all this if they didn't force a 12% service charge on you.

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CarlP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food, nice ambiance, nice staff. I don’t like that they put a 12.5% optional charge on the bill and that makes up part of the staff salary.

KJ
KenJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were welcomed and shown to a very nice side table. Early Sunday evening dinner. Very good steak with special offer. A couple of glasses of wine. My wife enjoyed a dessert.

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JulieL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary meal with friends after the racing! Lovely menu choices…great internal decor and ambience. Well worth a visit for any occasion

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LynneA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. Great choice of gluten free food. Staff very helpful. Lovely busy vibe but still felt looked after. Would highly recommend.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Newbury is rated 4.5 stars by 648 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.