Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Norwich

4.3
837 reviews
£25 and under
British
Right in the middle of this historic city, close to the market, Bill’s Norwich restaurant is a lovely space across two large floors. Expect cosy booths, luxurious chesterfield sofas, vibrant colour and plenty of quirky touches by Bill himself. For groups there’s also a private dining area. Bill’s Norwich restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
What 837 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrinH
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely birthday celebration for my daughter at Bills Norwich. You get exactly what you expect. Food and service was good, it was a bit quiet so atmosphere was a little subdued. We did have to ask for some water about 3 times but not a major thing. Definitely oh again and recommend.

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NicolaP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Bill's and I found it very pleasant with Outstanding food great prices friendly staff overall great place to eat

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Debbie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and lovely food at decent portion size. Very good gin!

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Moggy
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always love Bill's -- the upstairs dining room is gorgeous, the food is fabulous (especially the fish pie) and the waiting staff are really friendly and attentive. Kids were a bit gutted the milkshakes aren't on the menu any more but honestly that suits me fine :-)

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vipFreddieF
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great staff and great offer of free drink! Great also to be out without a mask!

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SamR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch at Bill’s. The atmosphere was great, a nice buzz but not too noisy. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food came quickly and was delicious.

My only criticism would be that my cappuccino arrived cold, but it was a nice one all the same!

We will definitely visit again.

LJ
LindaJackson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The food could not have been bettered. Our dog was very well looked after - a bowl of water and a fuss always goes down well. A truly wonderful breakfast.

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, really chatty and all around lovely. Food was to die for

ES
EmmaS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding as always. Food was good and the smoothie was delicious.

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PaulaF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food and service but wrong breakfast arrived for my husband so we had to send back - it was replaced swiftly but I had eaten mine by then so we both ate alone

MB
MagdalenaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from start to finish . Amazing food , great friendly service ! Thank you 😊

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Leasue
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food lovely atmosphere good choice on the menu and a good selection of drinks

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GemmaQ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Look and feel of the place fantastic. Customer service from arrival, during and end was exceptional. Food is average, and more dishes on the menu would be a plus. Drinks - very good selection but very "city prices" so expensive. Unless you just want house wine. Would recommend and would go back, but probably more for a lunch whilst shopping in the city.

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AOPS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and some friends for her 8th birthday. Really good quality food, great service and nice views out the windows which they loved - they felt very grown up having a “proper dinner party!”

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RenatoR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some of the food in the menu not ad good as it once was but still quite enjoyable

JA
JulieA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were fantastic. The bottle of wine was pricey tho. Otherwise excellent

PM
PaulM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my experience during these difficult times

AS
AndrewS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great breakfast really attentive, couldn't do enough to help us with our GF requirements and the GF bread was REALLY good. Overall a great experience, good interesting vruied menu with plenty to choose from .

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CarlaR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely brunch, the food was outstanding and the service was impeccable as always. Love this place!

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Gemma
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful birthday meal and we weren’t left waiting around between courses, would definitely recommend

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PhilipR
Norfolk
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was, as always, excellent. As was the service.
The table, seating and environment felt a bit ‘tired’ and in need of a revamp.

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SaraL
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always, our favourite place to eat as a family!

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Caz11
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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TrudiF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had lunch and it was delicious. The food was lovely and the service was great.

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NickK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting Bills, really good food and great value for money. Will definitely be returning!

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Bryan
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice table in the front. Covid issues dealt with well. Nice and busy so a good atmosphere.
Food lovely only lunch mind you.
Stff fine.
Good place to eat in Norwich at lunch times

RD
RichardD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Great food. Could not have been better looked after.

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Norwich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I do love the ethos and vibe of Bills. It is sadly though very chain like now. I think the food and drinks is pretty overpriced for the amount and quality. Very vinegary carrot / sweet potato purée and average tasting on the platter plate and burgers

NB
NessaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to meet my friend for lunch at Bill’s again
Really missed the atmosphere, food, great dining experience
COVID secure checking in, hand sanitiser at every table and staff masked and attentive as ever. Thoroughly enjoyable experience

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Kbai
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant..loved the decor and the ambiance too.
Food was to die for..I took my daughters and they enjoyed everything too..would definitely recommend.
Service was excellent

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EvieE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

the waitress asked us if we wanted desserts when we hadn't even had our mains yet! and no offer to bring the starters out with mains as i was the only one who ordered a starter my friend couldn't eat them due to allergies.

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TonyC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The addition of vegetables with the main course would have been nice. Due to the price and what we received I'm not overly sure I'll be a returning customer. 🤔Sorry😞😞

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JessS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a really lovely time - excellent food and wonderful service! We will definitely be back!

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LizS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , had a lovely meal and would go again

AJ
AriadnaJ
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and environment! Would recommend for a date or girls night

KL
KerriL
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service, ordered drinks and meals, we waited 30 minutes no food or drinks arrived. Waitress comes over and states the kitchen had mixed up all the tickets and didn’t know who had ordered what. Tables who arrived significantly after us had meals and drinks served and we had nothing. We left, such a shame as I feel had we sat at another table with a different server our experience would have been far different.

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fandm
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We've previously enjoyed eating in this Bill's. There has been a layout change and downstairs is more open. Upstairs looks similar to before with lots of tables in an open plan.

Glad we'd booked as there was quite a queue on this Saturday lunchtime.

Service was poor. Drinks order taken and we asked about it after a long wait. Initially told it would be coming from the bar downstairs, and a few minutes later told our drinks order had got lost! This means drinks arrived after our food.

Waiting staff looked rushed off their feet and not enjoying service.

Food was good. My chicken skewers were chargrilled and tasty.

Overall a shame. Wouldn't now recommend this Bill's. Here's hoping it can improve again.

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SarahT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was an ok lunch . Not amazed with service was quite average with not a lot of interaction. When we ask for a jig of water on table can we have one

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NatalieJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for a breakfast with our 2 young kids. Service wasn’t fast but it was a busy Saturday morning. Food was ok. Staff were friendly. They had a large baby changing room which was good.

LH
LibertyH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Bills for the first time on Friday and the food was truly delicious. I have a serve nut allergy, which normally limits where I can eat, but the staff were amazing with dealing with it and reassuring. Our table also had a fantastic waiter named James, who made the experience even better.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Norwich is rated 4.3 stars by 837 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.