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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Norwich, Norwich, ENG

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Norwich

4.4
4.4
1772 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary 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.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 8054 5400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pancakes

    £8.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You are confirmed to join us for our pancake party, whether it’s bottomless pancakes for adults or build your own pancakes for kids!
    Bottomless Pancakes photo
  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £14.95 per person

    2 Jan - 3 Mar 2024
    For only £14.95 you can enjoy a two course meal from our set menu including your favourites. If you're feeling extra peckish, add another course for just £3!
    Seasonal Set Menu photo
  • Bottomless Brunch

    £20.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Just select any item from our huge selection of delicious main or brunch dishes all day Saturday & Sunday and go bottomless from just £20.50. The price of bottomless brunch is for the drinks only.
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 1,772 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Great for brunch

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Good for groups

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Healthy

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Lively

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Most Booked

  • Norwich

    Great for brunch

  • Norwich

    Child-friendly

  • Norwich

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Norwich

    Good for groups

  • Norwich

    Healthy

  • Norwich

    Hot spot

  • Norwich

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Norwich

    Lively

  • Norwich

    Most Booked

1,772 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely friendly staff, unfortunately overstretched as had to ask three times where our drinks were… good food .. calamari especially. Not a great deal of choice on menu . Consider it upmarket pub food rather than restaurant quality .

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  2. MargaretG

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived early for our booking but was seated and greeted immediately amd shown to our table. Very impressed by our waiter who had only started his job 2wks before. Very helpful regarding an alternative drink for my husband as his usual brand wasn't available. Quality of food excellent as on previous visits. Would recommend Bill's every time. Thank you for a lovely visit

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  3. LilyM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The bottomless brunch is not worth the money, food and service was good

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As always a fantastic and enjoyable experience at Bill’s. Tried something new on the menu and we both were so pleased with our choices. The only reason I score good for the services was that we felt a little rushed at the beginning as we had barely taken are coats off and we were being asked what we wanted to drink and if we had an allergies. Other than that everything was amazing!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect valentines evening, great place, great staff and most importantly great food

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  6. Poppy

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere is fantastic but what really made it amazing was the staff and servers - so friendly and helpful, they made us feel so welcome. We had a wonderful time 😌

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  7. EbonyA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow, food came before the drinks which was odd. Asked for rare steak and it was cooked all the way through. They did knock a round of drinks off our bill so not too bad but still not a great experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a friendly face to welcome you in & take care of you for your visit. We turned up 20 mins early to get out of the wind & cold and were still seated straight away. Food is always good and the prices are great. The menu is comprehensive enough not to be intimidating but large enough to give you a good choice.

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  9. DebbieD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice atmosphere, food good with steak cooked to perfection. The only thing I don't agree with is service charge automatically added without even telling you!!

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  10. LuciaS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the food definitely will go back.Staff were great and helpful and friendly.

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  11. Tootsie

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must to have on your bucket list Bills is the best

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Lady serving named Jo was very rude. We walked in and asked if table was available as we was having problem with signal in the Phone App and saw availability. Jo rudely replied and said we have definitely no tables even though half empty. She continued to be rude. She should not be working dealing with front line customer’s with an attitude that stinks. We booked on the app for 15 mins later and was served by a friendly male

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  13. ElaineL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bills in Norwich for breakfast for my birthday , The food was great and served very quickly

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  14. Bravo

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there New years eve and had a great time,the atmosphere was lively and the staff were fantastic. We chose to order off the specials menu (plenty of choice for everyone). Unfortunately my steak was under cooked making it inedible for me,when I mentioned it to the staff they removed my meal from the bill. Other than this little glitch we enjoyed our meal and won't let it put us off eating there again. Once again a big THANK YOU to the staff at Bill's Michelle and John

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  15. LunaH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was incredible, all the staff were so happy and friendly, and our waiter (I believe his name was Jack) was so so so kind and helpful despite not having a single day of the holidays off (Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day). He deserves a raise!

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  16. ClareM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great - but small portions. Service was fantastic from Lisa.

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  17. darrells

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great communication leading up to the meal…excellent food and service

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  18. Carol

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm welcome from delightful waitress. Good efficient service

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  19. RobA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent food - always good value

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  20. BelindaH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice meal, as expected. Food was good and delivered in a timely manner. Drinks seem overpriced £2:80 for a can of coke? Trying to pay the bill is always a lengthy process. Once you have the bill it’s best to go to the bar to pay as it takes a very long time for them to return with the card machine.

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  21. SarahA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent prompt service, attentive staff who were very helpful and festive. Would highly recommend the house burger, wine was delicious also.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was over cooked dry potatoes and chicken. Tables to close together.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. TheresaC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were well looked after even though restaurant was very full,a lot of xmas parties on the go. If anything service was a bit to quick but that’s not a complaint.

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  24. DeborahB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ideally located in the city. Overall impression good but was not acknowledged when I entered and waited 5 minutes to be seated. Service was quick but was not told that they don’t take cash.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was really good. The drinks were not cold enough and I was given a warm glass for my beer. We were in between a staff only door that let in a blast of cold air whenever used - and a disabled toilet where the door was left open. £80 for a starter and main and a couple of drinks seemed steep after that experience. Shane.

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  26. BarbaraS

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in a table by the window. Rather cramped. Staff very friendly and helpful. Coffee was not that hot. Mentioned to staff second cup was. was better. Eggs benadict was nice but eggs not very hot .

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here once before, but was as lovely as it was before. Delicious food, the staff were very friendly. Enjoyed the vibes of the restaurant. Would definitely come back again.

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  28. WillK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a pre-dinner supper last night and were so impressed with the whole team at Bill's. Everyone was extremely courteous and made sure we were looked after brilliantly as we were on a tight timetable ahead of the theatre. We will be back.

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  29. Maggie

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, friendly service excellent food.

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  30. Harry

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice welcome, the staff were excellent. The food was very good although limited as far as my wife was concerned. No fish dishes and and too much spicy food for her. My duck starter and steak was very good. My steak could have done with a bit more than a slice of tomato and a bit of lettuce, however. The only thing which put us off returning, was the limited and exorbitant price of the drinks.

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  31. KathieK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bill's is a WONDERFUL place to go! The staff are always welcoming and friendly and the food is divine! I just have to try and remember when it's half-term to avoid standing in a queue - in the rain - even WITH a pre-booked spot! That's not Bill's fault, though. People just love going there!!!

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  32. JoanneW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bill's was lovely from the moment we arrived. We arrived a little late but that was not an issue. We were greeted by a lovely guy for front of house who sat us in a little corner. Lisa was our waitress and she was so attentive. The menu choice was varied but not overwhelming, and the food tasted amazing. Service was very quick. When we arrived it was fairly quiet but soon got busy so would recommend booking, especially if it is later in the evening you want to eat.

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  33. GeorgeM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Don’t agree with putting £3.00 servos charge on the he bill a lot of people don’t know it’s there would not eat here again , food dry ie the burger and the bun was dry , I would rather have a juicy McDonald’s

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty and the service was very good, would recommend.

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  35. JoeD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality was decent, fish pie was nice if a bit on the watery side, the chicken two ways was very nice, max and cheese was good but the sweet potato fries were mostly all burnt, servers were entirely inattentive and not once asked if our meal was okay, the cinnamon donuts were lovely but the brownie was very poor, ice cream came all melted in a puddle around the brownie, also took a long time to get drinks

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  36. Starr

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fast customer service, nice meals, had a good time. Good place for burgers, sharwarma and the likes.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very attentive and also read our request through the Open Table app which other restaurants sometimes ignore. Love the ambience. Love the food. Would have given it 5 stars but felt it had been under the lamp a little to long so a little dry for my liking.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great food and hospitality. Whilst I would have tiped. I disagree with the 12.5% that’s added onto the bill for a table of 2. I wish for this to be totally optional to save any embarrassment of requesting it to be removed

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  39. DarrellK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic meal off the set menu, very impressed

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  40. Jilly

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice cooked breakfast. Only lost one star because there was no black pudding. Pleasant place to sit and attentive but not pushy service.

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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Norwich is rated 4.4 stars by 1772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Norwich

2-10 Back of the Inns, Norwich, ENG NR2 1PT

Additional information

  • Area
    Norwich
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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