Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Nottingham

4.4
613 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Formerly a bank, this Georgian building is a beauty. With high ceilings and a striking mezzanine, Bill’s Nottingham restaurant is a mix of larger seating areas and cosy booths, with further seating outside for sunny days. Convenient for both the Theatre Royal Concert Hall and the Nottingham Playhouse, Bill’s Nottingham restaurant serves great food all day and into the night.
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LucyM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet my friends and family. Thanks

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HeatherF
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately our meal was delayed but once we had enquired from the waiter the meal arrived very soon afterwards. AND to our surprise there was a discount made to the bill to cover our inconvenience,

Food was excellent and the staff excellent.

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KatieM
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the table for my boyfriends 21st birthday and were thoroughly impressed at the service. The food came quickly and was delicious and the staff were friendly and made the dinner incredible.

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MalcolmB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovelly meal with great service

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martinr
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick friendly and quality and you even gave my son a beer for his birthday. Thank you.

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SarahC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic but the food was only just warm - could do with being hotter. Would go back again though.

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ElaineC
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are her Saturday night , great service and lovely lovely waiters and waitresses- enjoyed our experience so much we went back for the best breakfast on Sunday
Great service, great food and great place !! Keep it up
Thank you

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PaulK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven't been to Bills for a while. We had a pleasant meal, not perfect but nothing is!! Chicken dumplings rather bland and both fish pie and chicken good with a little addition of black pepper, just as it should be - flavour to suit individual taste.
Service was very good if a tiny bit hasty on entry. Very pleasant waiting staff who looked after us well and arrived immediately when she notice the pepper mill wasn't operating 100 percent. Good value for money, cocktail and house wine also fine and the atmosphere was good and lively without being raucous on a Saturday evening. Would recommend.

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andrew
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Good service, food ok but nothing special. Very busy night, no problem with table and service, speedy service, starters arrived very quickly

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Louis
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed Bill’s on a regular basis pre Covid and this was our visit after. Pleasant enough but found it overpriced. The mark up on the wine is not acceptable. Staff were lovely but the food comes very quickly course after course so feels like ‘get them in & out’ quickly. The sirloin steak was disappointing (no seasoning) & the bearnaise sauce I ordered with it was tasteless & watery. The atmosphere was good.

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CliveT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Friendly staff, ok service understanding that it was a busy Saturday but shocking amount of dust in the lampshade over our dinner table!

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Nat1
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was terrible we won’t be going back which is sad! Standards really have dropped

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JulieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great surroundings, lovely staff and the ambiance was spot on

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quick service to start, bringing menus, taking the order and bringing out the food. Lovely, polite staff. Just took a while to get the attention of our waitress when we wanted to order our next drinks, we asked another member of staff for drinks but were told he'd let our waitress know as he wasn't able to take our order, which was fair enough, but that didn't seem to happen. The restaurant was busy and full of life with a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. Great decor. Great tasting cocktails. Nice food.

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ameliaf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress was so lovely and kind! She made it really special for my birthday! It was a great meal to celebrate!

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Fept
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely helpful and friendly staff, quick service and great environment. Would definitely come again!

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SharronF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place to eat food delicious . I do however object to service charge being added to the bill, I think it should be a choice and although it is optional I feel people would feel embarrassed to ask for it to be removed.

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GinnyH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely helpful and friendly staff showing great concern about my gluten intolerance and looked after us very well. We will go again!

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janeo
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Meal was good value and staff were very attentive.

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margarett
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff all really good. Friendly, helpful and patient! Good tasty food.

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DianeP
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate off the fixed price menu & it was all lovely & great value. Well presented & really good service - a friendly and helpful team

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GayleP
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, reasonably priced, and the staff are absolutely brilliant, they couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Bravo, Bills :)

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Triciab
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer prices too high

Food offers great

Rebecca was superb. Beautiful smile and nothing too much trouble so 5 stars for Rebecca. 😀

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PeterD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Several items not available from menu. and no draft beer. Food was not great and fish pie not got in the middle.

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RandaB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibes , and great food, very delicious my favorite is the crumble

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SaiidyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a pleasant dining experience. Staff were attentive.

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Elmo
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We visited bills yesterday & the food we had was ok. The service wasn’t great. They’ve employed lots of young people that seemed very busy standing around chatting and we had to shout people over (once they had finished their conversation first) to get sauces for our meals before it went cold as they didn’t ask when they gave us our meals which I think is such a basic thing to ask when working on a restaurant. The waitress we had seemed like she really didn’t want to be there at all & a service charge was added on top of our meal. I disagree with adding a service charge. I know it’s optional but we felt too rude to ask to have it taken off the bill. I always leave a tip when going for a meal but if I’m honest I don’t feel like the service was good enough for one.

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alexandras
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff very helpful - it was my son's birthday and they made him feel special

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Bahn84
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing, and for the price, it was outstanding. We’d have paid double for what we had.

Perfect portions, amazing flavours and beautiful presentation. The servers were all polite, friendly and attentive.

The decor and atmosphere is wonderfully vibrant, but laid back. A perfect mix for when you go with friends to dine and talk.

A fine selection of food and drink without being over the top and offering too much, which sometimes can lead to option paralysis, where there’s too much to choose from. Well rounded menu with a choice for every taste and diet.

I had the beetroot and goats cheese risotto with a side of sweet potato fries, Halloumi fries for a starter and the salted caramel and chocolate tart.

Oh…my…god! The Halloumi fries were cooked to perfection, they were crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The risotto was so tender and flavoursome and the tart was such a wonderfully rich, decadent treat. 10/10

I also ordered a Hedgerow Fizz to have with my main meal. Beautiful. The right amount of flavour and fizz. Everyone in the group enjoyed every mouthful and we will be back, as well as telling everyone else we know to visit!

Keep up the great work, you have a wonderful thing going! Would recommend a million times over!

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GraceK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food came out really quickly which we were surprised at because it was so busy. Lovely food and good atmosphere. Will be back again.

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ShammyB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Meal was lovely and staff were great but was a bit surprised to find that when I asked for water I was given a bottle that later cost me nearly £4 if I had known this i wouldn’t have had it
Also the extra surcharge of nearly £5 that I didn’t realise I had paid
So £9 I didn’t really want to pay

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KateB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting as a wheelchair user (on a Saturday afternoon) and although it was packed with people and there were some tight spots trying to get through to places, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The staff were fantastic & really looked after us so a big shout out to them! The food was great, the disabled toilet was nice and clean, there was plenty of space around me when I was sat at the table in my wheelchair so didn't feel cramped in & the atmosphere was great! Would definitely recommend!

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JoshuaC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was expensive however staff was nice. Quality of ingredients wasn’t as expected for the price. Cramped spaces. Coffee ok

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markc
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Booked for a table of 7. . squeezed in at the back .. way out of it ...main room had 2 people on the massive plush sofas ....hardly a good use of space ..especially as we spent £170 .....not what I expected hence no tip

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AmandaP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and wonderful service. Will definitely be eating here again.

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CristinaC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice place for Brunch, we recommended to our friends

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Matt
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mum said it was the best steak she’s had in a long time. I also had the steak and it was very good. All the other food we had was great. Very comfortable environment and staff were helpful, polite and courteous.

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GerryC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food, but the service needs to improve. I was part of a table of 6 for a special occasion, and we had to wait in the doorway while the table was being prepared, obstructing other customers. Then a longer than normal wait for drinks and to order food. The food arrived promptly after that, and was delicious.
After we'd finished the main course, the dessert menu was not offered for a long time, and when it finally was, nothing happened, no orders taken.
Then one of the party had to leave the table to ask for the bill, which had a service charge already added, which was optional. I opted not to pay it, as the service was not what I thought was worth paying extra for. I understand and accept that there are issues due to the current situation, and a lot of places are short staffed, but there was little to no engagement from the staff, and while I will visit Bill's again, I will be wary because of the lack of service. You can do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had calamari for starter, very tasty. Fish pie for main course, also very good, nice big pieces of fish, tender prawns and tasty potatoes and sauce. Had a side of broccoli and mange-tout which was cooked well. Good prompt service.

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Camellia
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were seated in an alcove which suited us as we were able to chat and didn't feel we were adjacent to other diners. Service was very good, the waitress was pleasant, courteous and attended to our table without rushing.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Nottingham is rated 4.4 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

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