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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading

4.5
4.5
1119 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Home to one of the largest music festivals in the UK, Reading is the perfect place to drum up an appetite. Luckily, there’s a Bill’s waiting for you in the centre of town. Swing on by to tuck into one of our signature dishes after a day of shopping, or perhaps re-hydrate after a gorgeous walk along the Thames. In front of our beautiful restaurant you will find the sunshine terrace and above the main restaurant we have a stunning private dining room that can suit parties from 15 to 40 seated or up to 70 standing!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 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
  • Private party facilities
    Bill’s Reading has two stunning Private Dining Rooms, perfect for both corporate & social events. The space can be customized into different layouts to suit needs depending on the occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading: 020 4512 6642

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pancakes

    £9.50 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
  • Set Menu

    £17.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For only £17.50 you can enjoy a two course meal from our seasonal set menu including your favourites. If you're feeling extra peckish, add another course for just £4!
    Set Menu photo
  • Celebration Set Menu

    £23.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or even friendiversary? Dine with us & enjoy 2 courses from £23.95 with our Group Set Menu, available for 6+ guests. Whatever the occasion, we’ll bring the good vibes & a free Doughnut Tower to share.
    Celebration Set Menu photo

What 1,119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Berkshire

    Great for brunch

  • Berkshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Berkshire

    Hot spot

  • Berkshire

    Lively

  • Berkshire

    Most Booked

1,119 Reviews
  1. Waffles

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were so lovely! We were a party of 3 with a pram and an injured leg and they accommodated all of our needs. They were super busy but attentive. One waitress made an error with our order but was so kind to apologise and then comped our dessert. Thank you to each and every one of you that day you really made us welcome!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy but overall pleased again with the Bills experience

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  3. BrianB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place and great staff. Food was great. It can be packed at sometimes so book if you can.

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  4. ElaineC

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite easy to book and you can change your time if youll be late without hassle if calling the restaurant. Also, we’re welcome shortly after arrival, walked to our table. Even though i booked this ahead we were place by the corner cause thats the only table left. The place was quite packed for breakfast. Food was good, asked for an extra syrup for my pancakes. The drinks that I ordered said smoothie but it is a juice and felt that it’s been pre-made and not fresh - would be better if it is. Great ambience. Oh and we got a free chocolate mousse as I put in the reservation it’s my partner’s birthday. Thank you! He enjoyed it!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good. Good good and friendly people serving you

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food and atmosphere spoiled by a grumpy and miserable waitress

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    To be honest the service was pretty poor, our food order took far too long to arrive at the table, we had a child at our table also, staff were sat on tables just out of sight but continuous checks were not made enough, the food was not great, an order was missing so my food was gradually going cold before that arrived, I used to champion Bills as a great place but unfortunately that has changed

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great lunch experience here. It feels a bit special and comfortable at the same time. Despite visiting at a busy time on a Saturday, we had great service from the wait staff and a tasty meal.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my daughter’s 11th birthday and thanks a ton to the Bills restaurant team who made it so memorable for us. They were so patiently taking order from a group mini teenagers and were very attentive to our additional asks. Food, as always, was yummy and the girls hogged on to the pancakes and had their drinks in style. I particularly love the super green juice and breakfast platters. Highly recommend this restaurant as it’s a perfect place to spend time with your loved ones and make memories.

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  10. JuliaM

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was lovely but service was extremely disappointing. We could t get serving staff attention and in the end had to go up and ask to pay the bill.

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  11. TomO

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating two birthdays and Bill's did not let us down. Fantastic food and the service from Kasia was outstanding! It's such a beautiful building/venue too!

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  12. LEdge

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a quick brunch with big portions.

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  13. AndreasG

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent environment, decent food, and exceptional service!

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  14. MarkH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and very tasty starters and mains. Recommended.

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  15. Clare

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our annual New Year's meal in our favourite Bill's. Welcoming, warm and relaxing. Great hosts who took good care of us without being fussy. Great food choices. Made well and presented in an attractive manner. A minor error rectified with minimal fuss. Fair house red ti top off a great experience.

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  16. DanielH

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Basic, bland food. Mediocre service. Cold restaurant. Noisy children.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were initially not happy with our table as lots of noisy children but the host was able to move us downstairs quite happily. Much better atmosphere. Only slight disappointment was the dessert choices- couldn’t have sticky toffee as part of the NY menu.

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  18. Djh77

    Berkshire

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick and efficient service. Brunch cocktails were a little small but overall great and they are great with kids

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  19. JanetH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Staff and the service, food,prices and the place it's self was 100%. My first time but I am definitely coming back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing. We ate everything that was served and enjoyed it all. Great ambience in the place.

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  21. grahama

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love everything about bills the service the food the ambience except the 12.5% service charge and then asked if we like add a tip wont be going again for a while too many other nice restaurants in Reading

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  22. KimC

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Bills but this wasn’t the best experience. We arrived early 20 minutes and although there was no one sat at the bar we were asked to come back in 20 minutes … We did and once the table was ready we were taken to the table. The food was ok the waitress missed off two dishes and by the time anyone checked we’d nearly finished our food ! It’s a shame as it was a birthday treat for my sister and she left unimpressed !

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  23. JennyC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice environment, very friendly staff, and tasty food.

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  24. LesleyC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super food Definitely will be coming back Busy Definitely pleased we booked

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  25. Bella

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bills was great. We really enjoyed it. The staff were amazing and I found a Dan Levy lookalike, who was delightful, and is a senior staff member. Great fun food and service! Thank you. Best restaurant in Reading!

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  26. ColinC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy but service was good. Food very good.

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  27. HanJW

    London

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value for money with the set menu for a large group.

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  28. RMSW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, not to my taste. Very small menu. Service was great. Very friendly, polite and helpful. Felt like we were sitting in an aisle.

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  29. CraigW

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent very fresh and well received by all

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  30. AnnaS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with service, our table was ready when we arrive, good portion size, and tasty food.

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  31. JuliaB

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside … was warm and good spot. Nice food … poached eggs a bit cold but that’s a common problem anywhere you go. Good service .

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  32. PamelaW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a brilliant time at Bill's - a family reunion gathering (9 people) - mid week. The food was excellent - good choice of dishes to cater for everyone's preferences. The service was excellent - efficient and speedy. The staff friendly and courteous. We had a wonderful time and would come here again in a heartbeat. We highly recommend Bill's in Reading!

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  33. NareshM

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy to book via Open Table, great service, good value for light breakfast

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  34. EmmaB

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed with the staff member gruffly informing us that the set menus are not available weekends and bank holidays.

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  35. Lenny

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, very good service and lovely prepared and presented meals

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  36. Gemma

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal in relaxed surroundings with super efficient service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor staff were dealing with extra customers because of Reading festival and coped admirably

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  38. JesusStrauss

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food ! Thank you for all. Súper recomendable

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always :) delicious eggs Benedict, eggs royale and free pancakes for my little one.

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  40. DawnV

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu. Including free cocktails. Appreciated large vegetarian selections

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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading is rated 4.5 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading

St Marys Church House, Chain St, Reading, ENG RG1 2HX

Additional information

  • Area
    Reading
  • 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 8054 5400
  • Private party facilities
    Bill’s Reading has two stunning Private Dining Rooms, perfect for both corporate & social events. The space can be customized into different layouts to suit needs depending on the occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading: 020 4512 6642
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