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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading

4.2
4.2
1015 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

A very pretty location, Bill’s Reading restaurant occupies St Mary’s Church House. This elegant Georgian building makes a fabulous restaurant and has become a very popular destination all day and into the night. Our private dining rooms are perfect for special occasions, celebrations, gatherings and meetings, seating up to 50 and 25 guests.

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Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 4517 8034

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £13.95 per person

    28 Mar - 30 Jun 2022
    Sometimes being spoilt for choice makes it hard to make a choice at all. For all you indecisive ones, our carefully selected seasonal set menu makes it easier. Our seasonal set menus change every month so head to our website to see this months curation. Just one big decision to make… two-courses or three? 2 courses for £13.95 3 courses for £16.95

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Menu

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What 1,015 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PS

    PaulineS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very easy to book. Good food and service. Everyone very helpful

  2. n

    nicolec

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, service and venue in centre of Reading. Can't go wrong.

  3. K

    Karolina

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast service and food. Bill's never disappointing.

  4. CB

    ChrisB

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We chose Bills on a visit to reading has we have eaten at a Bills restaurant before. The place was busy and our order was taken soon after sitting. The food was very nice however it took over an hour to arrive and we were given no apology or excuse

  5. RN

    RobboN

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good location, competitive pricing but menu a little limited. Would definitely go again though.

  6. JH

    JulieH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a lovely birthday meal here. Had to send the lobster linguine back because no lobster in it. When it came out again it was excellent. Recommend it.

  7. AB

    ABJB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The menu choice was good. The food was good. The service lacked professionalism, friendliness and manners.

  8. JF

    JohnF

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent trad brekky with tasty americano. Will be visiting again.

  9. BT

    BrettT

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice ambiance, service very good. Good selection of GF. GF beer selection could be improved.

  10. NL

    NicholasL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very helpful staff, lovely food but I refused the yogurt I should have asked for hummus. We were very well looked after. It was a wonderful experience

  11. PT

    PaulT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Over the last few weeks I have attended 4 times for breakfast. On three occasions the eggs were cold and the hot drinks too. I think there are some developing quality issues. On easter Monday , I visited with a guest and was escorted to a table which was not ready. We than has a 5 minute wait which was embarassing Seems like a few new staff and a manager who need to get a grip I think I will give it a miss and go elsewhere next time.

  12. SR

    SarahR

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting Bill’s in reading. Was a really lovely place. We had breakfast. Lots of choice of food and drinks.

  13. AC

    AliC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Friendly staff. Missing the chicken skewers from the old menu

  14. F

    Finchlion

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice place, lunch menu not as broad as the dinner menu but understandable. Still good value. Took our grandchildren 11 & 9 and they enjoyed it. Service was good, paced about right even with the kids

  15. MS

    MrSantos

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed environment, love the retro vibe and decor. Food always lovely

  16. R

    Richie

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely place. Always a brilliant brunch venue! Bills garden plate is outstanding!

  17. m

    markk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Food was cold, drinks were slow, overall very let down table of six on first floor....too many covers for Staff levels. Positive is the new decor to when we were last here.

  18. s

    seeingstars

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing and food too. Was in a large group with kids and the staff were so great have them colouring pens made sure they had food first and everything was cooked well and served hot.

  19. s

    spiritof64

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My go to place to eat with a decent menu and well priced in Reading.

  20. PC

    PatriciaC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    the goujons of cod were overcooked and dry. Coating was hard and had to be abandoned. Not impressed by the present menu, chili in most things. service was hurried at first but our waitress eventually left us to relax after being asked I've been to Bill's at Reading for many years but seem to enjoy it less and less as time goes by.

  21. PB

    PatB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We came as a group of 8, were welcomed and shown to our table. The order for drinks was taken and they were delivered promptly. The food order was taken and there was a little wait but this was understandable as the restaurant was very busy. When the food came one meal was only tepid so the member of our party asked for it to be heated up, the waiter said that he would get the meal replaced, which he did and very quickly too. Overall, a lovely lunchtime meal.

  22. LT

    LizT

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good service. Great to have an interactive menu for allergens

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly service and good quality food.

  24. EW

    EmmaW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and atmosphere was incredible! Thank you for being so amazing for all 10 of us!

  25. BP

    BeckyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely experience! We were running approx 10 mins late, so phoned in advance, got through to someone relatively quickly and explained we were running late. The lady confirmed our booked and told us that wouldn’t be a problem and they’d see us soon. Arrived and was seated promptly, with a lovely polite waitress who attended to us. She was so polite and gave us time to chat and catch up without pushing us for our food choice. We ordered a drink that wasn’t on the breakfast menu and that was accommodated to with no problem. The food was lovely and beautifully presented, and overall very good value for money. My friend and I sat and chatted for a good few minutes after the waiter brought us over the bill and we’d settled up, there was no pressure for us to rush and get out, unlike in other places when you’ve settled up the bill. Overall a really lovely experience with a vibrant atmosphere. Although it was a busy Saturday brunch time, it didn’t feel frantic even though there were many people dining. Based on this experience we will definitely be back again.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice food & service

  27. LS

    LS11

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The burger was dry and not really warm but all the other food was good. Dessert top! Location top!

  28. K

    Kate

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food and great service. Really enjoy dining here.

  29. SF

    SueF

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely service & decor. Good menu.

  30. J

    Jade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a work team lunch and had an absolutely wonderful time; food and drinks were decently priced and the portion sizes are huge. The gluten free menu was very accommodating too. The staff were polite and friendly. The only downside is that the lighting isn't great for those with sight difficulties, I'm thinking a hi-vis strip on the stairs may be helpful for those requiring it.

  31. k

    keithc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Hi thank you for a exerlent meal it was the first time we have had lunch at Bills & found the experience very pleasant,we both enjoyed our lunch very much & would recommend you restaurant to our friends.

  32. R

    Reanne

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Welcome was good. Like the new revamp of the space. Halloumi fries starter was the best starter I have ever had. We also had the flatbreads which were lovely to use up on the left over sauces. My partner had the tuna starter which he enjoyed followed by eggs benedict, also good. I had the Bill's burger which I always have and it was as good as ever. We followed that up with the cinnamon doughnuts and the apple pice. Doughnuts were lovely but the apple pie dessert in a mug wasn't the best. It was the only let down of the food. We had a lovely attentive and personable waiter, we can't fault the service. We will be back very soon!

  33. LC

    LisaC

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food served by fantastic friendly and knowledgable staff. Can't fault this place at all!

  34. NA

    NadiaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended, really nice atmosphere. Great food!

  35. PB

    PennyB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable meal with a great choice of menu. Friendly helpful staff who were very happy to help. Beautiful building and interesting décor

  36. S

    Salky

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect venue for a ‘post Covid’ get together after two years. We sat outside but the table was set nicely and the service was prompt and polite. All ‘foodie foibles’ were taken care of with a smile and the food was well cooked and tasty

  37. M

    Maryam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and fantastic delicious food. I definitely recommend it.

  38. IH

    IanH

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day meal, we had a great time. The staff were fantastic and welcoming. The food was superb. All guests were happy with their meal and service

  39. CW

    ChloeW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Table booked for Mothers Day - no mention on website that the usual menu wouldn't be available - had to choose from special mothers day menu - limited choice compared to usual. Got a "complimentary pudding" described as apple pie - was disappointing - like an upside-down sundae/crumble and cold. On a normal day, we love Bills, but this time we were really disappointed

  40. D

    Debora

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, I was in one of the middle tables and I found that there was a lot of people looking at us which make us a little bit unconfortable but other than that eveything was beautiful

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading is rated 4.2 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 37 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

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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