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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Rushden Lakes

4.1
4.1
1780 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Bill’s, located in the heart of Rushden Lakes shopping development, is a calm oasis for shoppers to take a break and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. From cosy booths to larger sharing tables, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and you’ll be well looked after from the moment you walk through the door.

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Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Menu

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What 1,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Service

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Lunch

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Romance

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Most Booked

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  1. CD

    CliveD

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    This particular Bill's has gone downhill from once being very good. The service and food is now well below what it used to be.

  2. FG

    FrankieG

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was good food and had a nice view of the lake.

  3. AP

    AnitaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Unfortunately this was a completely different experience to the last time I ate here for a family member’s birthday meal. Our food took over 40 minutes to arrive, they brought the 2 adult meals out but not the child’s meal out, and that came out 15 minutes later. We couldn’t eat straight away because the table had not been set, so we had to wait a further 5 minutes waiting for someone to bring us cutlery and napkins. The fries came out cold, we asked for fresh hot ones, and only got one pot to share between the both of us. My friend’s glass was dirty and then 3 times a waiter came up to us with food and drinks meant for another table. Very disappointing experience.

  4. E

    Emz0302

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    There menu has changed and there's a lot less choice than before. Usually they also offer a specials lunch menu, but not today. My husband ordered steak and eggs and the eggs were overcooked and the steak like leather. Had we not been with friends, it would of been sent back. Not many things on their menu that I'd like now, so probably won't return and have always been a regular visitor.

  5. CL

    CarolL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Awful. It was my birthday meal and there was no dome which I had booked. Our food didn't arrive as they were busy serving a larger table before use so we got up and left. Will not go there again

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday

  7. TR

    TaniaR

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It was very busy, as it was easter saturday. We had booked were seated quickly and told there would be a wait for the food. We had a starter and main but were unable to have dessert as our 5 hours parking was comong to an end.

  8. KP

    KellyPW

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Took over an hour an hour an a half for our order of five burgers

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Quick and friendly service with exceptional food and drinks

  10. AH

    AlisonH

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food , service and ambiance. Will definitely return .

  11. K

    Karen

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    Pancakes were stodgy and hard and virtually inedible. Manager told me they realised this was an issue as they had changed to gluten free flour a month ago and it wasn’t working as well as self raising. I could see lots of plates with pancakes uneaten. If you know this is an issue you should be addressing it. However Manager deducted meal from total bill so was dealt with satisfactorily.

  12. ES

    EmmaS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Service was brilliant My pancakes were a little dry though

  13. GA

    GillianA

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time, fabulous breakfast and great service

  14. D

    Debbieb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Not keen on the new menu and quite pricey especially the drinks . Very noisy and difficult to talk to my friend. Service good but not sure about the menu now as I loved the food in the previous menu😳😳

  15. AC

    AlisonC

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive and professional staff, no excess waiting, food was gorgeous.. nice chilled atmosphere … really lovely

  16. PD

    PeterD

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was superb, probably the best burger I’ve ever had. The service was excellent and the restaurant was very clean and tidy, with a lovely atmosphere.

  17. SD

    SueD

    Northampton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We had been there an hour and our food had not arrived. Other diners who came in before us were already eating. Even when food arrived after we chased it was cold and had to be sent back. All in all very poor.

  18. l

    luv2dine

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Food was good and well presented. Could do with more choice for main course. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  19. PP

    PippaP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Very quick service and tasty food all round! Will certainly be going again!

  20. CP

    CharlieP

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Ordered the stake. Well lets just say if you like spending just under £20 for a hand full of chips and some perfectic salad and a ok ish stake then feel free to order this was not happpy with the main at all

  21. AN

    AlaricN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Quite a disappointing experience on the whole! We ate at Bills Rushden Lakes last month and although we had to wait on that occasion for nearly 40mins at the bar for a table to become free (despite having pre-booked) the staff were great, food was good and we all left feeling satisfied with our evening. However, we ate there again last night for our son’s birthday meal and the menu had changed since our last visit, offering less variety and the quality of the dishes felt poor by comparison. One of our party asked for 2 items to be omitted from her dish but only one was, so she couldn’t eat the dish and we were still charged in full for it. For afters we had the iced tiramisu, banana split, and apple pie sundae and with the exception of the apple pie Sundae they tasted basic and unimaginative. Hopefully they realise the error of their ways and go back to the old menu!

  22. C

    Carol

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Disappointed that the Fish Pie has been removed from the menu

  23. AB

    AndyB

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Not a bad experience, better than the last few times. Food not overly hot!

  24. HP

    HanP

    Northampton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The service was very poor: we were waiting for a long time before someone even asked for our drinks. Then had to wait even longer before someone came to take our food order. I would understand if the restaurant was really busy but it wasn't. When our food finally arrived my friend's food wasn't even hot. I was quite disappointed as this was supposed to be my birthday dinner with my friends.

  25. JL

    JoanneL

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Disappointing- mistakes made and food cold. Hopefully just unlucky today.

  26. GJ

    GenaJ

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All brilliant except the steak asked for medium got raw blood was dripping from it , service is so great I didn’t want to complain

  27. m

    martyng

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    We had people who arrived after us being served before us and getting their drinks and food before us When we eventually got our coffee it was only like warm When mentioned our coffee was only like warm she took it away and we could see our replacement coffee just sitting on the counter after it was made and when we eventually got our coffee it wasn’t much warmer

  28. TN

    TashingaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing first date, the staff was amazing. Thanks to our waiter Jack! 🔥

  29. FT

    FlyingTraveller

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good overall. Shame the pods are going! Like them a lot.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    We chose Bill’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary based on our last experience, which was wonderful….quite different on this occasion….food was average, the waitress waiting on table completed her shift (unannounced ) leaving us to find someone to serve our table & the corker was the bill….definitely not value for money, I’ve had better meals for less elsewhere. Not how I imagined spending my wedding anniversary - very disappointed

  31. JM

    JaneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We booked a Dome at short notice. Although all staff we met were lovely, service was quite slow and we had to chase where our desserts were. The food was great, as always.

  32. RM

    RossellaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere great and prompt service Fantastic location I recommend this place for lunch

  33. LB

    LynneB

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sad that the steak and eggs and the macaroni cheese have been removed from evening menu. Tables quite close together.

  34. EN

    EdiN

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    All good ☺️ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. BW

    BobW

    Northampton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our food and wine. The menu is excellent. Service was very good.

  36. JQ

    JuliaQ

    Northampton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    Very noisy in the restaurant with a large number of young children. Drinks were almost cold and my choice of breakfast was not available. Very disappointed.

  37. VB

    VictoriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, sea bass was so beautifully done and the sauce so delicate amazing,lobster linguine got a thumbs up, wine list included a German Riesling which was a nostalgic treat, but our evening was made for us by the fantastic service from Kellie... second day in the job because she needed to check something but her years of experience made her the best waitress, knowledgeable, funny and perceptive. 10 out of 10 for Kellie

  38. M

    Mark

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    extremely friendly staff very knowledgeable and all requests were quickly answered or served

  39. R

    Reggie

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    The menu sounds more enticing than the food tastes and it does feel a little overpriced. The servers are friendly and helpful however the wait for the food was quite long (about 1 hour 20 minutes in this case.) Not a bad place to eat but equally nothing to shout about.

  40. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    All food coated in rock salt and pepper already sprinkled on my steak... Why bother having S&P on the table??... Not wowed by the food or ambiance of the place.. All hype if you ask me

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Rushden Lakes is rated 4.1 stars by 1780 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Rushden Lakes

Boardwalk Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FA

Additional information

  • Area

    Wellingborough

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 09:00–22:00 Sat 08:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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