Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Rushden Lakes

4.1
1542 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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  • Get the gang back together

    Jan 17 - Feb 4, 2022

    Having missed out on time with friends and family in December, it's time to get the gang back together at Bill's with our special set menu offer. Indulge in this limited edition set menu and enjoy either 2 courses for £13.95, or 3 courses for £16.95 and get a Gin-uary Fizz cocktail on us! From Crispy Calamari to our delicious Beetroot Risotto, you'll find something for everyone to love. Including incredible vegetarian and vegan options, delicious desserts and of course a cocktail on us.
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JohDu
Northampton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went for lunch, using vouched we had received having had breakfast the week before. The atmosphere, service and food were excellent. Very helpful and friendly staff. We will be returning in the future.

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Jules
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Normally a fan of bills but service fell a bit short yesterday. Looking forward to my ginuary as part of the set menu deal but they had ran out that's fine but offer an alternative. Fish was ok but not as fresh as it could've been. Service with one girl really couldn't have cared less but others were lovely so overall but disappointed to be honest.

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SHaron
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good although when our soup arrived it was cold which was replaced but it took a while and one of our party had finished their starter and then had to wait for our soup. There were no issues with our main course.

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Denn
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food disappointing. Not much of it and very dry. Had a voucher for a main meal free which was just as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Friendly staff but very slow, had to ask every time, nobody came to us

PJ
PhilJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We always enjoy Bill's but my only complaint is that every time you have an offer on for cocktails they have miraculously sold out whatever day or time we go. Coincidence!!!
Staff are always excellent but please don't put service charge on let us decide

AW
AlanW
Northampton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not the first time we have been to this restaurant, but the atmosphere and members of staff are always great.
Food is a bit average, last time I had a salad - avocado in it was a bit brown and mushy. Similar story with truffle cheese fries - a bit tasteless. But! The drinks are always delicious with some special offers always available. Also, members of staff make you feel welcome and happy to have a chat too.
Would definitely come back again.

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LibbyG
Northampton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food. Great atmosphere. Not much else to say

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Hellsbellshg
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just ok, we booked a table for 8.30 but were told on arrival (at 8.30) that no tables were available and they were waiting for some customers to vacate tables. When we arrived the lady greeting us (the manager I think), ignored us for about a minute and then acknowledged us and said she’d be with us in a minute, she then continued her conversation with a waitress before coming back to us, to tell us no table ready. We sat at bar to get a drink and wait for a table, and were ignored there also, nobody else was at the bar, but the bar staff didn’t not acknowledge us. We finally had to call over and ask if we could order a drink, the my did serve us and excused the wait by explaining they were working on a large order of drinks. Food was fine, service just ok, nobody checked on us or asked if we wanted to order anymore drinks at any point, we just had to keep trying to get waiter and waitresses attention as needed. Decor and atmosphere is really nice in there but let down by below average service.

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KayleighJ
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a superb evening.

The food was really tasty and the kids enjoyed it to.

Adults enjoyed the January cocktail offer.

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DPente
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very friendly and helpful staff on arrival and during service however, the food was disappointing.
The chicken skewer dish was served with a wrap and not the described flatbread, the chicken skewer skewers were cold and the fries were cold and overdone.
The vegan burger was tasty but again the fries were barely warm and overdone.
The staff addressed the issues immediately but a real shame about the disappointing food.
I would recommend and would hope for better next time.

DT
DeborahT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and meal , however the 12.5 % service charge was a bit much we felt .

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KirstyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on one of the Pods
Nice menu and great service

DB
DonnaB
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and made you w
feel welcome, food hot, amazing and came quick, love Bill's restraurant.

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LauraE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us met for breakfast for a friend’s birthday. We had fantastic service from a young man called Joe who was very attentive without being in your face. One friend has particular dietary requirements and he positively negotiated for her with management and the kitchen. We were also kindly moved to a pod that we hadn’t originally booked which made the experience even nicer. Good choice of food and drinks and they removed the service charge with no quibble as we would rather tip directly to the staff member that looked after us so well.

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TommyB
Northampton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the whole experience, great food, intact the best Chicken burger n chips I ever had. The wife’s veggie burger was outstanding too. Definitely will return 100%

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AnneM
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met with friends in one of the outdoor globes. They make the perfect setting on a cold winter day to enjoy looking at the lake and people watching whilst being snug and warm. You can totally relax, knowing you are not disturbing* anyone and no one is intruding on your meal. Elyse was our waitress and she was fun, friendly, professional and efficient. She added to the enjoyable atmosphere and was not phased by any of our ‘off menu’ requests.

The food was excellent, fish pie, Bill Classic burger, Eggs Benedict, bespoke version of Eggs Royale all were delicious. Plenty of choice of soft drinks and beverages too.

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MillyD
Northampton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in one of the outdoor glass domes, best idea ever. They are so cosy and quiet. Every single staff member was friendly and helpful. Best evening at a restaurant in a long time.

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AnitaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening for my fiancés birthday. We had not long visited for my brother’s birthday and had a lovely time so we decided to come back, and this time we booked one of the outside pods! It was a great experience, it could have been a tad warmer inside but we were by no means freezing. The food was delicious and well presented as always, and the service from all of the waiting staff was superb. We felt very well looked after! Thank you Bill’s 😊

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00Susanna00
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I requested a lake view table, as I knew it would be more restful and cosy to be at that end of the restaurant. Very pleased that the request was noted.
The wait staff assigned to our table was really lovely, and went out of her way to ensure we were happy with everything.
I am vegetarian, and I was pleased with my choice from the main menu. I felt it was innovative, and that being veggie/vegan was actually catered for, rather than being ‘oh dear, we had better think of something for the awkward diners’, which, unfortunately, still happens in lots of places. My partner was also happy with his food. I have eaten at Bill’s many times, and it is reliably good food. The eclectic decor is superb. I love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff are always lovely, welcoming, and very attentive. I've never had a disappointing meal at Bill's! I love the overall aesthetic of the restaurant, it really makes me feel comfortable when eating. I'd highly recommend!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great location overlooking the lakes.

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AnnalouiseD
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance, lots of deals, tasty food and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. A brilliant Birthday!

AW
AngelaW
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Serving staff very friendly and efficient .
Atmosphere buzzing.
Food good - they were able to pack up my Husbands meal to take home .
Much appreciated as he cannot eat a large meal.

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Mark
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first visit to any Bills restaurant. after ordering, food was brought very quickly, both meals were superb. desserts took slightly longer, but not a problem. I noticed on the bill that service charge was included, I don't agree with the practice of automatically adding it, however as I was very happy with whole experience, would have paid it anyway.

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AnneG
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bills @ Rushden Lakes is first class for service & quality of food. Highly recommend it and if you can get seated facing the large window looking out over the lake that makes our trips there the icing on the cake 🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the atmosphere was nice. Definitely recommended.

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sarahm
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good quality at very reasonable prices. All needs catered for and my granddaughter who was celebrating her 10th birthday said it was still her favourite place to eat and she had a fab time.

JD
JammyD
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant - really looked after us from the minute we arrived to when we left. Food very very good

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OwenRichards
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice mid week meal where the service from the waiting staff was very good. Food hot and tasty and perfect for a mid week treat.
However, MANAGEMENT please take note and get rid of the 12.5% optional service charge added automatically to the final bill. This is not the sort of establishment that should be using this gimmick to further raise the price of an ordinary meal. I can understand it is appropriate for large parties, but not tables of 2!! LET THE CUSTOMER DECIDE and reward the waiting staff if they think it is deserved through the giving of a tip, which on this visit it was.

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BobW
Northampton
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent 2 course meal with money off our bottle of wine. The servince and ambience were very good.

JR
JuliaR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It would be helpful if the waiting staff were aware of anything on the menu which was unavailable. 20 minutes after ordering we were told that one of our main course orders was out of stock.

TC
TanyaC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Soup delivered with no spoon…. No coke. No lime.
Food was very bland. Cocktail was very bland. Wasn’t impressed which was disappointing…. Went out for a cigarette, asked for an ashtray. Apparently they dont do them …. Seems they don’t do alot!

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Jaxsy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not much in the way of welcome, two of us ordered, both mains “not available”, extremely slow service, food was poor quality.

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StaceyB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The drinks glasses were dirty so that was complaint one, the meals didn’t come with the correct sides.
There was no apology for either and as I am a teenager I was also told I had to pay service charge which was totally inadequate. The food was poor, I wouldn’t return for a dinner booking.
I had a voucher to pay and the staff member said it wasn’t working and in the end just told me to pay.
I very much felt I wouldn’t have been treated like this if I was with an adult and my service would have been different .

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Sarahm
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food lukewarm
Part of breakfast did not arrive
Manager kindly took our drinks off bill

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BillyNoFood
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a table booked, waited 10 mins to be seated. Once seated waited 15 mins for a drinks/food/ anyone to acknowledge we were waiting. Left and went elsewhere.

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JanetteG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There wasn’t enough staff in the restaurant. Our waitress was dealing with half the total restaurant as well as the outside pods. Service because of that was dreadfully slow and frustrating. Our Waitress was so lovely but couldn’t cope.
People were just leaving as they had got fed up waiting to be served.
Finally the manager began helping out but the whole atmosphere was uncomfortable and tense. Parts of our order didn’t materialise and it took us to go to the till to pay before we were served after asking twice for the bill.

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EmmaAgg
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sadly after travelling from Scotland to visit family, the first problem was my daughter’s long anticipated pancakes had run out. Then our drinks arrived 45 minutes after ordering and they were cold. They returned hot after our breakfast had been eaten, which was also cold! Vey disappointing visit. The drinks were taken off the bill, but we didn’t feel this was enough. The service was friendly but extremely slow, we felt for our server as she appeared to be on her own a lot of pressure for her to handle. I expressed our concerns politely.

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Threepeople
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Meal was great, service brilliant considering there were several members of staff off. Food arrived super quick.
Too many chilli’s used to decorate food. We had to return a dish as MIL doesn’t like them. But this was handled very well and dish removed from overall bill. Only criticism was that we sat under a heater vent which was blowing out warm air which was too hot considering the weather was so mild.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Rushden Lakes is rated 4.1 stars by 1542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.