Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Southampton

4.5
1058 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Bill’s Southampton restaurant is in a fantastic location and provides a welcome escape from shopping. Feeling both urban and cosy, it's the perfect place for great food all day and into the night.

Experiences

  • 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.
What 1058 People Are Saying
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PaulaM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I came for brunch with a good friend as it was his 60th birthday.
There was a happy birthday greeting when we arrived.
We ordered the chicken skewers main lunch meal.
The meal was very dry to be honest and not much flavour.
I often use Bill’s for breakfast/lunch and I must say it was probably the most dissatisfied I’ve ever been with one of your meals. It was my friends first visit and being it was also a special birthday I left disappointed I’m sorry to say.
😕

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took my son for his birthday having emailed to say it was his birthday and would they do anything special they said no. Anyhow I took our own cake and the staff were very good brought it out with the candles on etc. Great food excellent service and a nice atmosphere would recommend. Thanks bills

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karenm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This was my first visit to this restaurant on arrival the courtarge was very helpful taking us to our booked table, service was excellent and with no time at all drinks and table water was brought ,starter and 4 meals was very nice apart from one of the meals came to the table a milk chicken burger came to the table it seemed to be all ok until the meal was eaten alittle the chicken was badly burnt and very crusty to cut . So though our meals was gd it let the experience dwn as one our party wasn't happy the item was removed from the bill ..

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KazP
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on a Sunda lunch time having prebooked. The restaurant was moderately busy and the ambience just right. We were greeted and seated promptly and drinks ordered while we browsed the menu. We opted for a main course only and both were well presented and more importantly tasted great! Excellent service throughout our time in the restaurant. We have never been disappointed with a visit to our local Bill's.

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Camilla
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for 2 for breakfast. We were shown our table politely and the service throughout was great. The waitress was lovely and the food amazing as always. We'll definitely come back again!

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Peppapot
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and very friendly staff, meals very good value. I loved the Christmas curry you put on only wish it was kept on the menu even with out the turkey.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

My friend was sick after eating here.

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NaomiC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Lovely brunch. Was a bit noisey and the poached eggs weren’t the best but overall very nice

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LoopyLu
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had booked a table. Met with 2 friends. We were greeted quickly & had a few seating choices. Waiter was attentive but not in your face. Food was excellent and we had a 2 course set menu so good value for money too. The Gin-uary cocktails were spot on aswell!

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DiCal
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular customers of Bills. Good value, food and ambiance and nice staff.

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KhanyaL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Bills is a really good restaurant with Great Service and Ambience. My Mother was so happy that they played a South African Song on her birthday.

Everything about it is cool.

I’d recommend people to go to bills 👌

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DebbieB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like Bills and we come here a lot as it’s one of our favourites and doesn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good quality hot food, and good portions. Staff are always cheerful, polite and helpful. Also I am always seated where I have requested, which I have found to be a rare courtesy in other restaurants. Always enjoy the drink offers, like the Boris cocktail and Ginuary.

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cathrynr
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fast, friendly service. Very attentive staff. Could do with a bit more choice on the menu but what we had was delicious.

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ChrisO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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ColinC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch on Sunday - restaurant 80 % full but nice atmosphere. Initial service was quick with drinks orders arriving promptly . Mains delivered in good time not rushed and the taste was great. One problem is the small choice of mains for lunch unless you want burgers. Again small choice of sweets but delivered promptly. Overall nice experience. Would go again but limited choice menu would direct me to an evening meal.

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JodieC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only complaint was that the beans were quite cold but apart from that was a lovely experience

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vipMillieA
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, nice decor and good atmosphere, would recommend

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MelanieW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with my husband and staff were superb.
Food was great

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GillianP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for a staff meal and they didn't dissapoint . We love this restaurant and would highly recommend . Not a huge menu but what was on offer was very good.

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JulieH
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was nice. Lovely ambiance. Value for money would go agian

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NatashaP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not a great selection for Vegetarians, good service, nice atmosphere and comfortable seating.

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FionaD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and decor, bustling but not noisy or busy. Mix of families, couples and groups. Nice ambience and great selection of dishes on the menu. Service great, staff very friendly and helpful.

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misty
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A menu change or a special list now and then would be nice.

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Clara
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious brunch here and the staff was very welcoming and kind

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Caro
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food served very efficiently despite the restaurant being busy.

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NatalieT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious 🤤, service was amazing! Will definitely be going back.

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MichelleS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.
Will definitely be returning and recommending

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SusanR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I like Bills. First time in Southampton, but have eaten elsewhere with them. Excellent, attentive service as always. The food is very good. Would gappily go again

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MikeF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great meal at Bill’s this week. Service was very friendly and the atmosphere is great.

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TanD
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Needed to book which we did. Great menu overall with choices for vegan/vegetarians. Waited quite a while for our meals to arrive and 1 of 4 of our meals was burnt & inedible. It was replaced without any fuss & lots of apologies. Couldn’t fault the service.
Would return.

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JoLo
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food, really friendly waitress who I believe was called Stacey. Greated promptly by a waitress with amazing customer service. Lovely food as always and will return!

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lloo
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked our table on line for 7.15 arrived to find table not quite ready , waited 5 minutes then sat down , staff apologetic and was not a problem. When sat we were then told restaurant would be closing at 9 that evening which wasn’t ideal as gone out for a birthday meal ( maybe booking sites could post this information) Service was slower than normal not sure if they were short staffed but the staff that were there were brilliant and food was lovely . Will definitely being going back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely venue, staff really helpful and the atmosphere was great. Fully recommend a visit Happy New Year

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SteveW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was well cooked and presented.
Service was cheerful, attentive and quick. All in all a good experience.

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Wwww
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food, good service, would have been nice to have more ambiance, some sort of entertainment, a magician or something? But enjoyable overall.

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Carla123
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant chain for breakfast but the first time in the Southampton restaurant. Service was speedy, food excellent; not too busy but good atmosphere.

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AshleyEllis
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was very good. The ambiance was nice and it wasn't too loud, I have been here before and it was just as nice the second time around. Only issue I had is there was two of us on the booking which came to around £48 altogether, they charged a service charge for a table of two, which admittingly I didn't read on the receipt and still tipped the staff. I find this frustrating as a service charge on a small table shouldn't be added, on a larger table maybe, I was polite and didn't mention it but there will be someone at some point who will really argue this. I would still recommend Bill's, but just make sure you properly read the receipt before any payment is made.

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bunty
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were excellent . Food was delicious . What more could you ask for.

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Ross
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, Fantastic customer service. 10/10 would recommend!

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Southampton is rated 4.5 stars by 1058 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.