Bill's Restaurant & Bar - St Albans

4.2
628 reviews
£26 to £40
British
In the heart of the town, Bill’s St Albans restaurant is open all day and into the night. Expect luxurious fabrics, comfortable sofas and pops of colour alongside the antiques and vintage mirrors carefully chosen by Bill himself. The outside courtyard is the perfect spot on a sunny day.
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CarynL
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved our burgers. Staff shortage at first but waiter was so accommodating and helpful- made us feel very special.
Will be back!

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MatthewK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice brunch for not a whole lot of money. Would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

All was good but our waitress looked like she didn’t want to be there. No smiles or chatter. Told us we couldn’t order breakfast but it wasn’t yet 11.30am.

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LyndsayL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Has a lovely evening, only downsides
Broccoli was cold
Music too loud and lightening to low
Like to see what I’m eating 😂 we didn’t complain about broccoli as our guess were 30 mins late and you guys didn’t rush us ! Age range from 50 till 11 yrs old

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, I’m particular the gluten free menu. I mentioned I was coeliac and there was no fuss, no “oh I’ll have to get the manager” which is great because there’s nothing worse than holding up everyone else’s order. Everyone was super friendly and polite, and there was a really great atmosphere.
I’ve marked it down on sound level slightly because we went in at 6:30 to avoid evening drinks but found ourselves lip reading each other but that’s not a big deal.
The only “downside” was the toilets really as they smelt quite bad and were lacking in toilet roll. However, that’s a small price to pay for the fab food and service. I’ll definitely be visiting again!

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Clair
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Staff was very friendly and great environment. However service was very slow especially when it gets busy.

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jude
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor as ever.. fab Good Times offer.. free beers (3) and wine(2) tasty fish pie .innovative dessert.. chocolate flowerpot cheesecake with chocolate soil and edible flowers.. lovely waiter .... Nice music played by dj... fab evening....

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Vmum
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was cold, and a bug was in the salad. We informed the manager who then took the cost of my meal and a Diet Coke off of the bill.
Considering such a serious issue, I wouldn’t go back.

I would have expected no bill at all and free desserts for such things!

It’s really put me off :-/

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Janet
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and atmosphere could not be faulted. However I was quite shocked by the condition of the ladies toilet. You cannot force customers to flush the loos and keep the cubicles tidy. The staff need to keep an eye on them.

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CarolineB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, Love the food, Good Service Highly Recommend

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CarlaM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I visited with my husband and took our two dogs. It’s great to have somewhere to take dogs. We both had pancakes which were a really good portion size.

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JohnH
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had breakfast at Bill's in St Albans for the second time and am happy to say it was as good as first. Good, friendly service and well cooked food in a good location.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Place was nice but service was slow. Had to wait at least 10mins to be seated and had to search around for a service person each time we needed something, including requesting for the bill.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bills has nice food but I was disappointed as the cauli butternut squash dish whilst very nice had very little cauli in it. The red wine was nice and the staff were lovely. Some dishes looked a little sparse for example the chicken skewers meal looked as if it need something else in the plate. The child's macaroni cheese was very basic. I would go again as it was a really nice place to meet friends with some lovely healthy menu choices

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice breakfast , friendly staff taking order and serving food all good .

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ChristinaS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great all-round - food was lovely - need to do deserano tho!

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Soo1
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was meeting a friend hadn’t seen for very long time so we were busy chatting and super slow to look at menu order etc - the staff were so lovely patient and did not rush us at all ! Made for a lovely catch up thank you

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ColinL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our 'second return' after lockdowns and it definitely didn't disappoint.

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KeithM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to visit, menu is good and reasonable for a lot of things. Decor is fab!!

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ChristinaS
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the team were great - really pleasantly surprised how good it was and will be back! That would make a good line in a film!!!

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GailH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and the food was very nice. Enjoyable evening.

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Shira
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive, helped us sit in a quiet spot, provided my son with colouring sheets and took our collosal spillage in their stride, moving us to another booth and getting us new drinks.
The food was good and just as we ordered.

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AprilB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anywhere that does gluten free burgers and let’s you take the dog in the garden gets my vote

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Yvette
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s always a lovely experience starting my day with Bill’s fluffy pancakes for breakfast. Always delicious, with bacon, fruit and maple syrup.

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NigelW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delightfully tasty dinner served by very attentive staff. The Carrot Cake Doughnuts were a great recommendation from the waiter. They will be eaten again.

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UrsL
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was late when we visited during the week. The staff were sparse even though they weren’t busy. The disabled toilet wasn’t kept clean.
Outside they had an offer which was visible as you entered saying if you mentioned quoted a saying you could have free drinks but there wasn’t a sign inside for everyone to see, so drinks were expensive.
I had booked it as a special celebration but there was no fuss or ‘special service’ so it was disappointing.

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gordons
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great team and lovely food.

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LeeA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu, great food, great service. Highly recommend.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very consistent. Good food at a reasonable price served by friendly professional staff.

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SarahY
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal here on my son's graduation day.

Service was quick and good and the food delicious.

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CharlotteT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely beautiful, well presented and tasted great. The service was outstanding and I would definitely come again.

- only criticism being the print is a little small on the menus so bring your glasses!

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ChristineL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The quality of the food is excellent with the added bonus of arriving piping hot. The overriding aspect of Bill's though is the excellent service received by the staff, who are extremely professional and friendly.

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Russella
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really enjoyable evening with a fantastic server who was incredibly attentive considering how busy it was

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Tijuanalady
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been to Bill’s many times and it never disappoints, brought our dog along which is great as not many restaurants are dog friendly, food was excellent as always.

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Jade
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff and super accommodating for our group x

LM
LynnM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food ok, had to ask three times for a glass of water and an order came without fries, but our waitress was delightful just rushed I suspect short of staff like everywhere at the moment.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took our grandchildren service was slow they brought children’s meals long before ours which was not good for keeping them occupied whilst we ate. Bill was overcharged until I queried. Food good

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vipjackiewkc
London
70 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and good serivice

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CatBlue
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Went on Sunday early evening. Food was nice. Only issue was there was 5 of us and only 4 meals were brought up so my daughter was left without hers whilst we started eating. She said as a result her fries were less hot, which if you like extremely hot food is a small issue.
Drinks like all restaurants are very overpriced. Desserts slightly overpriced. Flower pot dessert was tasty and different in presentation. This needs addressing. As a result you only order one.

KA
KieraA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Struggle with bills as the standard drops restaurant to restaurant. The food was ok but everything was pretty slow.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - St Albans does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - St Albans is rated 4.2 stars by 628 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.