Bill's Restaurant & Bar - York

4.2
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428 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Located right in the city centre, Bill’s York restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Full of character, this light and airy space transforms into a twinkling and intimate place to be for the evening, from cosy booths and candelabras to larger sharing tables. Private dining space is also available for up to 20 guests – perfect for special occasions, celebrations, gatherings and meetings.
What 428 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amberletham
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually had 2 meals here the other day! We came for breakfast In the morning and ended up enjoying it so much we came for dinner too! I can't fault any aspect of our experience, staff were amazing and food was great! Good choice of drinks etc! One thing I did notice is that the tip was already calculated and included. I always tip anyway so I don't have a huge issue with it, I do hope however that the staff are genuinely getting this money. I asked our server at breakfast if she directly gets the money and she explained to me that it gets split over all the staff so I hope that is correct!

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IvyB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Bill's in York. Quality of food and service both outstanding.

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Housa
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was lovely but service was average nothing amazing

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StacieA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service I would definitely recommend Bill‘a restaurant to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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NicolaB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Given we are in COVID times the restaurant could not really be expected to have a bustling atmosphere. The service was good and the food was decent. Everything was very clean.

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HanF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, fantastic service from attentive but not clingy wait staff. Drinks were lovely and fairly priced. Bit cold.

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JoeB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Descent food though quite dark at the table. Good value.

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Scott
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Garbage Food terrible
I ordered the 8oz steak medium rare and when it came it was more like a 4oz that was grey in appearance and when I cut it no colour and tasteless, my plate was swimming in water, this had obviously been defrosted in a microwave before being put on a grill. This came with a tomato and a small amount of chips. My partner ordered chicken skewers and rice that was stone cold. I should of complained there and then and wish i had, but we was in York for my partner birthday and didn't want to spoil the occasion. We finished eating quickly and got the bill and left and just tried to not let it spoil the occasion. After leaving I looked at the bill and we realised we had been charge for a jug of water and they had put a service charge of £10 without asking. This is the UK not America and if I want to tip then I should be asked. I'm not one for complaining but this was no way acceptable if a restaurant can't cook steak correctly then maybe they shouldn't be serving food altogether.

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NicolaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was fine. Service was good. Soft drinks were very expensive. Service charge of 12.5% was automatically added to the bill which is fine in these circumstances. However it was assumed that I wanted to pay the amount including the service charge, I was not asked when the server came to take payment. Maybe it is in the words that you are supposed to read when booking a table.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had great expectations on arrival but the food was a letdown.
The staff were lovely but it was cold in the restaurant.

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RebeccaO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive service. Varied menu & our food was lovely. Good atmosphere & it felt safe. Covid measured in place and done well.

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EmmaEmmq
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Canny restaurant. Not a huge menu. Didn’t have any Whispering Angel wine left, and Prosecco glasses were short stemmed.

Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and staff were helpful and friendly.

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Tomo
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our short visit to York we ate at Bills twice, food was great and staff were lovely would definitely return when we visit in the future.

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KarenH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Staff friendly. Beautiful chandeliers.

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TomTom
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Understand due to covid things are in place to safeguard customers but felt anxious with the staff member who greeted at door. Restaurant was not busy with only 2 other tables present. Ordered pot of tea but came with no teabag in the pot! Staff took away and brought back with a single teabag in the large teapot, which made the tea very weak. Surely you can afford to put 2 teabags in you charge enough. Breakfasts were ordered and came quickly but the food was luke warm and even the waiter could hold the plates without any protection so obviously served on cold plates. Have been to various Bill's restaurants and this was the worst we have been to. Due to feeling anxious as soon as we arrived we didn't challenge the food, paid and left.

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sarahP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was spot on! However the food let it down. Burger wasn’t seasoned and the steak was definitely one of the poorest I have had. The overall place was lovely however. Maybe we just chose the wrong food but definitely felt let down.

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Tomo
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and attentive, the food is amazing i would highly recommend this restaurant.

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DavidL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at a very reasonable price, quieter than usual due to covid but still the same enjoyable dining experience. Will be back

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FrancesP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our bill was incorrect to begin with (we were charged too much) then also a service charge added op top of 12.5% which made our bill around £10 more than what we actually had ordered food wise.
I would rather chose my own tip to give I think adding a service charge on is rude.
The food was okay and the service and ambience was great.

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Renton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was nice, although I was put off as I visited the toilet before my meal. Absolutely disgusting, it was no “lady” that had used the toilet. Looked like the scene out of the film trainspotting, however I did report this to a staff member who assured me that she would attend to it. I doubt if this was something that could have been sorted in five minutes. Overall food was very nice but I thought the 12% service charge that was added to our bill is peresumptious. It’s not the USA and I think to add it when the food is already quite pricey plays plays a guilt tactic as people will feel obliged to pay it. I won’t be rushing back.

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Susie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.
Good precautions in place to manage the current climate

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EllieT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy Sunday brunch but service was very good and didn't have to wait long for drinks or food. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Food was very enjoyable, especially the vegan brunch.

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RUTH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Come to Bill's alot with my daughters always enjoy

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RitaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice for breakfast especially with family. Staff were friendly and attentive. Didn't
like 12 and half service charge being added to bill as would normally choose what to add myself.

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DawnM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service & food. Very covid-19 prepared. Will certainly be returning.

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Brook
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless food, customer service and overall experience. Will definitely be eating out at Bills again!

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PostlethwaiteA
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and the service was fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful.

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Visitor
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was lovely and we enjoyed our meals although charging us for water for the table when our bill was £100 seems a bit mean. Server came to clear table when we were still finishing food, think they were wanting a fast turnaround, brought the bill without us asking for it. Restaurant was noisy with loud music playing on top of a full restaurant. All in all it was generally a nice place, but wouldnt rush back

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DanEd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Fabulous service, and all felt very clean and safe. Temperature checked as we entered, hand sanitiser stations and social distancing/ face masks in place. Would definitely go back.

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Nappzz22
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast here on Saturday morning whilst in York for our anniversary weekend. We were allocated a great table, from where we could people watch (as requested) and were also given complimentary fizz to celebrate!!
The food was fabulous and fresh and the service was excellent without being obtrusive. Well done to all, especially during these crazy covid19 times!!
Thank you

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stevenT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, was really surprised with the food did not expect it to be such high quality and cooked to perfection.

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KenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good meal at Bill's on Friday night. Food and service were excellent. Covid rules were followed studiously - temperature taken, track and trace app used, strategically placed screens etc. Well done to all the staff.

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MaureenB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not anew experience but good as ever and the service was excellent. Lovely waitress friendly without being obtrusive.
COVID regulations followed well.
NHS app check in, sanitiser and temperature taken.

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DebbieP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I met a friend for lunch. Everything was clean and organised. The food was great.

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JennyN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good welcome and yummy food! Good distancing too.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit to Bills in York, great food and atmosphere, lovely warm greeting and great service at our table, made to feel very safe..well done to all the Staff, will be back again soon!

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RobertN
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service and atmosphere was great, what more could you ask for.

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JodieT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch at Bill’s. The food was lovely and the service was excellent.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - York is rated 4.2 stars by 428 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.