Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Bay

4.2
930 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill’s Cardiff Bay restaurant calls the historic Pilotage Building home. Light and airy during the day, warm and cosy at night, it’s a lovely space for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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Sare
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere reasonable prices . Quick service very friendly staff. Good for a lunch and they had a good lunch menu

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WayneM
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors. Simple to book a table via the website. Great menu choice. I ordered Bill's brekkie, her indoors ordered the pancakes with fruit. Scrummy....and filling. Lovely setting, nice atmosphere. We'll be back !

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The best steak we’ve had for a long time. Great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice experience - derive a tad slow…

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MichelleM
Wales
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening, the food was great and service was very good would recommend the restaurant to anyone

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PaulW
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff and place good choice averagegood atmosphere in restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My chicken been overcooked but replaced with new one

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BeverleyY
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this restaurant- a lovely venue and always lovely service

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JulesH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and menu choices .

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Ali1807Matt
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, friendly staff. Didn’t like you putting a service charge of 12.5% on our bill. We like to decide on the level of gratuity.

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LisaJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice menu something a little different. Vegetarian selection good but starters are better than mains.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The overall all experience was good, the only down side is the automatic service charge I feel that 12.5% is too high for the level of service at Bills.

The question is do the staff get the service charge or does it just go to the company? I feel with having the service charge automatically added to the bill, does not give you the option to tip the member of staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service. Great location and beautiful food! Would definitely go back.

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RachelS
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love bills, food is always amazing. The chicken skewers are my fav!

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KellyF
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our water jug and glasses come out warm with dishwasher water and bits in, asked if they could be changed and they were but no better really. Then my pint had floating bits in it too.
My daughter asked for beans with her fish fingers, they didn't come out with the food so asked again for them, they never came.

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HCooper
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was busy and very noisy on arrival and throughout our visit. The food was ok, but chicken was over cooked and our mains took almost an hour to arrive. Poor presentation and small portions. Staff were running around the place and toilets located upstairs which was inconvenient for disabled visitors.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My friend and I had the nachos with feta and avocado, but there was vey little avocado. The rest of it was nice.

I think it's wrong that you automatically put a service charge on the bill - this should be discrationery. Our waiter was lovely, and we would have tipped him anyway.

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WendyF
Wales
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a lovely place to visit… staff very friendly but efficient. Only thing that is starting to let Bill’s down a little is the menu selection… could understand a limited one when everyone opened back up after Covid… but still no steak on the main menu… and I don’t know whether the menu is due to change but we can’t eat there anymore unless we want to eat what we’ve already had…

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LindaO
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service they spilt a drink on my partner, food over cooked and not very hot, the bill had 4 mistakes on it, before finally getting it right.
Beware of the ridiculous service charge.
Not even a complimentary drink given for soaking my partners shirt with beer.
Tables to crammed together
Would not go back again.

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YvonneN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely lunch in atmospheric surroundings, the garden patio was full with dinners on a lovely day. Food & drink menu was extensive. We will definitely dine there again.

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome received was great the waitresses and drinks staff were very attentative and knowledgable on the food and drink available and even recomended an offer on the menue that I had missed. The starters and dirnk arrived first and were spot on. The main course arived as we were finishing our starters. It was hot and very tasty. Overall a very pleasing meal. We will be visiting this resturant again in the neer future.

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VictoriaJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice relaxing setting to have a meal. Good selection on the menu.

LM
LisaM
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice food, staff could have been more available waiting a long time from order drinks and some never came.

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch spot in the sunshine! Would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely breakfast or brunch location!

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Kellyb
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good and very tasty..not happy with service charge being added without being asked first. We had it removed. Our waiter didn't seem very happy everything he came to our tables he didn't smile oh interact with us much.

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helgah
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were spot on. Service was great. Little wait for mains to come out but nothing major and we were kept updated re progress. Drinks a bit on the expensive side but we were in The Bay so probably inkeeping with the comparable restaurants. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great portions, great service.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch this morning with the family. Friendly and helpful staff. Great selection of food and drink. Slightly expensive but a nice treat.

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Customer
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Been to Bill’s a few times but brunch today was disappointing. Food a little cold, muffins seemed like they had been toast a while ago (not warm and crunchy as expected).

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Clairy
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely waitress, nice atmosphere- but pricey for what we had - wouldn’t rush back.

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very clean with good light.
Excellent choice of non alcoholic and wellness drinks.

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SophieKJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening here with a group of friends. The service was friendly, but due to staff shortages, it was very slow. My only criticism is that the drinks seem to be really expensive, but perhaps I'm a little out of touch.

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Monica
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had calamari and sea bass from the 2 course menu which was absolutely delicious. Cooked beautifully

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and excellent food thanks for the evening, staff a credit to you.

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Radames
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Nearly finished starters before any drink arrived. Unbelievably a carafe of tap water took even longer.

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We have been here a few times and do like the overall ambience and generally the food and service have always been good. But please, please do not put salt on food (i.e. chips) before it comes to the table - several of us in our party had chips with our food and we could not eat them, they were so oversalted it was horrible and ruined the meal. You should never add salt to food for the customers - please let us do it ourselves if we wish, it is the customer's choice.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't like the onions on the breakfast otherwise OK.
Bit more butter on the toast with scrambled eggs.
Will certainly go again soon.

KG
KevinG
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waited 35 minutes to be served, very noisy environment and small portions.

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VixLee
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely family brunch. Staff were polite and helpful and food was lovely.

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Beec
1 review