Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central

4.2
936 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Originally built in the late 1800s, Wyndham Arcade, a Grade II listed building, is home to Bill’s Cardiff City Centre restaurant. The restaurant is packed full of colour and charm, ideal for a cosy dinner or catching up with friends. Both impressive and intimate, with little booths, nooks and crannies, there’s plenty of seating including a large outdoor terrace, making Bill’s Cardiff Central the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between
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HelenN
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Visited Bill's for breakfast.
Atmosphere chaotic and despite the staff being really friendly the seemed disorganised, unhappy and confused.
Hot drinks were uber slow and we recieved stewed warm tea ( tea bug still in cup) teapots not available?
Good was delicious. I did wonder if the chef and front house staff member were the only ones with any experience

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KaylieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I want to make a complaint the service and food was awful

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CaJoDa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, very quick service and happy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and enjoy each other’s company

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Becm
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always worth a trip to Bill's. Lovely food.atmosphere and staff

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Jona
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Lovely meal, good value for money and really tasty.

The restaurant was so noisy!! Thats my only reason for marking the score down. We were seated right by the till and cutlery draw which added to the noise.

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HannahT
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food portions quite small but otherwise we enjoyed our meal

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GaryW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good, kitchen got one desert order wrong, replaced after a second check. Service charge of 12.5% added, but service charges not obvious on menu (we didn't see it anyway). Our server was told by her supervisor to give us our bill even though we were still eating and hadn't asked for it. We had only been there for about an hour and consequently felt rushed and that we had become a bit of an inconvenience.

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MaPri
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening, food was good and service was brilliant

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NikkiE
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quirky place. Great atmosphere. Service excellent. Food is lovely.

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JackP
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere with even greater food with friendly helpful staff

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EmilyH
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food choice and taste and nice atmosphere, would recommend

JW
JulieW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food, excellent value and all in a vibrant setting.

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Stan
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Various items not available but not told until you select it. Also had to ask the waitress to take off the £10 wine offer from the bill. This should be taken off without having to ask. Also adding the 12% service charge has opposite effect. Always ask for it to be removed, its my decision if i leave a tip not yours!

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TerenceA
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff , food really good thoroughly enjoyed it all

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KentM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Good food. Good value for money. Lunch arrived swiftly. Had a succesful meeting. Recommended for lunch meetings.

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Shoshanna1
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service, good food , drinks are quite expensive.

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Becky
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was disappointed by our visit, the staff ignored us when we first arrived and then seemed to take a long time to take our order, there seemed to be a lot of staff walking past, chatting at their till and not really giving attention to the customers. So overall not a welcoming experience.

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KeithP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, not great, service that tries hard but falls down, room temperature - freezing!
The wait staff were friendly but busy and likely distracted. Initial drinks order didn’t come until after 3 reminders to two different staff members and lunch nearly finished. Children’a meals came out last - after adult starter and mains. And then the wrong child’s order was brought which was eaten regardless as the poor 3 year old was starving by then! A 12.5% service charge is then not deserved nor appreciated.

The aircon was freezing and, despite twice asking to adjust it (and staff member saying they would), all 4 of us ended our lunch in our coats!

It wasn’t a complete disaster and thus my scoring was not overly harsh but management needs to get a grip.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our food arrived quickly and was delicious.

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PirkerR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice waiting staff, kitchen could make up for the no longer available vegan burger via improvising another burger. Well done!

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rachele
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely!! And perfect with our kids! age 8 and 10 they loved too!

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Waitress was lovely and very attentive! Would definitely come back

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MOMallionieret
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our party is 3 adults and 3 children. Mac & cheese was a favourite. Service was very attentive.

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Monica
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall disappointed, unusual layout inside and food/ service very average.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. A bit pricey.

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LornaW
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - we had the chicken skewers and it was such a tasty meal. The waiter was excellent and made us feel very welcome.

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SoniaC
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up for lunch everyone is very helpful food very good waiting people always friendly and they smile .
Only thing I would say there was no Baileys 😆

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CliveW
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent value set menu and a good offer on the premium wine list. All in all an ideal city dining venue.

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StevenT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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AnnieP
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've dined at Bill's before, so knew what to expect. The toilets are a bit of a trek! But a pleasant experience.

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WelshLM
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good range of food on the menu. Brilliant place to meet friends and relax!

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Harrip
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived 45 minutes early, but they still accomodated us. A perfect end to a perfect day

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn't great. Restaurant was very cramped. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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PenarthResident
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch! Our table was hidden away in a corner so we could chatter away to our heart’s content (3 Uni friends’ first meeting in decades) . Service was quick and our waitress always seemed to be there when needed. The food was great 2 had the classic burger with cheese and bacon and one had steak and eggs washed down with Chenin Blanc. £31 each including tip. Bargain! The place was very busy but the atmosphere was great. Definitely will go again. Thank you.

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HelenH
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fab breakfast @ Bills great atmosphere & good service

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DaveStephens
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Noisy group next to us meant we were less than a foot apart and still couldn’t hear each other. Starter and main were nice, dessert was awful. Food and drinks took an age to appear. Complained about the noise to the server who said “It’s like that a lot” rather than asking them to reduce their volume. Spoilt my wife’s birthday meal. We’ve been here on 4 other occasions and not had this experience. Soured our opinion of the restaurant. Unlikely to return.

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SueS
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Service was excellent and relaxed. First time out in Cardiff since lockdown so was feeling a little apprehensive.

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Georgieb
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We waited an hour for food, not ideal on a short lunch break.
Ordered extra sauces which came when we'd practically finished food. Restaurant wasn't busy and they had ample staff.

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault the service and food! Food was pretty quick to come out and was delicious

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central is rated 4.2 stars by 936 OpenTable diners.

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