Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central

4.2
712 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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4.2
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We arrived 40 minutes earlier than our booking and they managed to find space for us. Food was lovely. Drinks very expensive but very strong.

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Alex
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Our delicious food came out very quickly, our server was very friendly and professional. Thank you!

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Ka2981
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great service at Bill's. Delicious food, friendly staff and beautiful cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmospheric

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RichardL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. I even made a mistake when booking times but it was changed with no hassle

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MaryS
Wales
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here as often as we can for breakfast. I prefer Cardiff when it’s quieter, every time we go to Bills it’s Gorgeous, the plates are always hot and the food is wonderful, especially Eggs Benedict. Looking forward to next time.

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CarlyE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Myself and my 12 year old thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We will be back. Staff were outstanding.

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MartinA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good night out and benefited from the cheap steak night deal (Thursday between 6-9). Food was good / above average. Price wasn’t too bad. Staff service was excellent.

As with all - eating out is never cheap, however, always feel paying a little more (and going out less often) is the way for us.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere , fab food , great service !!

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MarcR
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service, would definitely book again

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AntonyE
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy booking system, we arrived a little early but had no problems in being given a table, staff were all good with Covid protocol, food was very good and service was good

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal with excellent service after a long day out and about with the kids

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Diva
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff - nice atmosphere - will go again .

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sarahO
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Where not offered condiments. Had to find someone who was busy serving others and wait. Food was beginning to get cold before started to eat.

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Jules
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not very good value for money. Food generally disappointing. £13.95 for very mediocre surf & turf burger, which they wanted to add an extra £2 as a supplement which was not stated on menu. Mac and cheese with added smoked bacon £12.95. Menu stated served with salad and focaccia , salad few limp leaves, focaccia hard and tasteless. Service satisfactory but not wow. Queried the extra £2 and this was removed with a further discount which showed good will and was appreciated.

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AlisonL
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, service excellent but the menu is nowhere near as good as it used to be. For those of us on restricted diets for various reasons there was very little choice.

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GailC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good value. Pleasant and attentive staff. Would eat here again

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jessicap
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu was similar to our last visit, but portions were much smaller.
First time i have left Bills and felt a little hungry.

Food is good so please keep the portions as prior to Covid and your regulars will keep coming, if not then you may lose customers.
I understand your trying to recover, but i believe best way is to build on what you had which was a proven success, not try to make short term gain for long term pain.

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ShanC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Lovely staff and setting, ambience is lovely.

However, Food was very disappointing
Very expensive cauliflower and grains and small strips of halumi, Small portion, very plain taste and sometimes bot very nice taste. Costing more than £13 for a small underwhelming plate. Macaroni cheese was good but overpriced.
Simple juices also too expensive. Poor value for money I’m afraid. I usually love Bills. My daughter was very keen to go but definitely not worth the money. I’m pretty gutted it was nit worth it.

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ClareE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Good atmosphere and service, but disappointed with over cooked burgers and the very limited salad filling. Just didn't compare with other burgers we've eaten for the same price. Also high optional service charge as part of overall cost, which I didn't realise until after paying.

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Jess
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Unfortunately, my order was taken wrong and so they came out with the wrong food but didn't tell me what was happening, he just took the food away. i then had to chase a waiter down to check on what was happening, to then have them confirm that they were making my meal 'fresh'. well i would expect it to be fresh...but it came out after my whole party had finished their food.

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Robbers
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff and a nice ambience for a late lunch

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at Bill’s. I wanna to point out the outstanding service provided by Cristina to me and my partner. Thanks for making the breakfast experience even better.

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JohnG
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We we’re seated under an air con tube and could not be moved due to Covid.
Order was taken within 15 mins, but our drinks did not arrive until 15 mins after we had finished the food!
Due to air con, our food was cold prior to finishing it!
Not the greatest experience.

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JadeE
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place itself had a friendly warm atmosphere which was lovely. The food was stunning and they were more than happy to leave something out of my meal because I didn’t like it. I would definitely go back again and recommend it to everyone I speak to.

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Eleanor
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good overall but very limited menu unfortunately.

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ShawsyR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going there, celebrating my university results. Oh wow! The food was amazing! The desert was out of this world. Should have mentioned that there was what appeared to be sunflower seeds for decoration in the flowerpot which I didn’t particularly like. But still, very edible. 12.5% service charge (optional) is a bit much, would rather a 10%. A double G&T for nearly £10 is a bit extreme, especially for a service charge on top. Would prefer the gin to be cheaper, maybe £5 for a double? None the less, I would be returning.

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Mrsdig48
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable lunch with our granddaughter. Service was very good.

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BillsLover
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and fast food and service. Very kind waiter and help with the menu

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice view from table tho away from the sight of staff and they did not come near and only check onec after food delivered, so had to keep getting up for what we needed. Food was nice and delivered in reasonable time. However, a few points that could make a visit better. Firstly, if customers seated out of the way in a nook of the restaurant, check they have everything they need so they don't have to keep getting up. Secondly, if a customer asks for BBQ sauce, please warn them that what you call BBQ sauce is actually a hot Korean sauce and not suitable for a child. This ruined the meal, it was removed from our bill but spoilt the meal especially for the birthday girl. I like a splash of lime cordial in my lager, wouldn't hurt to keep a bottle behind the bar, sure I'm not the only one. As for soft drinks, the lemonade is tiny and only a mixer and should also be noted to the customer, an expensive and small drink for a child and also for a dash in a lager. Perhaps you could keep large bottles of lemonade for anyone requiring a dash/shandy. Easily solved points but equally would have made a huge difference to our experience. I was looking forward to trying Bills as heard good things about the place but a tad disappointed.

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ScottJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really nice time, the food was amazing and service was brilliant would highly recommend.

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CherylC
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is the first restaurant experience for a while, due to Covid. We booked online, so we were guaranteed a table.
We had a lovely time. We had the fixed menu, for lunch which was varied and really nice.
I had halloumi fries to start, and chargrill chicken for mains, my husband had chicken dumplings, followed by cod/calamari for mains. We actually enjoyed the starts more, so tasty. The mains were a bit ordinary, but still tasted great.

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Unimpressed
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

An unexciting menu and my meal was pretty tasteless. Not great!

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Anniegriff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely lunch time experience great service. Food was delicious 3 courses for 2 diners and bill came to £38 with the tip included great value thanks

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JayneG
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tasty fresh breakfast , served hot- lovely twist on traditional English style. Server was very friendly and attentive with good eye contact

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AlanW
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and service just what you expect from Bills

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BenP
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff. With a lovely atmosphere food was perfect and very quickly delivered

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TiffanyE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, service and food! Cant wait to go back again!

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GarryB
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Staff do not understand how to communicate and ask you something without waiting for answers - asked for tea for 2 given one asked for water had to ask again asked for brown sauce took half my meal before it arrived

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BECW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with delishious food, great atmosphere and friendly staff

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central is rated 4.2 stars by 712 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 reservations at the moment.