Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Newbury

4.5
613 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Bang in the middle of town, Bill’s Newbury restaurant has a terrace at the back and seating to the front for sunny days. Inside is a welcoming mix of booths and tables – bright and bustling in the day, chilled and cosy in the evening and perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
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Nope
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

SUPER slow service. It took hours of waiting. The tuna on black nachos things is always quite good but otherwise, the menu's been hacked down to mediocre and unimaginative. The drinks are absurdly small whether you're ordering a cocktail or a coke. And the deserts are all oversweet or stodgy. You could ignore all this if they didn't force a 12% service charge on you.

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CarlP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food, nice ambiance, nice staff. I don’t like that they put a 12.5% optional charge on the bill and that makes up part of the staff salary.

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KenJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were welcomed and shown to a very nice side table. Early Sunday evening dinner. Very good steak with special offer. A couple of glasses of wine. My wife enjoyed a dessert.

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JulieL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary meal with friends after the racing! Lovely menu choices…great internal decor and ambience. Well worth a visit for any occasion

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LynneA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. Great choice of gluten free food. Staff very helpful. Lovely busy vibe but still felt looked after. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere

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PhelimO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Our waitress Jade T was great.
I would recommend Bills to everyone.

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SamA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went in for a brunch just before lunch started. Attentive staff and all three breakfasts were brought to us on hot plates. Had coffees and desserts too. Reasonably priced and stylish decor.

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FrancescaMC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Bills in Newbury on 15/09 at 6:30 and were sat just inside the door. We were served by two lovely ladies, one of whom we were told was on a trial shift, and I just wanted to say what a fantastic job she (and the lady training her) did. Honestly we wouldn’t have known she was on a trial shift if the man who greeted us hadn’t explained when we were seated. Lovely ladies, I hope she’s got the job 😁

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Brad
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service. Would definitely come back for another meal.

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LesleyR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and cosy atmosphere,lovely food and welcoming staff.

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DebbieG
Shropshire
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Bills is usually a 5 star experience for Breakfast. Sadly this time it was not.
Our drinks order was wrong. We asked three time before we got ant water.
Our breakfast order was wrong, and even on second attempt was still not right but by that point we gave up and ate it. Food took a long time to come and the breakfast was not tonthe usual standard.
I don't know what happened yesterday as usually much better. Plus, the terminology waiting staff use while we'll meaning is sexist; doing, love and sweetpea should be terms used only by those who you have a close relationship with; after all my husband was referred to as sir which seems much more respectful than sweetpea....

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CraigR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good greats as always! The server was extra helpful and was eager to please. A breath of fresh air in these strange and changing times.

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Ohsogood
Gloucestershire
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, eaten here a few times, food is always so tasty, excellent value, and good portion size. The staff are always helpful, happy and attentive. Will visit Bills again on the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, as ever. Have eaten here for many years and never been let down, just great people.

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Bills in Newbury every couple of months. We ate in the square outside to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was a hot day with a breeze and we had a fairly light lunch which was delicious. Great service, overall nice experience.

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ClaireG
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food and lovely chatty staff. Very polite. If you like a steak cooked right definitely go here!

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RosieR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cheerful service and good breakfast food choices. Allergens were easy to find and staff were happy to adapt dishes.

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JasminP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to sit out the front and watch the world go by

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Foodfan
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the Garden area. A warm day for once. We all had the same - chicken skewers and crumble after. Excellent value and quality.

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BecciC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff and lots of veggie/vegan friendly options.

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Anon1
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from the moment we arrived to when we left. Makes such a difference to the whole experience

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Not up to it’s usual standard. Food came before the drinks, perhaps understandable for lattes which have to be made but not for orange juice and Prosecco. Food was good although pancakes were very stodgy.

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went with three work colleagues for a welcome lunch. Service was incredibly slow despite putting a note on the booking that we were in a lunch break. Food took 40 minutes to arrive despite not being that busy. Food was nice, but a little over-priced for what you actually get on your plate and portion size. We would of had a pudding if we had time. We were there 90 mins and literally had soft drinks, main and coffee.

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SaraR
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined as a group of 3. Our waiter was excellent. The best I’ve had in a long time. He is a new employee and a credit to the company already. I think his name is Max.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible, drinks were very overpriced and disappointed to see 12.5% service charge added to the bill without asking us! Our waitress Molly was brilliant, very attentive, polite, friendly and nothing was too much trouble, a real asset to Bills and deserves a bonus!

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DavidR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent Service - we used the 'Good Times' offer which is really good. Steak was slightly tough but given what we paid etc, we weren't overly concerned.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Usually love Bills, but the waiting service hasn’t been great on our last 2 visits. Front of house are great, but the new staff just aren’t attentive enough

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Lou17
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing and loved the decor. Only comment is that it would be nice to have more beans. Thanks so much!

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MICHELLEC
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food but not the choice of beers. We were served by Serena who was delightful. She was very attentive, had a lovely smile and manner. We would return again as the service and food was excellent.

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Tracym
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok nothing special , waitress was attentive and friendly lots of children screaming around us. Not very relaxing.

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have previously visited Bill’s in Brighton and in Marlow and had splendid meals from imaginative menus. This meal was OK but from a menu that was primarily of the burger-chicken-pizza variety. OK describes the place overall, though the staff were very good.

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Rebecca
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive staff! Lovely food and great that it’s dog friendly

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JaneM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and very welcoming and friendly staff.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff!! Speedy food and drinks service. Delish

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TamsinC
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Booking our table meant we got a great spot in the window. All the staff were really attentive and couldn’t do enough for us. Very impressed!

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GavinJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu for everyone and fantastic service with nice atmosphere

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DavidH
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were very attentive. Food was delicious, will definitely be paying another visit soon.

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JulieK
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely waitress, very friendly and good at her job. You can make healthy choices with their food, and then they bring you the dessert menu!! Yum. 😂

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KatN
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and the service was fab too. Wish I had got the name of our server so I could give the praise he deserves!

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Newbury is rated 4.5 stars by 613 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.