Bill's Restaurant & Bar - York

4.2
1046 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
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.
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Flover
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service slow, had to go looking for someone to take drinks order.
Waitress over familiar and unprofessional, constantly calling us “darling”. I guess some people might like that but none of our group did. Food average.

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Lawrence
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good. We had the garden plate breakfast. However the service was poor. It took a long time for some one to take an order after being seated. We ordered two cappuccinos and two glasses of water at the same time as ordering breakfast. The breakfasts arrived about 15-20 minutes after being ordered. But the cappuchinos arrived after we has half eaten the breakfast. And despite asking 3 times for the water, in the end we gave up as these never arrived. Wouldn't return again.

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ChrisP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quick service with extremely friendly and helpful employees

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MattB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Our server was lovely but, unfortunately, this is where the good experience ended. The service of the food itself was very slow, the food was underwhelming and expensive for what it was. My wife's meal was completely forgotten and then, due to this, she was left with having to quickly eat it as we had booked a trip out and had to leave. We gave ourselves 1 hour 30 minutes to complete our meal and then 15 minutes to get to our trip location (5 minutes away). Not enough here unfortunately.

Really disappointing experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food. Very good service from Hannah B.

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NBee
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. Cater for gluten and lactose intolerance with no fuss, thank you. Food tasty and good portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It’s was cold in restaurant, food ok , would have been better if warmer .

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Booked ahead, lots of people were turned away on the day. Took an hour before breakfast arrived, very busy, staff running around, finished food just in time for the 90 minute slot (during school half-term holiday). Venue was very nice, all very clean, food was just the right quantity and tasted good, nice to be offered water as well. Staff very good, especially Jessica. There is a service charge of 12.5%. In all it was excellent, just the waiting time...

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LucyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

This would have been quite a nice dinner but we had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive.
When it did arrive it was very nice and well prepared.
The waiter apologised for the delay and took some items off the bill for us to compensate so at least they showed willing.

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Ronnann
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service very slow
Not enough waiters
Food poor, served almost cold
Terrible atmosphere as everyone complaining about service
Where we sat was freezing cold
Not good value for such poor food

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KateS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food, but service lets it down. Enjoyed by kids and grown ups.

KB
KellyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. We even got dessert free ad it was a birthday. Fantastic!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although the food was very nice the balance is a bit of regarding price to portion size…i had a Bills brunch breakfast which was lovely….but very small for the price (£12.50)…one sausage..a spoon of beans..2 thin bacon which equated to a mouthful, small portion of mushrooms, a small black pudding and 2 small eggs…oh and one medium potato diced and fried…very tasty but it has to balance with price…and the coffee was lovely just very small amount for £2.50..wife had 3 pancakes and a pot of tea…..altogether £28 is a bit steep.

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CharisK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good for a Saturday, staff is really friendly, food was ok

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DANr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fast service polite staff, service charge was abit high overall good meal out

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SharonF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was very good. We was not rushed out of the restaurant. Would recommended Bill's for food and drink.

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JasonF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a table at Bills via OpenTable which was easy to use and glad we did as it was packed! Despite being very busy our table was ready on time and our waiter was very good and attentive. We ordered two starters, the calamari and chicken skewers which were really good and tasty. We then had chicken main and vegetarian choice which again were really good and tasty. After a trip to a different chain of restaurant/bars the previous evening which was awful we were a bit dubious of going to a chain restaurant again but have to say the food, staff and atmosphere were really good and I would recommend Bills.

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HilaryC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Lovely staff, food great, service great. Only downside was loud music

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LauW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was tasty , chicken burgers & bacon burger and one child’s burger, be aware service charge added to the bill !!!

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GillianL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love this restaurant, food excellent and service very good. Highly recommend as a great place to try!

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food overall was quite nice, however the food went extremely cold - within about 5 minutes of receiving it which ruined the brunch on the whole. The plates were cold and our table location had a cold draft which made the food almost stone cold before we’d even eaten half of it

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really good experience: the food was excellent, the staff friendly and efficient, great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food!

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Vicki
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting, extensive breakfast menu and tasty food. Very hard-working, pleasant staff do their best to service all customers but you need to be patient as it's very popular.

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Martins
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Firstly, I am biased, I am a big Bill's fan. I booked on line and asked for a table on it's own, maybe a booth - we were given a booth.
The food was excellent as always and the service was really good.
We will be back.

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katb
Edinburgh
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good teacher of meaty, veggie and vegan food though a little expensive. Nice decor and friendly service.

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EWarJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good & well priced but service was slow on the day. We had to chase to order and then again to find out when our Mains were coming.

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JemmaJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was very nice, particularly impressed with the chicken dumplings for starter. Choice of drink selection was good, large wine list and choice for nondrinkers is good. Would recommend but book in advance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expected a lot more for a £10 cocktail. Mainly a chopped up strawberry with mainly tonic water and a bit of alcohol. No umbrella, no frills, would have been overpriced at £6. Starter was decent to be fair and mains would have been quite nice if there was a bit more sauce and the chicken hadn't been so overcooked. The chicken was the main issue, it was just dry and didn't fall apart at all. Quite disappointed in the whole.

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ChrisS
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked online but couldn't enter as was told over an hour late due to system not registering online bookings correctly, poor unfortunately as Bill's has previously been very good.

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HelenT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant for brunch with friends and family - highly recommend.

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Lynneg
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Barely warm food, very average, cold coffee , would not revisit

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Totally disappointed with our visit to Bills. We love going to Bills for breakfast but this time our experience was terrible.
We waited for almost an hour for our food to be told the order hadn’t gone through. So we waited a further 20 mins for the food to come but when it arrived it was served cold! Whilst we were waiting for the food we ordered drinks which took far to long to arrive. One round of drinks were knocked off the bill but I feel all the drinks and 10% should have been taken off to compensate for the terrible service and cold food.

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SadieC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is located in the middle of the town. Beautiful place. We had the set menu steak and chips , chocolate pudding and buy one get one free cocktail. The steak was delicious and the pudding was the best chocolate pudding I've ever had !!! Cocktails were great too.
Best meal I've had for a long time. Definitely recommend
Staff were great. Quick service. Loved it!!!

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Yorkie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was the first time we have been to this restaurant. Booked a meal for 8pm on a Saturday evening. Seated and ordered starters at 8:20. Starters were brought to our table at 9;45. Not the best first impression!

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JohnU
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy but all good

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was lovely as usual, but having arrived within the allotted time we had to queue to enter and were then told we’d lost our table as it just outside the allotted time. She was very assertive and not helpful. A manager help out and gave us our table, so saved our special evening. We’re we’re 16 mins after time booked so no way should the table have been given away

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LynM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and the service was brilliant, even though it was an extremely busy Saturday evening, the staff were very attentive. Great atmosphere and wasn't so loud that you couldn't have a great conversation. Overall had a really great meal and would definitely recommend Bills as a great place for a meal/drinks.

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but slow service. Was not worth paying £8 service charge - therefore I asked for this to be removed. Wouldn’t rush back.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - York is rated 4.2 stars by 1046 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.