Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester

4.2
176 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill’s Leicester restaurant is located in Highcross, and it’s a great spot to take time out from shopping and refuel. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
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AliceF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was okay but when we asked for some tap water they said they wouldn’t bring a jug but just walk around to fill glasses. They were not around much so we had to order bottled water, and when it came it was warm. I asked for a cold one and instead they brought a glass of ice that we had to split between three of us by getting the ice out with a fork.

In the final bill, they added about £10 for tip without even asking! Luckily we noticed and asked to take it off the bill. It should be my decision whether I want to leave a tip we are not in the US.

Food was ok but nothing special.
Overall I would not recommend, mostly because of the service.

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Poor service, was ignored by staff members waiting 10/15mins by the clock in machine waiting to clock out. Overall took 35mins from being seated to get a server to take out drinks order

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MarkT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere.would eat there again

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Steve
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, pleasant, friendly staff and really delicious food. Highly recommended.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Quality of food okay, service dreadfully slow, had to ask for everything and waited 30 minutes for 4 coffee's even though the restaurant was half empty, 12.5% service charge added for a table of 5, won't be rushing to go back.

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BrianW
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish pie was excellent would order it again. The price was reasonable.

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KaraS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing and came out really quickly. Service was appalling! Took 20 minutes for them to bring drinks over, there were only 3 tables in at the time including us. The drinks arrived after the starters. Had to ask twice for water for the table and still did not get any. Staff had an edge to them and there was no checking on the table to see if we needed anything else. They were more concerned about having a natter with each other at the bar than helping customers. Would never return to Bill’s Leicester, will go to one elsewhere.

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HelenC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really nice with good, choices on the menu. We had the sea bass which was delicious and beautifullycooked. I had the crumble but they didn't have blackberries but asked if I would like raspberries instead. I did and it was delicious and fruity. Will definately come again

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Meal & service great. Only downside was there was no coffee. I know there are problems with supplies due to covid/Brexit but only told us when we were already sat down to order. Would be better to be told when arrive

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Nico1
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely date night with my husband, the staff were great, attentive and chatty. The service was great too, but the food was amazing, I would recommend the Sea Bass!

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ClareB
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The refurbishment gives a calm and welcoming vibe with excellent service from the staff and delicious food. It’s been a while but worth the wait 🙂

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HanB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great, food nice but a bit overpriced for what it was.
Disappointed that the optional service charge put on the bill without any discussion , ended up asking it to be taken off and giving the tip direct to the server , not sure that we will be returning

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Emily
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service . Everyone in there was helpful

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OliviaM
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped by for lunch. Food was good, came quite quickly and the staff were great.

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SamanthaB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fab evening at bills bar food was great service was brilliant will definitely recommend to everyone thankyou

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Connor
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Please stay away from breakfast. We’ve actually been a few times for lunch which was great however breakfast was so bad. The avocado was off and brown, pretty sure the poached eggs are microwaved, they had absolutely no taste and parts of salmon were also brown, never had brown smoked salmon before. I’d also stay away from the coffee there, the bean is horrible however I know everyone has different taste but for the price it should be better. £35 for our breakfast and coffee and wasn’t worth £5, definitely will not be returning in the AM.

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NHLeicester
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast, tea and atmosphere as usual, staff very polite

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food perfect atmosphere and staff are amazingly friendly and helpful

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The place was lovely and the food was nice. The waiter was okay no chit chat we waited a while to be served for a while. To have a £4 odd tip added. We didn’t realise at the time. I feel a too should be offered not suggested. This has put me off.

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IanC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.
Pancakes with streaky bacon and the wife had Egg Royal.
Old fashioned large teapot too..

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Andyk
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my girlfriend who had never been before and she said that it was one of the best meal's that she had ever had and it was that nice that if we were not in a restaurant she would have licked the plate clean it was that nice and the truffle fries were amazing to all in all we had an amazing meal and evening at bills in Leicester.

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Baldip
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service lovely food. I was recommended by Ella and I’m glad I went.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal. I wish I had our waiter's name. He was ace.

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TerryJ
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for more. I liked the restaurant's refurbishment.

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marcusc
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for breakfast, sausage was cold, sat outside on purpose and had to wait 15min for 2 coffees to arrive pre breakfast, wasn't the staffs fault and its a lovely restaurant but ordered another coffee half way through breakfast and the waitress said there's a 15 min wait for coffee, breakfast was average, but the location and restaurant appreance and vibe was spot on

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HarryT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress we had was excellent

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AmyL
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Drinks took 30 minutes although the lady that took our order was really nice

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KateL
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The restaurant was clearly understaffed which certainly affected our experience. I picked Bill’s on the basis of them usually being great with dietary requirements but despite alerting them to this, and choosing the minute steak on this basis, it still arrived with some onions on top which I couldn’t eat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was nice service really slow. Drinks very over priced. Very disappointed.

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JatT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was very poor and the food dry . No atmosphere

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Will
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my Hubby. Had a lovely dinner. Staff super friendly. Had to wait a little while as they were busy, but we were happy chatting and the staff came to see if we were ok. Chicken skewers and the Buttermilk chicken burger both delicious.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The restaurant itself was fairly nice and looked clean, there was hand sanitizer on the tables. The service was slow from start to finish, as there appeared to only be one waitress working with multiple tables to serve. The food when it arrived looked ok, but the steaks clearly hadn’t been rested properly as the plates were very bloody. The salads must be sat predressed as the leaves were wilted and the avocado side was not fresh as it had dark patches in it. All of which shows a lack of attention to detail and care for the food. It all tasted ok and wasn’t bad value for money, but the overall experience was extremely average and I would not return or recommend this restaurant.

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Louby
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food fantastic, poor service let the place down.

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JVast
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was let down by severs, brought mains before we had finished our starters. Did not ask if we wanted any condiments or top up drinks

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JulieG
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time I visit, will be back again!

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a short visit to Leicester and decided on Bills as they have good vegetarian options. And amazing fresh drink options. The service was great and attentive. Would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Bills a few times and never loved it. Although no complaints it just had no wow factor.
The menu is far better albeit a bit expensive however no complaints about the food. My pudding was very pretty

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SCob
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was a bit sloppy but service was good. Quite expensive for breakfast for 3 at nearly £40. Breakfast thrown on the plate didn’t look appetising.

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NicolaR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

poor service
food has gone downhill not as good as previous visits

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SeanD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Asked for water for table repeated times. Drinks orders were slow for quiet resteraunt. Staff seem to be on top of eachother in terms of which tables being covered.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Leicester is rated 4.2 stars by 176 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.