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8.9 based on 150 reviews
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    The perfect way to start the weekend, Brunch at Bill's. This was our first visit but certainly won't be our last.
    5***** All the way.

    Really good whilst still being casual.

    The food was delicious, although I would say that the portion size of the vegetable Wellington was a bit on the small size for the price, this part of the main course was also slightly cold. The Strawberry Doughnut dessert was amazing!

    Toilets were spotless and the staff were very attentive (slightly too much at the beginning) although we did sit down to eat at 5.30 when the restaurant was empty.

    Very busy when we went. Asked to change tables to one tucked away and quieter. This was no trouble at all by staff and arranged quickly and without fuss. Several different serving staff attended to us during the course of the meal. All very pleasant, courteous and efficient. Perfect dining experience first time at Bill's.

    Sea bass delicious but very expensive with no sides included. Service great at first but really slowed down. Still overall a lovely evening!

    The glow bowl salad was delicious as was the lemon meringue in a glass.

    Our group of 17 had a really great meal at Bill's Nottingham. The service was spot on, food was delicious and the new refurbishment added to a truly lovely outing.

    Lovely sharing platter to start was great. 2 friends loved the special of the day lamb shank. I had sea bass which was fab and my husband really enjoyed the half roast chicken. No room for dessert as portions were generous. Only criticism was the small table for 4 people. The staff were attentive without being over the top.

    Meal and service were ok but not outstanding.
    Very disappointed that 10% service charge had automatically been added to the bill. I hadn't my reading glasses and had a tip ready to give the waitress when my wife saw the addition. This should not happen. It is up to the customer to add anything they feel fit. Not happy with this practice.

    Great place, attentive staff. Lovely food!

    Great variety on a menu that was concise but met the 5 different needs of my party. Service was friendly and efficient and warranted the tip we were pleased to leave. A second visit is certainly on the cards.

    I’ve visited Bill’s in Nottingham several times and have always found the staff very friendly, the restaurant clean and the food of a great standard. I did find the salad I had this time was a bit pricey for what it was. I’d probably have indulged in a dessert otherwise.

    Friendly, attentive staff. Lovely hot freshly cooked food. My sister and myself dined here as a pre-theatre meal. We enjoyed lovely freshly cooked food. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed our first experience at Bill's and it won’t be the last.

    Superb meal again. Sea bass was plentiful (two filets) and beautiful roaring and salsa. Fish pie full of succulent tasty fish and topping light but with a crisp toasted edge which was delicious. Service attentive but not OTT and quick but not rushed. Very impressed.

    Lovely friendly staff,great relaxed restaurant,food was lovely

    Good as always

    Lovey cocktails food was very nice our waitress was lovely.
    Not sure about the 10% service charge being put on I prefer to decide what I leave if anything. It does say optional but it’s difficult to refuse when it’s already in the bill

    We enjoyed a pleasant brunch meeting up with family.

    Very fast service! Staff were lovely and food fantastic! Definitely be returning soon !!

    Party of 14 - Other then could have done with more than 3 prawns in the risotto the food was lovely. Easy to book even after amending a booking with no complications. Our table was ready and we didn’t have to wait. Service was quick and efficient overall great service would certainly book again

    Service was very good all round for our table of 8 on a busy Saturday lunch time. Food for our group was good for most too. If you're going to ask 'medium or well done' though, cook it as that. The burger was pretty basic too.

    Not happy being charged a service charge

    Fantastic service, amazing atmosphere and decor and wonderful food. I’ll definitely be going back!! Love it here.

    Good food, reasonable price staff very friendly and helpful.

    We had a pre-theatre meal. We had the duck pie and fish pie. All good flavours and nicely presented, Desserts were also nice. The apple crumble came with both custard and ice cream. Service was efficient and wait time not long.

    Lovely food, pleasant staff.

    Very good, as always.

    Food was good and waitress ok.

    Good value for a quick meal.

    Great meals, excellent service, I will definitely be visiting again.

    Beautiful food as always.

    The food was fine, but when I booked online there was a set meal option. This no longer existed, which was a shame as it was one of the reasons I chose Bill's for a group booking.

    Food was brilliant, very surprised how good it was. Highly recommended

    I love to eat with family and friends at Bill’s. Yesterday’s meal was just perfect in every way, from the booking process to the wonderful food, drinks and service. We’ll be back, without a doubt. Thank you.

    I love to eat with family and friends at Bill’s. Yesterday’s meal was just perfect in every way, from the booking process to the wonderful food, drinks and service. We’ll be back, without a doubt. Thank you.

    Ribs were fantastic. Kids very happy with their meals and are everything. Melting chocolate bomb was incredible!!!!

    Great food, service and value for money. Amazing :)

    Great service, hot fresh food, good value.

    Really enjoyed the chicken green curry, has great flavours and great customer service with the frontline staff. Thank you.

    Food was amazing and staff were so friendly and helpful.

    Can’t wait to visit again!

    Good food, good service and a nice place to be!

    Lovely food and friendly stuff. A great place to catch up with friends.

    I was really impressed with Bills - the restaurant was lovely, the staff friendly and the food was fab. The kids menu portions were big too, so they were happy!!!

    The food was delicious and I loved the look of the restaurant. Great decor. The only problem was that my family and I were being bothered by quite a few flies. That was a big let down. But overall, nice restaurant. I'd go again.

    We enjoyed a wonderful family lunch at Bills; and although I am unable to drink any alcohol at the moment, I was thoroughly impressed by the choice and taste of the non alcoholic beverages. Everything was top quality, and at a very affordable price- delicious x

    Very pleasant and quickly sorted...although I booked for breakfast was told it had finished..but chef agreed to do it. Food good and plentiful and helpful staff. No rushing move on.

    My family and I had lunch at Bill's in Nottingham yesterday and it was of average quality. My cod burger was luke warm and not especially tasty. The salad I had was better but on the whole, I've dined at Bill's a few times and I've definitely had better meals. The service was fine; very polite and fast delivery, considering we had two small kids with us. I would still recommend Bill's to people.

    Great food, good value and excellent service, will be back

    Very good, as normal.

    The starters (halloumi and calamari) and the steak were amazing!

    Went for the breakfast. It was lovely tasty and well presented. The food arrived quickly. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. Will defo go back

    Amazing atmosphere and staff

    Enjoyed my breakfast with the family very friendly service xx

    Great food and a great price!

    Lovely meal especially the crumbed halloumi sticks.
    Nice friendly atmosphere and not rushed.

    All good, very busy but though service was slow it was good. Thought it was slightly over priced.

    Very enjoyable - pleasant welcoming staff .

    Food nicely cooked and presented. Will come again

    No complaints. Good service & food.

    Lovely meal , great choices and lovely cocktails. Staff pleasant and helpful. Will be visiting again in the near future

    My friend and I were meeting for a catch up and we didn't feel rushed at all, even after we'd had coffee and still chatting away. This doesn't happen in all places but Bill's was brilliant. The food was super too and we'd chosen off the pre-theatre menu so it was good value also. Definitely recommend Bill's to all friends and family.

    Excellent choice for a pre theatre meal, good value and good service.

    Do not like that you are charged a service charge of 10% I find this in acceptable, tipping is offered as reward for doing an excellent job.

    The food is always in high standard. Such a lovely Staff. Highly recommend.

    Great food, friendly staff and a nice ambiance. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

    Ordered off the set menu, which offered a variety of options. Well prepared food if not a little difficult to eat. Good sized portions, manageable but not huge. Staff were lovely from greeting to those serving.

    Great service , EXCELLENT FOOD , FANTASTIC

    Brilliant service from Hannah and food came out quickly and tasted amazing!

    Wonderful staff and restaurant.

    Fab meal, great atmosphere, lovely staff! Who could ask for more!

    Great evening, lovely venue.

    3rd time at Bills now and I am not sure we will go back for the Pre-theatre meal, I thought the price was a little expensive and very limited on choice. I think it is a little over rated. The service is really good though and the house red wine was exceptional

    I love the building with its rustic feeling, has a few mishaps on my visits there but all rectified by a lovely assistant Manager called Jake, that makes you want to go back, without any doubt an asset to Bill's. Pity that he's moving to Kensington.

    Really good meal, friendly and efficient staff, great atmosphere.

    The welcome on arrival was first class, the table was ready. The person serving was excellent, nothing was to much trouble. The food was first class and there was just the right time between each course. Would recommend this place.

    Highly recommended

    The food was exceptional and it was great that we could use a student discount card to get 20% off the bill!

    The food was lovely but when he ordered drinks it took a little while for them to come, however the waitress was very attentive and kept checking that everything was ok.

    The food was lovely but when he ordered drinks it took a little while for them to come however the waitress was very attentive and kept checking that everything was ok.

    The food was very nice but we both felt the portions were small. Service was very good had an excellent chat with one of the waiters about rugby. Very friendly.

    Really enjoyed it.

    Great service and the food was lovely.

    It was a lovely meal with good service and a relaxed atmosphere.

    Great service and atmosphere and the food was absolutely delicious.

    Service was slow, food nice but a little over priced.

    Good atmosphere a bit noisy though, service a bit slow, food excellent enjoyed our visit.

    First time eating at Bills, loved the decor and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. Service a little slow to begin with but all the staff were extremely friendly.
    Will definitely return.

    Usual high standards.

    A really friendly place to enjoy good food and have a glass of wine. We had a lovely experience and would highly recommend Bills to anybody looking for a nice meal with friendly, helpful staff. Thank you for a very nice evening meal

    Fun night out with varied menu. Looked after well!


    Great setting in the heart of Nottingham. Lovely food at reasonable prices for such a prominent setting. Very attentive staff. Will be going again!

    Delicious food and lovely staff - my first visit but definitely not my last!

    Excellent meal and service. Would recommend!

    Enjoyable meal with a friendly service. Will go again.

    Great venue and great friendly service. Good range & choice of food. Fish Pie could do with a bit more fish but the steak was amazing!

    Service was great but the steak my partner had had a lot of fat and gristle so he couldn't eat it all. I had the butternut squash stew which was lovely.

    We booked online via Go fine, which was super easy. Our meals were gorgeous, plus wine too. 4 happy people. Service was great and it was a lovely evening atmosphere, thank you Bill's!!

    Dont forget to order Fish pie and Chocolate pudding. They are the best of best!

    We booked a pre-show dinner, so we're delighted with our free prosecco on arrival! Our meals were gorgeous - there were 4 empty plates. Plus we had time for puddings, which were heavenly! The service was excellent. I'd definitely recommend, thank you Bill's!

    We enjoyed an excellent meal at Bill's yesterday. The service was great; really knowledgeable waiter who was very helpful! We'd highly recommend!

    Lovely food, friendly staff and quick service at Bill's!

    On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly front of house, and despite arriving really early (we booked online as wasn't sure how how busy it be) we were quickly seated. The food & service was excellent as always - we have eaten at other Bills restaurants, hence we knew it would be good. I just love the fact that they ask how I'd like my burger - not all chains do that.

    Good service and a nice restaurant. Unfortunately, the food left something to be desired as it was a bit bland. I had taken the option on the three-course set menu. For balance, it's worth mentioning that I have previously dined in this restaurant and eaten from the main menu, which was delicious.

    Have eaten at Bills several times before. Good food and service!

    All good, very enjoyable meal before a theatre visit.
    Will definitely return!

    The meal was very good we had the pre theatre 12.95 meal the drinks were a little pricey and the service charged bumped the price up which is automatic added to the bill it should be advertised with the service charge added because it added 5 pounds to the bill. All in all good but don't like being mislead by playing with words. Bills in my opinion need to take the service charge off the bill and leave it to the customer to leave a tip.

    Nice meal, food was great, service excellent, only dropped a star because the tables could have been a little further apart, I felt a little cramped.

    Would definitely go back!

    Efficient service and friendly staff. Food is very good.

    An early evening pre-show meal. A free glass of prosecco by booking through godine! First time to this chain and I'm sure we'll go back. Good experience all round which met my expectations.

    Fab set meal for 12.95 a person. Lovely service. Had a nice bottle of pino to go with our meal. Paid the 2pound extra each to have the minute steak for the main. Didn't realise at the time though until later on in the evening and couldn't understand why we had been charged £53. Doesn't add up. Shame cos was a beautiful meal.

    Went for breakfast. Food was great. Maybe busy but staff wasn't really around to ask for extra drinks or the bill. Very polite when you found them though.

    Enjoyable dinner for Mothers Day at Bill's.

    Excellent staff. I was quite cold when we got there. The staff sat us down. The young lady that was serving us gave me a blanket and a hot water bottle. How kind is that. You would not get that level of service any where else.
    I love going to Bills we have had lots of happy meals and memories with friends at Bills. Excellent, brilliant, amazing service and meals!! Love bills

    A great meal ahead of a show at the concert hall. Service was friendly, attentive and timely. The food was excellent and good value for money. We will return again.

    Great service with friendly staff and really good atmosphere. We had a really nice meal with our uni son. Good choice of drinks on offer. Food was good and well presented, standard of high end bar. Would return primarily due to friendly staff and atmosphere.

    It was a good meal, great value for price & we had some lovely wine too. There was a slight mix up at the beginning where we were led to different tables, but all worked out well.


    Went for breakfast at Bill's. Food was very good.

    Went for the pre theatre menu. very good. had a great time

    Met up with some old work friends and had a great meal and service at Bill's Nottingham. No pressure for the table we talked all afternoon. Highly recommended.

    Excellent service from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Food and menu choice was amazing! Such a relaxing fantastic atmosphere at Bill's. Thankyou to all who made it a brilliant dinning experience

    Grandson loved his meal, great value. Service with a smile!

    The one of the best places in Nottingham!

    Very good food and nice atmosphere at Bill's.

    Great place, great service, very friendly staff and complimented with a fantastic choice from the menu.
    Also the drinks menu is lovely too, we had a great time there and it has a great atmosphere.
    This isn't the first time we've been to Bills and it won't be the last either!



    Had a lovely evening , the service was good did not feel rushed given plenty of time to enjoy your food. Will be returning again soon.

    Part of a chain but good atmosphere and friendly staff.

    Excellent service and food, only let down was my steak was slightly overdone.

    Excellent service and food.

    Staff were very warming and made us feel very welcome. Food was amazing. Overall a brilliant restaurant with amazing staff! Highly Recommend!

    Lovely atmosphere and great staff, was celebrating a birthday and they brought out a dessert he a candle and sang happy birthday! Great!

    Nice food and drinks with a lively atmosphere!

    Very good meal. Quick service and lovely atmosphere.

    Great decor with a relaxed ambience, the food was delicious and service was great. Friendly staff, good value for money, modern but very welcoming. Will go back for sure!

    Good helpful service. Good quality food. Shame that there's only bottled beer.

    Pre-Theatre Menu at Bill's was short but appetizing. Very pleasant waitress.

    Loved the food and the ambiance of Bill's restaurant, it was our first visit but not our last I am sure!

    Food was good at Bill's and the service was excellent.

    Excellent meal and service was brilliant, had set menu but would have normal menu next time, defo go again

    Good food in a quirky and buzzy (quite noisy) atmosphere. Staff and service was very good but object to having 10% service charge added on to my bill. Two courses for five people cost £167.00 so it's a place for a treat rather than a regular food haunt.

    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. All of the staff were brilliant all night - all I can say is that the Prosecco cocktails were small.

    Excellent food and great value for money!

    We opted for the 3-course set menu which was excellent value. The food was delicious and the staff were very helpful. I highly recommend Bill's and will go again.

    Tasty food, but they got the starters wrong & the soup was only just tepid - lovely obliging staff, great atmosphere. 10% service added to the bill automatically which I think is a bit cheeky - generally good though

    Can't fault it! Quick and friendly service backed up by good quality food and vibrant atmosphere.

    Bill's in Nottingham is a really nice venue. We were seated by the window as requested. The food was excellent, even if we almost didn't finish our desserts! Service was excellent too. Would recommend!

    Very nice food and enjoyable evening

    Great night, lovely food and friendly welcoming staff.

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  • Ranked #74 of 505
  • Avg. main course: £10
  • 0.33 miles from Nottingham
  • Western European

We say…

Formerly a bank, Bill’s Restaurant is located within a beautiful Georgian building right in the centre of Nottingham. Conveniently located on Queen Street, only a few minutes walk from both the Royal Centre and the Cornerhouse Cineworld cinema, it’s in a great location for a pre-show meal with family and friends.

Bill’s prides itself on being a place for everyone: inside, there are larger seating areas for groups and cosy booths for couples. The interior of Bill's is stylish but relaxed, with leather seating and accents of purple; there's also the option of al fresco dining in the summer months. With an array of quirky lampshades, handwritten blackboards and candles, it's a fun and pleasant setting to spend time with loved ones.

The menu offers food from breakfast through to dinner, combining traditional British dishes with exciting twists: think homely and traditional but always modern and fresh. To start, you can choose between dishes such as the crumbed halloumi sticks with lemon garlic mayo or the baked crab cakes made with white crab meat, served with tartare sauce and micro salad. For mains, the slow-cooked braised lamb shank is a treat, it is made with fresh parsley, mint and lemon gremolata, mustard mash, kale and red wine gravy. Aside from the meat options, there's no shortage of vegetarian options neither: the rustic butternut squash stew is always a tasty choice. 

Make sure you leave room for dessert: an array of American-style desserts are served, including the popular warm mini cinnamon doughnuts. For those with children, a kid’s menu is also offered which serves smaller versions of Bill’s favourites, such as mac and cheese, alongside some added extras that kids are sure to love. Alongside your meal you can enjoy a selection of wines and traditional cocktails, plus a variety of juices and smoothies. Bill’s really does have something for everyone!

Whether you’re eating out with the whole family before a show, heading to breakfast with friends or meeting for a business lunch, Bill’s Nottingham is a great place to enjoy food and time spent together.

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last updated: 24 Oct 2019
15 Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BL
0115 941 3753