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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury

4.2
4.2
577 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

In the beating heart of Canterbury’s shopping district, surrounded by the picture perfect historical architecture Canterbury has to offer, Bill’s is a lively and popular British restaurant, also teeming with history and heritage. Open all day & into the night, expect a vibrant mix of brunch, dinner specials and cocktails.

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Booked 83 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–9:30 pm
    Wed–Fri 8:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sat 8:30 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 4512 6647

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bill’s Christmas Set Menu

    GBP 29.95 per person

    16 Nov - 30 Dec 2021
    Christmas group dining at Bill’s This menu must be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance If you book within 7 days of your booking we will try to accommodate, subject to availability, A La Carte menu may be offered. Enjoy three festive dishes with a welcome drink included. Choose from dishes such as a starter of smoked salmon mousse, avocado and crayfish salad, our mouth-watering festive feast burger, and for dessert our famous panettone bread and butter pudding with cinnamon-spiced vanilla custard. Please opt into email marketing for information on this, future group bookings & offers. We will contact you in regards to this booking to pre-order your food. Please keep an eye out for emails from Bills Restaurants in order to pre-order.

Menu

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What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Brunch

  • Kent

    Most Booked

  • Canterbury

    Most Booked

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  1. WD

    WendyD

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely evening at Bill’s Canterbury. All the staff were personable and food and service was excellent. Thank you.

  2. FD

    FunDiner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. We had booked for breakfast (I go especially for their pancakes), but we were driving in from London and missed the last breakfast order but they managed to squeeze us in. Serving staff and manager were very friendly.

  3. KT

    KellyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service really good…pancakes delicious little tip maybe more than one small pack of sugar with a pot of tea 😉 saves pestering for more each cup - although I didn’t so maybe it was good you saved my calories (offset against the pancake syrup) 🥴

  4. AB

    AndaB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, amazing service! Thank you Cornel 😊

  5. AH

    AlisonH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening and were looked after so we’ll by the staff who were patient and generous with their time

  6. DK

    DKL123

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    Attended early on a Saturday evening. First didn’t have any bacardi, then no sirloin steaks and then no crumble. Put a right downer on our group visit. How at a key time can you have run out, and not make diners aware before they order! Very expensive drinks!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have a lovely experience from start to finish …. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

  8. GO

    GeorgeO

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Toilets were very messy and needed urgent attention

  9. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    We booked for my son's Birthday, disappointed, lots of menu options not available, out of only larger (peroni) they serve, very loud group singing and shouting upstairs, burger well over cooked and dry, tasteless, felt sorry for waiting staff, will not be back.

  10. DT

    DhillieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a celebration meal so involved a group of different tastes and lifestyle choices. Reserved table with no bother on line. Staff were welcoming, table in nice location upstairs so a bit less hustle and bustle. Catered for everyone.

  11. GY

    GeorginaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service & delicious food at a reasonable price. Staff friendly and helpful, will return.

  12. RB

    RyanB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Can’t remember her name, but our server was lovely and gave us great service

  13. SD

    SueD

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Although busy the service was good. There’s plenty of choice and something for everyone on the menu. It’s a good choice for our group who all have differing tastes and budgets. You can rely on Bills

  14. JS

    JayneS

    East Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Awful experience felt in the way the minute we hit in seating us at a table they didn’t then want us to sit at,got food separate! Who wants to eat on there own when only 2 of you???? Coke flat and no one came over to ask if we were ok,then another lady says very abruptly,there’s a service charge? What bloody service? I honestly feel like I’ve never been treated like it all staff seem miserable,won’t be going back,shame as I took my daughter away as we both needed a break and that was our only meal booked for the holiday,just felt cheated tbh,I’ve had better service n McDs!! Lol 😆

  15. T

    Theresa

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very friendly atmosphere and staff. The food was good valve. We would definitely go back.

  16. DC

    DCSK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Food was absolutely amazing as always. Service has always been very slow every time I go. we ordered 2 cocktails and had to wait for at least 15 minutes even though it was not busy at all. There was a new waitress (she had a few piercings) who was so lovely and always accommodated our needs. She is a credit to the restaurant. Also if you’re (manager) going to tell a staff member off don’t have such attitude about it…. Especially in front of customers. As someone who works in hospitality I would’ve walked straight out the restaurant

  17. CC

    CluckC

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had to book under two separate bookings as we had over 8 on our party but the restaurant realised this and managed to join us together, which was very thoughtful. We arrived a bit apart as the traffic in Canterbury was bad, but that did not phase the staff and the service was lovely and casual which suited our mood, it arrived quickly, was tasty and hot.

  18. JE

    JEMLINK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    I made a reservation for 2 with Open Table. When I arrived there was no record of this (despite me having the confirmation on my phone which I showed the Host). As I was meeting another person, I asked if she had arrived and was told 'No' (she was already there, seated in a corner by the bathroom!. I was seated upstairs and we nearly missed each other. No apologies whatsoever. Not a great first impression.

  19. DN

    DanielleN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Considering you was not busy. We where seated at the back of the resturant. And I pre booked. Overpriced really for what it actually is. Mum and dad where disappointed.

  20. SH

    SueH

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints. Staff helpful and friendly.Would definitely recommend for breakfast. Food excellent.

  21. AC

    AmiiC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a amazing meal , staff fantastic . Always a good experience and service .

  22. P

    Pearlyqueen

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our visit to Bill’s very much. The waiting staff were friendly and caring when told I had an allergy. The service was quick without being rushed. If you have one if their special offers (we had the special price sirloin steaks even though 15 mins earlier than the 6pm start of the offer ) it is extremely good value. Steaks were tender and flavourful. I had the carrot doughnuts. They were light and delicious. Highly recommended. We have visited Bills’ in other cities and have not been disappointed.

  23. MM

    MaryM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Comfy seats . Became cold with doors open all the time. Good choice of food. Fries very salty. Lovely evening out. Good service

  24. EL

    ELC75

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely birthday dinner, they made the right amount of fuss over my mother in a wheelchair and made her feel very welcome & safe. Delicious food, and wondeful cocktails.

  25. LM

    LauraM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous time with friends, amazing food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and we all enjoyed it very much 😊

  26. N

    Natasha

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Very bland food, wouldn’t recommend going there again.

  27. DM

    DonnaM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Very helpful staff, nice atmosphere with perfect lighting and nice food.

  28. M

    Mandyd

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    Despite having heard good reviews about catering for people with food allergies, we were made to feel rather uncomfortable. My son was offered nothing on the menu . Realtor behind times as far carrying mmm accommodating people with food allergies

  29. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Lovely food. Today it felt busy and hectic. Waited too long for food.

  30. NE

    NataschaE1979

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely lunch at Bills Canterbury food was great, with excellent service

  31. RS

    RichardS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Just had breakfast there it was really nice and fresh

  32. CF

    ClareF

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We booked a table for 5 for an informal business lunch. The food was enjoyed by all. I ordered the Soul Bowl which was particularly good. It was half term, so it was full of families with children which made it quite noisy, but this didn't spoil the experience.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Ran out of chips😢no ham for eggs benedict poor show

  34. CS

    CliveS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a last minute decision to go out booked easy . Was very impressed with the service Food very good

  35. SK

    SuzK

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly and always to hand, food and cocktails delicious!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday - fabulous

  37. MC

    MargaretC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    This was my 3rd visit in a short time,and had to return 2 of the meals.I was disappointed that I had to return two meals on my 3rd visit due to the burgers beign raw. The burgers were replaced once I raised the issue however it took a bit of time which interfered with our lunch experience.

  38. CL

    ChrisL

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If sitting near counter, the smoothie maker is very noisy but overall a great experience.

  39. TH

    ThomasH

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We went on a Sunday night and a lot of things were not on the menu. Maybe they had had a busy weekend.

  40. JS

    JoannaS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere; friendly, helpful staff. Great food and love the decor !

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury is rated 4.2 stars by 577 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 bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 83 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Canterbury

5 Rose Lane Canterbury Canterbury, ENG CT1 2SJ

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–9:30 pm
    Wed–Fri 8:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sat 8:30 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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