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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester

4.5
4.5
440 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Bill’s Colchester restaurant is in a lovely old building on the high street. Pretty and characterful with plenty of cosy corners, including a private dining room for up to 28 guests, Bill’s Colchester restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

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Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–9:00 pm
    Wed, Thu 8:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri 8:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 4512 6657

  • 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

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 440 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Brunch

  • Essex

    Child Friendly

  • Essex

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Essex

    British

  • Essex

    Most Booked

  • Colchester

    Best Overall

  • Colchester

    Best Food

  • Colchester

    Best Service

  • Colchester

    Best Ambience

  • Colchester

    Best Value

  • Colchester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Colchester

    Group Bookings

  • Colchester

    Lunch

  • Colchester

    Romance

  • Colchester

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time having lunch at Bills and must say it was fantastic. All the waitresses were lovely and very helpful. Cocktails had a Xmas theme which my wife and daughter loved. Food was cooked perfect so will definitely be returning. Well done guys

  2. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent from start to finish all the staff were really friendly and attentive. The food was prompt and delicious even though the restaurant was full, the atmosphere a was great and not too much for a Sunday morning breakfast with great lighting and decor. Overall I really did enjoy my time at Bills Colchester and will definitely return. I hope it stays consistent Fantastic!

  3. LW

    LizW

    Essex

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really excellent food and service. Lovely evening

  4. JR

    JamesRooke

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for a meal with family who came down for the day to visit me while at uni. Had a lovely time and enjoyed great food. Service was very efficient and all staff members were friendly. Prices of the food I would say are fair but are slightly on the dearer side, although you pay more for quality. I will definitely be coming back soon.

  5. RW

    RochelleW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was brilliant and quick service! Staff were very polite

  6. FF

    FrancescaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really lovely place for a breakfast , brunch or lunch. Children friendly which is great. Loved the look and feel and music.

  7. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it here the soup was delicious and really like the decor. Waitress also very helpful look forward to going there again.

  8. NG

    NicolaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My son and I had brunch on Sunday and every element on the plate was beautifully cooked. On occasion my poached eggs have been overdone but they were absolutely spot on. Delicious. Great service too.

  9. D

    Daph

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service Excellent food Perfect lunch time venue

  10. DD

    DiningDiva

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We had a lovely lunch at Bill's. My friend had the chicken burger and I had the new festive burger. We ate everything it was all really tasty. Our server was lovely and friendly, and service was nice and relaxed - we didn't feel that we were being hurried up at any point. Thank you for a lovely lunch.

  11. H

    Henry

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The welcome and service was warm and friendly. The waitresses were attentive and the timeline from taking our order to serving the courses and clearing the plates was quick yet respectful. The choice of each course was excellent and the quality of food presented was stunning. The experience was great value for money and I will certainly be returning when I have the opportunity.

  12. JC

    JeffreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place,great staff and great service. Recommend to others to try this place.

  13. KH

    KateH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, friendly staff & lovely atmosphere. Family friendly too.

  14. d

    declanl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

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  15. SD

    SaskiaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here 2 days in a row for breakfast. The staff did everything they could to make us comfortable and get us a table inside, even if it was really busy. The food and drinks were great. Super friendly staff, everything was amazing.

  16. TJ

    TomasJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful environment, good food and excellent service.

  17. SR

    SteveR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place to come for a 'Date Night' meal. Super food done as requested and great service in a romantic setting. Thank you.

  18. N

    Nickname

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience1

    Everyone was put in the same tiny room with a whole empty restaurant. Was being coughed on all night

  19. CC

    ChrissyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Bill's is a great place! The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. The only fault, which is why I gave it 4 stars, is the fact that you can only book your table for 1 and half hours. We were able to stay longer but were constantly aware of possibly having to leave which didn't allow us to fully relax.

  20. BW

    BobbyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall an outstanding experience, my girls really enjoyed the kids food selection, the fish pie was perfect accompanied by the Italian pinot they have on offer. Will definitely return

  21. CM

    ChristineM

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We both had the beetroot risotto and it was the best risotto I’ve ever had. Well done chef.

  22. BB

    BillB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat nice and relaxing atmosphere, service was good

  23. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely meal very attentive service all round excellent evening! Would have liked some draught beer would be my only slight criticism

  24. H

    Hutch

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience from start to finish, friendly staff, good food and drink and perfect ambience.

  25. T

    Tracey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good menu choice for breakfast, food is reasonable but find the drinks a bit expensive. Service was friendly and helpful. Nice decor.

  26. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Lovely food, staff friendly and attentive. Relaxing atmosphere, ideal place to stop and eat mid shopping!

  27. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good value, good food, good service. a good place to go for a good lunch.

  28. B

    Becksds

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely place for breakfast and dinner food lovely and so are the staff great for parties and family's or just popping in sharing a bottle of wine

  29. EP

    EllieP

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Saffron was absolutely amazing, food was delicious we all had an amazing night. Thank you for treating the birthday girl to her dessert x

  30. J

    John

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Friendly relaxed atmosphere, with lovely food, some of it imaginative. Reasonable value for money.

  31. NQ

    NatashaQ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a brilliant breakfast - Eggs Royale at our local Bills recently. Poached eggs cooked to perfection!! Service was brilliant, as was my oat milk cappuccino. Rather impressed by the enormous pit of tea my dining partner received too. Only negative - I think it was a little expensive for breakfast, but that shouldn’t necessarily stop people from trying breakfast there themselves. So many dishes to choose from.

  32. S

    Slin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was slightly delayed and team came to apologise and explain and also stayed open later for us. Would highly recommend.

  33. SD

    SharonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing meal .. took my mum as a little surprise and we all had a great time staff amazing and friendly

  34. SW

    SharonW

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place for breakfast, great food and lovely ambience.

  35. C

    Clairey1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    This restaurant is a nice setting and the service is good. However the food isn’t great. I ordered chicken with mushroom sauce. I got a dry piece of chicken breast with a very small amount of bland mushroom sauce. Such a shame as it could be such a good resto and has loads of potential but the chef is obviously uninspired and bored!

  36. MC

    MargaretC

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It was a birthday lunch and we were made to feel welcome. They were busy hence the slightly lower mark. The food was good.

  37. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit on the recommendation of our son. As one of a nationwide group, Bill’s in Colchester was extremely nice. Pleasant staff, good menu choices, hot food when served and a good ambience. More than happy to to return.

  38. LH

    LouiseH

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Two of the three plates of Food was cold. This was our second visit with the same results. We will not try again

  39. AW

    AliceW

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really lovely restaurant with amazing food. Service was a little slow at times but not too bad.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We generally love Bill’s. We’ve been to a good few over the years and the are usually excellent. We’ve been to the Colchester site at least five or six times and enjoyed every visit. You can see we’re I’m going, this visit wasn’t up to the fine standard usually set, it wasn’t bad just below - in terms of the food - the norm. I will be back of course and the service and ambiance was all fine. Thursdays eh?

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester is rated 4.5 stars by 440 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 33 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester

135-137 High Street Colchester, UK CO1 1SP

  • Area

    Colchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–9:00 pm
    Wed, Thu 8:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri 8:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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