Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Guildford

3.8
403 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Casual
Part of The Angel Hotel, an old coaching inn in the centre of town, Bill’s Guildford restaurant is very pretty. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, this is the perfect place to take a break from shopping. The lower floor is stunning at night time, with stone floors, archways and vaulted ceilings. The restaurant also has a private dining room for up to 40 people.
What 403 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.8
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaM
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A super evening in a relaxed ambience. Delicious food! Thank you.

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bossyteacher
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely pre theatre sharing plate. Could do without the screaming toddler and loud parents from one table. Really enjoyed being back out and good idea to offer a couple of discounted cocktails. I lived the Summer Garden cocktail.

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Visitor28
Surrey
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service
Friendly atmosphere
Good food

Thanks!

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MartinP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brilliant service, such a helpful waitress - sorry, can't remember her name, began with M? Very many thanks!

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AshleighP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We love bills and coke all the time, the room was quiet - apart from when me 3 year old sent the table flying. So I apologise for that.
Was a lovely experience as always.
The staff were fantastic with my gluten free child. Asked lots of questions and were very attentive

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Claire
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were really friendly and the food was great. Even put a candle in my husband’s pudding for his birthday!

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Jenne
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely building with character. Delicious food and the staff were exceptional. We ended up being early for our booking and they were so helpful

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LouH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent friendly and helpful service. Quiet evening but relaxed and nice atmosphere

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s such a beautiful restaurant, they are managing covid well and the staff are super friendly

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KirstenH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We felt that we were very rushed. Had to order a drink as soon as we sat down. Similarly starters were ordered within minutes and then our main order. Starters arrived and literally 30 seconds later our main arrived, the waiter who brought them out just shrugged his shoulder and the female waitress just said there must have been a mix up but did nothing about it. We were all served and eaten within 35minutes! Stayed for dessert as wanted an evening out for the first time in ages; brownie but not to our taste, very grainy and dry. Thought it was a shame that 12.5% is instantly added to our bill and the waitresses don’t actually see any of that as a tip. We therefore didn’t pay that and gave a cash tip instead (reluctantly but it wasn’t the waitresses fault, she was run off her feet, clearly understaffed). Never complain or leave bad reviews but this time we were very disappointed. Good note... front of house lady was very pleasant and welcoming.

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IzabelaD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, great service really worth stopping for meal

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Kerry
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very friendly and went above and beyond to make us comfortable during our dining experience. The food was lovely, the only thing was the Buttermilk chicken was a little dry, but other than that, it was great.

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SurreyFoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, always very warm and welcoming service. Great, lively atmosphere. I went for a business meeting but also go regularly with friends.

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SarahC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice food but drinks took a long time to arrive even though we ordered them before we ordered the food

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LauraG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Very slow service and requested things which just never arrived at the table. Good very average. Had much better here pre Covid. Disappointing.

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catman
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Food adequate, didn't appreciate waiting an hour for starter, apparently we were overlooked.

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SinuA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good service, piece of plastic found in the sauce for avocado salad, waiter apologised and took it off the bill.

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BrendaC
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a delicious brunch ! Great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Had a wonderful time .

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Disappointed that the service charge added to the bill is used to pay staff their salary, very poor way to operate and treat valued staff. Shame on you Bill's

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NicholasT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Definitely some scrimping with the food portions going on now. I understand why of course, but it does not lessen the blow of feeling a little cheated.
Food was as nice as usual and service was prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

I really like this restaurant they need to improve service better
I’m trying not to be rude but this waiter his definitely( eastern European )trying to get me paid by card machine it didn’t went through for the first time he just brought the card machine again to me without explaining it to me what’s wrong i then said it didn’t went through then well at least should tell me instead of just bringing card machine to my face
Service is awful

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YasminD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing breakfast service, with good food, kind staff and a good atmosphere. We were looked after and checked up on at appropriate times through out the meal and the toilets were clean. Would go again for lunch and dinner.

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ConradS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

A bit slow but very friendly staff.
Liked the building- looked good

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annies
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

We were offered a table next to a table which had a dog. My drink did not arrive with my partners and only came when I asked where it was - an orange juice so not too difficult to prepare. Disappointed that breakfast on a Saturday ended at 11.10. My partners fish finger sandwich had the smallest fishfingers I have ever seen with huge chunks of bread. My poached egg on advocado was cold and had not been seasoned. The socially distance tables was good and sanitiser on the table was good.

I will not be returning

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AnaF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We had to wait 50 minutes for our breakfast and the restaurant was extremely noisy with very exuberant students. We will not be visiting this branch again!

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EveM
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the Bills in Guildford, the service was brilliant and the food was tasty. I highly recommend.

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Jayne
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was excellent but the service was very slow. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks and almost 50 minutes to be served our food. However, other tables with guests who arrived after us were serviced quicker than us.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place for lunch, I had the falafel salad and the portion could have been a bit bigger but it was very tasty. Had to ask twice for a second drink but the place was packed so can’t blame the waiter for forgetting. He was really friendly and you could tell everyone was glad to be back at work as were the diners glad to be “out out”.

Will definitely be back there soon but next time I will order something more substantial as I’ve enjoyed lots of different dishes there before.

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BillS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was very attentive but our breakfast food was lukewarm and the plates cold.

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SophieS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasty food, pretty restaurant, good service, good value for money

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Dissappointed
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was cold and dry. Shame been to other Bills and food good. Hopefully one off but will give Bills a miss for a while.

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LOUISE
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely breakfast, area was clean. As was the child’s highchair my son used. looking forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly staff.

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JJ2020
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Superb food. Perfect time to go. Staff lovely.

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SimonA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very well organised and friendly on arrival. Waiter was very polite and friendly. Food was excellent. Their was quite a large delay between main course and dessert, which waiter explained the reason and was apologetic, but the dessert was delicious and both myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed so was worth it. Very happy with quality of meal and friendliness of staff.

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RogerL
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Ok menu but a little limited. My favourite on the menu was not available for the second time running. Friendly staff and service was ok.

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EmmaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well organised with COVID restrictions. Service was a little slow but food and drinks were really good.

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LynnT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food and service was very good, but the menu was very limited as several dishes weren't available. The special was supposed to be sirloin steak, but there was no steak available at all, also no fish, which didn't leave a lot of choice. We had the chicken which was very good, but it was disappointing not being able to have what we really wanted.

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DaisyB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service, food was good, lively destination and ambiance

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DavidW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

It was a cold wet day in Guildford. We were given a table downstairs in the crypt. Room was cold. No music, no atmosphere. Food when it arrived was tasteless. Service slow. Server did not seem to care, and showed no enthusiasm/engagement. Overall, not worth the money we paid. We won't be going back.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Guildford is rated 3.8 stars by 403 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.