Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Sevenoaks

4.1
582 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Bill’s Sevenoaks restaurant is in Lady Boswell House, an elegant stone building full of character and history, nestled among the boutique shops, theatres and pubs on the bustling London Road. Large sharing tables, comfy leather chairs and romantic candlelit corners, all decorated in the classic Bill’s quirky-chic style, make this a restaurant perfect for all occasions. Open all day and into the night.

Experiences

  • Bill’s Christmas Set Menu

    £29.95 per person

    Nov 16 - Dec 30, 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.
What 582 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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FreeAsABird
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Another lovely evening dinner at Bills. Great food very reasonably priced, nice decor and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

One of my favourites. The only thing I don’t like is your coffee. It is just too strong even when you add more milk

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AndrewF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal last night. The fish pie was absolutely amazing and our vegetarians were also happy. Puddings were a real treat. Thank you Bills

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PeterH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Waited over 30 minutes for starter due to a ‘printer ran out of paper’ issue.
Food was average at best.
Only plus was they tried to make it up by taking the starters off the bill but they should have noticed we hadn’t had our starters which is poor customer service.

TM
TonyM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

The food was delicious but the service was only average. I think as there were very few customers some of the staff had been sent home, and the ones who were left were focussed on housekeeping.

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MaxineM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Service slow
Staff friendly and accommodating
Food nice

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christinah
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for Sunday lunch and it was perfect. It buzzed. Service (Maddie) was very good and all the staff very attentive
My only negative was that my eggs Benedictine could have been hotter. The other members of our party had no issues at all

GD
GeorgeD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good food service ambience

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Lisa
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff incredibly friendly. Really lovely experience

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Sennockeater
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

I really dislike that Bill’s automatically adds a 12.5% service charge to your bill. This should be at the discretion of the customer always, especially since service is rather patchy - sometimes nice and attentive, sometimes very slow, sometimes we had a waiter that was scruffy and dirty.
The food is extremely tasty with some lovely flavour combination, but it’s about £3-4 too expensive per main item. This isn’t fine dining, nor has the service to back up the prices.

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Midsummersday
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Lovely surroundings & chilled out music in the middle of a stressful work day. Would definitely go again & recommend to friends & work colleagues.

JL
JustineL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Lovely service , a really nice friendly waitress but the food was pretty bad .. i had egg benedict but it was cold, and there were 5 of us , 4 of whom had similar and all said the same.
Unfortunately i have gad the same a few weeks ago which i sent back but it was still not hot.
Its a shame and really is a simple thing to make sure food is piping hot before it goes out.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and staff but restricted menu in place which wasn’t updated on the website

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Gertrude
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Service was quite slow. Seemed to be a lot of staff milling around but not much co-ordination or management.
Drinks and food server didn't really engage with us and seemed a bit doozy.
Had to step over dogs to go to the toilet.
No mask wearing or obvious social distancing by staff or customers - wouldn't feel comfortable if it had been any busier.

Disappointing as we love Bill's Eastbourne and Lewes and have always had excellent service.

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Jameso
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

From a corporate perspective the service was efficient with each opportunity to sell us more never missed, our coffees were removed moments after our last sips while our food was cleared the minute the cutlery hit the empty plate.
While being asked if everything is to your liking and if you’d like anything else is needed when dining out, being asked 10 plus times within a 20 minute sitting is borderline harassment. Yes, 20 minutes, obviously not through choice.
Please allow your guests the time to enjoy their food and try to gauge a level of interaction that is suited to their requirements 🙏

CT
ChristineT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was lovely but apart from hand sanitizer I saw no precautions being taken for Covid, there could have been more ventilation and should your staff be wearing face coverings?

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LakshmiJ
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The ambiance was great and the staff really helpful and accomodating. The only things we had a problem with were the deserts. We had to wait for quite a while for them and on the menus they aren't properly described so some ended up having deserts they didn't like. Overall a nice experience and I would come back for the food but skip the deserts

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janicem
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service not as good as previous.. Ordered lime and soda got sparkling water with slice of lime

JH
JackH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my mother’s 100 birthday and they made it very special

AH
AnneH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mum , Dad and 2 daughters nipped out for a cheeky Friday night burger and chips .
Friendly and efficient waitress .
Food was aprox 20 mins to wait and was well cooked , presented and tasty .
That was sufficient for parents but daughters had Brownie s for pudding -
It was quite expensive ( £92 ) but a good Friday night treat .?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and friendly service we just loved the atmosphere and decor. Food was excellent well cooked presented and tasty. My only criticism was the tiny puddle of custard with the crumble. Apart from that a great meal and experience.

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AmandaG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was nice but would have preferred something else. Disappointed by the reduced menu which is not indicated on their website.
Also we said we would have coffee after the dessert but were not warned that the barman was going home and no one else to make the coffees…!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Classic burger and fries was very tasty and substantial. Vegan burger also excellent. Brownies a treat for a chocaholic.

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Judith
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very friendly, pleasant atmosphere and helpful service. Dog friendly.

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RichieRich
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was nice

HF
HFFR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat with children. Lovely kind staff. Excellent buttermilk chicken burgers. A place we return to regularly.

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Gary
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Manager was really helpful and polite. Gave us an additional starter because it had come out with the wrong sauce .. and we hadn't even noticed until he pointed it out. :)

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FionaW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our table for two was in on the way to the toilets so not the perfect one but the service was very good and also the food. The lighting was poor to start with so we couldn't read the menus easily without moving under a better light, but that was changed later in the evening. We had an issue with the smoothie we had ordered (banana) which we hadn't noticed (due to lighting) that it had coffee in it (strange idea I think) but it was changed without issue and not charged for, which we were very happy with. Also noticed excellent service to next table where their food was late and they were (like us) on the way to the theatre. the manager sorted it and gave them extra wine to compensate, which they had not asked for. All in all, good service and a place we will visit again.

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Karenljacs1960
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Menu reduced, too small to read
Waitress brought beer and no glass
Waited ages for main and was just warm , manager very helpful
We were on a time scale due to going to the theatre
Won’t be going again

CH
ChristineH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful surroundings lovely ambience. Food excellent and waiter very attentive. Would highly recommend

LN
LaurenN
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing service & amazing food will definitely be visiting again

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GillianE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday lunch with a friend. Food good and cocktails pleasant. The thing that made the lunch so good was the excellent service both from the maitre d and our waiter. They were both very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.

JB
JacB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Really helpful staff and lovely food. Quite busy on Saturday night, so took a little longer than usual but overall a really good experience

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Jaci
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, our lovely waitress was happy for us to delay ordering our mains until after our starter, just to slow the evening down a bit. Equally happy to adapt the cocktail to suit our daughter’s tastes too. Lovely evening.

JB
JaneB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The food was okay, though my naked beef burger was served with a few lettuce leaves that were described as a salad. However the service was slow and inefficient as we had to repeatedly remind staff of our requests for condiments and drinks. This spoiled the meal for us.

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MichelleT
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Worst Bills experience from the Sevenoaks restaurant.
Booked a fever evening that wasn’t being offered by the Sevenoaks branch
Friend had a wet seat
Manager did apologise and honoured the 2 for 1 on cocktails
My dumplings starter was over cooked
Sea salted fries were oversalted
Chicken burger was mushy
Staff seemed to be inexperienced

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Sevenoaks1
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good vegetarian selection in menu, friendly and attentive staff in modern comfortable surroundings

BM
BrianM
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Great service from delightful young girl. Crispy calamares good for starter but main of Chicken burger with avocado disappointed. Grilled chicken tough, avo limited to a few chunks so not very special unlike the sweet potato fries which were crisp and tasty.

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Tedb
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were really lovely and accommodating, sung my mum happy birthday. Only thing I would change is allow us to leave our waiters/waitresses a tip via the card machine when we pay.

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Ellie123
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Always look to
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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Sevenoaks is rated 4.1 stars by 582 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.