We had dinner and drinks at the chain restaurant
Product: Main courses start from £8.95 https://bills-website.co.uk/
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Situated right in the heart of town, Bill’s Peterborough provides a welcome escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. From the outside this restaurant looks quite modest in size but don’t let that deceive you, once inside it has ample space for diners and drinkers!
The very on trend, industrial chic décor is warmed by candles, lamps and tea lights- giving this large restaurant an intimate and welcoming glow.
There is a small bar area which is perfect if you’re only in the mood for a drink! You’re bound to be tempted by the impressive cocktail menu. It was hard to choose between the peach Bellini, bramble mojito or chocolate martini! I finally decided on the later and it went down a treat!
Next came the food menu! There’s always seasonal specials on offer, reinforcing the idea that Bill’s likes to source local, seasonal produce. I opted for the veggie mezze platter to start. It’s was a great combination of soft chickpea and parsley falafels, breaded halluomi sticks, olives, tangy pickled cabbage, hummus and tzatziki. It was very filling for a starter and could easily be shared by three. Next I opted for a bacon, avocado and spinach salad, with croutons and pecorino cheese. It tasted nice but I soon got a bored and felt it needed something else to cut through the greasy bacon- some fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze or dressing perhaps. However, not finishing all the salad meant I had room for dessert. My guest and I had a blackberry and apple Eton mess and the hot molten chocolate pudding. The Eton mess came with a salted caramel sauce and blackberry coulis and was delicious! A great twist on a classic dessert! The hot chocolate pudd melted in the mouth and was perfectly partnered with black cherry sauce and vanilla ice cream.
I found the service and staff at Bill’s to be excellent. I have visited Bill’s on many occasions and have always found this to be the case. I think I personally prefer the brunch/lunch menu as it’s more varied and I am a big fan of Bill’s cooked breakfast. I’d definately recommend Bill’s as a great place for a family meal, there’s a good children’s menu and highchairs are readily available.
Bill’s actually started as a shop, which is why you’ll find traditional foodie items to buy in every restaurant. These range from jams and chutney, to pink lemonade and sweets! Although Bill’s a large chain, this touch helps make it feel more like a local and independent bistro, and in a busy city centre, I really liked that!
For more information visit Bill's
- Bill’s Restaurants has teamed up with Marmite to serve a limited edition breakfast menu to help fuel commuters, shoppers, families and friends after the busy festive season. Available between the 9th - 31st January at Bill’s restaurants in Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham and all sites in London, customers will be able to access the secret menu using the code phrase ‘Spread the Love’.