Bill’s is a well-known restaurant chain with a number of branches across London. We visited the Covent Garden branch this week to try out their new menu and had a great time. Not like most of the chain restaurants in London, Bill’s has personality, great food and service and is a great place to eat in London.
Tucked away in St Martin’s Courtyard on the edge of Covent Garden, Bill’s is close enough to the hustle and bustle but hidden away enough for a quiet (and delicious) bite to eat. The restaurant has recently been revamped and it is absolutely gorgeous. Oozing with style and decadence, there’ is a lot of seating across the two floors and also a large outdoor area which twinkles in fairy lights at night.
The atmosphere is chilled and there was a lovely relaxing ambiance whilst we were there.The staff are so helpful and also a lot of fun and we enjoyed our experience even more because of the staff here.
The food is so good here! We started with a sharing platter called Health which had smashed avocado, hummus, ancient grain with smoked tomatoes and olives and kale crackers. This was like a sharing platter sent from vegan heaven! The avocado smash was perfect with tasty spinach in it too, the grain was full of flavour and we loved the smoked tomatoes. The hummus was smooth and delicious and the kale crackers (which sounded far too healthy) were so tasty!
For our mains we had the Carrot, mushroom and cashew nut Wellington with artichoke mash and vegan gravy and the 10oz dry aged rib-eye steak with smoked tomato béarnaise, rosemary salted chips and roasted tomatoes. I will start with the wellington – wow! It was beautifully presented, full of flavour and the pastry was crispy and melt in the mouth all at the same time. I had not experienced artichoke mash before but it was really tasty – with perfect seasoning. The steak was a big old slab of good quality meat, cooked just right and the béarnaise sauce was the perfect accompaniment.
I was trying to behave myself so only had the one cocktail – the Hedgerow Fizz which was prosecco poured over a frozen blackberry with elderflower cordial. It was very tasty and didn’t last me long… also an absolute bargain at only £5.95! The rest of the cocktail menu looked great and the most expensive one was £7.50 which is just such good value.
I cannot say I have visited many chain restaurants in London and come away thinking that place was great – but Bills really was! The service was fantastic and the food was really top notch. I would recommend visiting Bills – especially the Covent Garden branch as it’s just so pretty.
East London Girl: Bills