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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central, Cardiff, WLS

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central

4.1
4.1
1777 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Originally built in the late 1800s, Wyndham Arcade, a Grade II listed building, is home to Bill’s Cardiff City Centre restaurant. The restaurant is packed full of colour and charm, ideal for a cosy dinner or catching up with friends. Both impressive and intimate, with little booths, nooks and crannies, there’s plenty of seating including a large outdoor terrace, making Bill’s Cardiff Central the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Café
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 8054 5400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pancakes

    £8.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You are confirmed to join us for our pancake party, whether it’s bottomless pancakes for adults or build your own pancakes for kids!
    Bottomless Pancakes photo
  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £14.95 per person

    Jan 2 - Mar 3, 2024
    For only £14.95 you can enjoy a two course meal from our set menu including your favourites. If you're feeling extra peckish, add another course for just £3!
    Seasonal Set Menu photo
  • Bottomless Brunch

    £20.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Just select any item from our huge selection of delicious main or brunch dishes all day Saturday & Sunday and go bottomless from just £20.50. The price of bottomless brunch is for the drinks only.
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 1,777 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Child-Friendly

  • South Wales

    Healthy

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • South Wales

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • South Wales

    Lively

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for brunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for groups

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Hot spot

  • Cardiff City & County

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lively

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

1,777 Reviews
  1. Tom215

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were sat by the fire exit and that door was being used for staff to go in and out. The door would be left open by staff causing a draft especially it being February was rather cold. The door would slam and just made the evening less enjoyable. A 12.5% service charge was added and we tried to do it through the QR code where they automatically added another tip ontop! The food was ok but was slightly cold. Disappointing overall.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was great. Lovely food, amicable swaps for menus since they ran out of their main vegan dish. The staff were lovely, vibe was great.

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  3. HelenD

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy restaurant with a great vibe, attentive staff. The food was very tasty, my husbands steak was quite tough but full of flavour. We would return.

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  4. kerry

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, friendly staff & quick service. Great place to visit.

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  5. Janice

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was absolutely tasteless and a complete waste of money. Will not be visiting again. Years ago would always call in there but standards have really dropped.

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  6. Amelia

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very mediocre food. I had rump steak, size was mean, rocket wilted and steak tough and undercooked

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  7. BrewDog

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch, with lots of options including vegetarian and vegan. The food was lovely. Had to wait a while for drinks as the staff were so busy but overall the service was good.

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  8. JackieG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had different meals & everyone enjoyed their food. I had bills brunch & it was delicious

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  9. NathanW

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is absolutely delightful. We were greeted warmly and promptly and shown to a lovely table. Our server was so friendly, as was every member of staff we encountered during our visit and happy to answer any questions we had. Drinks were very pretty! The food was absolutely delicious, we had the signature fish pie and a shawarma. Olives were very, very tasty. Highly recommend and we’ve already booked again for next month!

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  10. Matt240987

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely relaxed evening meal at Bill’s. The service was excellent all the way through from a friendly greeting to a warm goodbye. The veganuary specials were delicious. We tried the Moroccan “chicken” burger and vegan shawarma. Both were bursting with flavour and good value for money. Prompt and personal service from Suki who seemed to make everyone feel at home in the place. We’ll definitely be back when next in Cardiff.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were welcoming and very helpful. Starter and cocktail were really tasty. Unfortunately the steak was tough which was a shame. Our bill was wiped which was a kind gesture.

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  12. FranG

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the meal was okay, the food came super fast but it meant our drinks hadn’t arrived at the time we got our food and didn’t arrive until half way through us eating. We ordered some additional drinks that both came wrong and after one extra round of drinks following food we were never asked again if we would like any others or if we wanted to pay the bill etc We ended up paying and leaving using the QR code - overall it was an okay experience but appreciate as it was New Years Eve there may have been some Pressure to get people in and out For the price we paid, we probably wouldn’t go back as a first choice

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , great choice, great value brilliant service

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  14. GaryC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service top food and friendly staff , used the one in bath and Cardiff is as good , cheers Gary

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  15. ColinT

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place was one of the worst places I have eaten in …my children’s meal was cold had to look for someone to ask to re do this only for them to warm it up in a micro as u can tell by the colour of the pasta n he then got less chips …my steak was as tough as old boots asked for medium some of it was grey n some raw the fried onions were cold they hardly had any soft drinks for my son he wanted Fanta only to be told it was for staff only …service was awful you had to shout to someone for a drink …would not recommend at all £16 for service charge for 2 adults n 2 children and they tried to add a tip on to that of £7 no chance …£150 coat and was not happy by the experience ..would not recommend at all stay well clear of this place

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  16. IeuanRh

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good - dessert was excellent. Bit rushed to close as it was Christmas Eve but ok on the whole.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor and portion for the fish pie very small. Would go elsewhere if back in Cardiff

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  18. MarcW

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite expensive, especially when service charge is automatically added. Steak was poor quality

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  19. AlisonB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal- great atmosphere and very attentive staff.

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  20. DAVIDS

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good overall. Fairly prompt service ,staff very good & food good.

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  21. PetulaM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's not going to take me 50 letters to tell you how amazing this place is! Lovely, attentive waiting staff, great food! My only problem is that we were too squashed in! I understand the necessity of fitting as many in as possible, but it was very awkward getting in and out of our table without disturbing other diners!

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  22. KevinE

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a thoroughly pleasant lunch at Bill’s, vibrant atmosphere and good service. Food was excellent, menu items were well presented and original. A bit cramped- but it was the week before Christmas! Will be returning - says it all!!

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  23. MikeH

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No staff, one person running around, banged my coffee and milk on the table, really grumpy. Not his fault, he was on his own manning the door and rubbing up and down stairs with food. Cancelled breakfast as knew it would take forever and grumpy service. Won’t go back

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  24. JenniferD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived slightly late but even though very busy a lovely welcome. Good and we'll presented food. Can't wait to return.

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  25. SaraS

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab relaxed location with a mix of tasty food. Good variety of choice.

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  26. CarriadC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bills on Friday 8th Dec was buzzing. Lots of Xmas parties. Our food was delicious and great sized portions. Food was tasty and came out hot. As it was so busy staff weren’t always able to get drinks etc very quickly but this was understandable for occasion. Good selection of food for type of restaurant. One of us had steak and the other halloumi shawarma - halloumi was really nicely seasoned and good selection of salads alongside. Banoffee pie sundae was shared and super tasty.

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  27. FfionB

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing! The girl who served us was amazing, she was so organised and always checking on us. The food was great, we couldn’t ask for a better night. Thank you!

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  28. KateD

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had drinks and 3 lovely meals fish pie was superb. They took our plates away when we finished our meals.Suddenly a server gave us our bill saying one of us had asked for it.None of us had asked for the bill.We pay…Then decided to have one more drink.The server said we would have to leave our table, and have our drinks at the bar.We had only been there for one hour.We decided to leave after feeling disappointed.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi Team. We didn’t have a long wait for our table. One of our guests was a bit late, so the team did not serve the pre-ordered Christmas food till we all were there. The food was delicious. We truly enjoyed our time there. Thank you Dotty

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  30. JeanT

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived and were seated at the end of a sofa next to a young family. It was a bit cramped rally but luckily the family were quiet. I feel that it did spoil the ambience a little for us. Food was good, service was quite quick. overall a good experience.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place with nice attentive staff. Food good but thought menu was slightly restricted?? But what we had was very nice and tasty.

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  32. HelenL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met as a family for prep Christmas brunch. The service was swift and the food excellent. We will be back

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  33. StephenK

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow and check bills as QR code pay system had a 12.5% service charge which is very cheeky and then also asked to provide the server a tip !!! I really find that forced tipping unacceptable.

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  34. CameronS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic, the Chicken two-ways with truffle sauce was divine Brownie is the best we've ever had.

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  35. NickP

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place for the family, Weekend Lunch - had a nice time, thanks Bills! The Team was awesome

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  36. VickyG

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very busy, food ok. Toast cold and hard. We went for a special occasion but it didn’t feel very special.

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  37. Luke

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding everytime we come here, enjoyed everything from start to finish. Had a fantastic burger, followed by a stunning chocolate tart for desserts. Reasonably priced and staff friendly and efficient, will definitely be back

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  38. KarenS

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very good but for the price paid the amount of food was small and of poor quality. The food arrived cold and I asked for parts to be reheated which was done quickly. I was told the bill would be ammended but it wasn't.Unfortunately we both had tummy upsets after eating here. It was the only meal we'd had that day

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  39. mickh

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food, some confusion on the bill but resolved.

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  40. sierrab

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was terrible, the eggs Benedict tasted awful and it was overpriced

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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central is rated 4.1 stars by 1777 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Cardiff Central

27-39, Wyndham Arcade, Mill Lane, Cardiff, WLS CF10 1FH

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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