Review: Bill’s, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey

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Bills | 1-3 Hill Rise | Richmond-Upon-Thames

  • Price range: ££
  • Families welcome
  • Open everyday 8am-11pm except Sundays it closes at 10.30pm
  • Serves contemporary European breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
  • Free wifi
  • Takeaway available
  • Delivery available – London only
  • 20% off the food bill for all Police / NHS / Armed Forces / Fire and Ambulance Services

They say:

Formerly a pub, Bill’s Richmond restaurant is right next to Richmond Bridge, and has a very local and friendly atmosphere. Low ceilings, exposed brickwork, quiet booths and leather club chairs, it has an intimate feel, perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

Bill’s in Richmond needs a big lick of paint. Yeah you heard me, a big dollop of it to their outside surface. Currently as it stands, if it weren’t for my sister’s suggestion, we would never have gone in for breakfast last Saturday. It just doesn’t look inviting. Plus to be honest, I didn’t actually think it did food, just drinks. Maybe a pub but most definitely a bar. But Bill’s, it’s so much more than that. It’s the place place to be for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and jam apparently if that’s your thing.

  • Who ate: 3 adults, 1 child 
  • Drinks ordered: 2 pots of tea, 1 cappacino,  1 apple juice and 4 tap waters. 
  • Sam ate: Bills breakfast (Full English) £8.75
  • Fran ate: Eggs Royale £8.60
  • Mya are: Beans on toast £1.95
  • I ate: Buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit and maple syrup (5 stack) £8.60

Total cost: £43.20

If you like your pots of tea big in the morning, Bill’s certainly wins as the place to drink your tea. For a tea lover, it’s so great to get a big pot of tea not a measly pot that barely holds enough to fill a cup. My sister recommended this place for breakfast last Saturday and in future, we’ll definitely book, but on this occasion with Emily in her buggy we were very lucky to get a table for 3 adults, 1 child and a baby at 11am on a Saturday morning. In fact we just missed the queue of hungry families piling up at the door wanting a slice of Bill’s breakfast before it was too late.

Bill’s is quirky, sits in a perfect location of Richmond and you can see why it gets so busy at the weekends. The food is fresh, the atmosphere buzzing with plenty of cheer and the staff friendly and helpful if they can spare the time. Sam wasn’t overly keen on the size of his breakfast, he’s a lad he wants a big breakfast but Richmond, I suppose is less big greasy breakfast more families who brunch. It didn’t matter though he had the rest of my pancakes. I’ve heard there’s one closer to home in Maidstone which we may check out the next time we visit Sam’s family.

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