PARTY OF 10 HAVE A GREAT TIME AT BILLS
Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LJ
Telephone: 01284 733822
Type of Restaurant: Contemporary European chain dishing up separate breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner menus.
Although there was a party of 10 of us out to celebrate Christmas there was a warm welcome made at Bills, in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
We had all ordered various meals beforehand from the speciality Christmas menu and turned up in dribs and drabs ready to have a fun time.
We ordered our drinks, which took a bit of a time to arrive at the table, and then when we were all suitably ready our meals started to arrive.
The restaurant was busy with customers all attired in their best pre Christmas clothes and our starters began to be served.
My wife and I startedoff with kiln smoked salmon pate followed by roast turkey. I had Christmas pudding Eton Mess while my better half plumped for a choc orange bread and butter pudding.
The menu choice is amazing with a selection of starters and main courses.
They include a wild mushroom soup, fried pork sesame dumplings and crispy calamari to be followed by either a sharing plate of two selections of mezze which vary in price from £11.95 to £14.95, and either a steak, a variety of chicken dishes, a glorious fish pie, Bolognese, lamb shank, a wide selection of burgers and vegetarian fayre which all vary in price from £9.95 for a macaroni cheese to the most expensive a ribeye steak at £21.95.
Then the range of puddings are also expansive with a selection of eight on offer from a banana and honeycomb cheesecake to an apple and blackberry crumble.
Our two meals were extremely tasty but with a touch too much garlic for me on some of the vegetables.
But the turkey was succulent and very enjoyable along with the crispy roast potatoes.
My Christmas pudding Eton Mess was a touch unusual but extremely enjoyable non the less while the bread and butter pudding ticked all the boxes.
And we walked away from restaurant after paying just over £70 for our two meals.
They cater for almost any tastes and requirements and have special menus throughout the year plus a children’s menu.
Bill’s was formerly a bank and there are now cosy booths where the vaults used to be and the venue has a unique atmosphere which is not usually associated with branded outlets.
And it is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.