Still hailed as one of the new kids on the block for dining in Leeds having only held its position in the city since September 2015, Bill’s is unlike other restaurant chains.
Positioned in a prime location in the heart of the pedestrian shopping area, it would be hard to go unnoticed. The décor is relaxed and light with a mix of dining couples and groups of friends there was a midweek buzz often found lacking in other venues. With an incredibly varied menu we were spoilt for choice.
For starters we had the avocado, bacon and spinach salad (£5.50) which was larger than expected with plentiful ingredients and perfectly coupled with the hedgerow fizz (£4.50) and Crumbed Halloumi sticks (£5.50) with an espresso Martini (£5.75). The team were attentive and helpful advising on both food and cocktail choices.
In between courses I took the opportunity to explore the expanse of the building, taking a look in to the large private rooms, something much sought after in the city centre. The restaurant has the added delight of the delicatessen providing an extensive range of goods to prolong the life of the Bill’s experience. There is something truly special about the tomato relish and the elderflower fizz.
The main courses arrived with the beautifully presented mojo chicken skewers with mouth watering tzatziki and warm piadina bread (£10.95). The blends of flavours provided the perfect combination. My companion chose the green curried chicken (£11.95) which was a delight to the senses. The food coming from the kitchen was well received by all the tables and the burgers were a sight to behold.
For pudding we shared a gooey treacle tart (£5.50), the only blip in an otherwise perfect dining experience, a matter of preference I am sure but next time we might try one of the other desserts.
It scored highly in terms of quality and value for money and the serving team added personality to a restaurant brand I am sure will continue to grow from strength to strength. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out I would suggest you book a table and relax and enjoy the experience.