Bill’s has opened in Cheltenham, finally.
I’ve been a massive fan of the UK chain ever since sampling their delicious fish finger sandwich last year in the Bristol branch, so you can probably understand why I got excited when I heard through the grapevine that they were opening one in my home town!
Myself and Sid donned the latest accessory (a Bill’s freebie before entering the restaurant) before heading in to taste the food delights.
We had booked a table as it was still the first week of opening, and within seconds of walking in we were taken to our seats.
Whilst we were awaiting our food and drinks we noticed there was a real buzz and energy in the room, and the interior is particularly Pinterest worthy . The décor of the restaurant is rustic with a shabby chic style, yet still very modern. I love the large lamp shades and the wine storage cupboard especially.
Our drinks soon arrived – we both sipped on my favourite Amaretto Sours to start the evening off.
Then our food arrived!
We shared two starters – a plate of crispy lemon squid, with a gorgeous garlic and lemon mayo sauce to dip, and grilled halloumi and cous cous salad. I wasn’t sure I would enjoy the latter at first, but the flavours of the cheese with lemon, pomegranate, mint and parsley together worked really well.
As it had been an unhealthy day of eating I chose the avocado, bacon and spinach salad which was delicious! I have recently been enjoying swapping lettuce with spinach as a healthier alternative, dare I say that I prefer the swap? The presentation of the dish was also impressive, making a salad look instantly more interesting.
Sid chose the grilled sea bream which looked amazing, and from a cheeky forkful, also tasted pretty good.
We ended the evening with cappuccinos instead of pudding, despite the desserts sounding too good to pass up.
The menu is full of variety and I plan on trying everything at some point – especially as I’ve heard that they are most famous for their breakfast/brunch menu…
If you haven’t been to Bill’s yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to head to the website and find your nearest restaurant.
P.s. I have since discovered that the pink shower cap is actually designed for bicycle seats, oops!