Until very recently I must admit that I had never heard of Bill’s Restaurant.
When it comes to Sunday Lunch I’m a traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding person. Always have been.
A few weeks ago we were asked out to Sunday Lunch in Durham. I was reliably informed that we would be going to a familiar local Hotel which we had been to before, so I was looking forward to it immensely.
Sunday morning arrived. We got to our friends house to be informed that they had messed up and had forgotten to book a table at the Hotel. My heart sank. I had been looking forward to it all week.
They rang one of their favourite Restaurants in the City. Bill’s Restaurant. They had a table. Problem solved. Yorkshire Puddings here I come.
Apparently Bill’s is a chain of over 70 Bistro type Restaurants around the UK.
The branch in Durham is in Saddler Street. It’s one of those ancient streets that is full of Dickensian character with it’s fair share of old pubs, and book shops that leads up to the Cathedral Green.
The place was very busy which is always a good sign, and we were lucky to get a table at short notice.
The menu was full of different choices, but it doesn’t do Traditional English Lunches, so I settled for Fish Pie which was delicious, and rounded it off with Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream.
The service was prompt and friendly which more than compensated for the décor which seemed a bit battered.
Maybe that was intentional however.
I will return of course. Even if it’s just for the Chocolate Brownie!