Wednesday, 20 March 2013

mixed emotions


Bills, Guildford

As mentioned in Saturday's post, we went to Bills (in Guildford) for lunch on Saturday after popping into town for a few bits. Having been a few times, we were looking forward to a yummy, chilled lunch with good food in an interesting setting. If you've been to a Bill's before (I believe there are a fair few around now, we've been to the one in Brighton, and Guildford), you will be familiar with their quirky layouts - mismatched decorative pieces, chalkboards listing specials and little recipes, and numerous tasty treats on display that you can buy. It's a bloggers paradise (harhar)!

Anyway, as much as I love the concept of Bills, I have had mixed experiences. The first time we went I loved it. I even remember I had the halloumi and hummous burger, and it was delish. Since then, I've been several times on different occasions and haven't always found the quality to be as good as expected. Last Saturday was such an experience - I ordered a chicken caesar salad in an effort to be 'good', but was disappointed to see brown lettuce, only one piece of chicken and a tiny drizzle of dressing. Now although this may be good for my waistline, for a tenner I wasn't so impressed. The manager was helpful however, and gave us a pudding on the house - pecan pie mmmm. 

I wish I'd gone for Rich's marinated chicken skewers! 

What do you think of Bills? Worth the hype?

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6 comments

  1. dya know what, as much as i loved our lunch date there...NO. bills is not worth the hype.

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  2. I wasn't overly fussed on bills when I went there (guildford one for lbloggers brunch) not really worth the hype for me!
    Cariad x

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  3. I don't think we have a Bills in Edinburgh. It sounds lovely but sad that it didn't live up to what you were expecting. How can they go wrong with a salad, thats not good and really didn't sound worth it. Those chicken kebabs look lovely though, major food envy. At least you got a yummy desert :)
    Lianne x
    Rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  4. hmm i've only been to the bills in angel and covvy g, and for breakfast mainly! i haven't yet been disappointed so this post makes me a bit sad! some chefs must just be SHITE. lol
    it's great for hamper gifts though, that's for sure! maybe we can go in london and make it a goodun xxxx

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  5. Ooh I've never been to Bills before, but this does look delicious, although sad about the dish :(
    The pudding looks amazing though. And now I'm hungry xx

    The Little's.

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  6. Those marinated skewers look utterly delicious! Envious is not the word . . . . It's almost 10pm on a Sunday evening and I feel I have to cook chicken!

    Jem xXx

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