After our weekend away for my birthday, Dr W and I have made a pact to spend some more quality time together. Date nights with each other being the main event. We’re often so busy with work and our after work hobbies we barely talk to each other. The first of our new run of date nights took us to Bill’s Restaurant in Worcester.
I must admit Bill’s is an absolute staple to the Worcester dining scene. One of the first of many ‘newer’ chains to hit our high street, it’s popularity has never stopped. The fresh food and produce with adjoining deli make it a real hit in this city. Dr W and I have been to Bill’s quite a few times together and it’s a frequent lunch spot for Mummy Pond and I. The evening of our latest visit, we were checking out the updated food and drinks menus.
As we’d walked down (in the heatwave) we really needed something cool and refreshing. So not only getting some water for the table, we ordered a couple of cocktails. The wonderfully refreshing Raspberry and Rosehip Collins, that I actually ordered a second one of later in the meal, it was just too good! Dr W ordered the English Summer Garden, which he also said was refreshing and perfect for summer. The updated cocktail menu is full of summery drinks, like the Blackberry Mojito and the Margarita, well worth checking out!
As we were indecisive and rather peckish, we decided to order a selection of starters to nibble on. Now given my recent obsession with halloumi, we couldn’t not order the Crumbed Halloumi Sticks with lemon and garlic mayo. Wonderful sticks of glorious cheese complimented perfectly by the mayo. I’m not usually a fan of lemony mayo, but having garlic in there worked for me. The Devilled Chicken Skewers were tender (dry chicken is always a worry) and had a great kick to them. Last but not least we had the Crispy Calamari, these were cooked perfectly, not chewy at all. The batter was wonderfully light too.
For our mains we went with some Bill’s staples. I picked the Oak Smoked Asian Spiced Ribs, already a huge fan of the ribs at Bill’s (their BBQ ones with apple slaw were awesome). Dr W picked the Buttermilk Chicken Burger with bacon. The ribs have changed a bit since I last ordered, instead of a rack you get them cut up for you, this does make them easier to pick up an eat though! My only issue with the ribs, they could’ve been a bit stickier. I found myself adding some hot sauce to them. Dr W enjoyed his chicken burger, he enjoyed the addition of crunchy bacon. Both of us had fries, which were cooked well and we enjoyed dipping them in chipotle mayo! Fear not Bill’s fans, the Fish Pie, Bill’s Burger and Fish Finger Sandwich all remain firmly untouched and on the menu.
I’m not sure how we did it, I kind of had to roll home after, but we had dessert! I went with the wonderful Warm Mini Cinnamon Doughnuts, these came with chocolate and salted caramel dipping sauces. These light and fluffy donuts were just divine, I loved the chocolate dipping sauce! Dr W went with the Chocolate Bombe (not pictured as it was very melty thanks to the weather!) But this dessert is pretty special, they pour a caramel sauce over a chocolate bombe with ice cream and it melts in front of you. It was delicious and quite a fancy end to the dinner. I must add, I also had a brew at the end of the meal, I love Bill’s tea and I couldn’t not have a brew before walking home.
Overall we had a great experience at Bill’s. The staff were really knowledgeable about the drinks and food menu. This helped us make some key choices that evening! Everyone was friendly and happy to help, plus the food was delicious. Have you been to a Bill’s Restaurant before (they have many up and down the country)? What would you order off the new menu? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. I was invited down to Bill’s in Worcester to check out the menu. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.
P.P.S. Bill’s Worcester is located at Crown Gate Shopping Centre Chapel Walk, 8-9, Worcester WR1 3LD. Find your local Bill’s here.