Bills has always been one of my favourite places to go for a girls’ breakfast, or a lovely relaxed dinner in the evening, it’s one of those places that works for any occasion, at any time of day!
I went to the new Bills restaurant which has just opened as part of the new West Quay development in Southampton. It was a Friday evening, so it was completely packed, despite having only opened a couple of weeks ago.
I nearly wet myself with joy when I noticed they had a gin cocktail on the menu with a grapefruit wedge (my favourite tipple!) and my boyfriend was delighted with the iced glass they gave him for his beer.
The menu is full of my favourite things: halloumi sticks, falafel burgers, and their sausages with a honey and mustard dip are to DIE for. I could’ve eaten a plate of those for dinner and been more than satisfied.
Because of the woes of January, I opted for the seasonal menu and went for a Venison and Chestnut pudding with bubble and squeak mash. I love venison so I was very excited to try it, and it did not disappoint. There didn’t seem to be an abundance of chestnut, but the mash was gorgeous and I was devasted when I couldn’t eat it all (very generous portions!).
Overall, we had a lovely evening with delicious food. Even though they were very busy, the waiting staff were incredibly attentive and always helpful. I’ll definitely be back for their breakfast to sample yet more of those sausages!
Bills in West Quay is open now and you can book a table here: https://bills-website.co.uk/