Bill's Covent Garden (St Martin's Courtyard)

Restaurants, Global Covent Garden
Bill's Covent Garden (St Martin's Courtyard)
Venue says Having undergone a complete refurbishment, locals and visitors can enjoy all-day dining and drinks at the bar in a relaxed, stylish setting.

A St Martin’s Courtyard branch of the popular chain – and the first London outpost. 

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Bill's Covent Garden (St Martin's Courtyard) says
"We love the improvements – it’s hard to make an old favourite even more special, but Bill’s have done just that". February 23, 2018 by Jenny McGee, London Unattached.

Bill's gets a new look and evolved menu to further dial up the eclectic British style created by Bill’s founder Bill Collison
The restaurants menu has been adapted and feature many dishes not currently available across the Bill’s estate. Format changes include the introduction of small plates at St Martin’s Courtyard suited to after work drinks.

From breakfast...

We continue to offer a welcoming home from home serving Bill’s classic breakfast favourites alongside new dishes including an açai smoothie bowl and an apple & cinnamon waffle. An enhanced weekend brunch menu will feature everything from spicy lamb & beef meatballs and beetroot and goats cheese rice balls to a steak and blue cheese sandwich and an ancient grain bowl. Bill’s classic egg dishes will be available until 5pm and lighter lunch options will be available at all restaurants.

...To bedtime

To further enhance the dinnertime atmosphere and drive evening opportunities, Bill's Covent Garden has a seated bar area. The bar menu is packed with dips and nibbles and will be served alongside Bill’s existing popular house cocktails and drinks. Hearty supper specials from wild boar sausages with apple mash to a British twist on fish fritto misto will change from day to day at St Martins Courtyard.
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Venue name: Bill's Covent Garden (St Martin's Courtyard)
Address: 13 Slingsby Place
Cross street: St Martin's Courtyard
Opening hours: Meals served 8am-11pm Mon-Fri; 9am-11pm Sat; 9am-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Price: Main courses £8.95-£15.95
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Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:15
  • 4 star:14
  • 3 star:7
  • 2 star:7
  • 1 star:10
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We visited this branch of Bill's for a late brunch before watching the wonderful Lion King show. Service was good although a little slow. However, when the food eventually arrived, it was absolutely worth it! The portions are huge, the perfect fry up. Even the kids portion was massive (although my daughter polished off the lot!) 

Cracking location within the Covent Garden. As expected from Bill's, a lovely place for a meal.

Good breakfast, friendly staff. Sorry, I don't like writing food reviews.


I've eaten at many Bills' over the years and was a bit disappointed in the food at the Covent Garden branch. We went for the three courses for £15 which had good options, but the food just wasn't that great. My boyfriend had a cod burger (basically a giant fish finger sandwich) and we definitely make better version at home.

The drinks were, however, pretty good and very reasonable.

Overall, it was a good midweek meal, but due to the choice of remarkable restaurants in London, I won't be coming back any time soon.


With so many incredible hidden gems and independents in London, I try to avoid national chain restaurants as much as possible. However, despite my best efforts, I always find myself returning to Bill's whenever I need a quick, pre-theatre meal in Covent Garden. Why? Because Bill's is blooming brilliant.

The food here is always amazingly tasty and fresh, using really high quality ingredients. The creamy Mac n Cheese with mushrooms and truffle is so indulgent and delicious. The halloumi burger with a spicy tomato salsa and sweet, crispy falafel is also a favourite of mine. However, even their simpler options, such as Cesar Salad, are prepared with care and taste great.

They also offer a fantastic pre-theatre set menu where you can get two dishes for £13. And if you are really in a rush, they have a Good to Go section which is perfect if you have a show starting in less than an hour.

Their cocktails are always seasonal and freshly made, and their own brand beer is great value.

The staff are also pleasant, but when busy, you may need to work a little harder to grab their attention. 

Good gastropub grub in a quirky setting- Bill's is always a winner. 


Bill's is a great place to eat or just chill out with a drink. Although this is a chain, neither the food nor the decor has been compromised. The breakfast pancakes are a treat. If going at lunchtime, the fish sandwich is delicious and comes with tartare sauce. My companion ate the burger and said he particularly enjoyed the bun which didn't fall apart as so many burger buns tend to do.


I don't normally go to chain restaurants but I was very happy with the brunch I had here. Arrived about ten minutes before brunch menu ended but they were happy to still let me order. Had five stack pancakes with berries and bananas and avocado on toast with poached eggs and everything was delicious and I found it to be reasonably priced, considering this is Covent Garden. A bit crowded as can be expected and not speedy service but it was a good experience and I was pretty satisfied overall. 


Nice place for a chain, but bit too pricy. The staff was very friendly, but slow, they kept chatting to each other and forgetting about us. The food was pretty tasty, but paying £10 for a salad that was definitely not fulfilling and tasted ok was to much. Visit if there is nothing else around and if you feel like mid healthy option.


Really nice decor & ambience. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Menu is extremely uninspired, so don't visit with a foodie in tow. It is a good place to go with a group as there will be something basic to 'please' everyone as the menu is so standard. Food is pretty average but cocktails are very good and reasonably priced. 


An excellent pre-theatre dining option. For £12.95 I had 2 courses which consisted of calamari for starters and sea bass for main. The food was served very quickly and tasted fresh and delicious. Their cocktails are great also, with a large selection to choose from and at a price relatively reasonable for central London. The atmosphere was very relaxed, I especially loved the shabby-chic touch with the rustic furniture, impressively large chandeliers and candle lighting. A reliable chain that has failed to ever let me down, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


I took some friend to the Soho branch last Saturday and we had a lovely evening. The restaurant is very cozy, I love the rustic furniture and the blackboards with recipes written on them.

Food is good, nothing too fancy but a good value for money and presentation is on point. I ordered prawn cocktail and fish pie, both delicious. Another lovely thing I've tried is their pink lemonade, had to buy a bottle to take home cause it's too yummy! It's a good place for groups as the menu has a little bit of everything, both vegetarian and meaty.

The location is also great, especially now with the Christmas lights on!

I'm not sure why this restaurant has such a relatively low star rating. I'm quite a fussy eater...We recently visited Bills in Leicester and the service, atmosphere and cocktails were delicious as was the Shepards pie! Possibly the best pie I've tasted for a while.. We sampled other bits from the quite simple but tasty menu. We will be visiting again!


A no fuss, consistent and spacious place to get breakfast. Yes, it's a chain but so what? I'm not a big food snob to avoid every chain eateries. I think it's great a great place to get a full English breaky, pancakes, french toast and some healthy breakfast options. It can get crowded on weekends, especially if the weather is nice.


I have to say, I was very impressed with Bill's Muswell Hill, which is a recent addition to the area I believe. Looking for a place to meet a friend for brunch on a quiet Monday morning, this seemed like a good option and it turned out to be so.

Having first discovered Bill's as a small independent in Brighton over ten years ago, when humous was not common on the British high-street, I haven't visited the London branches as I am not keen on businesses that start expanding fast as Bill's has and lose their independence.

However, and it might be because it was a quiet Monday morning, on this occasion we had a delightful experience. The restaurant in Muswell Hill is bright with beautiful decor and the food certainly impressed my friend and I. We both ordered a vegetarian breakfast from the very charming waiter (plus points for his flirtatious waiting skills!) with a coffee and a ridiculously oversized pot of tea. Everything tasted fresh, was generously sized and well priced. It was also a very original twist on a veggie breakkie with humous (of course), avocado and a spicy sauce with the eggs, toast and tomatoes. 

This place never gets old for a quick local lunch. The food is reliably good, friendly and quick service, all at reasonable prices. Most recently I tried the falafel salad which I would highly recommend for a light lunch. There is a lot of variety so it's an easy choice!


This little gem tucked away in a corner of St. Martins courtyard impresses at first sight. The glassed walls look into a two floored dining area which is decked out with beautiful chandeliers, ornate candelabras and twinkling candles placed on cleverly aged wooden tables. On these tables are topped off with more candles in in old jam jars and aged oatmeal cans holding the cutlery. Aside from these bohemian delicate additions, the walls are the most striking, as they are all stacked with home-made produce from the floor to the ceiling, all of which are for sale. Some of them also hang from the ceiling, such as bunches of dried red chillies. Bill’s prides itself on the local produce that it serves to the extent that it is displayed abundantly all over the restaurant.

Bill’s is a restaurant where you can buy fresh supplies to take home with you after your meal. But the multi-tasking doesn’t end there, as this is also one of a very few places in the area that is ideal for a hearty Breakfast, quick lunch, relaxed dinner or for just a coffee. I would highly recommend Bill’s as an impressive but relaxed venue for a drink. It’s also perfected for a casual meal if you’re not too put off by the prices.


I agree with the last reviewer - Bill's has mastered the art of the reliable chain. Good menu, reasonably priced options (the set menu is particularly good value) and staff are generally on point. We did have to wait a little before we could grab someone's attention to bring us the bill but they were busy that night. Good wine (although the prosecco is over priced) and I like the candelabras. I also went to a comedy event held in the square and the staff let me pop in to use the loo, even though I wasn't eating there (that time). I appreciated the hospitality! 


The recent accusations of tip-taking aside, Bill’s is a fairly reliable chain in my experience.

The Covent Garden branch has the same menu and shabby chic decor as others in the chain, but the secluded courtyard location sets it apart.

The food was good, as usual.I ordered the pancakes which were delicious and filling - although I did get food envy of the rest of the table as they tucked into their full English breakfasts, which they were pleased with.  

Be aware that they don’t serve alcohol until 12pm on a Sunday due to their licensing, so a bubbly brunch is off the cards until midday – which was a slight disappointment for our 11am sitting.

You know where you are with Bill's. Food is always really good and the staff are friendly. Although they seem to be opening up everywhere you never feel like you're in a chain. Worth trying the sausages as a starter - delicious!

we had the pre theatre menu - grilled chicken salad. Looked like it was 3 days old and impossible to eat. I sent it back and to their credit they produced a much better replacement version of the same dish. Service was impeccable and they were very apologetic but on reflection there is simply no excuse for bad food being served in a restaurant. The chef should never have let this dish leave the kitchen. Bill's in Central London are rapidly going down the pan.

Bills is ok. The service is excellent. I chose scrambled eggs & salmon on toast. Eggs were a touch cold & my extra hot Latte was warm at best. The menu for breakfast is small. Very nice setting even if the chairs aren't the most comfortable.

Great breakfast !!!!! Really nice staff !! :) really nice decor ! Overall great experience !

Visiting from sydney and couldn't find anywhere else in covent garden. Seriously average food. Host was nice and though the rest of the service staff were slow, he promptly replaced my served-cold chips with a fresh hot ones upon my request. Still, the supposedly gourmet hamburger was super greasy and i could have had a better equivalent meal at mcdonalds. Oh and when i requested the berry and banana smoothie without the berries, they apologised but all their smoothies were pre-made "fresh" (contradiction much) that morning with the berries already in them - they didn't think that it would have taken less time to make me a plain banana smoothie than explain this awfully dull fact. Cappuccino was bad-foamy and separated from the milk. Will not be returning.

Went to Covent Garden with two children. Good but not great food but appalling service. Despite table being vacated shortly after we arrived it took an age to be seated! Jamie's, next door,the previous night,was a much better deal, with staff much more attentive to the need to deal with children's needs quickly. Even the table next to us, four grown men, left after not receiving any service. It is a bit rich to add 12.5% gratuity when there is no service!

came for breakfast on our last visit to London and it certainly will be a regular haunt on our regular trips. We stayed in a hotel nr by that wanted £29 per head for english breakfast, so instead we stumbled on Bills by total chance, the 2 of us had a full english, french toast, 2 coffee's and a pot of tea all for under £30 - service was great - nothing fancy, nothing was too much trouble - nice music - food was more than acceptable, the portions were hearty and filled us up for most of the day - there is nothing to fault with Bill's other than there isnt one locally to us. if your looking for posh surrounding and white glove service then this isnt for you, but if you want good food, good service and a good atmosphere then give it a try you wont be dissapointed.

Went on Frid 6th July 2012. Really good, quite lively, noisy but i liked that, with two friends very busy but wasn't rushed. Friend had fish pie, nice but too small for price. I had piri piri chicken and rice, lovely huge portion, good price. Get yourself there for a good meal oh the house white was absolutely lovely cold yum.

Quiet morning and lots of tables free but had to wait for 10 minutes - really - whilst the waitress on the door finished her phone conversation (with a friend) before asking if I could take a seat. I was standing next to her and she mouthed 'sorry' and smiled, but made no attempt to finish her chat! I don't understand how anyone can work in a restaurant and not understand that your job is to serve customers. Food was good; service was pretty poor. Staff didn't seem to know what to do and forgot to bring drinks/bill etc.

Good Sunday brunch. No idea why anyone would outsiders stay away!!! London may be the wrong city for you! Outsiders welcome!

Mediocre food. Not salvaged by being especially good value either. So many better places to go. Islington restaurant tucked out of the way and I wouldn't make the detour again .

Covent Garden was poor overall. Starters were promising but mains were average, one of which came with missing parts, and the salad was going rotten. ( may I also add we got no apology ) Head waiter/greeter at the door was in casual wear and seemed displeased to be there. Avoid!

Only been to the one in islington and I love it! Service is always very attentive, food was good, love their coffee., decor is very chic!

Went with 12 girls this morning to celebrate a friends 50th - what a great place to go. Service great especially for 12 - all hot food - I had the full English - nothing could be faulted - a MUST GO TO - big queue out side the door when we left of people trying to get tables - deffo go again.

Went with 3 friends, service really poor, first guy wanted to sit us on a large comunal table, as the restaurant was quite empty we asked if he could push two tables of two together instead so we could have some privacy. This was done begrudgingly, miserably and slowly. Our waitress took our order whilst leaning with her elbows on the table, abruptly leaving when two of us hadn't ordered yet. Her english very poor so we struggled to understand her. Asked for the bill and waited 20 minutes before we managed to catch her eye whilst she was chatting at the till and she saw us and suddenly remembered us. Overall the experience was a bit ludicrous, whilst on one hand 2-3 staff, jazz handed and sing-songed, the minute we sat down to take drinks, then food, when we hadnt even looked at the menu to a waitress who didn't wait for us all to order and then left us for 20 mins to get our bill. This was the covent garden one, wouldn't go again

Went for brunch today. Food lovely, fresh and excellent quality. Service mediocre with a smile from the waitresses but the female and male managers were friendly and helpful. I will definitely go again.

This place is amazing! Went there for the first time with a bunch of work mates for breakfast and absolutely adored it. The service was excellent and food was divine. Go early (we got there at about 10:15) as by 11am the queue was out of the door, however, at no time did we feel under pressure to give up our table. Highly recommended!

Good food but dodgy service. We arrived to a dirty table. Domineering manageress brushed crumbs off the table onto my mum's seat(?!), said she come and wipe table but never did. Senior staff seemed preoccupied by the displays of jams, and occasionally would boss about the smiley but rather hapless staff. Not much attention paid to diners. Food was fine: nice but not special.

I think that the team here have taken on board all the comments below as the service was great, the food was totally yummy and the music/ambience perfect. We both had a fab evening and would definitely be returning / recommending.

Great place - 16 of us in a famil party after the Lion King matinee Very friendly, informal, welcoming Very good food Good value An Oasis in over-crowded Covent Garden What more would you want! Thank you

One of the worst brunches I've ever had... We waited 20 minutes for it just to find one of the fried eggs 'broken' and the yolk oozing out and the 'bubble and squeak' was just a huge lump of mash. Worst still was the manageress of the restaurant making a bizarre attempt to convince me that the mash was in fact bubble and squeak. I believe I know what the difference is between the two! Overall, a pretty poor experience. A lot of hype over the restaurant but the standards fall well short of my expectations I will not go back there again

I used to love Bill's but lately they disappointed me way too many times and lost me from a faithful and royal customer. Not only that, I would go 3 times a week and always introduce it to new people and I was even planning to have my birthday dinner there but a series of disasters from them, rude and unhelpful reponses from them. The last drop was when I went with two friends and one of them had beer, after AFTER she had finished her beer the rude waitress came and said that it's their policy that they have to order a starter with alcohol. She said that AFTER the beer was finished, not before she ordered it. My friend wasn't hungry but ordered something that she didn't eat... how incredibly RUDE is that. I'm NEVER going there again, I am utterly appalled and ashamed to have brought anyone in there

From the street this looked like a winner but Food was average. Portions were small and service I am still waiting for some.

I commented about the service being spot on now in my previous post, but forgot to include a star rating - 5/5 considering the price point

My girlfriend and I popped along to Bills for a Saturday morning breakfast after hearing good things. Total letdown! Service started off good but swiftly went down hill. Our food (Bills breakfast) was cold which is probably all you need to know - even the beans that cost £1 extra! Discerning breakfasters go elsewhere. This one is for the tourists.

I am a regular in Bill's due to its great location near my office. Fantastic breakfast and always a good atmosphere.

Food quite nice, but in small, disappointing portions. Wanted breakfast but had missed it by ten minutes and told it was not available and nothing could be done nor was any attempt made!. Neither could we sit where we would have liked. We probably should have left before eating and are unlikely to go back .

I had the grilled chorizo burger and my partner in crime the garlic chicken breast for dinner. None too impressed. The chorizo wasn't bad, to be fair, but the chicken was only so so. I had a bloody mary, too, and that was definitely lacking luster. I don't reckon I'll be going back any time soon. Three stars from me anyway because the food's pretty standard, the service wasn't as bad as other comments suggested and I like the crazily lit building next in the same square. It makes you feel like you're in the Tron movie.

Like the one in Lewes so was pleased to see the one opening in Covent Garden. Good place to go if you don't want to have any conversation with your friends! It had VERY LOUD MUSIC when we were there which made people shout so the din was awful! Twice we asked for the music to be turned down which they did for a short while but then it was turned up again - obviously for the benefit of the staff not the customers! Great shame as the service, staff and food were all fine but it was completely spoilt by the uncomfortably loud music.

Been to the Brighton one and it was fantastic. Came to the London one in Covent Garden and service is dire. If you enjoy non-existent service and incompetent staff come here.

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