Monday, 4 July 2011
Bill's Restaurant & Store, Cambridge
Bill's Restaurant and Store opened last week, at the site of the old (and not very good) Slug and Lettuce pub. The first thing that really drew me in was the breakfasts, it has a good selection of traditional 'fry up', french toast, eggs benedict/florentine/royale and some interesting inclusions like bubble & squeak and grill vine tomatoes with basil on toast.
As the name suggests you can also shop here, they sell jams and marmalades, fancy French lemonade, pasta, chocolate, beer, the list is endless. Everything is arranged in shelves around the tables so you can shop whilst you eat.
We arrived at about 11 and the restaurant was quite busy, it is obviously very popular already, only a few days after opening. The food seems very fresh with attention to detail.
It is a small chain and in a place full of chains I can be wary but Bill's does have personality. I'm looking forward to coming back, mainly to give the puddings a go, which look very naughty!
Bill's Restaurant and Store
Green Street, Cambridge
Update: We've been back a few times since 2011 to Bill's and I'm afraid to report that the quality has gone down a lot. Portions seem to be smaller, food blander and greasier. It's disappointing and I don't think just a blip. If anyone else has given it a try lately do let me know if it has improved.