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Bills, St Paul's Place, Sheffield

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Bill’s has landed in Sheffield!

I’d spotted the sign going up at St Paul’s Place a few months back and having dined at their central London venue previously, I had high expectations for the latest northern addition to their restaurant portfolio.


Bill’s is a unique café-bistro and produce store created by a team of people who are passionate about food. Step inside the doors and you’ll find fruit and exotic vegetables stacked up alongside an array of alluringly colourful homemade cakes, pizzas, quiches, pies and sandwiches. There is a wide choice of ever-changing desserts and salads as well as made-to-order juices, smoothies, milkshakes, coffees and teas that are all available to eat in or take away.


We went for lunch and were seated in the more formal restaurant area; the venue was almost full – an impressive start given Bill’s only opened its doors early summer. The restaurant is impressive – exposed industrial lighting and metal furnishings contrast with chic chandeliers and retro armchairs. The venue is full of colour and charm.


While dining at Bill’s may feel very grown-up it’s perfect for little ones too. Children are made to feel right at home and are given their own menus (and colouring pencils), which is great value for money too – three-courses for £6.50. This included a starter of hummus, carrot and cucumber sticks, mains of macaroni (you could have also had fishfingers, ribs or a chicken burger for example), and if there’s room, desserts including fruit skewers, chocolate brownie or ice cream. More than enough to keep little ones entertained.


Now that the little ones are occupied you can discover the best that Bill’s has to offer. We enjoyed steamed mussels in white wine, tomato, rosemary and garlic with fries (£12.95) and a rib-eye steak with sweet potato fries (£16.95). The mussels tasted very sweet and fresh with an extremely moreish sauce, while the steak, while served simply, was cooked to perfection, accentuating the cut of beef.


I’d heard lots of good things about desserts at Bill’s and the pecan pie with maple syrup ice cream (£5.50) didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was the highlight of our visit, having a delicious homemade taste. Across the table, the Eton mess (£5.95), given a twist with the addition of crème frâiche, was equally good.


To match the food there’s also a wide choice of beers, wines, an after dinner heritage port or teas and coffees.


The founder of Bills set out to create something amazing, “with great food, a real buzz, and plenty to look at – a place for everyone”. We think he’s done just that.


Bill's, 2 St Paul’s Place, 127 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JF

Tel: 0114 272 3342