Brunch at Bill’s in St Albans

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I can’t believe how close we are to St Albans…it’s such a lovely town filled with shops, restaurants and quaint streets. A year older, so my husband decided to take me out for a birthday brunch to celebrate…at Bill’s.

Bill Collison, founder of Bill’s, opened the first Bill’s in Lewes, East Sussex, in 2001. He wanted a place that was colourful and exuberant, with dishes that were really tasty and made you smile, that put every day and unusual seasonal ingredients together. The team at Bill’s baked, cooked and served deliciously different food, hung skeins of raffia from the ceiling, stacked towers of produce for people to buy and hired lively, enthusiastic staff to look after their customers. They wanted Bill’s to be somewhere that really celebrated food and was welcoming to everyone, a place that felt like the next best thing to home. The place definitely had this feel…

Bills serves, breakfast (till noon), lunch and dinner which a great selection to choose from including a English breakfast, burgers, and salads. I opted for something that sounded a little different – Bill`s vegetarian breakfast: poached free range eggs, tomatoes, hummus, mushrooms & guacamole, sweet chilli sauce, basil & toast. It was good – a little too much sauce but had a delicious taste that made it different to a typical English Breakfast. It wasn’t oily or greasy either! Neil went for the cod fish finger sandwich with tartare sauce, rocket and ketchup, on toasted white farmhouse bread served with skinny fries.

photo 1 (2)I liked the vibe at Bills – and the food was good so definitely worth trying for brunch. It was also great to mooch around St Albans.

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