It’s hard to pick a venue for a big gathering and it can be a bit of a gamble when it is a place that has not been to before. The main thing is that you want everything to go smoothly from the service to the quality of the food.
There was nothing at all to worry about when the venue was Bill’s. It was a flawless evening with everyone enjoying the tasty food. When we were having the starter platters, the staff came and asked if we were ready to order the main dishes. They wanted to let us know that they had another big party arriving and hence didn’t want us to be delayed with our food. This worked fine with us as we ordered the mains, but we had the time to finish our starters. By the time the main dishes came out from the kitchen, we were all ready for them.
The Veggie Mezze was a wonderful tasty selection. The grilled garlic mushroom skewers had so much flavour as did the chickpea and parsley falafels. For the cheese lovers, the crumbed halloumi sticks hit the spot. Crunchy corn tortillas with the combination of the salsa, tomato hummus and tzatziki dips was moreish. The olives and smokey tomatoes made the starter platter complete.
For the main meal, the Rustic Butternut Squash Stew was a good choice. Butternut squash cubes cooked with onions and chargrilled peppers was hearty but not heavy. The lightness of the freekah grain that it was served with complemented the stew. The dish was made even more vibrant with kale and pistachios.
The evening at Bill’s would not have been complete if dessert had not been had. The Warm Mini Cinnamon Doughnuts were perfect. The little delights came in a sundae glass with chocolate and salted caramel dipping sauces.
The evening at Bill’s was a success and everything was enjoyable. The seating areas were spacious, great produce displays and also there was an outdoor courtyard area. Fresh, vibrant and quality cuisine is how Bill’s can be summed up.
Bill’s, 9 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PDRating: