Bill’s!

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Last Friday I had a little family visit from my mum, auntie, grandma and grandad and because we are all little piggies we had the worlds biggest lunch, EVER! I’ve been to Bill’s once before this when I visited my friend in Oxford this summer but we had afternoon tea and not an actual meal. The staff were really friendly and I love how it’s decorated, really quirky and mismatched.¬†

To start, we all shared crispy lemon squid which had big shoes to fill after the ones I had last week at Bella Italia. i’m not kidding, there was enough food in one portion to feed four people. The rings were huge and there must have been about 10 of them! The batter was nice and crispy and the the garlic mayo dip was seriously good. The only problem I found with it was that the squid itself was quite chewy and it lacked a little bit of seasoning. I preferred the one I had last week at Bella Italia but you can’t go wrong with the price and portion sizes, they are seriously insane!

As my main dish I had a chicken and chorizo burger which came with skinny fries. This was gorgeous! The chicken was moist and very flavoursome and the chorizo was beautiful and tasty. Everything went really well together and the sweet bun made it all sweet but not too sweet. Again the portion size was absolutely massive for the price and the chip tasted more than chips, they were nicely seasoned and a little sweet which I liked.

I just had to have a dessert after the first two courses as they were both so good and I needed to see if it matched up. i had the warm chocolate brownie with milk ice cream. the texture of the brownie was very nice, soft but with a slight crunch on the outside. The flavour wasn’t really there in the brownie but the chocolate sauce had so much it was unbelievable! One drop had so much chocolate flavour. I think that the next time I go back I might try the mini doughnuts!

Food Day One

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Let the food logs begin! I documented every evening meal and gave it a score out of ten and twice a week on here I’ll post each night and at the end I’ll decide what my favourites were from the whole holiday. Exciting! The only problem is I wasn’t intelligent enough to take pictures of the meals themselves so you’ll just have to use your imagination!

Starter-Smoked Fish Rillettes 
This was reeeeeeeally tasty. I love fish especially smoked salmon and this was full of flavour. It came in a little ramekin with two slices of crispy bread. Everything was in proportion and it was a really nice start to the meal. 
9/10
Main-Seafood Spaghetti
When I ordered this I didn’t think it was going to be anything special but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was spaghetti topped with scallops, mussels, crab meat and asparagus. The sauce was creamy and full of a gorgeous crab flavour. Everything was really flavoursome and went well together. The only thing I didn’t eat was the mussels because I’m not overly keen but they looked nice on the plate. I could have just done with some bread to mop up the sauce!
9/10
Dessert-Blueberry Peach Crumble
It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t too good either. The crumble topping was nice, especially the soggy bits, but the flavour was overwhelmed by cinnamon. The peaches could of been sweeter and the blueberries were okay but a bit sour. The vanilla ice cream was okay but made it go cold as it was placed on top.
6/10
The meals got off to a good start and overall I’d score it 8/10 as the starter and main were great, it was just the dessert that let it down.