Blogger Dinner And Cocktails At Bill’s

Blogger Dinner At Bills

 

The last time I was asked to review Bill's it was to check how baby friendly they were. Not saying that wasn't a glamorous assignment from Bill's, but an invite to their blogger dinner party to try their new summer menu was definitely exciting in a woo-hoo-summer-soiree kind of way. They asked a group of food and lifestyle bloggers to try their new summer food and cocktail specials, and it would be ever so rude to say no to that, wouldn't it? Seated on a long table at their Covent Garden branch we started off with delicious pink cocktails – a Rosehip Collins and a Bramble Mojito – and some scrummy starters of olives, crudite and flatbread with hummus. 

 

Bill's Summer Cocktails

Bill's Summer Menu

Bill's Blogger Dinner Party

 

I mingled a lot (especially later in the evening as the cocktails flowed, hic), but for most of the meal I was sat closest to Che, Rosie and Sophie, and we had a good laugh in between trying all the food and taking precisely ten thousand photos of it. 

 

Che Dyer at Bill's Blogger Dinner

 

For my main course I tried the macaroni cheese with leeks, and it is absolutely stunning. Beneath that breadcrumb topping (below) lies a river of melted cheese goodness. 

 

Bill's Macaroni Cheese

 

As the evening wore on and the light got dimmer we moved around the table and I met some interesting people. As if the cocktails hadn't been enough – bottles of wine (labelled simply 'red' and 'white' – below) were brought out. Oh dear…

 

Blogger Dinner at Bill's

Red Wine at Bill's

 

Dessert was almost forgotten, but then we realised hello? it's DESSERT! I tried the mouthwatering chocolate brownie with honeycomb and peanut ice-creams (below). There was a bit of ice-cream sharing going on at the table, with the majority vote choosing peanut as the winner. Unusually it tasted just of nuts and not peanut-butter (unusual in a good way), and it complimented the brownie amazingly. And yes it came with a Flake. 

 

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Ice-cream

 

Afterwards Che and I headed towards the tube together, and I felt like I was floating on a heady mix of summer cocktails with warm, balmy London weather and the brilliant evening we'd had full of conversations about food and blogging. Thanks Bill's for a fantastic soiree, though of course I will do any kind of reviews for you – it's definitely one of my fave high street chains because each branch feels unique and homely, and serves amazing food!

The summer specials and cocktails are available now at Bill's. See their website for local branches. 

 

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6 Comments

  1. July 13, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Lovely review, and was great to see you lovely lady.
    Rosie xx

  2. July 13, 2015 / 10:33 am

    That Mac and Cheese!! Bills use to do a great “posh” fish finger sandwich, not sure if it’s still there, but it’s delicious.
    Courtney | Courtney Says What

  3. Sarah
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    July 13, 2015 / 11:22 am

    Thanks Rosie, loved having dinner with you too! x

  4. Sarah
    Author
    July 13, 2015 / 11:23 am

    I think they still do! They had amazing halloumi fingers too…. hmmm…. x

  5. July 13, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    It was so lovely to have a giggle with you over dinner – hopefully I’ll see you very soon at another event!
    Sophie
    x

  6. Sarah
    Author
    July 13, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    Yes! Hope to see you at their August event! Xx

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