Rushing around, being on the last minute and having meetings almost every day…for most of us this is a familiar story because life can be so hectic in the modern world. This high octane world only makes me appreciate the simple things in life even more, and I love to make the time where possible to sit down for a meal and a catch up with the people who I don’t get to see often enough. Going out for breakfast or brunch is something that I absolutely love doing, so when we found ourselves in Liverpool first thing on a Saturday morning recently, we decided to treat ourselves to a festive brunch at Bill’s.
The pancakes at Bill’s are the stuff of legend, so I had almost decided on what to order before I even consulted the menu, but I was also tempted by Bill’s vegetarian breakfast and the various choices of eggs on offer. We started off with lattes which were rich and smooth and I was impressed that a carafe of iced water was brought to the table too, as it is always a nice touch when restaurants do this without asking.
We ordered a Bill’s bread basket of pastries and toast, which arrived in no time and contained toasted artisan bread, croissants and pain au chocolat. The basket came with creamy farmhouse butter and a selection of Bill’s conserves which were delicious spread over the crusty bread.
I could not resist indulging, so I ordered blueberry and buttermilk pancakes with banana, strawberries and maple syrup. These were just divine, so thick and fluffy in texture yet surprisingly light at the same time. The bananas and strawberries perfectly complemented the pancakes as did the thick drizzle of maple syrup. This is the kind of breakfast dish I could happily wake up to every day!
There is a really cosy feel to the design of Bill’s with chandeliers, wood panelling, cute chalkboard signs and wine display cases. I like the fact that you can buy so many Bill’s products to take home too, as the array of items on offer make super gifts for others or just treats for yourself! As I contented myself with the divine pancakes, my dining companion enjoyed the Bill’s breakfast of Cumberland sausage, fried free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, smoked streaky bacon and toast. He added crispy potato and baked beans to his order, and the plate was groaning under the weight of delicious food, as was he by the time he finished! It was an excellent full English breakfast made using great produce and plated up with a good eye for presentation.
I was impressed by the food and the service which were both outstanding and I felt so relaxed that we sat back and ordered another round of lattes from our friendly host (who looked after us so well throughout) before we finally went on our merry way feeling so contented after a wonderful, long brunch experience.
I really like the fact that Bill's feels so welcoming and relaxed, this is the kind of restaurant I enjoy visiting for brunch, lunch or dinner when I want a casual ambience. They serve some of the best coffee I have tasted recently too, which makes it a sure fire hit in my opinion!
10 Thomas Steers Way
0151 709 9757
What do you all think, do you like to go out for brunch and have you ever dined at Bill's? As always, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
Until next time,