Bills restaurant in Horsham have a new set menu and we thought it would be good to give it a try, greeted by the ever cheerful Amy, we were soon shown to our tables and offered a drinks menu that catered for a wide range of tastes.
Opting for Budvar whilst we looked through the menu seemed to be a good starting point although with the variety on offer we could have spent significantly longer choosing something to wet the whistle.
When browsing the set menu, currently available Sunday-Thursday from 5pm, you notice each course caters for all types of food lover. With 5 starters, 6 mains and 4 deserts to choose from you certainly have options. After much discussion and deliberating we settled on the chicken and sesame dumplings and the crispy calamari. Served with red chilli and lime aioli the calamari could easily be mistaken for a main such was the portion size, crispy, full of flavour and not greasy like you would expect they are definitely going to be a favourite for Bills customers.
The dumplings were served in much the same manner, a big portion, cooked just right and complimented with Bill’s own spicy chutney.
With the mains, Bills offers a special of the day which on Tuesday is duck pie, we decided that was without doubt one of our choices whilst the other would be the minute steak. Again delivered to our table with enthusiasm by Amy we were impressed again with the portion size. The duck pie could have potentially fed two people and was filled with plenty of meat, complimented with a generous serving of gravy. Steak, as we all know can be a tricky one. One persons rare is another persons medium so asking for medium rare was likely to be a gamble but it came out just right, topped with a garlic butter and complimented with fries, it was a wise choice, add to that the peppercorn sauce and we were enjoying a great steak.
As with all set menus the desert option is there to tempt you and it certainly did, taking a warm triple chocolate brownie and a coconut ice cream we were once again impressed with the speed of service and the portion size.
The brownie had plenty of chocolate sauce to indulge yourself in whilst the coconut ice cream gave you an extra taste experience with its mango sauce.
Priced at a reasonable £19.50, this set menu is varied enough to make it somewhere you could enjoy regularly so pay them a visit and try it for yourself.