Bill’s Secret Garden

Last night I was kindly invited along to the opening of a Secret Garden – now that’s a super exciting invite to receive. St Albans Bill’s is just one of three Bill’s that has recently undergone a beautiful refurb. The interior is now more colourful, cosier and filled with stunning velvet seating. I was lucky enough to meet Bill Collison, the man behind Bill’s – it was great to hear him talk through the revamp and how he picked the new decor. There’s even a few pieces from his home that he has put into the restaurant which really goes to show just how homey it is.

Bill’s has become a go to destination for brunch, but they really want it to become a venue for evening dinner and drinks. So there is a now a brand new bar where you can order fabulous cocktails as well as nibbles and plates for sharing. But on a glorious sunny day they now have a secluded garden for you to enjoy.

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The garden is beautifully decorated with bright red parasols, fairy lights and antique mirrors, that Bill personally picked himself.

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On arrival we were treated to a summery spritz cocktail filled with cucumber, raspberries and edible flowers. There was a lovely buzz as people chatted away with a guitarist playing in the background. I got to meet the lovely Sarah from Simply St Albans.

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We were served a fabulous array of canapés by the friendliest staff. From spicy lamb & beef meatballs with chilli jam to devilled chicken skewers with lime every single mouthful was delicious. A number of the canapés feature on Bill’s Bar Menu.

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My personal favourite was the fried halloumi – I couldn’t help but pick up two pieces at a time and of course go back for seconds! On the bar menu they actually have a Halloumi plate which is my idea of heaven. _MG_0679

Then to finish off we had the cutest triple chocolate brownies with a strawberry perched on top. The perfect way to end some a wonderful evening. _MG_0681

The evening made me so excited for sunny days and although it is no longer a secret I can’t wait to relax in Bill’s garden with my friends this Summer!

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