Buntingford SG9 9AD

Billings - Restaurant - Buntingford

Inspired by classic British food and fresh local produce, owner and chef Stuart Smith’s family friendly restaurant Billings is set in the heart of Buntingford and boasts a delicious selection of hearty homemade cuisine. Billings blends classic, ingredient-focused menus with impeccable hospitality and comfortable surroundings.
If you’re looking for a light lunch, a sumptuous evening meal or a traditional Sunday Roast with all the trimmings, Billings has it all to offer.
Our cozy upstairs dining room is perfect for small intimate get togethers. Or you can book the whole restaurant for a larger gathering or special occassion. Please speak to Stuart who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Private Functions

Our restaurant is perfect for celebrations including birthday parties, engagements, christenings and small wedding receptions. It can be used as an exclusive venue for parties or just as a drinks venue for your party if that suits your requirements.

We are more than happy to cater for your event, in a buffet style capacity. Please contact Stuart to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Opening hours

Monday 12:00 - 14:00

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 22:00

Thursday 18:00 - 22:00

Friday 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 22:00

Saturday 18:00 - 22:00

Sunday 12:00 - 16:00



Fathers Day

Fathers Day

From 19/06/2016 to 19/06/2016 from 10h00 to 15h00

Fathers Day Sunday 19th June - all Dads love a good BBQ!

Two courses - £15.95
Three courses - £19.95

So we are firing up ours (charcoal) and have created a set menu including some favourite seafood and meat dishes along with our delicious homemade desserts so you can sit in the comfort of the restaurant and relax while we do the hard (and smoky) work outside!
All Dads will receive a bottle of cold beer on arrival to get them in the mood ! They (we) deserve it!


Fiery Chicken Wings with a sweet BBQ sauce dip
King Prawns with a chilli and mango salsa
Whole Cornish Sardines with a summer herb salad
Courgette and Halloumi Skewers with homemade pesto (v)


Half a Free Range Chicken marinated in lemon and thyme piri piri sauce
Homemade Billings Burger topped with red onion marmalade
Mixed Seafood Kebab (King prawns, Tuna steak, Monkfish and Vegetables)
Rosemary and wholegrain mustard Pork Chops
BBQ'd Vegetable Skewers served on a bed of herbed tabouleh (bulgar wheat) topped with crumbled goat's cheese (v)

All main courses are served with your choice of two side dishes from the list below:
Buttered corn on the cob
House spiced coleslaw
Sweet potato fries
Chunky or skinny fries
Ceasar salad
Three bean and mint salad
Potato salad with lemon mayo and chives


Tangy Lemon Posset with mixed berries and almond biscotti
Sticky 'Guinness' Pudding with warm toffee sauce
Traditional Summer Fruit pudding with Chantilly cream
English cheese board selection with chutney and biscuits from 'The Cheese Plate', Buntingford

Sunday Roast

Sunday Roast

Each Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00

Join us for a mouthwatering Sunday Roast, including, traditional Roast Beef, Roast Leg of Lamb, Roast Chicken, Roast Loin of Pork.

All served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables.
Booking is highly recommended!Only £18.95 for three courses or £14.95 for two courses. Kids go half price.

Booking is highly recommended!

Or why not host your own roast?
Gather 8-14 guests and host your own roast upstairs in our cosy beamed dining room - the ideal way
to host a home from home delicious Sunday lunch without all the mess and washing up afterwards!
The perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with family and friends. 24 hours notice is required
to make a booking.

Thursday Night -  Pie Night - only £30 per couple

Thursday Night - Pie Night - only £30 per couple

Each Thursday from 16h00 to 20h00

Enjoy a delicious pie from Les and Elaine (of Brunels Pie Shop fame)
Two sides of your choice each
Plus a bottle of house wine.
For only £30 per couple.

To make a reservation please call Stuart on 01763 272885 or you can book online

See you there

  • Light Lunch Menu

    Available during lunch time opening hours (except Sunday) Sandwich/Panini/Salad & Side

  • Filling Choices

    Choose from our selection of freshly prepared fillings, served in your choice of chunky white or granary bloomer bread, warm crusty baguette, a panini or simply as a salad.

  • Brie and cranberry sauce
  • Pan-fried minute steak with caramelised onions
  • English cheddar cheese and Branston pickle
  • Warm chicken, bacon and avocado
  • Tuna melt
  • Classic chicken and bacon club (£1.50 supplement)*
  • Fish fingers, lettuce and mayo*
  • Smoked salmon and cucumber*
  • Fresh crab meat and brown shrimp with mayo*
  • Billings Seafood club sandwich* (smoked salmon, crab and shrimp) (£2.00 supplement)
  • *not available in a Panini
  • Side Orders
  • Mixed house salad
  • Marinated olives and sun dried tomatoes
  • Basket of skinny fries
  • Basket of homemade chunky chips
  • Basket of sweet potato fries
  • Mug of today’s homemade soup
  • Additional side dishes can be ordered separately at £2.25 each
  • Jacket Potatoes

  • Classic cheese and beans
  • Tuna and cheddar cheese
  • Juicy prawns in Marie Rose sauce
  • Crispy bacon and fried egg
  • Chicken, bacon and avocado
  • Smoked salmon and lemon mayo
  • Homemade coleslaw
  • Crab and shrimp in lemon mayo
  • Prime steak and fried onions

    (£1.70 supplement)

  • Sautéed mushrooms and red onion
  • Additional fillings 95p each
  • Our Starters

  • Homemade Soup of the Moment (v)

    with warm rustic bread

  • BBQ Chicken Wings

    with piri piri dipping sauce

  • Ham Hock and Pea Terrine

    with homemade piccalilli and warm rustic bread

  • Classic 1970’s Style Prawn Cocktail

    with bread and butter

  • Crispy Fried Baby Squid

    served with dressed mixed leaves and lemon mayonnaise

  • Steak Kebab

    Tender pieces of chargrilled prime beef with a sticky BBQ dip

  • Potted Brown Shrimp and Cromer Crab

    with warm rustic bread

  • Deep Fried Breaded Camembert (v)

    with cranberry sauce

  • Maldon Rock Oysters

    with traditional accompaniments

    Dozen £18.50

  • Moules Marinière

    mussels with shallots, garlic, white wine and parsley (1/2 kilo)

  • Billings Homemade Warm Scotch Egg

    with homemade piccalilli


  • Marinated Olives and Sun Blushed Tomatoes
  • Selection of Freshly Baked Rustic Breads

    with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

  • Our Signature Dish Homemade Burger

  • Billings Secret Recipe Beef Burger

    in a warm brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and onion

  • Billings Secret Recipe Deluxe Beef Burger

    in a warm brioche bun with cheese (cheddar or blue), red onion marmalade. crispy bacon lettuce, tomato and onion


  • Billings Surf and Turf

    10oz sirloin steak, king scallops and king prawns in garlic butter

  • Slowly Braised Lamb Shank

    in a sweet red wine and winter berry sauce

  • Pie of the Moment

    see our specials board

  • Half a Roast Chicken

    with lemon, garlic and ginger marinade

  • Our Seafood

  • Roasted King Scallops

    wrapped in streaky bacon with lemon and garlic butter

  • Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet

    with mussels, in a white wine & dill sauce

  • King Prawns

    with garlic butter & chilli

  • Moules Marinière

    mussels with shallots, garlic, white wine and parsley (1 kilo)

  • Seafood Extravaganza

    (for two to share, 24hrs notice) A dozen oysters, a dozen langoustines, half a dressed crab each, king prawns, mussels and brown shrimps, served with mixed salad, hot buttered new potatoes and traditional accompaniments


    All our steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days Served with your choice of potatoes of the day, chunky chips or skinny fries plus a side dish

  • 8oz Fillet

    From the long fillet, the most tender cut

  • 10oz Sirloin

    So good, it was knighted!

  • 10oz Ribeye

    Juicy cut with fantastic marbling

  • 10oz Rump

    Firmer than a fillet and renowned for its flavour

  • Blue cheese sauce
  • Peppercorn sauce
  • Diane sauce
  • Red wine and shallot jus
  • Garlic butter

    Served with your choice of potatoes of the day, chunky chips or skinny fries plus a side dish

  • Billings Mushroom Burger (v)

    roasted flat cap mushroom stuffed with red onion marmalade and topped with goat’s cheese in a warm brioche bun

  • Baked Brie, Mushroom and Cranberry Wellington (v)

  • Mixed Salad
  • Chunky Chips
  • Skinny Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Potatoes of the Day
  • Spiced House Coleslaw
  • Mixed Medley of Seasonal Vegetables

  • Warm Apple and Blackberry Crumble

    with Madagascan vanilla ice cream

  • Date & Ginger Pudding

    with toffee sauce

  • Warm Poached Pears in Mulled Wine

    with Madagascan vanilla ice cream

  • Warm Chocolate Brownie

    with Chantilly cream

  • Cheesecake of the Moment

    see our specials board

  • Selection of Cheeses and Accompaniments

    from award winning cheesemonger The Cheese Plate, Buntingford

  • Childrens Menu

    (for Under 12’s)

  • Main plus fruit juice
  • Main, dessert plus fruit juice
  • Mains
  • Junior Billings burger
  • Two traditional pork sausages
  • Battered chicken breast chunks
  • Breaded fish fingers
  • Macaroni cheese (v)
  • Two scoops of ice cream

    (choose from vanilla, chocolate or strawberry)

  • Warm chocolate brownie

    with vanilla ice cream

  • Drinks
  • Cranberry juice, orange juice, apple juice

    Babyccino with mini marshmallows - 50p extra

  • Set Menu

  • ½ Kilo of Rope Grown Native Mussels in white wine, garlic and parsley sauce
  • Billings Homemade Warm Scotch Egg with tangy Piccalilli
  • Crispy Fried Whitebait with tartare sauce
  • BBQ Chicken Wings with piri piri dipping sauce
  • Homemade Soup of the Moment (v) with warm rustic bread
  • Pan Fried Minute Steak in garlic butter with dressed leaves and skinny fries (£2 supplement)
  • Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet in a white wine & dill sauce
  • Roasted Flat Cup Mushroom stuffed with red onion marmalade topped with goats cheese in a warm burger bun and skinny fries
  • Mixed berry Eton Mess
  • Warm Chocolate Brownie and Chantilly cream or ice cream
  • Cheesecake of the Moment - see our specials board
  • Ice cream selection

    Traditional Sunday Menu available 12.00pm - 4.00pm

  • Two courses
  • Three courses
  • Starters
  • Breaded baby camembert with dressed watercress and cranberry sauce (v)
  • Classic 1970’s style prawn cocktail with bread and butter
  • Ham Hock and Pea Terrine with warm rustic bread
  • Homemade Soup of the moment (v)
  • Moules Marinière with warm rustic bread
  • Main Courses
  • Traditional Roast Beef

  • Roast Leg of Lamb
  • Roast Chicken
  • Roast Loin of Pork
  • All served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables

  • Baked Brie, Mushroom and Cranberry Wellington (v)
  • Please ask a member of the team for our Catch of the Day
  • Desserts
  • Please ask a member of the team for the list of homemade desserts
  • Smaller portions of all of the above dishes are available for children under 12 years
  • Children's main course
  • Children's main plus dessert
  • Snug Bar Nibbles

  • Pot of prawns

    King prawns cooked in your choice of garlic or chilli butter

  • Marinated olives and sun blushed tomatoes
  • Homemade warm scotch egg with piccalilli
  • Crispy fried baby squid with lemon mayonnaise
  • Bowl of pistachio nuts
  • Crunchy pork scratchings with warm apple sauce
  • Sweet Petite
  • A taste of four of our delicious homemade desserts

    (please ask for today’s selection)