Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton

4.1
379 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Bill’s Brighton restaurant opened in 2005, following the success of Lewes Bill’s. Formerly a bus depot, located a stone's throw from both The Lanes and Brighton seafront, it has a reputation as the place to go all day and into the night.
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HanJW
London
13 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food as always, unfortunately service was a bit slow on this occasion - I put it down to not having enough staff returned from furlough possibly? Staff were very friendly and communicated with us throughout.

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JuliaL55
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill's is our favourite restaurant of choice. We go to Bill's for celebrations, but have been more often during this Covid period. We went on Wednesday as it was the last chance before lockdown. There were six of us and we all had a fabulous time. The service was great so was the food. Nothing to complain about apart from that we may not be able to return for quite some time.

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JudeO
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Couldn't locate our booking; took 40 mins for drinks; main course cold

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GaryM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch very good value and the service was excellent

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GillyMH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Bills used to be a favourite place for brunch - this has now become far more expensive with vegetarian breakfast replaced by vegan meaning that you have to pay £2 more for eggs previously included. Also the Bills app was great as you could have a free coffee or rosti potato, these are all now extra. Additionally there has been little effort to distance the tables and on 2 visits we have felt crowded, having to squeeze past other tables.
This visit was also disappointing as the food taste was definitely a bit odd .... sadly in no rush to return even if it were possible - Bills have just lost genuine regulars

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Hannah
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Myself and my sister visited Bills Brighton for brunch yesterday and had an amazing time. I had the Garden plate and both food and the service was great!
I will definitely be going back again when we can. Thank you!

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Lola
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Let me start by saying, I love Bill's restaurant. Unfortunately on this occasion my experience was less than satisfactory. The service was dire and the food was not up to their usual high standard. Not sure if it had to do with the impending Covid restrictions, but they seemed to be running on empty the night we visited. Our waitress was unapologetic and dismissive all night, and in particular when we were told they'd run out of steak. We then waited 40 minutes for our mains (again no real apology or explanation) and another 25mins for pudding. And one of the puddings had to be sent back! Eton Mess was, quite frankly, a mess!

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Kat20
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening. Felt very safe with the covid measures in place and enjoyed our meal very much.

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GeorgeS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to enjoy Breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s my favourite venue from decor, service and tasty food all under one roof.

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Arni
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow. And the eggs weren't runny! Other than that, was good.

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LCee
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Lovely venue, good food but v slow and forgetful waitressing

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LesleyE
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed, was loud but fun, food was good and service great. Will visit again

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vanessah
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner for a family of four. The kids menu was great and the portions were just right for two hungry 9year olds. Staff was great very friendly atmosphere.

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Danica
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, tasty food, accommodating of my son

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JohnR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy eating at Bill's the foods great and the staff are lovely.

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Juri
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, with friendly and attentive service.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great as always! My only comment - has the base of the Lemon Meringue Cheesecake been changed? It was soggy rather than a biscuit base

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Alfie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant lovely atmosphere, staff and food.

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DeniseZ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Covid Procedures followed properly , felt safe and reassured

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Daniel
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent food and great coffee! Generally always very good, very friendly service.

Wait times can vary most recent visit the food was quick.

Normally use bills for breakfast as it is delicious and perfect portion size - Would always recommend!

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BridgetH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great staff. Good value for money, even if my chicken was a bit overcooked and dry

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great;quirky place to eat. Good menu with a lot of choices. Starters and deserts are nice too. I recommend going here; in fact I’ve been twice in last 3 visits to Brighton. Would I go a 3rd time? Yes I would

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Tiebackontheweekendandre
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Covid safe, we arrived early and were accommodated.
Excellent service by the polite and chatty waiting staff.
Good value and would go back.

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IsabelleE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food for all tastes and a relaxed, enjoyable dining experience

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DeeG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Very disappointing we were asked to leave the lobby and wait in torrential rain for no reason until our cab arrived. The kids were freezing and soaked. Our waitress was the one who told us to wait in the rain.
Dee Gascoigne Johnston
Wednesday 2.15 table.

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MarleenC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on a Wednesday morning. Surprisingly busy but then it was half term. Lovely food and friendly staff as ever. We ran a bit late; they did their very best to still accommodate us (and succeeded!).
Would highly recommend, especially for brunch!

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gemmad
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent for brunch very enjoyable atmosphere

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RachelK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were brilliant. However when it came to paying the bill the receipt said 'optional 12.5% service charge' but when it came to paying there wasn't an option to cancel this. I don't mind tipping but thought this was a bit extreme and naughty that they put the full amount plus the service charge on the card paying machine.

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NatashaG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

To many people close together didn't feel safe. The crumble was stone cold and food took a long time to come generally. Disappointing.

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jemima
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Didn’t have the food in stock we both wished to order and the service was terrible

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DS1971
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were disappointed with our visit. We felt that the tables were very close together, we waited along time for starters and mains so we didn't bother ordering puddings. The chicken burgers didn't taste like they normally do, the kids said they had a curry flavour? We normally love a visit to bills but can't say we'll be rushing back.

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AliS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and excellent value. The food is great and the environment comfortable.

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HannahH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It wasn’t the best evening. We are used to Bills in London which have a great vibe and the food is always delicious.
My daughters food arrived cold and then they heated it up (in microwave!) as still cold at the bottom and middle! My main was quite dry and not what we are used to at Bills. Also the hot chocolate brownie dessert also was cold. The Rose wine was not great, with only one option, you would think it would have been nice. They did deduct the kids meals, but overall very disappointing And wouldn’t go back there in a hurry!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out with my daughter; great location, excellent value menu, clean & safe environment

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David
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the excellent service, tasty food, and the covid safe environment at Bill's last Sunday. We had a couple of deliciouse starters - chicken bites and chicken skewers. Both were delicious. We then had the Crab Cakes for mains. Again, outstanding. The staff were polite, friendly and smiley (yes, we could see it in their eyes) from the moment we stepped through the door. Will be visiting again next time we're in Brighton.

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CarolynF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food and excellent service

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Cami
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went there for our anniversary, lovely atmosphere, great food, nice staff, would go again

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SaraC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice location and good food if you stick with their classics as burgers or brunches

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juliem
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great service. love the location. like feeling of space. bloody marys gorg. defo recommend

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CharlieB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely and busy, would’ve thought due to COVID they would have had a minutes capacity in place. But still amazing service and great food as always

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton is rated 4.1 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.