Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton

4.1
590 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Casual
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing , we will come back soon.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food1service4ambience5

The place is buzzing and the staff were great however my dinner was inedible and I returned it and was given the money back..
Chickens skewers were drier than dry the rice was tasteless it was just a really bar meal
My partners burger and chips was tasty but cold however I would give it another chance because everything else was great xx

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Zofo
Belgium
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Amazing evening, the food was great, staff were lovely and gave great recommendations when asked. Really lovely setting and ambience. Added benefit of a live DJ. Would have no hesitation in returning if it wasn’t 200 miles from home

DS
DawnS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very nice and the staff lovely. We were advised that we could only have the table for 1.30 hours but it took two hours just to get our main course. Also, after placing our order we had 5 occasions when we were disturbed because they did not have what we ordered then they did, then they didnt, which is fine but it did interrupt the flow of conversation. Overall a nice event but the service was disappointing but the staff did their best.

MB
MeganBirch
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and outstanding food! 100% coming back again

MS
MatSmith
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Chicken burger came out burnt but service quickly rectified issue and all was well!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cocktails and desert were delicious. Steak was tough, overcooked and we didn't receive steak knives which didn't help. Staff also forgot to bring over drinks (mains came before drinks arrived) and one staff commented on how we had been "forgotten". £81 total for 2 people wasn't worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service at bills was excellent, the staff are most welcoming and always with a smile. Our food was delicious and we enjoyed our catch up.

MM
MarioM
Cancun
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My experience at Bill’s was super nice. A very curated ambient and a great service. Food was good too, so overall I believe a very satisfying experience

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TheGP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We decided to go to bills for a brunch on a Saturday. We waited outside in a queue for 20 mins despite having a booking.
The staff were very friendly and the restaurant itself was very nice. But the service was not great at all. We notice our food was sitting on the side for a couple minutes before being served to us. And the food was very average when it did eventually arrive. Overall not a good meal.

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place for a wonderful breakfast! Plus they accept our lovely kitten to be with us, really nice moment ☺️

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Chelsey
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! Service is great and is definitely value for money!

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Oooo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bill’s is a safe choice nothing new … service was fine not outstanding but they were quite busy
Took a while for our food to come though

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Tracey
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Bills and was very impressed. The atmosphere and the setting of the restuarant was perfect, not too noisy but enough to create a buzz. I had the spiced cauliflower and butternut squah falafel bowl and it was so tasty. Good size portion. Staff were attentive and polite. Friends had burgers, one veggie and one meat which they noth enjoyed.

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BevC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service , nice food and loved the DJ providing great music

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LawrenceS
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our fries were hard and unseasoned. A rare lapse for a high standard eatery so we’ll let that one go. £4 soft Drink just a third of a shop bottled Liptons with a sprig of mint and orange slice. Seemed a bit steep. But it was welcome on a hot afternoon.

Burger nice if a bit overcooked and just okay. Should have gone for lighter cooked option.

Traffic noise hampered enjoyment of occasion but out of Bills control to be fair.

Service friendly and quick. Restaurant well designed and pleasant place to visit otherwise. Toilets clean and well equipped. Sound Covid safety procedures in place.

I still trust this place above most other eateries. You know what you get and the range is good and wholesome. Keep it up Bills.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food! Very impressed, we will definitely visit again.

MM
MickM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We had a great lunch just before setting out back home from a few days in Brighton

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Sammy
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Highly recommend. Fantastic customer service and wonderful tasting food.

HS
HarrietS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We've been here a few times so came back..this time the food was awful. Not sure if a different chef but it was grim. The fish pie was really dry no sauce like previous visits. Nothing was seasoned on my sea bass or any of the meals. I felt really Ill after

AU
AmberU
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, clean and safe environment would recommend

SD
SueD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our breakfast here. Friendly attentive staff and good food.
Thank you bill’s restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. The staff were absolutely beyond lovely. The food and drink was great. Lovely atmosphere and environment. Excellent value for money.

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DEBORAHW
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a special meal but after being seated at the worst table (opposite the kitchen doors and cutlery polishing station) we sat for 20 mins without even getting our drinks order taken.
After our starter ( which was nice) we asked to move tables which we did thankfully to a great table upstairs.
I ordered a coronation chicken burger that was really dry and my partner had a chicken Caesar salad that had zero resemblance to a traditional Caesar. It was made with a baby lettuce mix with no Romaine, no croutons, the little grated cheese was not parmesan, there was a tiny bit of dressing that was NOT Caesar dressing and it had cranberries and some soggy nuts as well as badly cut beetroot on it?!!
By the time we got our food we were generally grateful and couldn't bear to send it back. The only highlight was Lisa the waitress and the female floor manager who took charge halfway through our meal.
Truly awful.

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Kels
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Management was absolutely shocking! Lots of empty table when we arrived was then told they are fully booked. So we walked back to our car looked online booked a table walked back 5 mins later to be met with such attitude towards loyal customer from the management, we then had out breakfast and coffee and left within 30 mins. There was atleast 6 free tables down stairs and up stairs was empty, when we paid our bill and left the tables were still empty. You would like to think that the manager would have mentioned about booking online or any sort of help would of been great instead of just turning everyone away, clearly has no clue how to run a restaurant. The waiter and food was fantastic just such a shame about the manager.

AJ
AleshaJ
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We walked past knowing there were plenty of bookings left just an hour before. We went in, was told there were no tables and bookings only. I went on the website and booked for 5 minutes later. Went in and the lady at the door huffed at me when I said I had now booked. There was lots of available tables - 4 downstairs and the whole of the upstairs. Food was nice but quite expensive. Male Waiter was really friendly. Food was delicious and correct

CB
ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food great price and great service Will be going back very soon

KB
KarenB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great value. Not much veggie choice but what we had was really good. Service good , lovely friendly staff.

EC
EllieC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such nice food! Chefs allowed for slight changes of meal components which was super helpful. Really good service overall

MW
MarkW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a much better service and the food was hot and tasty

CB
CBCB
London
34 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were impressed by Bill’s as we were a bit worried it’d be too noisy for us as we’re hard of hearing but it was just right for us. The ambience was great, tables well spaced out and menu very varied & food delicious

ER
EthanR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great, service however for the price you pay wasn’t all that great

KH
KatherineH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The food was at best dull and I lovingly prepared and served.
The burgers looked cheap and unappetising.
I’ve had the vegan dish before but it was a shadow of its formal self.
There are so many great places to eat in Brighton sadly Bills is no longer one of them.
A guide book restaurant that rests on its laurels.

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cathyw
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been for a long time. New décor is very warm and inviting. Comfy chairs good food and service.

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Honor
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and restaurant, love the decor and friendly staff

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JamieW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Usually a huge favourite to eat at, we were really let down by very slow service on Saturday night. Atmosphere was good as usual. But just not enough service on. Very slow to get seated, served, drinks and way over an hour to get food. We'll be leaving Bill's for just daytime food for the future - a time at which service is much more effiencent, and for less busy weekdays.

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andrewb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Certain drinks weren’t available and the cocktails we ordered didn’t have alcohol in them for sure. Both tasted of soda water only. The lovely waitress took them back and the new ones were ok. Food lovely and staff really helpful

EZ
ElleZ
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely! Service was good. Ran out of the cocktail on offer but was still lovely!
Would come again

WB
WayneB
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best table in the house!! Thanks so much.
We had to wait a very long time for the mains (1.5 hours into the booking from 7pm), it was busy but this was a very long wait.
I would give 5 stars but the service got slower and couldn’t fault the waitress.
Thanks for a nice meal nonetheless.

SH
SueH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a DJ and it gave such a cool vibe to the restaurant. The decor is amazing, the doors were open and the table was beautifully decorated with candles. You get your own bottle of hand sanitiser which was excellent. Service was slow but it was a Saturday night. Food was delicious. My Aperol
Spritz was mostly ice. I gave feedback but it was still left on my bill.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton is rated 4.1 stars by 590 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.