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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton, Brighton, ENG

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton

4.5
4.5
1524 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
We’re proud to say that Brighton was the second ever Bill’s, and whilst it’s no longer a bus depot (spoiler, it used to be a bus depot), it still transports you to the good times. Oh, and it’s only up the road from the seafront, so there’s no excuse to miss it, even if you get lost in the Lanes.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 8054 5400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pancakes

    £8.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You are confirmed to join us for our pancake party, whether it’s bottomless pancakes for adults or build your own pancakes for kids!
    Bottomless Pancakes photo
  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £16.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For only £16.50 you can enjoy a two course meal from our set menu including your favourites. If you're feeling extra peckish, add another course for just £4!
    Seasonal Set Menu photo
  • Bottomless Brunch

    £20.50 per person

    12 Feb - 12 May 2024
    Just select any item from our huge selection of delicious main or brunch dishes all day Saturday & Sunday and go bottomless from just £20.50. The price of bottomless brunch is for the drinks only.
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 1,524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Brighton

    Romantic

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Lively

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Innovative

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Brighton

    Romantic

  • Brighton

    Good for special occasions

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Lively

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

1,524 Reviews
  1. ThaisG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bills is always a great safe option if you’re looking for great food, great service, beautiful ambiance and family friendly. Honestly I can’t fault Bills wherever we go.

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  2. MelG

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was greeted by a very friendly outgoing staff . Was seated by the window which was lovely. Was served promptly and politely. Never had to wait long for anything. Food was well priced with great portion size.

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  3. Penwissima

    Brighton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager is such a great host. Makes you feel so welcome.

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  4. JulietT

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant staff. Good restaurant ambience, not too noisy. Food very enjoyable, especially the main course. My one quibble is I wish you would include calories in your nutritional information.

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  5. InFd

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice setting, Awesome service, comfort fodder with glutenfree options

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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  7. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Breakfast today in a calm and relaxed atmosphere Great Service

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  8. MrsLove2Eat

    Brighton

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the vibe of Bill’s and have visited it on many occasions. Unfortunately the menu has not changed or been updated for what seems like a very long time. As a result, my husband and I have had to choose the same cocktails and food every time we have visited. We go to the theatre a lot and always like to have a meal prior to the performance and the service in Bill’s is excellent and prompt but we will need to choose a different venue in future due to lack of menu choices.

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  9. BevE1972

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely food and Prosecco. The only minor issue that we had was the slightly chewy steak. Otherwise a brilliant experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an enjoyable meal on Valentine’s Day, it was very busy as they had a brilliant deal on, this meant the service was a bit slow however the quality and price of the food made up for that, we had good service from all the staff even though they were over worked! Will definitely visit again when not going for an occasion :)

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a waiter who didn’t know where to properly send the food. It’s fine, he’s probably new, but it did down the service though. The calamari was great and the dumplings were good. The salmon was okay, and the minute steak was edible. I asked for medium well, and I was told I could only choose between medium and well done. I chose medium but it was rare. I ate as much as I could, but I couldn’t finish. The French fries with it were good. The waiter who took our food order actually didn’t seem to know the minute steak existed on the Valentine’s Day set menu, and had to look at it before letting me get it. The couple next to us had to wait an obscene amount of time for their starters. They ordered the same as us and were there before us. We think that they gave us their starters instead, but we were practically finished before they got theirs. If they mixed it up, they still should’ve gotten it sooner because we ordered not much longer after them. The service wasn’t too terrible aside from some mistakes from the wait staff. Wouldn’t come back for dinner, though, as the food was mediocre. It was understandable the set menu was about £30 per person, but even then, that steak was not worth that price.

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  12. AnnH

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My guest food looked very good mine burnt pancakes very dry no extra maple syrup given and not asked if everything was ok even tho turned over pancakes to show burnt underneath and hardly eaten

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  13. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Real shame as the place is usually superb.. Food was the same excellent quality and value were used to. Dingy and dark seats on Table 3, crammed in up the back opposite the toilet’s curtained access.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely time and the atmosphere was lively but ambient.

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  15. KC97

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value as we had a BOGOF voucher. The restaurant was accommodating as we arrived early and they were happy to seat us immediately. Food was very generously proportioned. We were very full. Slight criticism for soggy fried chicken as the syrup had soaked through so perhaps it didn’t make it to the table quick enough. Also had a solid poached egg yolk out of 2 in the garden plate. Cappuccino were more like lattes as very little milk foam on top. No dog water bowl offered. Apart from that very happy. Thanks!

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  16. JES77

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good food. Recommend the donut dessert. Will visit again.

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  17. STEPHEND

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time using Bill's. Definitely not the last. Food was tasty and very reasonable priced.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the moment we arrived . Equally the food was delicious.

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  19. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely Sunday breakfast in a relaxed and friendly place with lovely staff

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  20. MunaC

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was tasty but two of the plates arrived cold. The service was good and very friendly. However, didn't appreciate the 12.5% service charge being included in the bill without asking. I understand this is becoming common practice but it still feels sneaky.

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  21. BrianW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and very helpful staff. Will definitely return as the menu choices are brilliant. Lovely decor and ambience, very clean and a very friendly welcome

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  22. CazzieM

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed with the meal. I wanted to treat my daughter after we’d been to the cinema. I had known Bills since Bill started it years ago after the flooding in Lewes left his fruit shop totally wrecked, after that he refurbished the whole shop and opened up the restaurant, and the food was simply amazing, and continued to be one of the most desirable places to eat in Lewes. Sadly since Bill sold and it became a franchise the quality has completely gone downhill. I ordered a paneer and lentil curry which was minimalist and dry with big lumps of roasted paneer on top, very inelegantly presented. My daughter had the Shawarma which was equally disappointing and predominantly flat bread and sad salad. Our bill came to £49, and, although we only had a cider and some sparkling mineral water, I thought it was exorbitant. I hadn’t been for a little while and wanted to see if it had come anywhere near the original, but afraid was very disappointed.

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  23. bijanyoung

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lost its charm and quality. Enough waiters but little focus or attention to service. Dishes were hit and miss. No longer great value.

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  24. KerstinK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wir hatten ein sehr leckeres Silvestermenü, war alles super.

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  25. revkev

    Newcastle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from staff and the manager. Tasty fondue shared to start with and we all had the very tasty Christmas special dish of salmon and feta risotto.

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  26. janh

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome, friendly service, tasty food, good portions, well paced courses, great value. Thank you.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per usual wasn’t disappointed A1 service always helpful. Staff food is nice nice ambience go near every boxing day every year and we’re going back New Year’s Eve love the restaurant can’t force it highly recommend it to anybody nice ambience

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  28. LesleyL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious good quality food at a reasonable price. The cheese board on the Christmas menu was a bit light on cheese. It was a bit disappointing

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food arrived dried and cold and took too long to be served.

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  30. AdrianB

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service. Meatballs were nice and spicy.

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  31. RobertC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food we had was good but my cappuccino was luke warm. The cloakroom facilities are very tired and in need of refurbishment. The whole cloakroom area was an eye sore and not very clean. If a restaurant cloakroom is not clean, how clean is the food preparation and cooking area?

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  32. Guilherme

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner with friends. Service was on point and nice festive cocktails to choose from!

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  33. PeterF

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food, served nice and hot...friendly staff...accepted Blue light discount...which made it good value for us..

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Christmas dinner with 16 people. The place was lovely decorated and the table that was prepared for us was really nice and appropriate for a business dinner. The food was good while variety was offered for different tastes and dietary requirements. The service was simply exceptional. I would say that the cost per person without drinks was a little higher than anticipated but overall we have been all fully satisfied.

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  35. MrsLove2Eat

    Brighton

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bill’s was our chosen restaurant for lunch prior to a theatre matinée performance. The place was very busy with a queue waiting to be given a table so I was very please we had made a booking on Open Table. Wr had a couple of cocktails - an Aperol Spritz and an exceptional and well Presented Bloody Mary. The menu was very interesting and varied but we opted for sides and extras rather than a large main meal bearing in mind our forthcoming meals theatre visit! We both had a Mac ‘n Cheese, Spicy chicken dumplings, sticky duck salad and a side of smashed avocado. The food was delicious and well presented. The service was excellent and there was a really nice atmosphere. We will definitely revisit Bill’s in the very near future.

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  36. Shuvell

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as usual. Service was excellent ,didn’t have to wait long for our food and drinks .

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  37. SueM

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are fans of Bills - not been to this one before. Usual great welcome and decor. Slow service - we had to call server over to order drinks which then took an age to arrive. Food was good but not great. Fish pie, whilst tasty, was way more mash than fish. There are so many other great places to eat in Brighton I really think they need to up their game. We won't rush back.

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  38. RosalynA

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We took a friend to Bills for a belated birthday lunch. We had a really good lunch, reasonable priced wine. The decor is really unusual. Staff helpful and friendly. A good experience and we will definitely return soon.

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  39. CathP

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, friendly service, seated and served quickly

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  40. LexieS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The aubergine fritters were very poor, almost inedible.

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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton is rated 4.5 stars by 1524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton

The Depot, 100 North Road, Brighton, ENG BN1 1YE

Additional information

  • Area
    Brighton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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