Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton

4.2
808 reviews
£25 and under
British
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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Disappointed
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was fine until the DJ started at 6pm and we had to shout at each other for rest of meal. Ruined everything for us

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MartynC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bill's has changed considerably from its previous incarnation as a fruit and vegetable shop with a large, more rustic eating area. It has lost some of its charm and the menu is more conventional which is a shame. However the food is good, the service friendly and prompt and the surroundings comfortable.

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SophieH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and a good deal on two and three courses. Staff were friendly and portions sizes were just right for us, although maybe small for big eaters. Would recommend.

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Pratikg
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Ambience and decor! The food was amazing too . I had ordered the pan fried chicken with wild mushroom and broccoli and it was fantastic! Will defo visit again

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MatthewP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute amazing dinner and served by Charlie. Food was just out of this world and we’ve never had such amazing and tailored service. Will be definitely coming back! :)

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Superhoop
London
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service but burger arrived luke warm and the shared mixed starter for 2 had 3 of most things!

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Gonow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely friendly service, quick delivery of good food, sat by the window which kept the noise down and the fresh air up

JB
JuliaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a good price. Very good service and a great vibe. Would recommend and will be back.

CJ
CarlJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Arrived bill’s restaurant, the staffs talked with mask because I am deaf, they won’t mask down, I can’t see them lips. Good food

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CaryR
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Arrived one of man staff wear mask can’t understand because I am deaf need lip read staff refused pull down! Then booked two tables but separated not happy later they change mind move together 10 people happy in the end . Other staffs helpful with mask down good

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Spicerat
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

There's a DJ in a restaurant. If you're keen to be blasted with music whilst you casually have a bite to eat at 2pm, then you're in luck. If you prefer to hold a conversation, then maybe give it a swerve.

Don't get me wrong, tunes were great, but the volume was vibrating the dry generic chicken sandwich out of my hands.

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BettyLaLa
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had family visiting and thought to take them for brunch. They were delighted with the food. We were seated under a fan and after a while it was getting cold so asked if we could move to another table but there was none available but we’re offered for the fan to be turned off which was a good idea. The food was good, the service also quite good despite they forgot a couple of poached eggs we ordered in one of the meals but they brought them on very cute skillets. Generally, very good. The was refurbished since the last time I was there and really nice ambience. And there was an in-house DJ. Loved it all.

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BruceH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good healthy food with excellent service!! Cocktails could have been more generous!

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JudyG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, different "food of the month" every month, big portions, variety of light bites, sharing platters, rich burgers. Drink selection could be a bit wider as only one type of cider and limited choice of cocktails. I love the decoration and the plants, gives a tropical feeling

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Katie
London
28 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely servers and great music from the DJ was a lovely touch. Great atmosphere in this Brighton treasure, would definitely recommend.

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MWname
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Friendly but slow and forgetful service. Watery unmixed cocktails. Restaurant manager storming back and forth past our table ranting at his colleagues.

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PaulC
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends. Attentive staff and a good selection of vegetarian options.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. New decor is really nice too.

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GillianW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant so glad we found it lovely food and staff, definitely recommend

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NicolaC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant food, friendly staff, great decor, excellent service!

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TonyH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We’ve been to bills many times but our experience in Brighton was poor because pretty much all 6 dishes were cold when served. 3 full English breakfasts with stone cold beans and mushrooms and potatoes and bacon not any better. Poached egg on a soggy muffin was also cold. Very disappointing!

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KayleighJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place with lovely staff- especially Charlie! Definitely recommend.

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vipBoomerK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service & ambience. Food also very good.

Staff very friendly and manager exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere

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SallyL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great family meals here. Food and drinks lovely. Staff were super friendly and resident DJ great really added to the atmosphere.

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MartynE
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely we had the steak and the sea bass as mains, this had been preceeded by the calamari and the chicken skewers. Finished off by the salted carmel tart.

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Brynnie
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fine. Not amazing but good. What is expected from Bills. Staff and service were very pleasant and attentive and the ambience was relaxed and comfortable for our family of 4.

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Cooke
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Hot drinks arrived after a lengthy wait, at the same time as the food. Our food arrived cold after waiting on the counter , I suspect, for the meals to arrive at the same time. Service was good and beautiful interior but quality of food was disappointing. We were offered a free drink and for new meals to be prepared but we were not prepared to waste the food that had already been prepared. A reduction in the bill would have been more appropriate bur sadly, this was not offered. We will not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff - great food - Good value

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SonjaO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service, food, value for money, ambiance were all very good. We will return.

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LynneJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service and friendly staff - a must for visitors to Brighton!

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JuliaW
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our lunch at Bill’s

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MelanieC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The only thing that let this down was the service. We were asked if we wanted ketchup and mayo when we ordered, we said yes. The food was delivered with no sauces, so we asked for them. We ended up asking 4 times before they eventually appeared. When I complained the waiter explained there had been a problem with the mayo in the kitchen. I said that didn't stop them bringing the ketchup and explaining the problem with the mayo - communication is key. Instead we were left waiting while our food got cold. Otherwise the food was excellent.

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sallyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The sharing starter was excellent but the steak and eggs was disappointing. My husband requested for the steak to be well done but was advised against this because it was a minute steak. The presentation wasn’t great and there was blood in the steak, this was specifically what my husband didn’t want, the staff were very accommodating and we didn’t pay for this particular dish. Won’t put us of visiting again as usually everything is fine.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch. Food great and waiter absolutely lovely! It seems to have been recently refurbished too, which was a pleasant surprise!

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AdamW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bills was amazing as always. 3rd time in Bill's in the last 2 months due to the amazing food, service and atmosphere! Have the Bill's flower pot cheesecake! It's amazing trust me, from presentation to flavour. The team were so professional, polite and welcoming.

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DawnE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly welcome and service throughout. Food was excellent and a buzzing atmosphere.

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Lou4
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and vibe!

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NicholaG
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested a window seat which we got, food fab, great atmosphere and fantastic service. Thank you 😊

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We would not recommend the Buttermilk chicken burger as the chicken itself was rather dry. Also my Burger (wanted medium cooked) again was dry and over cooked.
All else was good and the house Spanish white was fab.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton is rated 4.2 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

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