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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne

4.0
4
814 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Formerly an old pub, Bill’s Eastbourne restaurant is in a great location, right in the middle of the town, with seating inside and out. The mix of original features and Bill’s personal touches give the restaurant real charm, and make it the perfect place all day and into the night.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 4512 6654

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Sussex

    Child Friendly

  • East Sussex

    Group Bookings

  • East Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. MB

    MrsBennett

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Quite noisy at the front of the restaurant where the children seemed to be, but lucky for us (table of 2) we were able to move further in to the restaurant where it was quieter. Not busy on a Sunday evening, but the staff were super attentive and friendly, which made up for the fact that the kitchen had run out of some of the dishes, I believe that they had a busy afternoon and it was unfortunate that the options we selected were out, but we chose again and they were fine. The burrata was creamy and delicious and the acompanying truffle oil was very subtle. The calamari, cooked well so nice and crispy, not soggy! The caesar salad was apparently nice, though I felt my salmon was just a tad too oily. Not entirely unpleasant, just more than I would have preferred.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, very clean and great food
  3. LD

    Love2Dine

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Take cash to tip. The staff do NOT receive the gratuity.
  4. RN

    RobertN

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Table service slow forgot drinks order twice then missed one of three drinks just had to chase
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Terrible drunk/high busker right outside the restaurant making a racket. Service was slow. Mains didn’t come out together.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Although the service was good, we were both rather ill after dinner. Wouldn’t be going back or recommending this restaurant unfortunately
  7. j

    julietw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    After we arrived and were seated, and after we had ordered our drinks and were ordering our food - we were then told that there was no calamari (the reason we booked Bills in first place as visitors to share a large calamari) , no burgers , no vegan burgers, no flowerpot puddings no anything really! The man said it was because there was a big party in that day ! Really disappointed
  8. L

    Lawro7

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    We went for my sons 19th, and they had lots of things on the menu missing , the menu is also very small and not a lot of variety, the food wasn’t hot , and very overpriced for what it was. Staff were friendly and service was ok but apart from that we won’t be going back there again. We chose bills as had a good reputation. But I wouldmy recommend it to anyone .
  9. V

    Vonnie

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    I ordered the sticky duck for a starter. The menu said it came with a brown sauce, water melon and lettuce. It said nothing about being extremely spicy and hot (probably chillies) . I had to drink 2 glasses of water after eating it and my mouth started to swell up. Luckily this soon went down but then I was extremely sick a few hours later. If I had known it had chillies in it I would not have ordered it.
  10. RT

    RobynT

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive with gluten free orders, much appreciated.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Perfect steak. Good wine list with something for everyone
  12. JB

    JulieB

    East Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    The menu has changed since we last visited and we were very disappointed with the choices
  13. DH

    DeborahH

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food great, service great, views from the front of the restaurant are dismal and depressing. Boarded-up Debenhams store. Nothing that Bills can do about it but if you get the choice don't sit at the window.
  14. n

    nykh

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed choices from the a la carte menu, which were promptly served by friendly staff.
  15. GW

    GavinW

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Super service, lovely meal, good atmosphere. It was a little chilly in the restaurant though.
  16. F

    24Fitchef

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly service throughout from first arriving to getting our meal to leaving
  17. AA

    AnnaA

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service was not good. Long wait for food, cutlery, drinks - everything had to be asked for. Food was ok
  18. K

    Kate

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The food took over a hour to our table after our order and it was mostly cold, we were charged for items twice on the bill and it was removed but, for a establishment that was recommended to us, I found this experience very poor. Food quality was ok, but length to to wait was dreadful.
  19. b

    beckyc

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant breakfast. Good service and lovely staff. Really enjoyed. They were great at recommending where to go in Eastbourne too.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location, friendly staff and delicious food. Thank you
  21. AW

    AbiW

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! So amazing for my girlfriend who is coealic and has so many options and staff ask if intolerance or coealic so kind and considerate!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Took my partner for her birthday. Had to put that down when booking but no idea why as made no difference whatsoever when we were there. Menu seems to be quite limited and getting relatively expensive now, but maybe that’s a sign of the time. Also not that interesting. Starters took forever to come and my burger was pink in the middle despite asking for it well done. Drinks menu showed Peroni by the pint, but was served a large bottle for some reason I’d recommend the dumplings to start and the truffle chicken on the other table looked much better than the burgers we had. Otherwise we love the atmosphere and ambiance in Bills and as always the staff were very nice and very professional and looked after us.
  23. CW

    ClareW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Sadly, Bill’s Eastbourne does not have the same ‘vibe’ as other Bill’s in Sussex. Also, we weren’t happy with the recent menu changes.
  24. o

    olivia

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Been before and it was really nice but yesterday both sirloin steaks were extremely fatty and inedible My son also really did not like the macaroni cheese
  25. d

    daryls

    Kent

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    They have a new menu, which is too limited for us, 4 different burgers and some vegetarian options.
  26. SR

    SineadR

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew is very friendly and attentive every time we come in. Food is delicious, I had amazing gluten free pancakes
  27. S

    Shazza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Easy dining but nice enough to feel your out at a restuarant! Service was good and polite Food was tasty
  28. MH

    MartinH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Would found the food enjoyable and the service was good, the ambience was good not to noisy and we also enjoyed the background music, but there's always a but, the size and price for the drinks were a bit pricey, my wife liked her drink but it was very small and my beer was small and very overpriced
  29. MH

    MarkH

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Always enjoyable experience at Bills. Not been for a while so good to go back. We were a party of three and all had different brunch options and all very good. Service was very friendly- a few issues- long wait even though not busy and a few errors on the order.
  30. CS

    ClareS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress very attentive and friendly and food delicious. Halloumi fries are the best ever.
  31. J

    Jumoore

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely evening at Bills. Food good, service friendly, efficient and helpful. Would highly recommend.
  32. D

    Della

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Accommodated for a gluten free guest, a partially deaf guest who had forgotten their hearing aid and a mum on Mother’s Day. All in all went well. Side note for future visits is that the 12.5% service charge is optional so if you want to tip your waiter/waitress direct ask for it to be removed from the total shown otherwise you are paying extra.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The Lewes restaurant used to be fantastic, but with each visit to Bills it becomes more disappointing. There were only four of us, yet one meal arrived almost ten minutes after the rest were served. We had to wait what seemed little forever for our food to arrive. The food served was okay, but nothing to write home about. I had the seabass and the hollandaise was missing and they didn’t have the fried potatoes- which makes me assume they don’t prep on site anymore. I was pleased that there is now more variety on the kids’ menu, and they really enjoyed their desserts. The kids’ menu is value for money. It’s just an average meal out now- which is a shame, because Bills used to be up there for its high-quality produce and little extras.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was ok not great
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very attentive staff. Very busy as Mother's Day and they warned us there was a longer wait for food. Food was lovely lobster linguine. Great flatbreads. Restaurant was clean and tidy. Great value and they take Blue light card 20% discount. Would definitely go back to try normal menu.
  36. d

    diana

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Busy Mother's Day lunch but no delays, everything available, complimentary dessert, superb service, prompt, friendly, efficient clearing and laying. Food well presented and hot and tasty. Hadn't been for a long time and will definitely come back soon.
  37. JN

    JulieN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Welcoming atmosphere and the food is good and simple.
  38. JH

    JohnH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely mothering Sunday lunch, the service was amazing
  39. RR

    RobR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had a good experience after a very long food delay which was handled very well by the management of the Bill's in Eastbourne. Kindly offered our meal to us free of charge. This luckily has saved their reputation for me and will return in the future.
  40. S

    Spudgun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good, friendly service. Shame things were not available on the menu. Noisy atmosphere

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne is rated 4 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne

153 Terminus Road Eastbourne, ENG BN21 3NU

Additional information

  • Area

    Eastbourne

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

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