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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne

4.1
4.1
805 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

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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Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, 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 4517 8034

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £13.95 per person

    28 Mar - 30 Jun 2022
    Sometimes being spoilt for choice makes it hard to make a choice at all. For all you indecisive ones, our carefully selected seasonal set menu makes it easier. Our seasonal set menus change every month so head to our website to see this months curation. Just one big decision to make… two-courses or three? 2 courses for £13.95 3 courses for £16.95

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Menu

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What 805 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Sussex

    Group Bookings

  • East Sussex

    Lunch

  • East Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. RT

    RobynT

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very attentive with gluten free orders, much appreciated.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely location, friendly staff and delicious food. Thank you

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    It was ok not great

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. JN

    JulieN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Welcoming atmosphere and the food is good and simple.

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. DN

    DominicN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    We were there for a family breakfast. The restaurant was very busy as it was Mother's Day and I cannot fault the service received! However, the food was terrible. I didn't have the heart to say to the waitress as it was not her fault, she was extremely busy and did try her best! The bagel my Mother received, clearly toasted from frozen and not toasted enough! The outside was barely crispy and the inside, solid frozen dough. My Wife's pancakes, were they packet pancakes heated? They were extremely dry! The 2 other meals were the big breakfasts, one with an extra sausage the other extra mushrooms, however, where was the Black pudding on the 2nd? It was on the 1st? Again, I really didn't want to kick up a fuss as the restaurant was so busy and it could have been a lot worse! Our waitress was great and couldn't have been better so we thought we'd just carry on but between us, we won't be returning. Very sorry Bills.

  33. MM

    MissyM

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I dined out with 2 friends; the service was excellent, what fantastic welcoming staff you have at this restaurant. Fab food and nice atmosphere. I’ve been to other Bills restaurants and this is by far the best for service and atmosphere

  34. LJ

    LauraJ

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bills always delivers good food good ambiance and excellent service it always feels like a treat

  35. H

    Henrietta

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Our own waiter (dead ring for Louis Theroux) was great but finished shift before we left. However, we were left outside in the cold for some time before deciding to enter as people were blocking the entrance waiting for a table. It was a wait if 45 minutes before food was served but food was very enjoyable except for the warm beer. My husband was also ignored by a waitress when asking for the bill. Eye contact is clearly avoided! 😂.

  36. AJ

    AndrewJ

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service what outstanding- you last try the flowerpot desert

  37. J

    James

    East Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Waiting staff were lovely but the general service was very poor. I was part of a group of four and none of our meals came at the same time. Two of us were finished before the other two even had their food in front of them. There were four or five dishes on the menu that we wanted but were told that they had run out of all of them, so our choices were very limited in the end. The food we got was was OK, but nothing special.

  38. AD

    ADRIANC

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Not a good start as three of the items we requested were not available. Overall the food we ordered was Luke warm. Service ok albeit a little slow.

  39. PW

    PeterW

    Jersey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place to go and we were sat in an area that was to the side and very relaxed ambience. Good food served hot and very pleasant server.

  40. W

    Winchy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent food and fantastic service. our waiter was very attentive

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne is rated 4.1 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
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

    Breakfast, British, 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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