Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne

4.1
647 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

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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.

Experiences

  • Bill’s Christmas Set Menu

    £29.95 per person

    Nov 16 - Dec 30, 2021

    Christmas group dining at Bill’s This menu must be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance If you book within 7 days of your booking we will try to accommodate, subject to availability, A La Carte menu may be offered. Enjoy three festive dishes with a welcome drink included. Choose from dishes such as a starter of smoked salmon mousse, avocado and crayfish salad, our mouth-watering festive feast burger, and for dessert our famous panettone bread and butter pudding with cinnamon-spiced vanilla custard. Please opt into email marketing for information on this, future group bookings & offers. We will contact you in regards to this booking to pre order your food. Please keep an eye out for emails from Bills Restaurants in order to pre order.
What 647 People Are Saying
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CharliC
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! The new Christmas menu is amazing!

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KatieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic. A great variety with the addition of some festive options.

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JodannaB
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food, great service - will definitely come again

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vipLeighB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Issy was lovely! There were some really diverse customers enjoying breakfast when we were there and everyone was so welcoming and attentive. This made me feel comfortable to bring my neuro diverse son to join me next time. Well done Bill’s! 💛

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paulinec
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable meal and drinks with friends on friday in a pleasant setting, the staff were welcoming and helpful which made for a was relaxing evening. Would go again.

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AnitaB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was a little slow due to lack of knowledge on new menu but once that hurdle was crossed. Excellent service and excellent food

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Chez
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Menu options were very good, the restaurant is pleasantly decorated but despite being way off ‘full’ the service was poor. Long wait for ordering, food arrival and no apologies. Very disappointed as service pulls the whole experience together

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AmyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were exceptional 5* service, thank you!

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AlexM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service and lovely food. No complaints about anything all really good thank you

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SueL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a very enjoyable afternoon at Bill's - the waiters were very friendly and attentive. The fish pie was lovely with plenty of fish in it - could have done with a side salad. It has a lovely atmosphere with plenty of space and not too noisy - would definitely recommend it.

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Gill
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Scott was A*! So welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable of the menu and totally made our reservation. Please pass onto his manager, he is an asset to Bills!

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EileenD
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The only reason marked it down was because the sea bass was TINY.

Apart from that all okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service very slow

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lisaD
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Brunch on Sunday, the service was quick and friendly, the Food was delicious, and great selection for everybody. We all enjoyed our breakfast & coffee. Will definitely be back

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MarinaE
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant lunch in good surroundings. Fast service and quality, affordable food.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit to Bill’s at Eastbourne but definitely returning soon. Loved the decor and location, every staff member gave great customer service. I have a food intolerance and their handling of this was fantastic. The food was served in a timely manner, looked and tasted good. Our servers checked at appropriate intervals if we required anything further.
Excellent all round brunch....thank you

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vipNickyB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food, lovely staff, very nice evening all round.

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EmPM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab 2 for 1 on cocktails! Really lovely food and staff. Been lots of times and will be going again x

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SallyD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and staff great. Evening slightly spoilt by very loud music as my husband is slightly deaf and couldn't join in a conversation even if we shouted! The louder the music in restaurants the louder people have to talk. However, must say say that after we asked for the speaker nearest us to be turned down the staff did oblige - we were very grateful. Bills - please be aware of people who are hard of hearing and also of your older customers who dont mind background music but dont want it blaring out!

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LizaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The experience was very good however I’m not sure what’s going on with the plumbing it smelt very unpleasant.

I’m sure in other parts of the restaurant it was not an issue but made an rather unpleasant experience in our area .

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Flyboy
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not an experience to be repeated.
Food poor and almost cold on arrival. The dish ordered I have eaten many times before and enjoyed in other locations. Not this time, neither I or my wife finished it.

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EveL
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Music was too loud & we asked for it to be lowered however the waitress forgot to do this. The waitress seemed tired & wasn’t asking the usual questions like how my guests would like their steak cooked. Had to remind waitress about a side order. The waitress was removing plates before my whole dinner party had finished. Was removing saucers when guests had coffee cups in hand. We were not given the choice whether we wanted to pay the £13 or so tip. We paid it, however given the option I would of paid less. I won’t be in a hurry to return. I was however pleased to see that the waiting staff were not wearing face masks. Felt more relaxed for my family.

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Chirpy
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal. Very attentive staff, couldn't fault them! Definitely going back!

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TrishG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to Bill’s with my daughter and her boyfriend who were visiting from uni. We were seated quickly at a nice table. The service was very good. My daughter wanted a starter from the set menu and a main from the main menu. The waiter said he’d try to sort it for her. We all enjoyed our food, especially the risotto, fish pie and chicken. Two of us had the warm doughnuts for dessert. Delicious!
Overall, a really good meal!

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TrainerDave2
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Once again the food was excellent. Sadly we did not have the same member of staff - it felt like "the lost customers". The time between items was excessive

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A long wait between starter and main and had to chase it up. The table next to us ordered after us and were onto desert before we got our main.

Sea bads was tiny and overly salty.

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Dbrig
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the set menu, good amount of choice and good value. Adam, our server, was fantastic - friendly, attentive and helpful. He made it a really good experience. We will be back!

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Marie
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Friendly helpful staff. Menu ok, but food could have been hotter. Tad expensive for what it was. Would I go back again, probably yes.

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Minstrels23
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

There was an unpleasant smell when we entered which sort of cleared but was odd. It was hard to get the attention of the waiting staff. The food was fine. The burgers and macaroni cheese were really enjoyed hut the fish finger sandwiches were a little meagre in terms of fish and the bread a little dry.

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service, really good set up of the restaurant. Me and my partner loved our little Saturday meal out. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing little restaurant you will be surprised when you walk in the atmosphere is so warm and friendly and really funky too, The staff have been incredibly well trained and are very attentive the food is delicious I can highly recommend this amazing little find in Eastbourne 👍👍👍

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DebraG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, lovely cocktails and friendly and helpful staff

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JacquiJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waiting far too long for food
Falafels we’re like rocks

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TrainerDave2
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was a family get together with a wide age range from 15 to 80....also a range of different menus including Vegetarian, traditional.

Excellent staff resulted in a fantastic occasion with everyone keen for a return visit

Could not have been better

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NicolaP
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was lunch and a catch up with a friend. We had discovered a lunch offer on the website of lunch and a drink for £10 but could not find that advertised anywhere in house. We asked the server and were informed it was the penultimate day so they were not publicising it anymore. Why? We ordered using that deal and lunch was very nice, we were able to catch up without being drowned out by music as I have experienced in the past. After a further drink and a chat, we paid our bill (which was brought to us before we asked for it) and agreed we had had an enjoyable time.
We have eaten at Bills in other places before and that is why we chose it.

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HelenJ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with lovely, friendly service. Food was good. The only downside was that there was no child size cutlery - our 3 year old had to eat with an adult sized knife and fork. Paper straws would have been helpful for her too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great place great food
It wasn’t busy but the service wasn’t great
There was a lot of staff standing together talking and getting attention was an effort.

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RebeccaR
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bills in Eastbourne, always a great atmosphere, good service & food.

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Anon
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our breakfast. However we were the first people in there and they obviously have a very bad drain smell. Very off putting when you are going to eat!! All the staff were very attentive and helpful

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quickly seated, staff very attentive. The burger was warm rather than hot which was a little disappointing, and I felt generally it was a touch overpriced. Couldn’t find fault with the staff.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne is rated 4.1 stars by 647 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.