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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne

4.3
4.3
896 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
The (self-proclaimed) sunniest place in the UK and who are we to argue with that? Factor fifty fabulous, Bill’s Eastbourne sits in the heart of the town, so take your pick from a shady spot inside or alfresco dining. Ps. Sandy feet welcome.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 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–Thu 08:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–20:00
  • 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
  • Celebration Set Menu

    £23.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or even friendiversary? Dine with us & enjoy 2 courses from £23.95 with our Group Set Menu, available for 6+ guests. Whatever the occasion, we’ll bring the good vibes & a free Doughnut Tower to share.
    Celebration Set Menu photo

What 896 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • East Sussex

    Best Food

  • East Sussex

    Great for brunch

  • East Sussex

    Good for business meals

  • East Sussex

    Good for business meals

  • East Sussex

    Child-friendly

  • East Sussex

    Innovative

  • East Sussex

    Good for groups

  • East Sussex

    Healthy

  • East Sussex

    Neighbourhood gem

  • East Sussex

    Romantic

  • East Sussex

    Good for special occasions

  • East Sussex

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • East Sussex

    Lively

  • East Sussex

    Most Booked

896 Reviews
  1. EmilyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely, service was good, the food came out quickly

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  2. ChrisH

    Brighton

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took advantage of the birthday free bottle of Prosecco for my wife’s birthday. She had steak I had fish pie, all good. Staff attentive and cheerful. Nice atmosphere.

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  3. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Sunday Big Brunch in a chilled setting. We’ll be back 👍🏻☺️

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  4. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely visit to Eastbourne for brunch today Great food and fantastic friendly and quick service

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  5. AlisonM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fantastic staff really friendly and nothing is to much trouble. Would highly recommend.

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  6. ChrisH

    Brighton

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good burger, free bottle of birthday bubbly, helpful friendly staff. Thanks very much.

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  7. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a really lovely Sunday Brunch yesterday. Great service and really lovely staff who really looked after us Thank You - See you again soon

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  8. ChrisH

    Brighton

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good lunch, nice atmosphere, excellent service from Grace.

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  9. GaryMedland

    Brighton

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to get to Bill’s in Eastbourne after a few weeks away. The team there are ALWAYS superb. Food is great and excellent value.

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  10. ChrisH

    Brighton

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good lunch at Bills today with two Grandchildren. Busy with a good buzzy atmosphere. Staff pleasant, food good. All happy.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive, friendly waitress and delicious food.

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  12. CydneyB

    East Sussex

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love going here, the atmosphere is really good aswell

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and the staff are so friendly and welcoming, makes for a comfortable dining experience

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  14. SandraW

    Brighton

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, helpful server and attentive. Quick response to food being served.

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  15. ADRIANC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall nice, food portions a little on the small side so not great value for the price paid. Good service overall.

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  16. CydneyB

    East Sussex

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such friendly staff. Definitely will come back here. Such a good one

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  17. PeterH

    Pays de la Loire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Helpful staff . The restaurant was chilly . Mulled wine was tepid and 2 cocktails were unavailable due to running out of ingredients although there were few other diners . Pleasant evening though .

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  18. BettinaW

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cain, our waiter, was amazing. So cheery and polite. He said he loves his job and chatting to customers. Cherish the boy ! The bun on my eggs Florentine was not toasted which gave the dish a very doughy and cold feel. Also it's quite sickly with avocado, hollandaise and egg yolk, all a bit sloppy ! Fun place eat though and such a clever menu. Well done Bills

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  19. GemmaT

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very nice but service very slow took along time to order and had to go up to pay.

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  20. ChrisH

    Brighton

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre Xmas shopping breakfast with Grandaughters. Good atmosphere, great service, lovely breakfast!

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  21. DebbieP

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not as good as usual - sent something back and this was taken off of the bull, which was good, but I would rather have not felt the need to send back. Portions for a couple of things were really small. Ok if it was lite bites but this was off of main. .

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  22. LizC

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed lunch with my granddaughters - it was a pleasant atmosphere and the service was good.

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  23. DRic655

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Three people, no issues with the service or the food.

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  24. PuppyLover22

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place, the staff are wonderful. It was a beautiful sunny morning so managed to sit outside as well. I can't wait to come back and have more breakfast - it's the small potatoes that do it for me WINNER!

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  25. DanielC

    Munich

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful waitress Laura T who was a real credit to Bill’s

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Felt that the bottomless weekend we had here was ok but not like I’ve experienced elsewhere. They took ages with the drinks & the cocktails were in Prosecco glasses. Now on the menu the cocktails at 8 odd pound each and if this is the size of the cocktails all the time then this is disappointing and they all have Prosecco in them which is strange. Food was great! One of the best egg Benedict’s I’ve had! They didn’t sing happy birthday to my mrs with the pudding I requested with a candle in it on arrival.

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  27. ByllD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Completely typical small neighborhood cafe. A cook, not a chef. Personable friendly service.

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  28. MaidstoneFoodie

    Kent

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been fans of Bills for a number of years but since our local in Maidstone closed, it’s been a while since we’ve dined there. To say we were disappointed with the menu selection would be an understatement! The staff were fabulous though, so helpful and friendly and the food ordered was well presented and tasted great. Just wish the meals on offer were more varied and some of our old favourites were brought back - used to love the steak and egg option!

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  29. Magwich

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely poor service, food non existent, it never actually arrived and when we asked how much longer our food would be (over the 45mins we’d waited) we were told by the very rude and couldn’t care less waiter “I don’t know, not sure what’s going on in the bar or kitchen, it’s a shambles” so we said in that case we’ll go somewhere else, he said yeah no problem… absolutely dreadful and not what we’d come to expect from Bill’s…

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  30. LesleyC

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great!! staff were attentive . The only negative was that the Ladies toilets were dirty and messy.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Six of us had a good meal 3 of them had the steak which they said was a bit dry but chips were tasty, 1 had classic burger , seafood linguine and spicy meatballs which were delicious, lovely desserts bill’s flower pot beautifully presented… overall reasonably priced good service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful good and great atmosphere and lovely staff will come again

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  33. CydneyB

    East Sussex

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going to this one. 10/10 recommend!! Such a good atmosphere

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  34. ChrisH

    Brighton

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was okay, maybe lost a bit of its buzz. Always rely on Bills for a decent burger though. Like most things these days seemed a bit pricey.

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  35. KateE

    East Sussex

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very busy and loud, the acoustics aren’t pleasant at all inside. Staff are kinda difficult to grab, there were plenty of them around but no eye contact at all, had to get up to find our own sugar for tea, to check something about our order and then again to pay; no one checked everything was going ok with the meal so if there’d been a problem we’d have had to get up again to go find help. Basically after we’d ordered no one came back to the table, until the food arrived, and then no one again. We ran out of water but I couldn’t be bothered to go and get more myself. Really resented the 12.5% service charge. Food was good, it’s pricey but well cooked (£45ish for breakfast for 3) no problems with the chef(s). Worth noting that on the weekend they only had the “brunch” menu during morning service, the “breakfast” menu on the website must only be for weekdays? It means that if you want a full English (or anything like it) your only choice is the absolutely ENORMOUS brunch which is literally an entire days worth of food.

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  36. KIME

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A really nice meal. The ribs were great very tasty ! my husband had the "Best steak in Eastbourne. Nice puds...yep we'll be back. And the waiter was attentive too

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  37. ZoeS

    East Sussex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and atmosphere thank you be back again soon.

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  38. LPEbo

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When we booked we stated it was for a birthday yet no mention was made by anyone in the restaurant. The food was lovely but bacon was barely cooked. Needed to be crispy in a pancake stack. waitress forgot latte but was rectified at the end.

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  39. AnthonyC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good and the staff were helpful. However, only about 50% of the menu was available and it was very quiet.

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  40. Speedwax

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bills was one of our best places to eat but seems to now be more expensive and size of food has shrunk, Toilets need to be cleaned obviously not been check all day, some of the food was could was sent back and replaced so still have a good level of service, management gave a complimentary drink, and removed the service charge, som5 drinks ehere not available and took 20 mins to let us know that steak was no longer available, burgers where half the size you would expect look like a kids size, staff where really good, bills just need to go back to there better standard in the food and drink if they want to charge more money for it

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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne is rated 4.3 stars by 896 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 19 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–Thu 08:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–20:00
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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