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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.4
4.4
1522 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
We’re not supposed to be biased, but is there anywhere in the UK more beautiful than Devon? We think not (sorry not sorry). With cathedrals, canals and our very own Bill’s right at the heart (with a sunny outdoor seating area we might add), this place is a feast for the eyes and our food a feast for the belly *chef’s kiss*.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • 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
  • Bottomless Brunch

    £20.50 per person

    12 Feb - 12 May 2024
    Just select any item from our huge selection of delicious main or brunch dishes all day Saturday & Sunday and go bottomless from just £20.50. The price of bottomless brunch is for the drinks only.
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 1,522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Devon

    Great for brunch

  • Devon

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Devon

    Healthy

  • Devon

    Hot spot

  • Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • Devon

    Lively

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Best Overall

  • East Devon

    Best Service

  • East Devon

    Best Ambience

  • East Devon

    Best Value

  • East Devon

    Great for brunch

  • East Devon

    Good for groups

  • East Devon

    Healthy

  • East Devon

    Good for special occasions

  • East Devon

    Lively

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

1,522 Reviews
  1. sk4food

    London

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a shame... why are so many dishes deep fried which detracts from their flavour? Efficient staff and good atmosphere do not make up for indifferent food... nothing tasted fresh

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  2. WhiteRabbit

    London

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, pleasant for kids, good for kids too

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience. My mother is disabled and nothing was too much trouble. The staff were incredibly helpful and made our visit very comfortable. We loved our brunch. 5 stars all round

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We both had a very poorly cooked breakfast on Friday morning - dried out sautéed potatoes that had clearly been under a heated light for a long time, totally fatty and soggy bacon that had been steaming in a dish. We sent the bacon back as it was awful. Ordered 2 coffees - both were wrong and not what we ordered. The price point foe breakfast is similar to the Ivy and Boston Tea party but no where near the standard.

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  5. Exeter

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Efficient and smooth service. The whole team are working together to ensure that your experience is a good one. The food was very good.

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  6. AdamS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a beautiful visit. Food was amazing and piping hot, lovely decor and ambience was great. Would recommend for any dinner date or social meal

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal in fantastic surroundings. Highly recommend

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  8. AlanL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, the atmosphere was great and the was brilliant.

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  9. Samb

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and lovely service. Really reasonable prices for the amazing quality of the food.

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  10. Nickname

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

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  11. Alain

    Stuttgart

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our recent visit to the restaurant was an unforgettable experience. The food was exceptional, every dish crafted to perfection, leaving us savoring each bite. The ambiance was outstanding, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that enhanced our dining experience. What truly set this visit apart was the service. We have never encountered such attentive, friendly, and wonderful staff. Their dedication to ensuring our comfort and satisfaction was unparalleled, making us feel truly valued as guests. The exceptional service, combined with the exquisite food and ambiance, made our visit truly memorable. We are eagerly looking forward to our next visit, confident that it will be just as remarkable as the last. Thank you for such a delightful experience.

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  12. LotM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, great atmosphere, very understanding and accommodating for food allergies/intolerances and fussy children. Thank you for another fabulous meal.

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  13. MattP

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible meal and waited 90 mins for a starter and then left - simply awful

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at Bills. We had the valentines Day menu. For starters I had the calamari and my husband had the chicken sesame balls (shaped more like a miniature pasty). Both were delicious! The calamari was cooked perfectly and so soft. For mains we had the chicken dish with mushroom sauce and mash. All was so tasty. Unfortunately we were too full up to eat any more. The cocktails were delicious too! Again the service was quick, efficient, friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend but you do need to book in advance to guarantee a table!

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  15. Foodie

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as usual. Excellent staff, good food, lovely atmosphere.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit. Very tasty starters and mains, chocolate brownie wasn’t quite as good as expected but still not bad. Good service. It was a little noisy but that was probably just the rowdy table near us! Enjoyed our meal and will likely return.

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  17. Beckibluebell

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The flowerpot cheesecake was the main reason for us to visit and it did not dissapoint. Seating a bit close for comfort with other guests , we wanted something a bit more personal and private but a good experience overall

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  18. nigelR

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service. Menu options of consistently high standard. Popular venue which has character ground floor and upstairs

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  19. RosieM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a special lunch a Bill's for my birthday. We were seated a little out of the way so we could still enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant but it felt a bit more private. The staff were lovely and gave me a free dessert for my birthday. We were given plenty of time to ourselves but never forgotten by the staff. Could not have asked for a more lovely time. The food was absolutely delicious and the menu was great, including tasty vegan/vegetarian options. We also enjoyed some beautifully crafted cocktails. Very grateful to the staff for our experience, will definitely be returning soon!

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  20. SallyP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy coming to Bill’s Exeter because the staff are always friendly and the food is good. 9 times out of 10 we have our table by the window .,

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat opposite the doorway, cold breeze every time someone came in. Thankfully the heating is excellent and was fine as soon as it shut again. The food was perfect, chicken beautifully tender and moist. Whoever was cooking certainly knows their stuff. The staff are great too, very efficient, courteous and friendly.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, well cooked poached eggs and hollandaise, brilliant team - always have a good meal with Bills in Exeter

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  23. Lorenzo

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice venue, but i got out with some hunger at nye, and paid too much for what i've eaten...

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely meal, but the choice on the menu isn’t as extensive as other restaurants we have visited. But the food was well prepared, and the service was excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Bills with a group of friends for a birthday lunch and were very impressed with the food and especially the service. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Would highly recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of choices on the menu which meet different needs of us in the family. The burger and chicken pancake are impressive.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy place with a good vibe. Excellent burger and fries. The pancakes were very stodgy, unfortunately, but overall a good experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for brunch, I’ve never had a bad meal here. Friendly staff, buzzing atmosphere, lovely food and generous portion sizes.

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  29. Elfie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, very reasonably priced, lovely decor and a really nice vibe

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  30. PaulC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another visit to Bills and another enjoyable meal with brilliant service

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  31. SandraC

    Surrey

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best service we have received at Bills Exeter. Had to ask more than once for butter from 2 staff; if you are given dry toast it should be standard to ask if butter / butter alternative is wanted, and the bill took nearly 10 minutes to come, again, asked 2 people for the bill. Wasn't so busy as it has been either, so a customer would expect attentive service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Bills. We really enjoyed the food and the service was top notch. Highly recommend. It’s so popular it’s best to book ahead!

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  33. AndreaP

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had chicken burger, chicken was so over cooked . The second time costing Bills won’t be recommending or returning

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  34. SusanP

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is nice and waiting staff pleasant. However, we were kicked out of the restaurant after 1 hour as the manager wanted our table. We had pre-booked our table and we were not told we could only have the table for an hour. This made me and the other members of our party feel very unwelcome. We will never return to Bills or recommend to others after this shoddy treatment!

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  35. JayneL

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always go to Bills when we come to Exeter. It’s always best to prebook. We came once without a booking and couldn’t get it. It’s a very popular restaurant for a reason. Helpful friendly staff, cosy seating and fab food.

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  36. Jonald

    Leicestershire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the food and although a busy Saturday evening the service from our waitress was excellent.

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  37. Hpcardiff

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always brilliant - especially the service. Great atmosphere

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  38. MargaretA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, cooked to my liking , served by professional friendly staff.

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  39. Jody

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guests and I were satisfied with the services at Bill's Restaurant. The foods were delicious, although the portions were a bit small for the men. The waitress, who served us was attentive and courteous.

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  40. Hpcardiff

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always come here with my friend who is gluten free (coeliac) best food options, staff are knowledgable and we always have a great experience

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FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.4 stars by 1522 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 52 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

32-33 Gandy Street, Exeter, ENG EX4 3LS

Additional information

  • Area
    Exeter
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 08:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • 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
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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