Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.4
1173 reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill's Exeter restaurant is a real hidden gem. Packed full of colour and charm, it's ideal for a cosy dinner for two or catching up with friends and family. Both impressive and intimate, with little booths, nooks and crannies, including further seating outside. Relax on a comfortable sofa or grab a seat at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. Bill's Exeter is open all day and into the night.

Experiences

  • Get the gang back together

    Jan 17 - Feb 4, 2022

    Having missed out on time with friends and family in December, it's time to get the gang back together at Bill's with our special set menu offer. Indulge in this limited edition set menu and enjoy either 2 courses for £13.95, or 3 courses for £16.95 and get a Gin-uary Fizz cocktail on us! From Crispy Calamari to our delicious Beetroot Risotto, you'll find something for everyone to love. Including incredible vegetarian and vegan options, delicious desserts and of course a cocktail on us.
What 1173 People Are Saying
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LucieH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Free cocktail was lovely and our food order was very quick getting to us

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PenR
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service again from Exeter Bills.
Brought my friend and she loved it.
Thanks

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GeorgeH
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill’s Exeter was an amazing trip out! We went on a Monday so it was quiet but our waitress gave the best service. Super friendly, food was delicious 😊

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KateL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, impressive portion sizes. Lovely atmosphere.

HB
HannahB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and wonderful waiter! Can’t wait to come back again :)

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LisaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and staff very attentintitive...

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AliL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bill's was very busy, but we were served very quickly and did not have to wait too long for our food.
My salad was lovely, my husband had the minute steak & chips - only tiny criticism he would have liked a few more chips.

Overall very nice & would come back

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JillS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service snd staff. My only “complaint “ was that my steak was only Luke warm and the grouped tomato was cold. Not sufficient to complain about on the night though

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MegB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Lovely place to eat, amazing food and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambience was great,but the waitress had a right go at me because I asked her for the bill,if it wasn’t her table or she was busy she only had to say,I don’t know her name but she had long dark hair in a ponytail and had a foreign accent,and very hot blooded!!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a lunch out at Bill’s 👍great atmosphere, good food and friendly staff.

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ElenaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious however the service incredibly slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, friendly service and good value

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MichaelM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent fish pie, piping hot, plenty of sea food and creamy mash

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Anna
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant
We had birthday breakfast here - full English. American pancakes and also a vegan gluten free breakfast

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GinetteH
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, good food & great service. It was fairly busy for a Tuesday evening but the staff were all very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. We took our young cockapoo with us, they seated us in a more private corner to accommodate our dog, excellent.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bill's might feel a little cramped and bustling for those that want a relaxed and quiet meal, but the food and service are excellent. There's an expansive menu with reasonable pricing and, if you're after a cheaper meal, the 2- and 3-course set menu is excellent value. It's child- and dog-friendly, but the lack of space might be an issue for toddlers and younger children that aren't likely to remain seated.

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klaudia
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. We went for breakfast in a group of 7 and all our food came out at the same time and hot. Great service and great food.

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JuliaT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food, service very good.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food which is amazing priced. The team in bills are always friendly and helpful

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LouR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A delicious brunch with excellent service, thank you.

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Tommo
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Booked a table last minute, but everything was great. Service, food. Place was quite busy and big group very loud. Don’t have a problem people having fun. Asked the staff if we could move tables. They were very happy to oblige. Nothing was to much trouble.

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KathyM1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with pleasant staff and good service, would recommend

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Good knowledge of and seperate gluten free menu.
Nice atmosphere.
Cider was warm, steak was cold. They did change the cider but the second was the same so didn't cause a fuss.
The food was nice but portions were small, I've honestly had larger starters in the past. We ordered two mains and two drinks and it came to £50 and left hungry. We didn't order dessert as there was nothing on the gf menu that appealed/was suitable for my husband.

The service staff were pleasant but it was slow and somewhat disorganised. The table next to us were served the mains before their starters!

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CarolineT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm buzzy atmosphere with great friendly staff and delicious good value food. A family favourite.

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Hothands
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I booked a table for my sisters 60th birthday for 4 people for Friday 7th Jan. On arrival we were told our table was upstairs but my sister is unable to do stairs so they gave us a table downstairs.

The waiting staff were lovely and very helpful and we all had an amazing evening.

Food was superb and enjoyed by us all.

Well done Bills staff.

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bills has changed. Instead of vintage olive oil cans shading light bulbs, there are now chandeliers. Along with this, there has been a hike in prices. We went early and were shown upstairs. Service was attentive and quick but no pushy. Halloumi was amazing and portions were a good size. Glasses of tap water were readily available as they had been let down by delivery of bottled water. All in all, a pleasant evening.

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JillW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We hadn’t been to Bill’s n Exeter before and had good experience.
We would definitely recommend it to slightly younger friends😀

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CaseyR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my daughter for lunch, very good service and the food was lovely.

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had the sea bass and it was superb as was the apple and mincemeat crumble. Liked that it came with both custard and ice cream. Service very good and friendly.
A very enjoyable lunch.

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Alss01
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked online just after Xmas. When we arrived one of the staff said that due to staff shortages (COVID) it may be a little longer to wait for our food. It’s a small thing bu I thought it was really nice to be told this up front. The service was great and the waitress attentive….the courses did take a little longer but we were in no rush and we were checked in on a lot and the waitress ensured we had drinks whilst waiting…we would go back again.

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ClareR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful setting.
Great waiting staff, table service was excellent.
Prompt food.
My only criticism is something needs to be addressed with the queuing system outside. There is nothing worse than standing in throng of people and not knowing if they have reservations, it’s a very British thing to do, find a queue and put yourself at the end of it! The awkwardness of excusing yourself of ‘pushing in’ is something I feel can be easily rectified with maybe a bit of signage!
That said….. BEST BLOODY MARY EVER!

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Eleanor
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast and whilst we both went for the traditional breakfast there were some other really interesting choices. The food and service were excellent.

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SenjutiK
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The staff were rude and unprofessional. It wasn't expected

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Pixi
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food is good quality, it is lovely being welcomed at the door but sadly that personal service doesn’t flow through to the dinner table. We were poured a glass of water for the table and then the water jug was taken away but at no point through the rest of the meal did anyone think to offer us more water and so we went and got it ourselves.
I love this place and the ambience but feel that the service needs a step up to match that. Also, other than a few different festive specials, the menu hasn’t changed for a year and a half!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, sadly staff gave me a very expensive warm beer.

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KatyG
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely waitress and very welcoming to tge doggy.
Pricy for what it was, esoecially non-meat item and soft drink!!!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Bills on NYE for an early meal and it didn’t disappoint. The service was excellent. All the staff were lovely and very knowledgable and helpful. The food was delicious and it was really good value. We will definitely be visiting again!

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AngelaH
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the New Year’s Eve special menu. We love this restaurant anyway as the

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful meal and relaxing time - which is quite something with a 4 & 2 year old!
Thanks so much for making our visit so enjoyable. We love a visit to Bills

FAQs

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.4 stars by 1173 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.