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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.3
4.3
1404 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.

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Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, 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 4512 6643

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Seasonal Set Menu

    £13.95 per person

    28 Mar - 30 Jun 2022
    Bill’s monthly changing seasonal set menu. Just one big decision to make....2 courses for £13.95 or 3 courses for £16.95

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What 1,404 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. RH

    RossH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Disappointed. My wife's salmon was over cooked..nearly crispy and my lamb was totally the opposite..and I really like lamb cooked pink but this was rare. Service and ambiance were fine but when the food's not good it spoils the evening

  2. WM

    WendyM

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great staff, good food and atmosphere. Recommend for relaxed meal.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for Father’s Day breakfast and although it’s not our first time we as always have a lovely time. Staff are very attentive, friendly and service is second to none. Can highly recommend and also we can take our dog inside and they are very looked after as well

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The only bad thing was our greeting on arrival. It was clear the waitress was busy, and we’re quite happy to wait, but there was no acknowledgement that we’d even been noticed. The food, however, was really good, and once seated the waitress was attentive.

  5. LH

    LucieH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect. Service was second to none and the food was delicious, will definitely be back

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    perfect lunch as always

  7. D

    Disappointed

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and ambience. Went for breakfast. Avocado was tasteless and watery and the toast soggy. Edible but I won’t buy it again. Pancakes huge, with a disproportionate amount of syrup and fruit. Would be better with half the amount of pancakes. We were told that no-one ever eats them all - not surprised - it’s a huge waste.

  8. SP

    SeanP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, polite service. Engaging with customers and very reasonably priced

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff - Brilliant Waiter Oliver and amazingly kind and hospitable Mireia

  10. JQ

    JayQue

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Brioche bun was stale , not enough to deter me going again though . I live the ambience and the staff .

  11. SL

    SueL

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed our meal- always do. What I would like to suggest though is if Bills are having ‘lively’ lunchtime parties for Birthdays etc would it be an idea to segregate those to the upper level? We were sat next to a large party of Uni students all girls, well behaved, very nicely dressed etc, but so LOUD!!! It WAS a birthday party but for my husband and I it was a noise level we could have done without. Not so much a criticism as such more of a suggestion.

  12. LJ

    LouiseJ

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    everyone enjoyed the food and the waiter was attentive. Vibe is great.

  13. LB

    LindaB

    Devon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for a celebratory lunch and it was lovely as usual

  14. JB

    JemmaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Our overall experience was good but we had booked a table with a wheelchair space and we're told the restaurant was accessible. However, when we arrived we saw this is clearly not the case. They have a "ramp" but it is a temporary, and incredibly dangerous, one at that. As is almost always the case, the "ramp" amounts to a narrow, thin bit of metal they drape over the stairs. It is only JUST wide enough for a wheelchair and so you can imagine how dangerous this is for my friend, who must lean his wheelchair right back to compensate for how steep this death trap is and can not therefore see to align his wheels perfectly with the rails. Also, my friend uses a power chair and so was able just about to get up it but quite how a manual wheelchair user would be expected to do this I do not know. The ramp was then left out in the rain while we ate and so was then incredibly slippy. The waitress precariously tip toed down it whilst holding the banisters to see if it was slippy. If a perfectly able bodied young woman was frightened to WALK down it, imagine how my friend felt having to reverse a 350 kg wheelchair down it while three of us braced it against the steps. Not only this but they were told we were coming and they hadn't gotten the ramp out in the first place so my friend, who had arrived before me, had to sit outside in the rain worrying that he wouldn't be able to get in at all. If I wasn't coming and he was eating alone, how would he have gotten in? The staff said hey don't leave it out because people "kept catching their toes on it". Which just speaks all the more to the need for safe, permanent, dignified accessibility. The food was lovely, the staff were attentive, the atmosphere was pleasant, but the civil rights were outrageously out of date. As any wheelchair user will tell you, this is how it is almost everywhere but that does not make it right. We will not be coming back because of this and it's a shame because it's an otherwise nice restaurant.

  15. PL

    PaulineL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Table wasn’t quite ready but staff didn’t take long to clear and reset ! Food came in reasonable time, party of 7 all enjoyed their food ! All in all a great experience x

  16. AR

    AranR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great vibe in the restaurant, full of energy & life. Food is well thought out, creative and well presented. We had a great evening.

  17. PV

    PaulaV

    Devon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    beautiful date with my girlfriend absolutely gorgeous but very very obnoxiously LOUD

  19. R

    Redhotvindaloo

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Pleasant place to eat with a great atmosphere. I had the Lobster and seafood linguine, which was fair, very light on seafood, and could have more flavour.

  20. JR

    JuliaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyable lunch ….nice food pleasant atmosphere good service would recommend

  21. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Bills for my Granddaughters 16th birthday , the food was great the atmosphere was lovely and they looked after so well putting rose petals on the table , there were 8 of use we would certainly go again Karen Shear

  22. SD

    StuartD

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice restaurant but hard to find . Great staff and very helpful. Food very good and would use again next time we're in Exeter.

  23. SM

    SusanM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4

    The breakfast was stone cold and took a while to come out whereas my friend who I with had piping hot. We are regulars with Bills but this has definitely put me off as the restaurant was not even busy. The sausage was like a missile and the beans one big lump.

  24. PC

    PhilC

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful atmosphere & staff, food choices were very good, we had 2 courses & all the dishes were presented & tasted very good Would highly recommend

  25. RP

    RobP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    The starter was barely warm. We were happy to eat it but felt it worth mentioning. After that the service was to the point of being annoying, constantly being interrupted and asked if we were ok. Didn’t lead to a pleasant dining experience.

  26. AB

    AlexB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and good food. Perfect venue for a birthday meal with a few friends thanks

  27. SL

    SammieL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for breakfast service was excellent, food was fabulous!

  28. B

    Beth

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Poor options for gluten free, surprised considering how this is now so common a request.

  29. AJ

    AnneJ

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    A good evening for our social. Bills catered for every different food taste from those who wanted meat to fish to vegetarian with a good choice for each. Well Done Bill's and we would definitely come back

  30. A

    Allyf

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Pancakes were not made fresh; clearly microwaved. Syrup not maple syrup. Bagels not toasted or buttered. Avocado toast which we ordered specially bore no relation to what I saw Bill prepare on tv which was disappointing overall. Small tweaks could make a huge difference.

  31. RD

    RuthyD

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Easy to book, good food and not too expensive. It was reasonably busy so unfortunately the staff were slow to come back to ask if we wanted anything else, if everything was ok, and we had to seek out to pay the bill. The pancakes needed more fruit/syrup to prevent eating dry pancakes and although I got more syrup when I asked, it was cold! Hasn’t put me off coming again and having my favourite pancakes!!

  32. T

    Tad20

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Unfortunately for us our food was delivered luke warm, tepid at best. But after waiting nearly 45 mins two of us powered through and just ate it. It was very tasty despite being nearly cold. One of our group did send their meal back to be heated up. No real way of apology either so we withheld the optional service charge as didn’t feel the service on this occasion was worth it. I expect the staff are very busy and hospitality is struggling at the moment so I do feel for them.

  33. CG

    CatherineG

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    First time I had been to Bills, the staff and ambiance were great. We had Bill's big brunch which would have scored a five but for the fact that the black pudding was missing and the bacon had been left too long under the warmer

  34. SD

    SarahD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and tastefully decorated. Lovely food and service too.

  35. K

    Kitkat

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening. Set 3 course menu was delicious and very good value Attentive and friendly staff

  36. C

    Chloe

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grate service and lovely food! We were the only people in the restaurant on a Tuesday!

  37. IA

    IanA

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, professional service, great food - thank you.

  38. KW

    KarenW

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Amazing service - would have been outstanding for food but a couple on the table said their mushrooms were a little cold. Otherwise perfect

  39. BE

    BevE

    Devon

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food and service both very good. However we were told that the service charge that is added automatically is given to head office to top up staff wages ! But if you take the service charge off and leave a tip it will go to your server. So that’s what we did. Not impressed though.

  40. JM

    JaneM

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Complimentary drinks due to our table not ready. Friendly and efficient staff.

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.3 stars by 1404 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
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

  • Cuisines

    British, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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