Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.3
932 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
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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Discozo
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 2 downstairs near the back and it was perfect. Looking forward to going again .

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MandyA
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with fantastic service. It was busy but we were never waiting.

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andyh
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant experience. Not the best but good. A perfectly good place for. Saturday lunch.

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LindaB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Exeter a few times a year and since finding Bills always come here for lunch!
The food is always great here and always good sized portions.
We will be back soon.

JP
JuliaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again Bills did not disappoint. The only downside was that the food wasn't as hot as we would have liked but quality excellent. Staff excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I do love Bills, just a nice size restaurant and always popular. Waited on by a younger polite man, good service. Great food as always. Staff did seem a little rushed off their feet ( maybe understaffed) and this can effect the ambiance of the restaurant ( minor point), they work extremely hard and always professional. Great night

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CatharineTE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had reserved but queued outside in the cold whilst the staff tried to sort tables for walk ins. The staff were stressed but attentive and kindly. The ambiance was nice and the menu good with great GF options for our coeliac. My crispy calamari starter was tasty, hot and nicely presented. However my glass of prosecco arrived barely cooler than room temperature. I asked for it to be changed and the replacement was an identical temperature. The fish pie was short on prawns and had lumps of very strong fishy white fish and no discernible smoked haddock. The bill, at £118 for 3 people, 2 courses and drinks but no bottle of wine seemed plenty.

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BevE
Devon
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting for a catch up with the girls. Food is good and service from our waiter, Ethan was excellent - especially as it was only his second shift

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JakkiV
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was luke warm when it arrived so had to be returned sadly. However dealt with well by staff and new freshly cooked meal much hotter arrived...however even got the vegan burger was largely tasteless and uninteresting. My husband's steak was tough even though asked for it to be cooked "medium" Service overall was good and staff friendly 👍

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MarionW
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and it was fantastic. Lovely atmosphere, efficient and friendly staff. Food was really tasty and served quickly and hot.

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DV123
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our food was luke warm by the time it got to us - we saw it on the kitchen counter lying there untouched for about 5-10 minutes before it finally got to us, and it was hardened and cold by that time.

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DavidC
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with friends. The food choice and service was excellent and the staff happy and attentive at all times

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ChristinaS
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely setting, great food and friendly service. The food was delicious though not speedy so if you're looking for a quick lunch you may wish to check timings first. It was great for us as we wanted a leisurely lunch.

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NettieG
Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simple to make a booking online and the staff are very friendly, ambience is great and food delicious. An added bonus is its always a reasonable price. We’ll done Bill’s!

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Georgina1
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was nicely presented but it didn’t feel ‘home-cooked’. The portions were small considering the price. For good food, I think I’d rather spend a few more pounds and go to somewhere with a smaller menu and fresher food. This said, the atmosphere is nice and ok for an informal meal with friends.

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Foodie21
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was very disappointed, the steak was over cooked and food was pretty cold. I’ve had breakfast here before and it was marvellous but it really isn’t a place I would go for steak again. Not great at all. Lovely atmosphere though. Lots of options for Gluten-free.

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Brunch
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. She was attentive, polite, and judged the situations well.

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NaomiC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle fries were INSANEEE!

Waitress, Zara, was lovely!

Thankyou!!

JJ
JoanneJ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thought my dish was a little expensive for the quantity mojo chicken tasted good though

JF
JulianF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great decor, great staff, great environment for a meal. Wondered why people kept taking photos of me from outside the restaurant until it was pointed out that a Love Island couple were sitting across from us.

JT
JTRE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't been to Bill's for a while - liked the changes made

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TimJ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Portion size of the sea bass dish on the set menu is quite small, but was a tasty dish, but cost for 2 courses was very good. Staff were excellent, very attentive to the right degree, and an overall lovely dining experience - Thank You

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Snapshot
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious steak meal at a very reasonable price with charming and attentive service. It was our first visit but we'll be coming again! It was very busy on a sunny Sunday so important to book a table.

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Coraline00
Devon
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit overpriced but still lovely food! Had to wait a while to be given the bill as couldn’t find the waitress but other than that great service.

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KCro
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service snd variety of food - very attentive staff.

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Nathan
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, would go again.

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DaveH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice & lovely atmosphere, great food & fantastic staff.
I would highly recommend this place

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TrevorW
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very busy, service excellent but served by 5 different waiters.

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LisaH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere and value for money. Brilliant location for shopping in Exeter

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LeafW
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab atmosphere, great food, professional service 😀

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Fluters
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very good food , nice atmosphere. Service was friendly and good except that food came very slowly, so we didnt stay for a desert, but in fairness the restaurant was full and it was a Saturday. Despite the speed, I would definitely come again

TJ
TraciJ
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the vegan breakfast and added 2 poached eggs. Flavoursome , plentiful and hot. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Over priced

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BridieG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very sad to say we had a very disappointing meal at Bill's last night, we waited an hour for our food, when it did come with no apologies, it was simple bland and tasteless. We have had good meals in the past here, such a shame they've really gone down hill, won't be returning.

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SusanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, served promptly. Great at atmosphere

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DerrickW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Always good food and friendly service. Very noisy however, could hardly hear yourself speak!

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CharlesG
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great lunch experience at Bill’s excellent. Fast unobtrusive service and quality food for a reasonable price.

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Tammy
Devon
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome by staff, friendliness and helpfulness made our lunch even better. We had the three course meal, good value and most of all very tasty indeed. Ours was a birthday voucher. Ideal gift

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HayleyS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, went above and beyond all evening. Really impressed

JB
JohnB
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual first class service and excellent food. New waitress was excellent.

FAQs

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.3 stars by 932 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.