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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Lewes

4.2
4.2
1231 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Our Lewes restaurant, opened in 2001, is where the Bill’s story began and it continues to be an extremely popular destination for locals and visitors from far and wide, sitting in the heart of this pretty town. Open all day and into the night.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.

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 8054 5395

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Lewes

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pancakes

    £6.50 per person

    13 Jul - 30 Nov 2022
    Enjoy bottomless pancakes every day, 3pm – 5pm, for £6.50 and you can add on bottomless hot drinks or prosecco! An ever-replaced stack of buttermilk pancakes with fresh strawberries, cream, caramelised hazelnuts, and pancake syrup. Kids can also get involved in a kids pancake parlour, building their own pancake creations for £3.95 (two pancakes).
  • Christmas Set menu

    £32.95 per person

    15 Nov - 30 Dec 2022
    A festive three course feast for £32.95. Relax, with our festive set menu, we've got you covered. Simply choose from our handpicked range of party starters, main events and Christmas puds, and leave the rest to your taste buds. We will be in touch nearer the time to take your pre order.
  • Bottomless Prosecco

    £16.50 per person

    22 Jul - 28 Aug 2022
    Bottomless prosecco to beat the heat from just £16.50! Just select any item from our huge selection of delicious main or brunch dishes all day Saturday & Sunday and enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco for just £16.50 per person. Go on.. book now (you know you want too) and secure your table. Let’s get bubbly!

What 1,231 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. MM

    MenoMona

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    food is always amazing here but whichever location we visit, the service tends to be on the tardy side
  2. CB

    CiaraB

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Friendly staff. Overall great price & experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great team and crowd in Bills Lewes, been coming for years. 👍🏻
  4. AN

    ANDREAT

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely breakfast and coffee
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here are always lovely and friendly. They are fantastic at catering for multiple allergies and the food is delicious. If it’s a lovely day, it’s worth sitting outside as it’s a beautiful setting.
  6. MA

    MaggieA

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I am a regular visitor and this visit was a great disappointment. The service was very poor. The toilets were disgusting and the team were not coordinated I shall hesitate before I take my friends again
  7. MB

    MarkB

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was slow to come , requested Burgers to be Medium but were very well done. Order 2nd drinks when meal arrive, chased up 15 mins later told order never placed, so told them not to bother, then after finished meal drinks turned up. Very disappointing overall
  8. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service and a great price on the Father’s Day expe!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast, good buzzy atmosphere, great service.
  10. SE

    SarahE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and staff
  11. OL

    OliviaL

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service by a tall young man, very kind and helpful, timely and a pleasure to speak to. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. Great experience!
  12. CT

    CliveT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good for our large family party of 12. Nice big table with plenty of space around. Food excellent. Service maybe a bit slow but it was busy and we weren't in a hurry. Would thoroughly recommend it.
  13. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good service and nice atmosphere. They catered well for our party of 12 as well.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attentive service from the team
  15. BA

    BeckA

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Our brunch at Bill's was a mixed experience. We found the ambience pleasant and the service great - but sadly the food was not great. We had brunch and although the menu was very promising - the food itself was poor. The poached eggs were hard and cold, the halloumi hard and tasteless and the avocado somehow watery and sour tasting. The coffee was good thank goodness. We felt we got poor value for money and don't think we would return for brunch at this standard.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, friendly staff, very good breakfasts.
  17. KT

    KimT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great visit, as always. Everyone on your team did a fantastic job. Thank you!
  18. C

    Colleaguesbecamefriends

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lucky it was sunny evening so sat outside .. seemed rather noisy inside .. usual Saturday night! Pleasant service
  19. W

    Wizzle

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was well presented, kitchen was efficient. Lobster linguine portion was small with only one prawn in the whole dish, not worth the money. Was initially impressed with service until after mains, we sat for over half an hour with no one to clear table or order desserts from. Toilet area needs some attention.
  20. J

    Just

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great relaxed family lunch. Had set menu. Food delicious - service spot on. We're there for 2hours & did not feel rushed & right amount of pause time between ordering & courses.
  21. CG

    ChrisG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff are always lovely here and attentive. Food is generally well presented and delicious. It has a nice atmosphere. I could see my ceaser salad wilting under the hot light for ten mins or so while the rest of our party's meals were being cooked and plated so consequently the salad and dressing was warm/hot. I ate the chicken but was given a refund in view of the disappointing salad. The toilets need a thorough deep clean and I appreciate that the building is old and difficult to adapt but a disabled person in a wheelchair had a pretty difficult journey with a carer to access the loos via a deep step.
  22. J

    Joey

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I had a very good haloumi salad, daughter had vegan lasagne which she said was rather small, husband enjoyed his steak and chips. The profiteroles were great. Very noisy, they really don't need background rock music as well. There was a 12 1/2% service charge added to our bill, which was a bit cheeky. Service was good.
  23. C

    Colleaguesbecamefriends

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good to see staff working happily together creating easy environment for customers to relax in .. great brunch/breakfast with friends so have booked again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely looking restaurant with great vibe. Food was a bit of a let down, many dishes were lukewarm or cold. Great tasting starters.
  25. M

    Mistral

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Menu selection very disappointing. Food average. Chilly draught (eating indoors). Been to several Bill's in the area. A shame that its spiritual home was so disappointing. Would not visit this branch again.
  26. NH

    NicholasH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, good atmosphere and the staff were friendly and helpful. Good all round, thankyou
  27. RR

    RichardR

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We felt we had to fight to get served , whilst the people at next table arrived after us but were served first. We even paid our bill before our coffee arrived.
  28. SH

    SarahH

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Not one of our group enjoyed their food, it was dry and very basic. The drinks were nice but so expensive for what they were. The service was slow.
  29. DH

    DrHildi

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Busy but personal service. They let my dog in.
  30. MJ

    MatthewJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like Bills, especially for Breakfast. Nice decor and very nice food
  31. AB

    AnitaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Hadn’t been to Bills for a while. Came out quite disappointed with the quality of the food! Service was great but food was really lacking! Will not be going back! Despite the lovely staff!
  32. O

    Oliver

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    If I’m spending £15 for a few tiny meatballs and potatoes I would at least expect it not to be cold in the middle
  33. B

    Bertie

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food serving time was slow. This had nothing to do with the waiting staff and clearly with the kitchen. We didn’t mind except the car park only allowed 2 hours wait and we went 20 minutes extra
  34. DW

    DeborahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at Bill's, Lewes. Great place to meet friends for coffee and brunch.
  35. LB

    LynB

    West Sussex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lively fun place for a good brunch. Good outside eating area as well
  36. GM

    GloriaM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, first time we had visited. Really nice restaurant, very friendly staff, and excellent food. Will definitely visit again.
  37. B

    Bekbekbekbekbekbekbekbek

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , helpful staff. Only issues were Brunch had sold out - at 1pm! (Ordered bbq sauce & got hoisin sauce) but nothing that spoilt our lunch.
  38. GJ

    GrahamJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal. Friendly Service, but the only reason I’ve marked it down slightly is that we had to ask a few times before we could place our order. Paying the bill also seemed to take far longer than normal.
  39. B

    Bossyboots

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Food good - noise levels appalling! Unnecessary loud banging tuneless music and too many tables with too many shouting people. A cacophany of unnessary noise. Would only consider eating here again if able to sit outside in peace and relative quiet. A stresssful experience. Although food good, very limited and unimaginative menu with far too much meat and burgers. Oh if only we could have the original Bills back. No comparison.
  40. MV

    MatthewV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, lovely atmosphere and friendly service. Will definitely frequent again.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Lewes is rated 4.2 stars by 1231 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 51 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Lewes

56 Cliffe High St, Lewes, ENG BN7 2AN

Additional information

  • Area

    Lewes

  • 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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