Bill Collison, founder of Bill's, opened the first Bill's in Lewes, East Sussex, in 2001. Built on the same site where Bill had been running a successful greengrocery for several years, Bill's Café & Produce Store, as it was then known, was an instant success. The aim was to make a place that was colourful and exuberant, with dishes that were really tasty and also made you smile, that put every day and unusual seasonal ingredients together and gave everyone lots of ideas to take home with them. The team at Bill's baked, cooked and served deliciously different food, hung skeins of raffia from the ceiling, stacked towers of produce for people to buy and hired lively, enthusiastic staff to look after their customers. They wanted Bill's to be somewhere that really celebrated food and was welcoming to everyone, a place that felt like the next best thing to home. Breakfast at Bills is a great way to start your day; from a humble bacon or sausage sandwich to a bells-and-whistles super classic great British breakfast. Weekends are a different story, time to kick back and turn breakfast into brunch, complete with newspapers, freshly squeezed orange juice and plenty of tea or coffee. At the heart of a characterful conservation area, Bill's Durham restaurant is in a lovely Grade II listed building. Split level, and with a decking area overlooking the river, this is a particularly unique venue.
by Stephanie Higgins on 21 May 2017
I had booked a table online for myself and 4 friends for a meal for my birthday. I really don't have a bad word to say about the place, staff or food. Everything was excellent! Our waiter especially was fab! Very attentive. I had the sea bass which tasted and looked amazing! I couldn't fit a dessert in but others did and oh my they looked just as amazing. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be visiting again.
by Pam Robertson on 13 May 2017
Enjoyed good food . I chose food recommended by the very friendly and efficient waitress . We hope to be back again soon .
by Chiara Marini on 10 May 2017
We loved it so much and we plan to go back again! Food excellent in amazig place with friendly atmosphere. THANK YOU! Chiara
by Gerry Cronin on 08 May 2017
We loved it so much we went back, and back again! Food excellent, great waiters, friendly atmosphere.
by Tom Hughes on 29 Apr 2017
As a family that eats out regularly we have a pretty good base to work from regarding what good food/service is all about. From a food perspective our considered view was that we received excellent value for money (using the set meal option for my wife and the kids menu for my son) and that the food was of a well above par standard compared to many comparable restaurants. From a service standpoint - this is where the team at Bill's really shine! Hand on heart we have never been treated with more care and consideration ever e.g. bringing my young sons food out early as he was ravenous, changing his main course FOC because he wasn't that keen on what he had ordered etc. The reason for the night out was to celebrate my wife's birthday and because of the quality of food, and particularly the level of service - she (and we) had a very memorable evening. Can't recommend this place enough