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. Bill's Brighton was the second restaurant we opened, in 2005, following the success of Lewes Bill's. Formerly a bus depot, the restaurant has very high ceilings, and a gallery with some seating if you fancy looking down on the bustle below while you eat. Over the years, the restaurant has developed a reputation as the place to go for weekend breakfasts, informal business meetings, and catching up with friends after work for drinks and dinner. Located in the North Laine area of Brighton, known for its quirky independent shops and cafés, Bill's Brighton is a short walk away from the Theatre Royal, Brighton Dome, the Corn Exchange and the iconic Pavilion.