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. The mothership! Our Lewes restaurant is where the Bill's story began and it continues to be an extremely popular destination for locals and visitors from far and wide. Opened in 2001, the restaurant sits at the heart of this pretty county town, opposite another of Lewes's landmarks, Harveys Brewery. The restaurant started as a modest cafe, but has grown over the years, and now has seating for almost 200 guests, with plenty of tables outside for sunny days. In the heart of the South Downs National Park, Lewes is a popular stop-off for walkers and a treat for visitors with its castle and array of quirky independent shops and pubs. Glyndebourne Opera House is also very nearby.
by Spiggie on 05 May 2017
Really enjoyed our meal and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Nice airy room.
by Anita Parmar-Greaves on 24 Apr 2016
Fantastic customer service from Dan. Thank you for helping us with our daughter's meal choice in relation to her allergies. You made us feel looked after and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks again
by Jack Miller on 09 Apr 2016
Really lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff and food was seriously good! Thank you!