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 Manchester restaurant, in the heart of the city, is a classic mix of Bill's signature pieces – soft leather sofas, cosy booths and larger sharing tables, with two outside terraces; a great space for any time of day.
by Kate McLean on 21 May 2017
Always such a pleasure to eat at Bill's and today's breakfast was no exception. Menu simple with ample choices, food perfection and the staff always so polite and knowledgeable. Our waitress was a star. Will be back very soon.
by Susan white on 20 May 2017
I have been here a few times for breakfast now and has quickly become one of my favourites! Great food!
by Cindy Lomas on 30 Apr 2017
Breakfast for a group of 7 ladies on a Saturday morning. Food was really good, staff very pleasant (and didn't check on you every 5mins). We spent a good few hours there and will definitely be going again. Thoroughly recommended!
by Mike Boardman on 30 Apr 2017
Great service, good value food, what's not to like?
by Emellia bailey on 22 Apr 2017
My parents and I visited bills on a Friday night. The table we reserved was lovely and our waitress was very kind and helpful.