Just off Upper Street, pretty much opposite Angel tube, Bill's Islington has a really welcoming feel from the moment you step through the door. Formerly an office, we started with a blank canvas and transformed the interior to create a real Bill's vibe. With plenty of seating inside, there's also a little yard and seating along the front of the restaurant for warmer days. During the summer, we open the concertina doors along the front for that inside/outside feel. A popular restaurant, it has a great buzz during the day and a more intimate feel at night. 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.
by Sarah Durrant on 24 Apr 2017
My partner and I visited on Saturday evening and had an absolutely lovely time. The staff were so attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious! A great choice of options on the menu. I would definitely visit again and recommend to friends!