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. In the centre of the city, Bill's York restaurant is full of character – a light and airy space during the day that transforms into a twinkling and intimate place to be for the evening, from cosy booths and candelabras to larger sharing tables.
by Not required on 06 May 2017
Excellent value three course dinner. Great new cocktails, bees Knees and blackberry margarita. Only improvement on the menu more vegan choices.
by Joanna Marriner on 30 Apr 2017
Enjoyed a lovely meal at Bill's in York. Food was delicious and service was great too. Definitely return on our next visit to York.
by Dale Wesson on 25 Apr 2017
lovely place, awesome food, nice atmosphere.
by Richard J Anderson on 24 Apr 2017
We hosted some colleagues from Stockholm in Bills before they returned home. Excellent service and great atmosphere.
by Judith Woods on 17 Apr 2017
Family reunion for 9. Table ready and waiting. Lovely atmosphere. Staff superbly friendly. Food good although could have been hotter but tasted lovely.