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. Located in Northgate Hall on St Michael's Street, Bill's Oxford is in an imposing former Methodist church and recently won an award in the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards. For the refurbishment, we worked closely with local conservationists to ensure the building met regulations and the result is a stunning restaurant, which has all the original features and materials, but with some added glamour. Open all day, from breakfast to lunch and on into the evening for dinner, it sits in the heart of this beautiful city, providing a convenient stopping off point for locals and tourists.
by Ashley Field on 18 May 2017
I had a lovely evening with 3 of my friends to celebrate my birthday. I love visiting Bills for brunch and this was the first time I came for dinner and really enjoyed the food (to be expected)! The service was great, if a little slow in some parts but I understand it gets busy or you're dealing with the demands of other customers - so we didn't get annoyed. Thank you!
by Mrs Shooter on 15 May 2017
Food and service was Excellent.
by Mollie Bayliss on 15 May 2017
I took my mum for breakfast at Bill's for the first time yesterday and I can't sing it's praises enough. The staff were lovely and welcoming, and took the time to chat to us too. The food was incredible, we both enjoyed our meals immensely, the service was really quick and the food was hot. We will definitely be coming back for future breakfasts, and lunch, and dinner!
by Paul Eaglestone on 14 May 2017
Had a wonderful early lunch
by Donald York on 13 May 2017
At least our SIXTH visit to Bill's - Oxford. Waiter and waitresses welcoming and "fun" as always... Food = fresh, exciting, GREAT value for money... So, WHY NOT Five Stars? The "Music". TOO Loud (can't talk) and WRONG "type", i.e., disco/funk/dance "music" might be fun at a night club, NOT while you're trying to enjoy conversation and a meal. Suggest some jazz with lower volume... might stay longer next time and have ANOTHER bottle of wine!