Formerly a pub, Bill's Richmond is right next to Richmond Bridge, and has a very local and friendly atmosphere. Open all day, from breakfast through til supper time, with it's low ceilings, exposed brickwork, quiet booths and leather club chairs, it has an intimate feel, especially in the evening, when we turn the lights down low and let the candles work their magic. 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 Ritson Harrison on 28 Dec 2015
I booked a table online for 5 people and enjoyed an excellent breakfast with friends. The staff were attentive, the food well prepared and sufficient. I would return.