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. The restaurant was formerly a bank, though there are now cosy booths where the vaults used to be. Located in a quirky area of this lovely town, the restaurant also has a delightful secret garden.
by Helen Webber on 28 May 2017
Food good value. Waiter over ygm personal.....free glass of prosecco a nice touch.
by Catherine Thompson on 17 May 2017
Amazing food, friendly and fast service, can't fault anything whenever we go (which is regularly). We came for our first date and now our anniversary a year later and still just as good! Haloumi sticks are to die for!!!
by Nina Watkins on 07 May 2017
Great food. Smashing atmosphere. Good service. Well priced. Would have preferred a few more vegetables with the shepherd's pie.
by Jos Costello on 02 May 2017
We found Bill's completely by accident and it's now our go-to when we are out in Bury. The food is always amazing, the staff are friendly and it has a lovely informal atmosphere.
by Verity on 02 May 2017
Bills in Bury St Edmunds was amazing - always good food and great service!