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. Bill's Chichester is located upstairs in the Butter Market, a Grade II listed building in the centre of this historic cathedral city. The restaurant has two entrances, one through a Bill's shop on the ground floor and the other via the staircase inside the building. There's also a lift. The restaurant is bright and airy, with light streaming in through beautiful windows. Chichester Cathedral is a stroll away from Bill's and the city is also home to the Chichester Festival Theatre.
by Jo tunnicliffe on 22 May 2017
Very nice meal.good service
by Imke Sanderson on 21 May 2017
We were a party of 7 under some time constraint. Everything went smoothly, nothing was rushed, our waitress was very friendly. Certainly we shall come back.
by Nicki bradley on 21 May 2017
Lovely food quick service friendly staff
by Lucy Main on 16 May 2017
I've only recently discovered Bill's but it has fast become a favourite of mine. The food is always cooked to perfection and, importantly, when you want your steak done rare, they get it right! It is a little more expensive than your average restaurant, which is reflected in some of the dishes, but not all. For example, their burgers are quite pricey and you would get greater value for money going to a burger restaurant.
by S Hoghton on 14 May 2017
We really enjoyed Bill's restaurant in Chichester. It was great food and service and is one of the few places that will allow you to eat late after the theatre. Highly recommended.