Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton

4.3
1083 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill’s Brighton restaurant opened in 2005, following the success of Lewes Bill’s. Formerly a bus depot, located a stone's throw from both The Lanes and Brighton seafront, it has a reputation as the place to go all day and into the night.
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PaulN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh, tasty and well prepared. Quality ingredients. Smallish portions but still excellent value on the January menu. Charming staff who went above and beyond to provide a superb dining experience (they brought us lots of extra veg as the chef was running low on butternut squash). A cosy, comfortable ambience for a wintry evening. Good wine selection. Looking forward to our next visit.

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RussT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty good but the bill was wrong as I used a voucher - couldn’t be bothered to quibble but it cost me £20 more than I expected - c’est la vie

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Immy
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Mentioned that we were gluten free and the waitress said her manager needs to take the order for allergies which took then forever. We didn’t get served until half an hour after we’d been sat. They were busy but if we’d been given the gluten free menu in the meantime, it would have been a lot simpler. We both work in a restaurant in London so aware of how important allergies need to be taken but it was just a bit ridiculous that only one person could take the order. Food and drinks were good.

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DaveB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bills is and has always been a solid place to go for us. The food is good, the service is good and the décor is great. It does however follow this pattern of asking for food allergies and when my wife mentions she is lactose intolerant only a manager can take her order and serve her food. I find this all a little frustrating as it demonstrates a lack of training in the other staff or they could just product a dairy free menu. This aside it was another good experience at Bills

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Jacki
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good varied menu. There was also a set menu but for some reason had to ask to see it. Service was very good - attentive without being over the top.

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LindaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch here.
Speedy and attentive service from all staff who are clearly big on customer service and satisfaction.
Always like the quirky Bill's environment too.
Food was tasty and well-presented.
Bill's, whichever one you go to, is always a consistently very good experience.

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EmilyH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, location and staff! I had a lovely birthday lunch. Thank you Bill's :)

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DeniseN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really pleased with the service and lunch at Bill's. We were allowed upstairs due to two of our party having hearing difficulties. This helped us greatly!

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AyeshaM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
Suitable for children, amazing quality food and staff are great!

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Margaret
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A family get together using the double value voucher, excellent value.

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Rosie
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My breakfast took along time to come say 45 mins or more and then it was cold but I didn’t have time to send it back as it had taken so long .

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BenK
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beware the only gluten-free pancakes, there is no option for normal American pancakes anymore. Which is a real shame since the gluten free ones are vastly inferior. Not a criticism of the way they were made just that it’s hard to make gluten free pancakes that aren’t dry and crumbly. An odd decision to only offer the gluten free option so we won’t be coming back.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, good prices and service was great. Nothing negative to say!

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NataliaP
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb service and attentive. Everyone was great.
The menu is very good

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Fora
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I had egg avocado Florentine , when it was arrives the eggs were cold, wasn't impressed.

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DavidG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I don’t normally leave reviews but after receiving such friendly, welcoming and attentive service from our waiting staff, thought I would take a minute to say so. Well done Bills Brighton, we’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not up to normal standard that I have come to expect from Bills and didn’t feel like good value for money.

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SuzanneC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service excellent and food good.

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SueR
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When offered a choice of fries we weren t told they would cost extra

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Mimi
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Two of us enjoyed lunch at Bill’s to celebrate a birthday. Food was well-cooked and good for an all-day eatery needing to cover a range of options. Waiter was very accommodating in meeting our wishes.
Pleased to find restaurant was not crowded and had adequate space for manoeuvring wheelchair.
Thanks to Bill’s for gifting us a glass of Prosecco for the occasion!

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NickiB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as I'd seen an advert come into my emails and it looked loverly so we decided to go as it was my sons 16th and there was 8 of us. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be going back. The food was superb and staff really looked after us and even popped a candle in my son's dessert.
The look and feel of the place was fabulous and I would highly recommend Bills of Brighton and would not hesitate in going back.
Thank you and good luck in 2022 x

JC
JonquilC
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience4

staff were lovely but a mistake meant that my main course didn’t arrive until the other main meals of my party had been finished and cleared away! Disappointing. I had the feeling that they were very understaffed and struggling because of it. I was not charged for my main meal, as was correct, but it was a very nice gesture all the same.

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JuliaW
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch at Bill's Brighton on bank holiday Monday - Everything just right. Delicious food & drink, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff & beautiful decor. A real treat. Thoroughly recommended.

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LouiseL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful service helped to make
Up for very slow food - we waited almost an hr for breakfast - difficult with 3 kids.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service - thanks guys

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Ppg1
Essex
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Excellent service, very friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately the food wasn't great.
Many items in the menu were missing, as well as key ingredients in our order.
Food was greasy and not the best we had before in Bills

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Foodgreek
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service poor, had to wait over an hour for our mains. Two mains good, steak was terrible, dry, tasteless and cold! Worst Bill’s meal we’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Visited here on New Year’s Day 2022 with 7 members of my family for a 14.15 sitting. Although the staff were very helpful, welcoming and friendly we waited over an hour and a half for our food. When it eventually came the sirloin steak meal with garlic butter was cold with the garlic butter a solid lump on top of the steak. Steak was poor quality.
The chicken skewer meal was dry and over cooked and again cold. The minute steak meal was poor too, too sinewy.
On a positive the burger meals and eggs Benedict meals were hot and enjoyed.
We found the whole experience very bad especially considering the price of the food and the service charge that was already added to our Bill. We will not be returning.

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Ellie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food took 1 hour and 45 to come out, people near us had there’s way before that came in later on . My food was cold and I couldn’t enjoying after waiting a long time.

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SteveO
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a very warm welcome and shown upstairs to our table which overlooked the ground floor are of the restaurant. It was a great vantage point to see what was going on in the restaurant.

All the staff were very professional and friendly. The food was delicious.

Service was excellent!

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Jools
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food, drinks and service on New Year’s Day!

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable knobby sitting to close and food was great very happy with there

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family together for the first time in 2 years.
Service very good. Manager very accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was excellent , good produce , fresh and tasty , the staff couldn’t do enough for you , friendly ,

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GaryMedland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t get anything to eat sadly due to a power cut.. had to leave and go eat elsewhere

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StuartG
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal Greta service and lovely environment. Thank you!

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Razihb
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food coupled with superb service - perfect for a get together for friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

On arrival 19.15 we were taken To the table and the front of house was very good with the allergy info for one of our family and arranged a good substitute meal for him.
We ordered and waited some time for our starters. Nearly and hour Then the main this was nearly for a fast food style and a nearly empty restaurant was a bit long.
Waitresses were pleasant enough and enough but thought the size of steaks for the price more a child size than adult.
we had to wait agin for the desserts which were ok and brownie cool not hot.
We finally paid the bill at 21.20 which wax over two hours for a half full diner.

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KellyM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely
Drinks were amazing and the Staff were outstanding!

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton is rated 4.3 stars by 1083 OpenTable diners.

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