Bill's

Price guide: Budget

The Depot, 100 North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YE

Price guide: Budget

Bill's

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#4 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, No fuss, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Best for Families - Expert review of Bill's

Part food hall, part café, Bill’s makes healthy eating scrumptious and fun.

Bill’s just gets it right. The space is great, with a high ceiling, pine-topped tables, old church chairs and an urban vibe that’s cool without trying. The walls are lined with good-looking groceries and fragrant produce and the menu is crammed with tasty, imaginative, deli fare. I love it, and I’m not alone - it’s so popular that dropping in always feels like a social event.

Food and drink: 

Everything is fresh and delicious but breakfast (served till noon) is outstanding - the choices include bubble and squeak with ham, eggs and hollandaise, or grilled vine tomatoes with pesto and rocket on toast. Lunch and dinner dishes include salads, risottos and grills; juices, smoothies and indulgent, flower-topped puddings are a speciality.

Ambience: 

Bill’s is large enough to feel airy even though the tables are crammed together. It attracts groups of mates enjoying a leisurely brunch, girlfriends meeting for coffee and families tucking into lunch. There’s nearly always a few babies in tow.

Service: 

It's informal and friendly - but sometimes it’s just so busy, you have to wait.

Location: 

In the lively, bohemian North Laine district, it's an easy walk from the station.

Price advice: 

Breakfast costs £4-£8; most main courses are excellent value at under £10. The puddings (£5-£6) may seem slightly pricey in comparison, but are totally worth it.

Other useful branches: 

The Bill’s success story began in Lewes; a third Bill’s has now opened in Covent Garden, London.

More information on Bill's:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Deli, Restaurant
Food:
British, Mediterranean, Modern, Snacks, Vegetarian
Address:
The Depot, 100 North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YE
Telephone:
01273 692894
Website:
http://www.billsproducestore.co.uk
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri 8am-11.30pm, Sat 9am-11.30pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Local ingredients, Ethical, organic

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