Bill's

Address: The Depot, 100 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YE, England
Telephone: 01273 692894

- Budget

4.7

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
4.8
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4.8
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Ambience
4.8
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Location
4.6
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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 [node:173586] 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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

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