Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Chichester

3.9
724 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Bill’s Chichester restaurant is upstairs in the Butter Market, a Grade II listed building in the centre of this historic cathedral city. Bright, light and airy, with two entrances and a lift, the restaurant is the perfect place all day and into the night.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.0
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SallyR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will certainly return. Food and service very good. Unfortunately Lift wasnt working and we had disabled in our party. We managed.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We have eaten many times previously in Bill's & it has previously been generally of a good standard. However, this time, my wife had a very long hair in her eggs benedict which ruined breakfast for her. My breakfast was ok but not very hot considering the plate was scalding

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CaroleM
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lively atmosphere, good visual ambiance. The few staff were extremely pleasant and happy to engage with you. Food was very good, would have liked larger vegetable portion, overall a happy experience.

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Slash
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

They had a strawberry chocolate cheese cake in the shape of a flower pot with edable flowers. What more could you want?

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CleverduckKate
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to start a lovley Saturday morning, had a lovely warm welcome and the staff could not do enough for us. They even welcomed our Dog with smiles.

The food was great, with a great selction for our Gluten Free visitor :-)

Will be back! Thank you.

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SamM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food and quickly served but we had to keep asking for service

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SusieQ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit for lunch with friends. Very pleasant meal with excellent service and W e look forward to returning in the near future.

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MartineB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu is great quality and value. Will definitely be going again soon to sample the other delicious options on the menu.

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JaneT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Whilst food and service was good, I felt adding 12.5% service charge to the bill without asking first was not acceptable. If I had seen this before I paid the bill I would have asked for this to be removed and left my own tip.

Left a bit of a bad taste I’m afraid

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MegW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food & good ,friendly service . Wine a little pricey & the lift not working so a bit of a climb. Hand dryer not working & no paper towels available but staff said they would check it out.

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Kimmy
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and helpful. Service was excellent and the food was tasty

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Chiller
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Starter was lovely I had the chicken dumplings, however for the main I had the minute steak which was just under par. I got asked if I wanted any sauces when I ordered it but I said no as on the menu it says it comes with garlic butter, but unfortunately the garlic butter did not come as we were not checked back so could not have asked for it to be amended ! The service was good though part from no check back, even asked for any allergens when ordering

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , friendly staff , very clean and food fantastic as always !

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GinaI
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I understand the circumstances and sympathise but a 45 minute wait for a breakfast seems a little drastic.
Did get free coffees which were appreciated but for a swift breaky we do not recommend

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HomesickSaffie1
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was ok but not great.

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Toosunny
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service from greeting through to the end ranks among the best we have had in a restaurant. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and informative. They noted when we had nearly finished our drinks and asked if we needed topping up. We were regularly asked, without it being intrusive, if everything was ok or if we needed anything. We did in one occasion get the wrong drink and had to ask for it to be corrected but it was done so efficiently and without any issue. The food was very good especially the Flowerpot Cheesecake (highly recommended). We would definitely recommend Bill’s and can’t wait to visit again.

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Isabel
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely breakfast for my sisters birthday, the staff were lovely and really friendly. We really enjoyed it!

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HilaryA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Very short of staff so meal was a long time in coming but felt sorry for the waitress who was doing her best. Steak and fish were overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our experience at Bills was on the whole good. The food was really delicious. The service at times was slow as there was only one waitress and we had to ask to order more drinks and desserts but our waitress was lovely and attentive when she was with us. We just would have preferred to have added our own tip rather than it being automatically added. Overall a good experience with good food.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We’ve often eaten at Bills in Chichester, however, we went for an early meal on Monday and both the service and food was very disappointing. We won’t be visiting again in the near future.

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LeighE
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely atmosphere, good selection to choose from on the menu catering for everyone taste from meat lover to your vegan not forgetting dietary requirements. Really enjoy going to Bill’s.

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Bill's. 1st time since lockdown and still special

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JeanJ
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re staying in Chichester and thought we’d try Bills. It was fab. Lovely food, great service and great atmosphere. Very enjoyable evening.

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Charlotte
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The initial service on arrival was poor- but it did improve once we had ordered.
Food was lovely

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Gilly
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were going to the theatre for 7.30pm, so booked our table for 5pm. We unfortunately arrived late owing to massive traffic holdups. Our drinks were served promptly, but we had to wait some time for our food orders to be taken. We then waited until 6.30pm for the food to arrive, as apparently there had been a problem in the kitchen with the fish pie. We had to rush through our meal, which was a pity, as it was good when it finally came, and left Bill's just after 7pm. With insufficient time left to walk to the theatre, we decided to book a taxi. The first one we tried was not able to arrive until 7.30pm, but a kind gentleman helped us by booking another one, which arrived at 7.20pm. We arrived at the theatre at 7.30pm precisely, and reached our seats just as the performance was starting. We had been unable to visit the bathroom, to remove our jackets or to buy a programme. Our experience at Bill's was, therefore, not as good as it could have been.

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SallyH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - can't fault it! Will certainty be returning!

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Mary
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great conversion of insides of historic building gives a good atmosphere. Reliable food.

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SooW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

1st visit to Bills Chichester. Nice airy, bright premises. We had to request the special 2/3 course menu as the Waiter only gave us the a la carte. I wish Restaurants did not assume you have not checked out the menu before booking. 2 course menu was good with a lovely cold bottle of Chenin Blanc.

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming friendly staff. Food and service was great. Would certainly recommend to friends

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AnnH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

All good but the lift was not working. My friend managed the stairs with great difficulty. We considered abandoning our reservation.

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MaureenW
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were very happy with the whole experience. Good food and excellent service. A very nice venue for lunch with friends.

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KerryB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of food choice and great atmosphere. Mains were delicious, desserts took a while to come out and were only luke warm and my brownie had its flake missing!! Would definitely return.

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JohnW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We arrived at the restaurant without booking and were told we could not be accommodated as they were fully booked. There were many empty tables in the restaurant.
Having been turned away I went online and booked a table fir half an hour later. We then turned up, had an excellent meal. Our server was excellent and all was well. It seems that there is a problem at front of house. Several people were turned way at the same time as us. Many missed opportunities.

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ChelseaE
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Bill’s Chichester. Great food, served by a very friendly polite staff team.

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jimbob
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a vegan in our group, but were not informed until our orders were being taken that the only warm vegan meal option on the menu was sold out. The Vegan salad which was ordered instead was practically inedible/not fresh.
If your child is vegan there is no option to have the children's menu as this is a 2 course meal (main and dessert) but there are no vegan desserts offered.

KB
KevinB
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was cold, to be fair not many in to start……the waitress was very efficient, but lack of staff made it a little slow. The food was not up to the standard of other Bills.

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Pippap
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

UnfortUnately the steak needed resting and bleed all over the plate and the fries were greasy. 😕

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AgataV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately we wont be back, my friend had salad with hair and egg shell so its a no. The floor manager discounted the bill by THE salad and been very apologetic but still bad memory will be with us for a while.

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AndrewH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service by smiley and extremely polite staff. Food was great too.
Been here a few times for brunch and Bill’s never fails to deliver.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for pre theatre supper… especially if you are Coeliac … GF menu available.
Attentive but not intrusive waitress/waiter. Very tasty food with good sized portions.

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Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Chichester is rated 3.9 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.