Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.2
708 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Bill's Exeter restaurant is a real hidden gem. Packed full of colour and charm, it's ideal for a cosy dinner for two or catching up with friends and family. Both impressive and intimate, with little booths, nooks and crannies, including further seating outside. Relax on a comfortable sofa or grab a seat at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. Bill's Exeter is open all day and into the night.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Energetic
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amanda
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mushroom risotto it was gorgeous highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Excellent food, terrible service. Waited 20 minutes after being seated for someone to come and take our drinks order, then waited a further 20 minutes for 2 G&T’s.

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JacquelineL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bradley and lady ..were super fantastic great table and excellent service 10 out of 10 😁

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TraceyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

To be honest we were disappointed with our meal last night after being fairly frequent Bills visitors. Few things to feedback but asa rule don't like to be negative 1. We were kept waiting at the door for quite some time before being seated. Our friends arrived separately but they were kept even longer at the door before being able to join us. You were pretty quiet so not sure why and it is a little unwelcoming as a start to evening. 2. We all chose from the set menu so of course we realised it would be simple but my minute steak was so incredibly thin, frozen chips and a bit of lettuce left me underwhelmed as was my husband with his chicken choice. 3. Waitress seemed in a hurry to take food order before getting our friends a drink. 4. I asked for a slight change in icecream for the desert due to diet preference but it didnt filter through to the kitchen. We probably won't visit for dinner again but always enjoy your breakfasts.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Fantastic non- gluten breakfast menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere and delicious food!

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KimG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and excellent service. We enjoyed the bifold windows which made it feel very summery

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Bex139
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really nice place. The only reason for a lower score is that when giving the team curtsy of say we would be delayed by just over 15 minutes that we where then given a time 30 minutes after original (the telephonist not overly helpful with the reason as to why)!
Got there 15 minutes after first booking tome at staff at venue fantastic. Food good. Service good. Our was a quick stop and was just what we where after.

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Laras
Cornwall
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fairly last minute booking when let down by another place. Hadn't been into this branch for a couple of years but had a lovely three course birthday meal with friends.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and lovely food!
One of my favourite places

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AmyD
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I felt there needed to be more help and knowledge around our dietary requirements especially as I did pre warn in my original booking

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JoanG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to dine. Great service and food. Loved the makeover

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ClairW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time I have been there in the last couple of weeks and both times have been excellent!! Great service and food
Highly recommend

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JaniceJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints.

Excellent food and lovely staff

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LesleyG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always very nice, felt safe in this awful time we are in.

EK
ElizabethK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

good food and good service, lovely restaurant i would return

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DeniseG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was fantastic, very kind, friendly and fast.
The main dishes were good but the dessert not so much, unfortunately. It is the second time this has happened.

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James
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat and the girl who served me was very attentive and looked after me well.

Set menu was very good value for money.

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SusieM
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service as always thanks Bills very COVID safe

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HayleyB
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and great value.
All the staff were so attentive and couldnt do enough for us, we will definitely be returning.

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute jem this place is!
The staff were super friendly and attentive without being too full on, the restaurant is attractive with plants and artwork adding to the relaxed vibe.
Food arrived swiftly and was delicious! I have to admit that I have high standards to a fault but the food was spot on, my only complaint would be that there’s not a Bill’s in my village 😆
Will definitely go again when I’m next in Exeter.

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SionedP
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal experience thank you to the team for all their hard work

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JessH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Salad bowl was pretty dry and the food was just warm. Other than that, good meal.

MJ
MelJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with friendly staff and tasty food. Would have liked more custard with my crumble for pudding!

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nicolac
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

hi,although we understand many hospitality venues are struggling,the food we ordered was very poor and very expensive,pancakes dry and stodgy and my homemade granola was like crushed up chocdigestive and about a teaspoon of yougurt,so like eating dust which i could not eat

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at Bills. Staff were super friendly and very efficient. Menu was great.

Everyone enjoyed their meal. My steak was a little cool, if I am being picky -I opted for rare and it was served on a cold plate. But quality of meat overall, great sides. Starters and pud great. My wife’s steak was perfect as she opted for medium. Did not detract from the evening.

Fab selection of drinks.

Absolutely thought service was worth a tip. Did not like what is now the common habit of adding the tip to the bill.

Will be back

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AnnieA
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, nice staff, goood atmosphere. I would definitely go back

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DanielJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service and nicely spaced tables.

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markk
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A good meal and a few drinks with close friends for the first time in ages!

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening with my son celebrating his birthday here. Service was great and the food was excellent. Will most definitely be going back in the near future.

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BenC
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food order arrived quickly, was hot and very tasty. Lovely atmosphere. Staff happy to help. Will go again soon.

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Elise
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were literally the nicest ever. Food was amazing x

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable brunch at bills
Not to crowded. Very nice food very pleasant staff

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KrystynaJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. I’ve been coming here for years and since lockdown twice. The place has changed decor (lovely) but the quality remains. Bart (head chef) doesn’t disappoint with his cooking. Excellent menu

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JamesC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Standards maintained post lockdown.

Always a good meal with high quality dishes. The portion sizes are ideal if you are a moderate eater like me, may disappoint a trencherman.

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Bill's and we will definitely be back! The staff were lovely, very friendly and welcoming, and nothing too much trouble. There was a very relaxed and fun atmosphere and it was clear that the staff had a great rapport with each other and enjoyed working together. There was a real buzz about the place and it felt very Covid safe with hand sanitiser on every table. The menu was interesting with a good range of options, including vegan and vegetarian and the food was amazing. Overall a great experience to ease us back into the restaurant scene. A very big Thank You to all!

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KenW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Food was delicious and brought on time. Overall great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were super friendly and welcoming and very attentive. Love the vibe/atmosphere and the food was absolutely fab. Nice little breakfast treat that set us up well for the rest of the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, great friendly staff and lovely food and cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food, brilliant service and such a nice atmosphere! Thank you.

FAQs

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.2 stars by 708 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.