Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.2
750 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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PaulaB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant became very busy but we did not have to wait for service and the staff were very attentive. Food was delicious and although the restaurant was busy it retained a really nice atmosphere.

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AliL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Bonnie who was our server was lovely and fantastic. Went out of her way.
Food however took an age to come out and was only like warm- disappointed as this was for a 30th birthday. Portions also very small.

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CheR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely and the server was fine. Also the food was ok. However, my children waited for their food at least 25 minutes. They ordered from the kids menu. When they got the food finally, they were shocked with such a small portion after waiting so long. They were still hungry after eating them.

I was not happy with paying the 12.5% service charge. If I could have, I would have said no to pay that.

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ColinR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , best sirloin steak l had in years

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ChrisS
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice relaxing place to eat.

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Sebastian
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambience, and also high quality food. Definitely a great place for lunch / brunch and catching up with friends. Good atmosphere and energy too!

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BorjaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice food, quite noisy but good service.
Overall good restaurant with pretty nice menu.

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SimonM
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Great starter and cocktails unfortunately the mains were served cold, not great for a burger!

Management dealt with the issue as best they could and the offending 3 meals were removed from the tab. None the less the meals were not eaten and we had to go to McDonald's as it was now too ate to find alternative arrangements.

Cheers

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caronwolf
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were in a slightly awkward corner near a till so a bit in the way. Food was decent…not above average. Allowed plenty of time so overall had a good night.

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LiamC
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well run establishment and delivers consistent service regardless of of busy it is.

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KarenS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was ok, not much halloumi in my burger, chips were cold and I got clotted cream instead of ice cream with my dessert, nothing worth complaining about but not worth a 12.5% tip. It said optional but the only way for me not to pay that was to say out loud that I didn’t want to pay it. I leave what I feel is appropriate, sometimes more, sometimes less. Felt forced to leave tip larger than I would have. Not happy, it’s the principle not the money. Probably won’t go back.

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TonyF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat. Polite staff. It was our first time there. Will definitely ho again.

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Lihan
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Nice staff, great food. Noisy and bustling but unfortunately not very clean tables chairs and toilets.

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Ymmmm
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service wait for food was about 10 mins, delicious

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KateB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed our Brunch - first time eating out for a very long time.
Good food and service. Scrambled eggs not very scrambled. More like chopped omlette. However, the pancakes were yummy!

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SamB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal and experience here on our work night out. Would go again and recommend.

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AngelaG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second visit to bills ,and each time very happy with food and service , will go again.

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KateQ
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent service and nice ambiance. Very friendly.

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AngelaH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my husband as we love the Exeter restaurant. The quality is always good, the service is always friendly and we always have a lovely time whenever we go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great service, good food (although more veggie options please) and loved the cocktails

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Organista
Cornwall
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant with a buzz. Interesting menu, something for everyone, but not extensive. Very noisy!

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VictoriaT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was lovely - a fabulous family meal with tasty steak and superb dessert.

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LauraF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Chicken skewers and tuna tacos the best

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely ambiance, service and food. Loved the pancakes !

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KateW
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere and decor. Good food but not enough salad with Garden Breakfast or sauce on pancakes, making them very dry! I don’t like being forced to tip - 12.5% automatically added to our bill. Pleasant experience but expensive for what it is.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are exelent, incredible service skills. The food was really nice, although a little pricey. The only criticsm i have is of the price of the drinks. One cocktail, shouldnt cost £9... and a pint of beer isnt 7 odd quid either. other than that little niggle, it was a really good evening.

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Nicholav
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing too much trouble. We enjoyed our meal which was tasty and good value. The restaurant is nicely decorated and comfortable. The noise level wasn’t too bad but at the time the restaurant wasn’t full. We would definitely return and recommend to friends

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday

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Nessa
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always at Bills - we arrived on time and greeted warmly. We had a lovely table tucked away in the corner which suited us perfectly!
The food and service were exceptional! Thank you 😁

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SandyH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

No steak or beef burgers, chicken breast in burgers cold, sent back and was then dry.
Staff were great but not good choice of food, very noisy table next to us, could have arranged the seating better as lots of empty tables as we were there early evening

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MsClogs
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Bill's with 6 of us for my partner's birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was lovely, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and we had a great time. Definite recommendation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good booking system, speedy service and excellent food as always. Love Bills

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colinS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would happily book again

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PhilippeB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and lively place.
Good food nice wine list.
Definately a nice place to visit in town.

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place and lovely food although I felt sorry for the staff as rushed off their feet so could have done with more staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered our food but unfortunately Bills was extremely busy and there was a long delay before we were served. The manger was very apologetic and explained that they were overwhelmed with orders and down a member of staff in the kitchen. Due to the delay the manger only charged us for the drinks we had and the food was his way of acknowledging they had not been to a high standard of preparing and serving our food within a reasonable time. The manger was excellent by being open and honest with us with regards to the issues the restaurant was experiencing.

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GaryJ
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Staff were lovely, but the quality of the food certainly did not reflect the price.

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Hilly
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bills is very reliable and has a great atmosphere.
Great location and the food is excellent and the staff very friendly
I would recommend Bills for a family gathering or celebration

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JonT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Bill's Exeter. The atmosphere was great and the food arrived together and at a good pace. Really enjoyed the experience and will be looking at going back. Georgia (our server) was first class with the right amount of chat and attentiveness.

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LindaA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My sister's first time at Bill's and she loved it! Always great food and friendly service.

FAQs

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.2 stars by 750 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.