Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.2
721 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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4.3
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandyH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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colinS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would happily book again

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PhilippeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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

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Hilly
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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MiriamC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Good service and food. They put us by the window under request and were all very friendly.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mushroom risotto it was gorgeous highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days 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 5 days 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 7 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 on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere and delicious food!

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KimG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 16, 2021
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

JJ
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
15 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

DJ
DanielJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service and nicely spaced tables.

FAQs

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.2 stars by 721 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.