Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter

4.3
866 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.
What 866 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
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Hayley
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing
Service was really good and friendly staff members all round

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NickR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at Bills - staff were great, food was excellent and it has a relaxed buzzy atmosphere. We will be back soon.

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SarahO
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Bill's and will certainly be back!

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TaniaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was nice,waitresses was hovering.drinks were awful

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AngelaG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been a couple of times ,and have enjoyed the food service and atmosphere ,and would not hesitate to recommend .

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ElaineH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Owing to the pandemic the doors were wide open making it cold inside. I asked for a warmer spot and a member of staff did offer me another table and agreed to turn off the air conditioning. The food was reasonable although there were some chewy morsels in my fish pie. Tables were fairly close together and the hard surfaces made it noisy.

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TrevorW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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victoriah
Dorset
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from start to finish. Thankyou very much

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ClaireP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with a smile
Lovely ambiance
& tasty food Thankyou

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StephiE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was lovely and the deserts where amazing the chocolate flowerpot was a show stopper but it took ages for our orders to be taken and they didn’t take starter and main the same time so we where waiting ages after our starter to order our main.
Our drinks took ages to get to us and had to ask for them as was taking so long, then waiter told us that the service charge doesn’t go to staff as a tip it goes towards the wages going up the following year which is unfair, the cocktails where a let down I love cocktails but hate wine and Prosecco and the cocktails where more of a spritz so not nice for me and when paying £8.50 for a cocktail you expect to be able to drink it.

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Laura
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening spent at Bills! Our waitress (Ella?) was so so lovely and attentive! Very good service from her. Also, fantastic host who greeted us as well :)

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geoffreyP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Alway enjoy eating at bills,lovely food and staff very friendly

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and always a friendly and hard working team.. Love the food.. Amazing Korean Burger :) and always well looked after... A visits to Bills Exeter is always good..

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michaell
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, food was the best I’d eaten in a long time.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, perfect place to go for a final lunch with our son before dropping him off at Uni. Will book again.

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TP79
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food to meet all dietary requirements. Lovely atmosphere and super service. Very good price for everything we had.

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DawnP
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Friendly chatty staff. special burger was delicious. Great ambience and decor.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent vegan burger, lovely place to sit, nice friendly staff. Minus one point for very sad tendserstem broccoli #middleclassproblems

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VeggieGirl
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

2 disappointing meals 2 weekends in a row. The quality has definitely gone down hill in recent months.
Avoid the veggie burger as it’s not a burger at all just a bunch of ingredients layered between 2 bun halves! 😱
Also my partners minute steak was definitely cooked for longer than a minute - his medium burger the weekend before was also way over cooked, more like well done.
Really disappointed as it used to have such lonely food and was a favourite destination in Exeter.

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pennyc
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The ambience is nowhere near the same as it used to be so I won’t be using Bill’s restaurants again. It’s certainly lost it’s uniqueness.

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ZoeH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, will definitely go back. Great atmosphere 😊

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PJST
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and the ambience is really lovely and quirky. The bonus is it's a dog friendly restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

To celebrate last day of summer holiday.

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LeonA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would go again. Would recommend.
Overall good value.

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CourtneyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very welcoming, food was great and was very clean

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Annon
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tables really sticky!
I wouldn't call the service charge discretionary and optional when it is already added to the bill!6

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MiguelC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All went well, good food, service was great, recommended!

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LucyW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a brunch at Bill’s. Delicious eggs benedict, pancakes and full English. Really enjoyed the buzziness - it was very busy in a Sunday morning .
We will undoubtedly return!

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NikitaR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food fabulous service. We’re not from the area, just on holiday. The staff were very helpful

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LisaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super friendly and quick service. Good tasty food in a lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Kayla and the Assistant General Manager Bailey who went above and beyond to provide outstanding service.

Great atmosphere and the restaurant ran so smoothly. Fantastic experience.

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LynneB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Visited bills for a birthday celebration whilst in Devon on holiday. The food was nice but very small portions. Drinks were very expensive. Like all these trendy places not good value for
Money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience. Bohemian chic. Switched on team. Prompt and efficient. Superior food.

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Razzle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very accommodating for us, gave my son a colouring book and crayons to keep him entertained while we wait for our breakfast, we both enjoyed the pancakes. I’ve been twice in a week and we will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I’m just not going back ! The “manager “ was rude and dismissive when I asked for a table with not so much “people traffic “ he responded with a sarcastic response not even bothering to try and understand why , he then just pointed to two tables and said you choose and walked off ! He ignored people at the front door on 4 occasions as he was desperately trying to chat up a poor girl sat on her own , he was so rude ! One poor chap stood at the door for a good 5 minutes other staff also just walked past him too ! He left in the end . The food is average at best . I paid £11.95 for a “nude” burger with limp tasteless lettuce . The waitress was good but the “lazy Manager” even took delight in talking to her in a condescending manner ! Dreadful man .. with no people skills so many better places to eat in Exeter . Don’t waste your money !

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LucyC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great part of our trips to Exeter!!
A hedgerow fizz is a must!

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JulieB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well presented, delicious and value for money. Loved the atmosphere. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Will eat there again

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just made to feel very welcome, very prompt, very reasonable price, nice atmosphere and we come here every time we go shopping in Exeter. Love it.

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Chloe
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

We love bills.

But sadly this visit wasn’t very good. My Caesar salad was swimming in dressing and the chicken was over grilled. The team were excellent and removed it from the bill. The children’s menu is also usually great but this time the sausages again had been reheated too many times and the ends were more like breadsticks. Just a case of a busy week I think.

FAQs

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

Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Exeter is rated 4.3 stars by 866 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.