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Private company
IndustryCasual dining
GenreBritish, Contemporary European
Founded2000, Lewes, United Kingdom
FoundersBill Collison
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
Richard Caring[2]

Bill's is a British cafe chain founded by Bill Collison in 2000 when he opened a small greengrocery in Lewes, East Sussex. There are now 21 restaurants in London and 81 around the UK, as of September 2018.[3]


The first restaurant was founded in Lewes, East Sussex. It began as a greengrocers, but after a flood a cafe was added to the shop.[4] It has been followed by an expansion of restaurants around the UK featuring locally sourced produce and menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea time.[5]


  1. ^ Price, Katherine (30 January 2018). "Duncan Garrood to replace Mark Fox as Bill's CEO". The Caterer. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ Bridge, Sarah (18 February 2017). "Bill's Restaurants, majority-owned by millionaire restaurateur Richard Caring, serves up 21% leap in turnover". This is Money. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ The Gourmand (23 July 2017). "The Gourmand reviews: Bill's Restaurant, North Road, Brighton". The Argus. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ WARNER, SOPHIE (22 March 2017). "Bills restaurant group: five minutes with founder Bill Collison". Homes & Property. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Bill's menus". Bill's website. Bill's Restaurant. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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