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“Bill's” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bills Surry Hills

Bills Surry Hills
359 Crown Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9360 4762
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Ranked #292 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Bill's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lovely food and service, but just a little too basic for the price tag. Bill's is a lovely breakfast spot with coffee to knock over even the biggest coffee snob, but while the eggs were buttery heaven the food could have been a little more polished considering the high price of the meals.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Seamless service for a large and demanding group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Its always a risk booking a large party of 13 buy we didn't have to have a set menu nor a 6 pm sitting. The food was fresh and tasty and the wine list offered just enough choice. But the unobtrusive and helpful staff made our motley crew feel well looked after. I highly recommend this venue for its laid back atmosphere and reliable service and delicious food that is Bill Granger's trademark.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lazy with oodles of attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Bills had always conjured images of yummy food and good service - but that was in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills is obviously a world away.

After standing outside for an hour watching empty tables sit idle while staff contemplated whether they could be bothered inviting the next group to take a seat and a group of people sitting for an 30mins drinking water and the staff not offering them their bill I was ready to leave, but my friend was keen to wait and so we did....

When we finally got a table the waiter came to take our order: 'How would you like your eggs?' He asked. 'Poached' i replid. The waiter then said 'boiled or scrambled only' - WTF?

Bills in Surry Hills is over rated big time. Never again for me!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Decent food, terrible service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Darlinghurst people are much nicer. Here the staff have attitude and the man in charge on the weekend treats patrons as annoyances. When we tried to pay he said 'We don't split bills. Obviously.' Why the attitude? Just say no. Coffee great, my Bircher muesli was a little bland. Sometimes (when I was last at Darlinghurst) it was lovely. My friends hotcakes were delicious as are the corn frittatas.
This cafe has lasted the test of time. They just need an attitude adjustment. So many great cafe's around so they shouldn't rest on their laurels.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Order Please!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Hi. I love giving good reviews but in April I had breakfast here. Food was ok maybe expected too much but the the waiter was "outrageous", when he took our order for breakfast he faced each off us individually <4 guys> as if we were alone and said loudly with his face in the air "Order Pleeeezzee" then swung on his heel to the next off my party and after four Order pleeeezzzee orders then left for the kitchen, after eating everywhere in the world I have never ever has that happen, we are all laughing still and often go Order Please to each other at restaurants since. It was totally bizarre, and we had said not a word before to anyone, we had not offended anyone or had no issues with this place. That sort off attitude was astounding!! Not worth the wait!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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