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“Great breakfast”
Review of Bills Surry Hills

Bills Surry Hills
Ranked #191 of 5,943 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Description: Bills Surry Hills opened under the hotel on Crown Street in 1996. A great spot - since then, Surry Hills has transformed itself from a quiet rag-trade area of Sydney to the centre of the city's media and arts communities and its restaurant hot-spot. The open kitchen at bills Surry Hills is lively and fun all day: locals pick up their coffee or fresh juice on the way to work; friends chat over brunch; business lunches are held next to prams, backpacks and the occasional celebrity; and neighbourhood families drop in for an easy dinner.
Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

I've made Bills ricotta hotcakes with bananas and honeycomb butter from his cookbook but hadn't eaten them at his restaurant until last Thursday. Delicious. Filling and not an everyday breakfast but a lovely treat. And there's no need for lunch. They are VERY filling.
Coffee was good. A lively buzz at mid morning on a weekday.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“fabulous brekkies, horribly long wait”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Five of us waited over an hour for Sunday brunch. When it came, it was delicious, if pricey. The sweetcorn frittes and Bill's signature ricotta hotcakes were very good, as were the scrambled eggs and sourdough toast. Service was fine and friendly, once we were seated. Worth a visit, once, but next time we'll recreate Bill's breakfasts at home, for a fifth oc the price and in a fifth of the time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very memorable breakfast”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Bills is such a nice spot. Sunny, colourful fruits and vegies used as decoration, great service and the most amazing breakfasts. I had to try the scrambled eggs after reading about how creamy (literally) and delicious they are. I tried them with a side of avocado salsa, which I loved. I tried a bite of the ricotta hotcakes and they were even better than everybody raves about. Conclusion: try both!

  • Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“nice but not cheap”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I enjoy lunching at Bills (Woollahra and Surry Hills). The menu has a nice variety, but it comes at a price.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Han D
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“nice burger and a glass of wine”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Hubby & I both enjoyed the wagu burger (pricey, but that's sydney for you nowadays). Mum in law enjoyed her chicken schnitzel. Staff not attentive, had to go and ask for sauces for the burger, even then they wouldn't have arrived in time. So had to go up and re-ask. This should not really happen when you are paying such prices. Nice wine list and I enjoyed my fizz.

  • Visited December 2012
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