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BREAKFAST AT BILLS

29/03/2016
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free
Bills. Once a relatively unheard of restaurant I discovered in Hoxton Square over 3 years ago, now a pretty huge chain spanning all over London and the UK. And I think if I’m honest that’s probably why a review of Bills hasn’t gone up sooner as – without sounding like an obnoxious, pretentious tit – I tend to stick to the more independent eateries for reviews in the hope that you may discover a new favourite rather than hear me waffle on about somewhere that’s plastered all over your Instagram feed on a regular basis anyway.
Today however I’m being a massive contradictory twat I’m going right back on that as despite Bills being a chain that you’ve probably heard of if you’re UK based, it’s pretty bloody amazing. With the quirky design and atmosphere of an independant shop but with the popularity of a chain, it is easily one of my favourite breakfast spots and one that I very much enjoyed starting my Bank holiday with last friday.
Which if you follow me on Instagram or snapchat – username theellenextdoor – this is something that you will definitely be aware of #avocadowhore. After all, if you don’t photograph it it never happened, right?
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfastBills restaurant
So I headed down to Bills at Borough – a stone’s throw from Borough market so you obvs have to go and treat yourselves to brownies and cheese after – which is luckily close to where I live, and I have to say that it was such a beautiful morning. The weather – oh jesus christ I’ve gone back to being on a first date discussing weather – was absolutely stunning (and nothing like the hurricane we’re experiencing as I write this post) and it just made for the best start to the day, and bank holiday weekend [insert party popper/”how the hell did it go so quickly” emoji here].
Bills breakfast
I touched upon the decor of Bills before but it really is exactly my thing. The exposed brick – which thanks to my fiance knocking the whole house down away all of our plaster, now features heavily in our new house – and rustic features (oh hey chillies hanging everywhere) just creates such a country, homely, chilled out, laid back vibe which I adore! 

Now to earn enough money to be able to justify hanging out at Bills all day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner #lifegoals
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast

The Bills breakfast menu is pretty much everything you could ever ask for in a breakfast. My only criticism for Bills is that they don’t list a huge amount of gluten free information other than that they have gluten free bread (which is surprisingly tasty FYI) But apart from that, there is so much option for us coeliacs, just ask your waiter and they’ll happily modify it to make sure it’s gluten free.

Whilst I was deciding between avocado on toast or avocado on toast – LOLS at being a cliche blogger for life – I chugged down a latte whilst Dan went for the pot of tea which is such good value considering you could quite easily have a good 5 cups of tea (Omg I’m telling you how good value the tea was, when did I get so f**king old?).

Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Drinks demolished, it was time for food. Dan opted for the Bills breakfast – because he’s a man, enough said – and I have to say, I was slightly jealous when perving on his sausage (sorry, couldn’t help myself), bacon and mushrooms on toast. As always, Dan’s reaction to his breakfast was “Omg, this is amazing” and whilst I can’t add to that whatsoever, I think his empty plate just reinforced how good it was.
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Bills breakfast
Any jealousy was demolished when my breakfast turned up because we all know Avo on toast is everything – BRB whilst I just shoot myself in the face for using the term “avo” – but in all seriousness, I probably do have it at least 3 times per week at breakfast meetings, so my standards are pretty high… I can happily say that Bills did not disappoint. The gluten free bread was surprisingly good and not too sawdust/brick wall-like and there was a good amount of avocado too (you do not want to see me when I feel like I’ve been done out of avocado [insert cry laughter/”no, but seriously”] emoji here). The poached egg – are you ready for my fake food critic line? – was cooked to perfection (LOL) and generally, the whole thing was a delight. I really really enjoyed this and true story, I was actually considering ordering another (before you judge, I have an appetite 3 x larger than the average person) but thankfully thought better of it!
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free
Bills Avocado on toast gluten free

Now that I’ve fangirled over avocado and eggs more than you thought was humanly possibly, it’s time for the part of Bills that gives it that extra little somethin somethin and that’s the shop aspect. From their very own jams and chutneys, to sweets and drinks. Oh, and teapots (I’ve been eyeing these up for years) you can tick the box and take away your own bit of Bills with you. Genius!

So that brings me to the end of my little Bills fangirl. I genuinely do think it’s one of the best chain restaurants around right now and one of my absolute breakfast faves. So much so that I’m considering renting a seat for Saturday breakfast every week (and eating baked beans for the rest of my life) πŸ˜‰

Have you been to Bills before? Where’s your favourite breakfast spot in London? I’d love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚

As always, thanks so much for reading!

xx

60 responses to “BREAKFAST AT BILLS”

  1. Francesca says:

    Now I am hungry!! Amazing photos.

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  2. I've still never been to Bills' despite a few opening up near me! Definitely need to visit soon – that avocado on toast looks delicious! x
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  3. Immy May says:

    I bloody love Bills! I don't care that it is a chain as every time I go it is beaut. The veggie brunch is my fave. Immy x

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  4. The avocado toast seems tasty
    Lovin all the food photos.
    Makes me want to try it.

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  5. Salivating. At. My. Screen. Right. Now.

    My parents took me to Bill's in Lewes for my 18th birthday and ever since then we've been obsessed with the place! Bloody LOVE Bills. It also recently came into my home town so there's a Bills approximately 400m from my door every. single. day.

    Amen.

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  6. I tend to prefer independent eateries too but I love Bill's – the decor, the food…They do an incredibly reasonable afternoon tea too which is fab for anyone on a budget

  7. I am loving this so much! Have a great day.

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  8. I love avocado and eggs, it looks pretty perfect to me. Need to make it to Bill's when we are back there. Been while but last time we went to Avenue and Vilandry. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. I've actually been disappointed with Bill's the few times I've been, but everybody keeps telling me it's great, so maybe I just was unlucky multiple times?! Neal's Yard is a short walk from my uni, so the little cluster of amazing eateries there are my favourite breakfast haunts. Especially 26 grains! x

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  10. Kate says:

    You are the queen of food photography Elle! I've been to a Bill's once – in Ealing – and had a fabulous burger. Although after seeing this I'm desperate to try it for breakfast! x

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  11. Meg Siobhan says:

    Bills, I love thee! I think I've been to one or two local ones, but never any in London. Definitely need to change this!

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  12. Ambar Syed says:

    Such cute photos – what a lovely place to have breakfast! πŸ™‚
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  13. Ahhh, I love Bills but I've never actually been for breakfast which is shocking! I used to take the train down to Cheltenham just to go to visit Bills for dinner before there was branches in every city! I'll have to stop by for breakfast soon! xo

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  14. LBG says:

    I love the decor, sort of rustic but clean too! It doesn't look like a chain restaurant at all. I'm drooling over the food! I would probably have, hmm, the avocado on toast like you did. A latte too. Thanks for sharing! I felt like I was there!

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  15. When I was in London I went to Bill's almost every day, they have such good food and the decor is right up my street. It's pretty rare that I like the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu at the same place but that's what happened with Bill's!

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  16. That place sounds amazing and the food looks delicious πŸ™‚

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  17. Honest mum says:

    Drooling! What a place x

  18. Sophie says:

    I AM SO HUNGRY after reading this. Bills is such a classic – it might not be the newest and trendiest but they serve a damn good egg and make every hangover a hundred times better. Lets go for brunch soon little one xxxx
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  19. Gabrielle says:

    I've walked past a Bill's so, so many times and yet have never thought of going inside – I may well give brunch/breakfast a go there someday though now, I mean there's no denying how great the design scheme of their chain is, at least! πŸ™‚

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  20. Gemma Magpie says:

    I have never been to Bills before, but I really want to now as the food looks incredible xx

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  21. Holly Olivia says:

    I never knew Bills did gluten free food! That is another place to add to my list for when I visit Brighton x

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  22. Alina Bostan says:

    I've only ever been to Bills once for lunch but eager to go back again soon. Looks like I need to head there for breakfast because it looks amazing and so delicious! Getting hungry just browsing through your stunning photos x

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  23. Angie Silver says:

    I've been to the one in Covent Garden, I love the cosy decor.

  24. Adrika says:

    this looks so so yummy ! πŸ™‚
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  25. What a charming, rustic and industrial styled restaurant… great atmosphere!! your avocado toasts looks DELICIOUS!!!

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  26. t'sshania says:

    Wow looks so delicious, I love the decor as well and great photos.

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  27. Jessica says:

    Wow that's a beautiful place! Amazing pictures! =D

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  28. Avo on toast and poached egg combination is yummy! Seriously, your photos end up making me hungry and craving for things I can't have in the middle of the night! xx

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  29. I went to Bills awhile ago and if I am completely honest, I decided on the spot never to go back. The service was rude and slow, the food cold and tasted off. No one I was with has a pleasurable experience. That could have been a one off, but for me, never again.

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  30. Oh wow – I know that there's one of these in Leeds and by the look of it I need to make the effort to go there!!!!

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  31. I'm Canadian so I've never heard of Bill's, but it looks delicious!

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  32. MeMe Books says:

    Can't go wrong with poached eggs, this place looks amazing and somewhere I would love to have a meet up with my girlfriends!

    Meme xx

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  33. R Burden says:

    I love breakfast at Bills. Their pancakes are lovely and I'm obsessed with their watermelon, peach and raspberry juice. πŸ™‚ I need to go again to try the Bill's breakfast your fiancΓ© had. Looks amazing! Although your avocado on toast also looks very tempting. hehe x

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