The fare at Bishop's is regional and seasonal. In restaurateur John Bishop's view, it makes sense to showcase British Columbia's lush bounty of seafood, organic produce and meats. His exquisite West Side restaurant blends classic and modern flavours with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7
Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 till closing time.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Closed December 24th, 25th and 26th
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We are located along major bus routes, or fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver via taxi.
Full Bar, Wine
Bishop's Ratings and Reviews
This was our first fine-dining experience in Canada and we were extremely impressed! The food was absolutely amazing but what stood out was the exceptionally high level of service. Everyone was so professional, knowledgable and attentive to our dining experience. It was unforgettable!
Wonderful service. Great selection. Emphasis on regional and seasonal ingredients . Don't know why we don't go more often. Have been going to Bishop's for 25 years and it never disappoints. $65 for three courses plus supplements for certain dishes. Nice selection of wines by the glass..... I would highly recommend a visit
The food was lovely but did not have a 'wow' factor. It is a solid neighbourhood restaurant. I also like plates cleared once everyone has completed their meal (for each course). I am not sure if removal of plates at different points is unique to North America but I think it is poor etiquette and not something I would expect for a high end restaurant that Bishop's seeks to be. It was an enjoyable experience but I won't be racing to return.
We were a group of four (all > 65) celebrating a birthday. We live in the KIts area and can walk to Bishops.
What we like :
Ambiance - clean, pleasant
Food - good quality, fresh veg, nice presentation
Convenience - no drink/drive issue
What could improve :
Noise level (we had to raise our voices to talk to people at our own table)
Service - our waiter was as polite and attentive as any we have encountered anywhere on Planet Earth, but slow - our entres were about an hour after our drinks and appetizers. Not as if at our age we need to rush home to make love, but we arrived at 7:30 and got our bill at 10:30 without dessert.
Would we come back? Definitely, but please try to get us out by 9:30 on a 7:30 reservation. Leaves us more time for other things.
Ron, Louise, Heinz and Elke
PS not sure what you can do about the noise level, but its an issue.
What a great experience. Quality food is "table stakes" for any fine restaurant and no doubt Bishops delivered. Where I think Bishops shone beyond all others was in the service. The knowledge and engaging nature of the entire staff left us with a new fav in Vancouver. Wine list was great and pricing reasonable. A must do.
I do not live in Vancouver and have never been able to dine at Bishops despite many attempts to make a reservation. Many friends have been there and everyone has been impressed.
One of the best dinners ever ! Hope they have more open reservations in the future.
The evening was awesome! The attention by staff surpasses any other establishment, always nice for a special occasion like an Engagement. Except for a tough veal chop the food was superb. We don't say that lightly, it was a great evening all around. Will be back!
Absolutely delicious food in a QUIET setting. Beautiful, friendly attentive service -- no hovering but very thoughtful servers. Simply terrific meal. The chef is Andre Durbach of La Buca fame.
The fish is perfectly cooked as was the lamb. The endive salad was so fresh and tasty.
The meal is somewhat expensive. $65 for three courses --but worth every cent.
We cannot wait to go back.
I took my wife to Bishop's for her birthday. I had read a lot of great reviews, many of which mentioned both the food and the service. The reviews were right. The food was incredible and the service was a delight. It isn't cheap but it is VERY good value. I would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion or just a really nice night out.
We had dinner last night at Bishops while on vacation and it was a wonderful experience!! I can't say enough about the service. Everyone from the owner to the maitre d to the bartender made sure the experience was flawless.
And then there was the food. There were 4 of us so we tried a variety of items from.the menu and they were all outstanding. The food was fresh, the portions are generous, and there was a lot going on with each dish. The entrees were served with the most amazing sauces and lots of different vegetables on the plate.
Dinner at Bishops will certainly be one of the highlights of our vacation!
A foody vacation in Vancouver took us to five of the city's top restaurants: Market, Bishop's, Five Sails, Blue Water Cafe and Hawksworth. All were exceptional dining experiences, but here is how they broke down: The longstanding icon of the culinary scene, Bishop's, topped the charts with the most personable and attentive service and with incredible flavor profiles. From appetizers through dessert every course was memorable. Five Sails and Market were close behind. Few restaurants in any city can top Five Sails amazing harbor view, but the food was also beautifully presented and well prepared. We can recommend the tuna and beef tartares, the chilled seafood appetizers, the sea bass and the Catch. Market provided the most knowledgeable services with enticing descriptions of the food backed up with a deep understanding of the wines and the ingredients. The food was also strong; we especially enjoyed the pea soup, the octopus, and the sable fish. Blue Water boasted the best seafood and certainly lived up to its reputation with delectable ceviche, crustaceans, sable fish, halibut and more. Hawksworth was the clear winner on the cocktail scene with its many inventive offerings, but the food was disappointing on this occasion with both the halibut and duck overcooked. One could not go wrong with any of these restaurants and they certainly confirm that Vancouver is a city with magnificent dining experiences.
It was for my friend birthday dinner. We shared oysters,and bisque soup, veal for main course. We Kia to star and shared a bottle of Queil's gate Cab for main. They gave her frozen grapes because her b day.
You could hear jazz music but softly do we did not need to raise your voice. Many restaurants have loud music these days. I appreciate that quietness. Food, service excellent. I will be back.
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