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
The food was as I expected - excellent, but the thing that really stands out about Bishops is the service. It is so welcoming and friendly that you feel valued as customer. If you are looking for elegant unrushed dining where they make you feel like everybody knows your name make your reservation Bishops.
40 years ago we were on our honeymoon in Greece. The staff were great. My wife had the oyster appetizer and one of them was "off". We are not the type of people who complain but I said to my wife we should tell them, they'd rather like to know. With no question our server came back with a nice fresh big one on ice. The halibut was great. Following our dessert, they came out with a dish of frozen grapes dipped in champagne with "Happy Anniversary" scribed on the plate. Mr Bishop came and wished us Happy anniversary discreetly. Very special. Staff attentive but not "over the top" which we appreciate.
This was our second visit to the restaurant in four years and was everything we expected. We were personally welcomed by the owner, John Bishop. Mr. Bishop also checked to see how we were enjoying the prix fixe menu, every course of which was excellent. My husband proclaimed his steak the best he'd ever had. Since halibut was in season, I'd had it multiple times during our week-long trip to British Columbia and found it to be the best prepared and tastiest at Bishop's. We can't wait to return when we next visit Vancouver.
A positive dining experience. Hostess and staff very welcoming. Good atmosphere, good linens and silverware. Timely service. Only dining choice is set price $65 3 course menu, but many choices for each course. The negatives that prevent 5 stars - two of daily specials were scallops as an appetizer and fresh halibut as a main course, both of which we selected. We were not told there would be a supplementary charge for each, although the menu does say there "may" be an extra charge for special items. There are also a number of other items on the menu subject to a supplementary charge. It would be much better to charge $75 per person and not have any extras. The other thing we don't like is no specific waiter for our table. There must have been 5 different people serving us. Finally the food, while good was not outstanding and the one chocolate dessert was a big disappointment. Expect to spend $250 for 2 with wine, coffee and gratuity.
The room is very nice and we were good till the main courses came, the halibut portion was large but it was in an unimpressive butter sauce, it had a slight fishy smell and came in a unattractive serving bin.
The rack of lamb which was ordered medium rare came which was way too rare, when they redid it, it was medium well and it was tough. So than they brought me duck it was okay at best, but couldn't finish it as it was too rare. The wine list was good and I chose the Amarone.
While the food, service were very good we were verbally attacked by 2 other diners. We were very shocked as they came over to our table and decided to abuse us out of the blue. We are extremely disappointed with the blase attitude of the serving staff who did not take us seriously. The people just decided to have fun at our expense and the general attitude of Bishops was "O they often do this. They come here regularly" we were tourists in Vancouver and were terribly disappointed over this. It spoiled our special night out. Other than this we could not fault your restaurant. Please take cognisance of people's behaviour in your restaurant. We should be all treated on an equal level.
Didn't disappoint. Wonderful spot for a special occasion. Very intimate atmosphere and attentive staff! Was a lovely treat to meet Mr Bishop who is genuinely interested in knowing that you are enjoying your experience! Food was terrific...lamb great and I loved the tomato salad!! Thanks for helping us celebrate our anniversary!!
Bishop's is a Vancouver tradition with consistent excellence over the years. We love its ambience - a beautiful art-filled neighbourhood restaurant - and its creative way with food. The summer 3-course dinner was exceptional - lots of choice and each item made the best of local food. Dining at Bishop's is an experience heightened by the graciousness of the staff. You feel truly welcome there. Service is impeccable.
Outstanding attention to detail in both food and service. 3 course menu with nice selection for each course. Had wonderful Halibut entree perfectly prepared with excellent balance of flavors, no "throw away" inclusions, each component of the dish contributed to the whole flavor and texture experience. Recommended!
Not been to Bishop's for a few years. This time a disappointment . The food is mediocre , non creative, limited menu, service so so. The price is comparatively expensive for the food. There are many upstart restaurants in Vancouver now. I wonder Mr Bishop is still active in his namesake eatery. This restaurant needs rejuvenation.
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.
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