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.
Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 till closing time.
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
Very enjoyable experience. While the fo ...
Very enjoyable experience. While the food isn't "blow your mind good," it is very good, and prepared exceptionally well. I've had better at top-notch restaurants, which this is. The service, however, is unparalleled- in Vancouver anyway. Highly recommended.
Bishop's is our favourite restaurant for ...
Bishop's is our favourite restaurant for special occasions. The food is delicious, the ambience friendly, the service impeccable. We have never had a restaurant experience that we have enjoyed more anywhere in the world (and we have travelled a lot)
Everything was fabulous! The one minor ...
Everything was fabulous! The one minor complaint we had was that, for the price, the appetizers were a bit disappointing. John Bishop was a wonderful host, as usual, and all of the serving staff were top notch. My sable fish was to die for!
Other than Le Cinq in Paris, this is my ...
Other than Le Cinq in Paris, this is my favourite restaurant anywhere, certainly my favourite in Vancouver. Birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasions will always mean a reservation at Bishops for my wife and I. The food, service and ambience is truly impeccable.
I have experienced much better service a ...
I have experienced much better service at Bishops then what we got on Friday. It was disappointing and surprising.
Also i have had the halibut there a few weeks ago that was moist and flaking. mine this time was dry. The other people at the table who are foodies however were happy with their meals.
The caring and service @ Bishops is stil ...
The caring and service @ Bishops is still very high quality. Led by John who still takes the time to visit all diners and this makes it feel special. The food presentation and cooking continues To be good. My only criticism would be the amount of food on some dishes is quite small.
Bishop's is a lovely room--perfect for a ...
Bishop's is a lovely room--perfect for a special occasion. However, the food--I had the Sablefish my fiancee had the steak--was humdrum. There are better food and better value elsewhere. But the room itself and the ambience is second to none.
Elegant dining, accommodating service, m ...
Elegant dining, accommodating service, mouth-watering flavours, creative presentation/pairings. I've spent too many years living in the neighbourhood without having had this spectacular dining experience! Great for a special occasion as it will be special!
Tasteful, beautifully lit interior desig ...
Tasteful, beautifully lit interior design is a neutral setting for a gallery of native artwork - both modern and ancient, graphic and sculpture. The owner, John Bishop, started out as the chef, and has now ceded his kitchen, but is there as host and art collector. It was a notable experience to speak with him and enjoy an evening of art, wine and food. Quite outstanding.
We dined with another couple and again h ...
We dined with another couple and again had a great experience. Our server Abel was very engaging and friendly. The rest of the staff also made us feel as if we were "regulars". The food was delicious and everything exceeded our expectations. Dining at Bishop's has become a tradition for us and our friends.
We had a very special evening at Bishop' ...
We had a very special evening at Bishop's. The service was impeccable including being met at the door by John Bishop! We loved that the restaurant was quiet...decor is elegant and understated. The food was beautifully presented, delicious and local. Perhaps the portions could be a little more generous? I loved the vegetarian main course which was created for me! It was our anniversary and we were treated with thoughtful little extras including a complimentary after dinner drink which added to a lovely evening!
We were warmly welcomed from the moment ...
We were warmly welcomed from the moment we entered the restaurant all the way until we left.
Everyone was very attentive and courteous. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and it was appropriate that it was at Bishop's as it too came into existence in 1985 :)
The food was exquisite and even the bread was amazing.
Keep up the awesome work ladies and gentlemen of Bishop's!
We have recently returned to Bishops a f ...
We have recently returned to Bishops a few times, after many years, and we wonder why we stayed away so long. It is what fine, and gracious dining is all about, and rare to find. From the moment John Bishop greets you at the door with a warm handshake and welcome, you know you are in for a treat. great food, wine, ambience and service.
Sure, it's an expensive dining place but ...
Sure, it's an expensive dining place but the staff makes sure you're taken cared off. The portions might be considered small by most diners but the quality of food, from ingredients to presentation is top value. And with good quality and ingredients it is just the right amount. I'm satisfied and I'm full. (Side note: Fantastic desserts!) All that aside, one thing that stuck with me too was at one point while I was dining with a couple of friends, I had an "itchy throat episode" that sent me coughing a little. From out of nowhere a hand dropped a pack of tissue on our table. Discrete, unobtrusive, and caring. Nice touch. They took care of us all the way to the end, the staff asked if we needed a taxi on our way home and was more than happy to arrange this for us.
We reserved a table for our 5th annivers ...
We reserved a table for our 5th anniversary. Everything was perfect! The food was excellent. The service was professional and the entire staff worked very well as a team. We were very well treated throughout the whole evening. I had mentioned it was our anniversary when I made the booking, and they helped make it very special with a courtesy touch on our dessert.
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