Bishop's
Bishop's

Bishop's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bishopsonline.com/
  • Phone: 604-738-2025x
  • Hours of Operation:
    we will be closed for our annual holidays from January 1st until January 23rd
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Ron Shaw
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yew Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are located along major bus routes, or fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver via taxi.
A word from Bishop's
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bishop's reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)fit for foodies (80)romantic (80)notable wine list (55)neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Vancouver highlight
    64yo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Dinner at Bishop's is always a highlight when my wife and I visit Vancouver. Congenial staff, impeccable service, genteel ambiance, and the food is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bishopfilia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hard to imagine a dinning experience being better than this. Food and service exemplary combined with a friendly caring atmosphere created by the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is excellent, service very nice and friendly, atmosphere very quiet and romantic, a good place for a special occasion as it's a bit pricy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vancouver, B.C. vacation
    SFsteve
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Many places to dine in Vancouver went to Bishop's because one can have a wonderful dining experience and able to converse with others. The restaurant has been a reliable choice for years. Every visit to Vancouver includes dining at Bishop's. The only negative is the price of wines in all restaurants due to taxation and high markups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great Food, Great Service
    langleyfoodie10
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Bishop's has a great locally-sourced menu that is always changing. You can tell that the staff has a real passion for food and wine. John Bishop stopped by our table to chat which was enjoyable. The staff was super-attentive, but never got in the way. Bishop's is definitely one of the best restaurants in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    TraceyvalgalVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The thing that stood out for me other than the food was the service. The family joined me there for my birthday dinner and the staff were so great. Treated me extra special! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had an excellent meal. The designer cocktails were delicious!! Loved the chocolate cherry dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable evening
    foodtravellers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Starting with the welcome at the door by Mr Bishop the service throughout the evening was just right... warm but not in-your-face friendly... competent and respectful, not arrogant like some of Vancouver's other higher-end establishments. We definitely felt the evening was about us, not them. Quality of food as well as menu composition and wine selection exceptionally good. Pricey for sure, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was very impressed with this restaurant in every aspect. The food was great, the drinks were great, and the service was excellent. I will be going here again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Eating at Bishops is always a wonderful experience. The service has always been excellent. The food is amazing. My favorite is the oysters but everything is good. Love going when we have the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    Cliffsiders
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had one of our best meals EVER at this charming restaurant. Sublime food, including duck that was probably the best I ever tasted, and service that was attentive without being annoying. Lovely ambience...REAL candles, linen, and silver! It is a little out of the way, but well worth the effort and fairly hefty tab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Vancouver Favorite
    VanVisitor
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've been coming to Bishop's for 12 years, on visits to Vancouver, and it never disappoints. Great food, wine, and service, in a relaxing, composed, atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, innovative food
    WineBarbarianVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Yet another great meal at Bishop's with top quality, innovative food and warm service! Delicious creamy gazpacho from Sungold tomatoes with a spoonful of fennel sorbet and poached prawns was amazing! I've eaten here for 24 years and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner EVER!!!
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My hubby and I went to bishops for our first anniversary. We have been together for 8 yrs and have never dined so well. We read reviews from round table how customers tried not to lick their plates. US TOO! The beef tenderloin my husband had ordered and the duck i ordered was Devine. We traded plates halfway through so we could experience both dinners. Yum. The staff was phenomenal throughout the whole meal. For desert (I was too full to order my own) I ate most of my hubby's grilled peach and ice cream with candied nuts OMG, delicious! He scored huge brownie points for our first anniversary choosing Bishops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bishops
    Francophile206VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A long-standing restaurant, but with new-style locavore sensibilities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bishop's
    dinnerdiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time at Bishop's. A real treat. Service was very good and the food was fantastic. It is a real gem. I'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Amazing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have to say that I felt very welcomed into Bishop's and that everyone (and I mean everyone) was warm, thoughtful and helpful. I had delicious food and possibly the best salmon I've ever eaten but was even more impressed by the service and the care for each guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Vancouver
    terryk
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent, service and food. My vote for best in vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    84BDay
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We celebrated my husbands birthday at Bishops and what a treat it was. From the moment we walked in the staff ensured our every need was met. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was quiet. This allowed our party to visit and relax without competing over the noise of piped in music. The food was exquisite and our waiter was attentive and went out of his way to ensure that dietary needs were handled discretely and quickly. Appetizers and Entrees were exceptional. The wine list was extensive and the staff was very knowledgable when asked about the various wines we were interested in. We chose a wine which was suggested by the restaurant and guess what, it was great! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • The Personal Touch
    Ses123VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Mr Bishop and his staff spend time talking to all their customers. The food was very carefully prepared and presented, making good use of seasonal ingredients. A very pleasant evening.
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  • With our American Friends
    IHugh
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    As we arrived John Bishop was at the door to greet us. This set the stage for a wonderful evening with American friends and for them a repeat occasion. The food was wonderful and the wine selection, suggested by our waitress was just right. This is not our first visit and it will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Always the Best!
    MumzyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Bishop's is hands-down our favorite restaurant in Vancouver. John Bishop is so welcoming and warm and the staff all make you feel as if you are the most important guests they have ever served, and not in a cloying or insincere manner. We do all our favorite special occasions here; Anniversary, Family birthdays, Valentine's... the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for 2 or a small group dinner as well. The food selections are always spot on according to the season, what's fresh and local. Great wine list and cocktails/bubblies as well. The homemade breads are to die for too. Had the most wonderful homemade charcuterie platter this last visit... fantastic evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going Back!
    TasteBudCravings
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Delightful evening! Their menu is small with a nicely balanced selection of proteins and a focus on fresh and seasonal. Featured starter was a charcuterie plate which was outstanding. My rack of lamb arrived a perfect medium rare and beautifully presented. My dining partners ordered the halibut, gorgeous on the plate and also prepared to perfection. The portions were generous but not overwhelming. Staff were friendly, attentive and professional and made us feel right at home. Decor is understated/elegant. The perfect, relaxing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminder of Ireland
    NewFoodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Last year I went to ireland on holiday and passed my time in Dublin eating at the Michelin star rated restaurants - Bishop's was a very welcomed reminder of all the things I loved about my European dining experience. The restaurant was beautiful and tastefully decorated - including candles and crisp white linens. The service was quick, polite, and very fun. We were able to joke around with everyone that came to our table and share a great laugh. The real gem was the food! VERY delicious! Everything was rich and luxurious. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    IWFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I had chosen the restaurant based on web reviews, but Sunday my friend Donna had also mentioned it. Just my kind of small, intimate, QUIET place so difficult to find these days that gave you the feeling of being in someone’s private home. Even candles in silver candlesticks on the tables, something I rarely see in restaurants. Food and service were great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and charming
    Vince
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I booked a table at Bishop's for the last evening of my trip in Vancouver, and the awesome people there made it a night to remember. Upper standards room and food, in a charming and however relax ambiance. Remarkable and friendly service, excellent food (I really *loved* the rabbit), and perfect wine choice from the crew. A noticeable choice of wines to-the-glass. If you go to Vancouver, this is a place to visit ! Reservation is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Bishop's
    Argosyvr
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    There's something about Bishop's which sets it apart from the other outstanding restaurants in Vancouver : It's like having a fabulous dinner at a friend's house. I go three or four times a year and I'm always impressed. The staff is amazing and embrace guests as part of their family. They have a way of perfectly pacing the dinner and making the evening memorable.. The menu and preparation are creative and contemporary. The chef sources the very best local ingredients and creates dishes which delight the palate.. John Bishop has created a true gem of a restaurant and deserves all the kudos received. This is fine dining at it's best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Vancouver dining essential
    Atomic
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Bishops for our 10th anniversary. We'd heard of Bishops, but oddly had never found our way there before. The menu features beautiful fresh local seafood and loc produce, exquisitely prepared. Two items I recommend are the warm asparagus salad and anything that includes octopus. The menu was backed by a very good wine list, again featuring many fantastic BC wines to complete the terroir. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegetarian/vegan options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It was great that the waiter took charge of a vegetarian option for one of our guests; however, it would be great if there were more options for guests with truly alternate diets.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    foodie83
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Bishops was beyond what I imagined. I am a vegetarian, and took my boyfriend here for his birthday. I told the maitre d that I do not eat meat, and he had the chef make the most amazing past I have ever had. It was made with fresh vegetables, and it had a hint of cinnamon and olive oil. The wine list was spectacular. And of course dessert was to die for. We shared two dishes. The Creme Brule - amazing, and the three ice creams - delicious! I would recommend Bishops to everyone I meet.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    litchdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had such a lovely dinner at Bishop's on Sunday night. Warm and welcoming staff and perfectly prepared dishes from the best possible ingredients! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    partnerfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Vancouver is so lucky to have Bishop's! The care taken to provide fresh and inventive dishes has stood the test of time.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Doesn't Fail Your Senses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    From the welcome on you are made to feel special and the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great restaurant
    MattVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Bishhop's has been serving great food in a great atmosphere for as long as I can remember, and nothing has changed. This is a small, intimate restaurant with a well chosen menu and consistently great food. I would recommend it to anyone.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Absolutely wonderful evening!! Outstanding food and service!! John and his staff are the best there is !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued excellence
    JLB46
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent food, service, atmosphere. A great place for a special or intimate occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb dining experience
    HappilyRetired
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated in a personable and respectful manner that was consistent throughout the meal. The food was unique and delicate with a wide range of options and lots of extras. The corn bread and rye breads were deliciously flavoured and textured. The salad, main course, and dessert were all superbly flavoured and cooked to perfection. This restaurant deserves the reputation it has sustained.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ongoing Excellence
    MichaelC
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We dine at Bishop's roughly once a quarter and it's always a pleasure to return. Quite simply, the delectable food, complete yet subtle service, just-engaging-enough staff, and simple, stylish ambience are consistently first-rate. While trendy, big-name restaurants may come and go, Bishop's endures at a level of refreshingly predictable excellence. For us, it is THE restaurant in Vancouver.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • A Vancouver Classic
    4leafclover
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    If you have not been to Bishops, you simply need to give it a try. Consistently one of the very best restaurants that Vancouver has to offer, and there are a lot of great choices in this city. We have been going to Bishops on special occasions for over 20 years and the service, food and atmosphere is just as good today as it was back then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The menu is small, but everything on it is appealing--hard to choose! We were perfectly happy with our choices for all three courses. The flavours were exhilarating, and the presentation imaginative and artistic. The service was perfect, too. All of the servers stopped by and chatted, rather than one waiter being "in charge" of us for the evening. This somehow created a homelike atmosphere and made us feel very comfortable. All of the servers were able to provide detailed information when required, but none were pushy and intrusive. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary, and a hand-decorated edible (and delicious!) scroll saying "Happy Anniversary", mounted in real whipped cream, was a fitting capstone for the evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.