Bishop's
Bishop's

Bishop's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bishopsonline.com/
  • Phone: 604-738-2025x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 till closing time.
    Closed Mondays
    Closed December 24th, 25th and 26th
  • 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
121 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)fit for foodies (87)romantic (86)notable wine list (56)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great for business. Quality and a great price point - clients are impressed but it isn't over the top. The restaurant also is quiet enough to converse without shout but not so quiet that other tables can hear your conversation. Vegetarian options are somewhat limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the standby for Vancouver dining
    Alfie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the Dungeness crab starter with tomato gelee, followed by elk. just perfect. the elk was clever: a polenta base with niblets of corn in it and popcorn scattered over. such artistry and flavour. a great anniversary dinner...AGAIN!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently amazing
    TruFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been to Bishops maybe 10 times over the past 25 years, and it is always amazing. The food quality was excellent, the ambiance relaxing yet classy, and the service attentive but not intrusive. A true Vancouver gem and legacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as perfect as it gets
    momo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great restaurant always in top form. the best dining in van cover.definition of a perfect restaurant..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid endorsed
    eatingwithkids
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This restaurant has been around for so many years and it's still excellent. Although it's not really kid friendly (no kids menu), there were other families with older kids (age 10-12) and all well dressed and behaved. I shared half of my beef tenderloin entree (deftly split and served onto 2 plates by the restaurant) with my 10 year old. Her verdict: "really good" and "flavored just right!". This is a kid who lives on pizza and pop. She polished off her portion, which is something she rarely does at other "fancy" restaurants. She also willingly tried the beet and arugula salads, sauteed mushrooms appetizer, and even a raw local oyster. Impeccable service and food, and lively atmosphere (most tables had 3 or more people).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    bishop's never fails to provide gorgeous food and excellent service. my first choice in vancouver for a guaranteed evening of outstanding eating and drinking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • light and delicious
    pandaman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A great dining experience. We had the elk and snapper special of the day. Both were great, but most surprisingly, we felt very healthy after. Our dishes were not laden in oil, cream and butter, but had a rich flavour to all the food. Well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Jaskey
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was a special occasion and the restaurant performed perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old favourite
    TnT1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We all commented on the fact that the menu was short but with lots of choice. The food was excellent, the tuna tartare was delicious, and the elk very tasty, though maybe not quite as tender as we had hoped for. This is an old favourite and we will go back again when next in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and Intimate
    CheBuono
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The quality of food and service is superb. Local seafood, local farm stock, local produce and world class wines. This is a Vancouver dining gem. The service also brings us back when we want an excellent meal. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous so that you're taken care of and yet you have the space and time to enjoy an intimate dinner with your party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good with some caveats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food and service were great, however I felt it was a bit overpriced. I found the atmosphere a bit stuffy but that's a matter of place, I tend to prefer a more lively environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Enduring Classic
    foodandwino
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    John Bishop is one of the great hosts and restauranteurs of Vancouver! I've been coming here since his early days and have never been disappointed. Even though I only visit on rare occassions when I come to this city, his staff are talented, genuine and go out of their way to make you feel like family. John is one of the most sincere people I have ever met and welcomes you personally with care and attention to often lacking in restaurants today. Abel and his staff even recall what you like, where you've sat and with an attention to detail rarely experienced unless you are a movie star or spending massive dollars. One of the first to champion local food with a flair. Don' miss this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best one yet!
    SuburbFoodies
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I go to Bishops every year on our anniversary (even though we live in the suburbs!). We thoroughly enjoy ourselves and make new memories every time we go. It is always unbelievable food and amazing service but last week they outdid themselves. We even went to the back kitchen to tell the chef how amazing the food was. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.