Burnt Basque Cheesecake
wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, truffle oil
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Niçoise relish, ssamjang crumble, butter lettuce
Great to be able to revisit this restaurant. Superb food and service but bring strong credit cards!
As always, a stellar experience. John Bishop is gracious and welcoming, and all of the hosts and servers were attentive and friendly.
A very memorable dinner, made more so by the wonderful team.
Our anniversary dinners are always a treat at Bishop’s
The wait staff we gracious and timely in service and knowledgeable about all the various menu options.
The restaurant has a perfect ambience to allow for conversation while listening to soothing music as you enjoy your meal.
The portions were ideal as you never felt stuffed by having too much, thus allowing you to enjoy a 3 course meal.
Wed definitely go back again?
A perfect evening of food and drink at Bishops. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. The cocktails were excellent. The food, appetizers and mains were all beautifully cooked and presented. We love the room. Cozy and warm without the din from other diners that’s often the case at other restaurants.
Lovely quaint spot on 4th Ave. John Bishop is always a gracious host, with him and the staff making you feel comfortable and welcomed. Good food topped off with a great atmosphere.
As usual, food quality and presentation were great. Bottle of bubbly we ordered was brought to us at room temperature so we needed to advise them to cool it down.
Waiter should have known better.
BISHOP'S REMAINS ONE OF THE VERY BEST RESTAURANTS, IF NOT THE BEST, IN VANCOUVER. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. THANK YOU JOHN, ABEL AND ALL THE OTHER EXCEPTONAL STAFF MEMBERS.
FROM LOUIE (a.k.a. Martha Lou Henley!)
Bishops has been my favourite restaurant since 1986. Throughout the years John Bishop, owner, has kept the quality of food to the highest level. September 29th my wife and I had the halibut with Death by Chocolate for dessert. Outstanding as always.
Perfect dinner. Thank you!
Fantastic food. Classic ratatouille feels like grandma traditional recipe. So good.
Very pleasant. Amazing ambience - loved the candles. Excellent food - subtle and rich flavours at the same time. Lovely to have John B come to greet his guests personally. On the high end price wise but worth it. Highly recommended.
We love this place! Wonderful! We are often out of town and cannot wait to come back to Vancouver and dine at Bishop’s. The service, the staff and John Bishop make it a very special time every time and the food is exquisite.
Bishop's has been an icon in the Vancouver scene since the 80's and I can honestly say I've been a fan since those early days and I don't even live here. John , Abel and their staff are the consummate hosts where EVERYONE is special. What amazing service, personal attention and oh, did I mention the food is outstanding.
My duck and crab cake were excellent but my wife's cannelloni was disappointing. Service was outstanding.
Classic solid excellent food and John Bishop was interactive and gracious.
Staff was accommodating and knowledgeable of want the restaurant could offer good that day, it worked! We all loved the dinner!
A truly special place, but you don’t need a special reason to enjoy it.
Truly a gourmet delicious food experience! Two people in our party remarked the steak tartare was the best ever in their lifetimes! Staff was a joy to converse with. Overall a fabulous late night dinner experience.
Been going there for many years and the standard never slips below excellent.
An absolutely wonderful dining experience. The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. The crab cakes, venison, and rack of lamb were delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the owner even went around and greeted all the guests. Their reputation is well deserved!
John is the consummate host, and his influence is felt throughout the entire dining experience. Staff are top notch, and every chef that has ever spent time in John’s kitchen, has left better for the experience.
We came for a birthday dinner and it was very special from the moment we walked in. Each bite of food was amazing. The staff was attentive and we felt well cared for.
10 years in Vancouver and I don’t know why I waited so long to try this place. The entire experience was top notch!
The people are what make Bishop's restaurant so enjoyable; the staff, from busboy to waiter and sommelier, know their stuff and perform gracefully - all graced by John Bishop's personal visits to each table. It doesn't hurt that the food is first class either!
Thank you so much for taking such good care of our group of 6. It was a fabulous dinner and evening.
Food was good but menu and decor is outdated. Super overpriced for the portion size and quality.
Another beautiful evening at Bishop's celebrating our anniversary! Thank you so very much!
Although the initial aroma was that of an old bookstore the friendly staff, a glass of wine and some fabulous bread quickly overtook the initial sense. Crab cake starter and salad feature were scrumptious. The halibut and meat filled cannelloni were spot on. Burnt cheese cake and creme brûlée with coffee finished off a terrific meal. A small dish of assorted sweets with a candle was brought to our table discreetly to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Overall, a delightful dinner worth every penny.
10 years and counting, and still my wonderful wife's most favorite ROMANTIC spot in town to celebrate (or, to just have dinner)!!
And each time, I understand why . . .
We were delighted to find one of our favourite restaurants had reopened after covid and particularly that John Bishop has not yet retired. We had a delightful visit with him during an outstanding birthday dinner for my hubby. We chose the crab and salmon cakes to share, the Buratta salad and each had rack of lamb, which we agreed is the best we have ever eaten. So tender, so meaty and cooked to perfection. The basque cheesecake is not to be missed!
Can’t wait to return
Fantastic!! Great food, great service - a wonderful time!!
Our expectations for Bishops were high, we weren't disa pointed.
Great good great service great price, must go visit
Remains one of the best fine dining experiences in Vancouver. The staff is friendly and professional with all the little touches one wishes for. The amuse bouche is unique and the food of superb quality and perfectly presented. Truly an experience that shows why John Bishop has been one of the best restaurateurs in the City for almost 40 years.
Wonderful, as always.
Great food, great service! Always a pleasure!
As always, John Bishop and his staff know how to create a comfortable environment with service that is intuitive and not intrusive, and food in both its taste and visual display is outstanding. John is the consummate host - warm and friendly who attends to all his guests with his warm John manner. From appetizer to entree to dessert, all were perfectly done and served. It is a place to which you definitely want to return. Thanks John, from Penny and Tim
Unique, superb food, knowledgeable staff, friendly personal attention - Vancouver’s best!
Bishop's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 738-2025.
Bishop's is rated 4.9 stars by 1857 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.