New Years dinner, whole thing felt very rushed as if they had a second sitting waiting for the table. Food definitely not up to Bishops standards.
Didn’t care for the table we were given but I guess that’s hit and miss but didn’t improve the overall experience. Fourth year we’ve chosen Bishops for New Years dinner and unfortunately on the drive home the conversation came up about choosing another restaurant for next year, too bad really.
Bishops is the best.
We had the salmon and beef, starting with oysters and the caviar tar tar plates which are a feast for the eyes as well as the palette.
It's hard to put words to the service, but let's try with perfect.
Service is really good. daily menu, not a lot of choice. We were there on Dec 31. The package meal is a bit expensive consider the price we pay for. I mean there are a lot of other better choice out there. We gave good tips to the server, nothing wrong with them, but I will not go there, not because we cannot afford it, but not worth the price :) not recommend!
The last bastion of fine dining in Vancouver. Amazing service from the moment you step into the establishment, John Bishop and his team never disappoint.
We have been going to Bishop's to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries etc. for over 30 years.
The staff are like family, John Bishop greets us at the door like family and the food is outstanding!
Another first rate dining experience with John Bishop and his outstanding team. A small, but perfect menu and each dish ordered was exquisite.
Bishops has changed for the worse. While the food was fine it is no longer amazing. Where it really was poor was the ambience, a noisy group with one particular noisy guest ruined the evening for most of those seated upstairs. The staff did nothing despite the obvious problem for other guests. Go somewhere else for a special night.
Outstanding services, amazing and delicious West Coast cuisine! Our favorite restaurant!!!
Another wonderful birthday celebration dinner!!
Exquisite food served in a beautiful room by professional and highly knowledgeable staff. Vancouver has a lot of great restaurants, but on any given night Bishop's is probably the city's best restaurant, and I cannot stress enough how non-fussy and relaxed it all is. I love this place!
The food was amazing and the atmosphere and service excellent as always! My wife and I are happy to make this a regular spot for our dinners.
As always, the food, service and ambiance never disappoints. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with friends.
There's a reason, Bishop's is consistently the to restaurant in Vancouver and has been for decades. Bishop's is not trendy, but in every regard is outstanding, from the impeccable service to the beautiful, creative and sumptuous food to the excellent wine list and perfectly crafted cocktails.
Limited but good menu. Excellent service, good for quiet tete a tete dinner.
As in the past, the food and service was excellent. This restaurant has maintained its wonderful food and service over the past 30 some years. A good place to go for special meals. This time it was our 55th Wedding Anniversary.
Absolutely great restaurant, attentive staff, excellent food and you can actually hear each other talk!
Another great birthday dinner.
Thanks to all the staff for making a special night that much more memorable
food was very ordinary
the wild boar terrain was tasteless and dry
we paid extra for shaved truffle but it was dry and had no taste at all
my main was cold and poorly cooked
We tend to go to Bishop’s for special occasions- this time my hubby’s 60th birthday and they never disappoint. From when you enter the front door to when you leave the service is amazing and food is wonderful
We all enjoyed a delicious meal - Fanny Bay and Kushi oysters to start. Our appetizers were beautiful, local razor clams and scallops. Fresh halibut and tender sous-vide chicken and even a side of pommes frites. All of the sauces and sides tasted perfectly balanced. Thank you for the lovely time!
Special occasion or not, it is worth it. Always made to feel comfortable, it’s like the staff can read your mind. The food is amazing. Thanks John and everyone at Bishops.
I visited alone but I was very impressed at their hospitality for one person. The restaurant serviced a oyster plate for me without any charges. All staff were very friendly with polite. Incredible restaurant in Vancouver. I would visit there again with my wife next time.
Another amazing dinner.
Great west coast menu with lots of daily specials.
Bishops is a must for any occasion.
We will be back soon!
Absolutely amazing as usual fantastico. Congratulations
My husband and I were recently at Bishop’s, the food was amazing. Chef prepared a luscious seafood tasting menu for us with a variety of tastes and textures. We especially enjoyed the crab salad, tuna tartare and clam chowder. So fresh and flavourful, we’re already planning a return visit to experience other delights such as Canard a la Presse or whole roasted chicken. Service was friendly and discreet.
We were really looking forward to this meal. Our last experience at Bishop's ten years ago was wonderful and we all held good memories of the food and ambiance. We arrived on time to a strange odour at the front of the restaurant that we all remarked upon. I ordered the soup as an appetizer and the halibut as a main course. I was shocked to discover the soup (over salted) that I had just managed to eat was also the base of the halibut dish. The other mains were fine - with the Chicken being declared delicious. We don't usually order dessert but decided to share two desserts between the four of us. It took so long for the kitchen to bring dessert that the waitress brought us a few biscuits as an apology. I'm not sure why this took so long as both desserts were cold - in fact the apple tart had clearly just been removed from a very cold chiller. So - not a happy ending to our meal - but the worst was yet to come. Within fifteen minutes of arriving home one of our party was violently ill.
Mr. Bishop is so lovely. I’m very glad I got the chance to meet him.
The best of Vancouver. Dress nicely, make a res and bring your lady.
We broke pattern and enjoyed the beef after our scallop and oyster starters this time, and we chose well.
John is truly a fine restauranteur.
Great service as always.
Ambiance sympa avec un pianiste.
La nourriture était excellente et les serveurs très sympathiques et efficaces. Les assiettes étaient belles.
Le seul point négatif est qu’il y a une odeur de cuisine très fort dans tout le restaurant.
Consistently excellent food and service. Menu items cover local items very well. I would have liked the desert menu to include some more local fruit based items such as blueberry icecream.
We had not been to Bishops in several years but remembered the quiet atmosphere and the excellent food. It is still quiet and romantic. Conversation is easy and the service is warm and attentive.
Unfortunately the quality of the food has gone down considerably since our last visit. Our family loves seafood. The seafood salad that sounds so yummy was not good. Mains were not high quality There was a mix up in our dessert order. It took a while for the actual order to come. (Dessert was free as a result of the mistake) and the poached pear was served cold so not sure what the delay was. They came with an after dinner tray of treats. My last bite was the chocolate cookie which tasted like a poor quality commercial biscuit. That was the taste I left with. Sorry to say we will not be returning soon.
Excellent service, imaginative cuisine and an overall wonderful culinary experience!
The food, service, and ambience at Bishop's never fails. Many chefs have trained here, each putting their special touch on the menu. No matter who is in the kitchen, under the guidance of owner and chef mentor John Bishop, diners are assured an experience to remember. Service is understated perfection. Under the leadership of front of house wine expert, Abel Jacinto, staff are friendly, efficient, and very capable. The wine cellar is deep and wide, so there is always a great recommendation for any dish. Although Bishop's is the perfect special-occasion choice, I'd recommend it for any time of year!
Had a wonderful time. They have few more daily fresh offerings than on the standard menu. Every dish was done extremely well. Service was impeccable. I think their price is very reasonable for the quality. Street parking was easily available even on a Saturday night.
Excellent restaurant for a special occasion. Food is always amazing. Loved the kusshi oysters.
Second visit and will return.
It has been too long since we’ve been to this fabulous restaurant. Quiet, considerate service, immaculate surroundings and fantastic food. The apple tart desert, presented for the first time the evening we went was out of this world, interesting and unusual, was perfect for a fall evening.
Great service and awesome food. We will be back as this place is gem.
As usual the staff are very attentive and provide exceptional service.