Bishop's

4.9
1852 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
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 flavors with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and we were made to feel welcome for a special night out

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vipscottb
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had not been to Bishop’s for over 10 years. Not sure why. It was as good as I remember it. Excellent food and great friendly service. I will not wait so long to return.

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RickS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishop’s is always an understated, outstanding dining experience. The food is thoughtfully prepared and presented. The service is professional but friendly.

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SuzsanT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were so pleased to see John himself back at the restaurant, looking as young as ever! The chef and waitstaff were wonderful about our dietary restrictions and the service was just the right speed. I could have done with a lighter appetizer, but I definitely would go back.

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PhilipC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishops is a nice intimate setting with few tables but great service and food. I would recommend it to others and look forward to returning in the future as this was our first time there.

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MadeleineT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to its reputation! Food is spectacular. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special at Bishop's. Was our anniversary and we have been going there since it opened.

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NMRE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our friend’s retirement. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like royalty. As always, John Bishop came and chatted and was so generous. Our main courses were terrific and the wine list amazing. I had the Burnt Basque Cheesecake for dessert and without a word of a lie, it was the most magnificent thing I’ve ever tasted. The chef came out and chatted about how he created it and it truly made our evening. Thanks to all at Bishops. Please help keep this Vancouver icon going!

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Wildflower
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and wonderful attentive service; we always have a lovely evening at Bishop’s and it’s perfect for a special occasion.

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vipRobertB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food excellent service and great ambiance.
That is Bishops.
As Michelin says worth the trip.

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KarlC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to enjoy Bishops great ambience/food/service!
This is the top go to restaurant for me in Vancouver.

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KarenR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most comfortable, enjoyable time at Bishops. The food was top notch. I loved the cold soup. The staff are friendly, relaxed yet efficient. We are so glad they have extended the closing date.

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dianek
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites over the years. My husband passed away last year and I wanted to relive our good times by returning with my family.
Very warm staff but not intrusive or pretentious

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RoseB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner and Mr. Bishop and the staff made it a special evening for the 90th birthday we were celebrating.

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KTAD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and overall experience. My partner has a nut allergy and we only told one person. However, we noticed that every staff member eventually knew he had an allergy so my partner didn't have to continue repeating himself. This is something so simple but it so effective in terms of service. The food was spectacular as well!

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EileenS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately and brought to our table, we sat at the lower level near the stairs. Nice ambiance and well set table. We were presented with hummus on a crisp as a treat. We were served water and cocktails, the Cosmos was delicious. I had the special spot prawn dish, it was served whole in a garlic sauce that was delicious, my husband had the ceviche. He had the Halibut for his entree which he raved about, the pistachio sauce paired perfectly with the fish. My tenderloin had a perfect crust and absolutely melted in my mouth. Dessert was Death by Chocolate and yes it was. We enjoyed the entire experience. $$$$. I will be back it’s no wonder it’s an institution in Vancouver. Great staff also

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welovedit
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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JanY
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The cheesecake was heaven

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Chachi
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in the city. Always incredible food, always impeccable service.

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EdLee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jon Bishop’s is a must for the foodie. And will not disappoint. We have been there many times and have been so happy each time. The service is impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe this wonderful, timeless institution in Vancouver. Food is consistently prepared and presented to perfection (this time fresh oysters, wild mushroom risotto, rack of lamb, and Basque cheesecake), by a team of service staff who will spoil you and make you feel important—even when you’re not! LOL. In Vancouver, there’s always someplace new to try, but for me, this is the place that never gets old.

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johnl
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant ,we have being going there for the last twelve years on family birthdays,anniversaries,and any other excuse we can think of we go .just love this place ,and will be very sorry when dear mr Bishop has to retire.

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LeighJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Comfortable intimate space. Staff was very attentive they worked like a team. Everybody was involved in serving bussing reccomending and engaging with us. Oysters were incredible, Crab cakes were very good, The Foie Gras was outstanding, Very good Beef tenderloin, Halibut was good, The Rack of Lamb was incredible. Desert was exceptional, The Cheesecake is baked in a spanish style and is the beat we have ever had. Hats off to the staff and Chef! Really good experience. Will reccomend. Thanks for a nice birthday dinner.

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TrishA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Bishop’s has been on our bucket list for ages and we thought we’d missed out last year when it was announced that they were closing and then of course the pandemic hit. But hooray for Mr. Bishop to stay on and the return of indoor dining! Attentive, friendly service, a charming space and incredible food - from the amuse bouche to the last bite of Burnt Basque Cheesecake, it was a fabulous evening. And the crowning touch was a mid-dinner visit from Mr. Bishop himself, welcoming us to his beautiful restaurant. We’ve already made plans to return for our anniversary later this year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent wining and dining experience. Awesome date night atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to come to a renowned Vancouver establishment. Thanks for not retiring!

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DannyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at bishops know how to get it right every time

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vipLucy22
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipnahun
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. What’s not to love?

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vipRobertB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic. It’s great to be back.

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Heckermar
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional and so was the service! I had the beef tenderloin and it was probably the best I have ever had. My husband had the halibut and it was cooked perfectly. Portions were generous too.

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DavidC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishops is a great restaurant and a veritable institution. John Bishop is gracious and welcoming. He has great chefs who make spectacular food. Even on re-opening, the service was wonderful. Extra touches like an amuse bouche and palette cleanser, make the meal an event, even if we are just in and out quickly for a one course meal. We will be back soon for a three course dinner with wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice neighborhood restaurant! Everyone was very welcoming. Excellent food and service. Still a gem !

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Freddie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Every dish we tried was an absolute feast of tastes and was constructed beautifully.

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vipSharonL
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the pandemic Bishops delivers. There is no other restaurant in this city that compares, in my humble opinion.

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vipLis86
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants and let’s just say there is no other like Bishop’s. My friend and I were sad when we found out Bishop’s was going to shut its door last August, but I guess Covid has allow them to remain open and I’m so happy. This year, we been back there twice, even brought our friends there and each time the food never disappoints! You can’t go wrong with anything that is on the menu. If you have never been here, it’s a must because you will absolutely love this place!!!

Also, John always give that personal touch - till this day he goes around and say hi to each table and I think that’s just incredible. All the staff there were warm and amazing!

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vipSHAG
Vancouver
67 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not sure how someone couldn't enjoy Bishops. It was all wonderful, from service to food to drinks. The table of 4 of us, all in our 30's, all agreed that as usual, it was one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. This restaurant has been setting the bar for dining in BC for decades and hasn't lost a step.

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SarahL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Beef Tenderloin is absolutely mouth watering. Definitely recommend!

The atmosphere was comfortable, though it felt really quite. We're a talkative and outgoing European family and often felt uncomfortable if we felt we were getting 'too loud'.

Staff was really friendly and knowledgeable.

I hope to come back before they close!

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NatalieW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Recommended by a friend, I was curious to try the West Coast influenced food. Enjoyed the recommended tuna tartare as one of the extra dishes not on the menu and enjoyed my moist tender halibut infused with flavor though I thought the spring vegetables were a bit sparing as I mostly had broccolini on my plate. I expected the pomme frites side to be thinner and crispier. Still they were delicious with the mayonaise on the side. My friend had the rack of lamb which appeared perfectly cooked.We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious amuse bouche and the little dessert bites offered complementary to us while we enjoyed after dinner drinks to digest. Bishop came to a nearby table to chat with a couple who appeared to be celebrating a special date. This is a lovely place to take a good friend or to celebrate a special couple's milestone. The food is cooked well and tasty and the service is attentive.

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Stevu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a disappointment at Bishop's. The food is predictably excellent and the service always attentive without being overly intrusive. Highly recommend the rack of lamb and the duck breast. Save room for dessert!

FAQs

Bishop's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 738-2025.

Bishop's is rated 4.9 stars by 1852 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.

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