Bishop's

4.8
1785 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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Bishops will be featuring a special Valentine's Menu, 3/4 course menu with choices plus a glass of Sparkling Rose, price per person $140

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ScarlettY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was so bland and disappointing. There could have been so many other restaurants I would rather spend $200 on. Starter of steak tartare was not seasoned and so pedestrian. Burrata salad was okay but nothing special. Sablefish entree was tiny, left us hungry. Cannelloni was like something that I can make up from the instant pot. Service was good but really wished I went somewhere else to celebrate anniversary.

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TheApostolopoulosfamily
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks again for a lovely dinner. We brought our kids, ages 17, 15 and 12 with us this time. It was the first fine dining experience for 2/3 (our 15 yr old foodie came with us last time) and I feel we have now created a monster! Our 12 year old kept tasting everyone’s food, exclaiming, ‘oh WOW, THIS is good, too!’ She says it was the best food she’s ever had in her entire life. Our autistic 17 year old, very picky and afraid to try new things, was brave and was rewarded with the experience of trying and loving everything he ate, reinforcing that he can discover new things he likes if he’s brave enough to try. Abel and staff were gracious hosts, as per usual. We missed saying hello to John and will definitely bring our kids back again, as it was a great family night out. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

i have been coming to Bishops since i arrived in Vancouver back in 1995. It has usually been driven by occasion such a family birthday or Christmas etc. That said this was for my 50th birthday. I last was due to visit for my fathers birthday in December but because of their bubble abs the need for a second table we were not able to find a reservation.

We paid $50 for a corkage fee which is by far the most of any restaurant in Vancouver. One of the reasons aside from
it being my birthday is that the wines are usually naked up to 300% compared to 50-100 normally. If you can get past that the food is always stunning and the service is usually great. Unusually we noticed that a table that came in after us got way more attention and were served before us even though they arrived 15 minutes after us. I guess they were regulars and the service team knew them well but all the same that came at our expense and given that we were both quite hungry we weren't thrilled...

Overall the ambience and the food are always top notch and if you want the best of farm to table cuisine you can't go far wrong than visiting Bishops. I will be back despite these small issues we faced.

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grazynad
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve nice way to depart with old year

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vipShutterbugyvr
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service fantastic as always. Food delicious. Lemon dessert was so flavourful!

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Baxdoc
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishop's, as always, was stellar. The food was amazing - I seriously considered having the tuna tartare appetizer as a dessert, it was so good. The wine was wonderful, the service had exactly the right level of connection - they were there when we needed them and not at all intrusive. John Bishop came by and chatted, which made us feel special .. Bishop's is truly Vancouver's best restaurant as far as I am concerned.

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DonnaC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Elegant presentation. My husband had the beef tenderloin which just melted in his mouth. My sablefish was very flavourful and well prepared. Service and ambiance is impeccable.

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JoanR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Bishop’s. Absolutely everything was delicious. The staff are more than courteous. It also felt very safe to be there at this time with Covid. We would highly recommend you go before the place closes.

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vipYoungK
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classics, well executed. Absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend and return.

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RonT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best food in Vancouver. John (Bishop) has a long history of delivering unbelievable quality in all aspects, his staff have been with him for years and have learned and deliver the same.
I haven't been to Bishop's in quit some time, but this meal reminded me of what I had been missing and why I had tired of much of the Vancouver restaurant scene.

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vipRobertB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Glad I got to experience Bishop’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hearing that Bishop’s run will be coming to an end, I knew I had to get in soon. Everything from my entry to my exit was exemplary. I could run on and on, about the service, food, and overall experience. If you’re able to get a table before the curtains fall upon the stage, you owe it to yourself to experience Bishop’s.

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Bishopfilia
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these crazy times whenever we spend an evening in Bishops the world suddenly seems at peace.

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CarolG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bishop's has been a family favourite for years. We were very happy to celebrate my daughter's 50th birthday there during the last months of Mr. Bishops tenure.
Wonderful in all respects.

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Twanika
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sorry I waited 35 years to dine at Bishop’s. Top notch from start to finish, food, service, everything. There were several regulars dining alongside us and I thought how lucky they were to have enjoyed such a wonderful restaurant time and time again.

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vipJMac
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Bishop’s every year and it never disappoints, never. Drinks, food, service are always at the highest level. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Our favourite restaurant of all time. We enjoyed the beef tenderloin and scallops special. The steak may have been the best meat I’ve ever eaten and the scallops, perfection! Great job as always, Bishop’s. Thank you for a great evening!

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GinnyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening filled with memories gathered from visits over many years. As usual, the food was fabulous, the ambiance intimate and the service stellar. We will miss John, Abel, staff and the Bishop's experience so much.

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HammyD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was magnificent, the staff and owner were friendly and attentive. Its a great place for an event, sad that this place is closing down now.

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CaseyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishop's will seen be closing its doors for good. I recommend that anyone who has enjoyed Bishop's great food, stellar service, and warm environment try to visit one last time before the end of the year. Bishop's will be truly missed.

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Melanie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, everything was delicious and really nice staff!

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Jude
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. From the moment we walked in to leaving. The food looks and tastes exquisite. I will miss Bishops and everything it stands for when John Bishop retires. Sigh...

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BevM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just Lovely. It will remain my special place even after the retirement.

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IsabelleA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience, glad we were able to go before John Bishop closes. The entrees could have had a few more vegetables but aside from that, everything else was perfect! Thank you so much!

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JodyS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely in service and ambiance and this visit was no different. The food was delicious with outstanding flavours. It was a birthday dinner during the time of Covid and for two blissful hours we were able to forget all about it. Sad to see this wonderful restaurant close, at the end of this year, but understand that all good things must eventually come to an end.

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MfromSurrey
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was a most delightful experience. Food was delicious, beautifully presented and service was top notch. Food was cooked to perfection. Will point out that if you’re on a special diet they will accommodate.

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vipVanfoodie
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I’m glad to be able to come one more time before the restaurant closes end of the year.

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Widget
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with a friend.
We “dressed up” a bit and somehow dressed up our conversation a bit too.
Wonderful food, flavours, textures, temperature, etc.
Just like “the before times.”
Thanks

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Chantell
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date night with my husband, wanting the chance to dine before they close for good. The food was outstanding and the servers were lovely. I overheard another customer giving the server a hard time about covid safety measures of not being able to take coats but the server handled it appropriately. The chef provided a couple bonus tasters over the period of the meal which I thought was a nice touch. We had the crab and salmon cake to start which had the perfect crusting for a crab cake and great flavours. My husband had the halibut, also with a beautiful crusting. I had the duck with a fantastic sauce and these perfectly cooked potatoes, a simple ingredient but I have never had a potato cooked so perfectly, it added to the overall flavours and textures of the dish. We finished with the dessert special which was a refreshingly sweet lemony finish. Sadly this will likely be our last meal here due to the close but I hope to hear about a future endeavour of the chef.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

As expected, this was a wonderful dining experience. 2 things detracted: foul smell upon entry, like there had been a flood at one time; and the food was noticeably salty. I contacted the restaurant the next day but did not get any reply, so I am telling you here. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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SurreyFoodie
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is seamless and professional and the quality and preparation of the ingredients allows the individual components to shine without overwhelming. From start to finish a remarkable meal!

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Juan
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, easy to find parking on street, really good service, small place with few tables so not noisy. Menu is small and simple, maybe too simple.

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Guest
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Sad to see it closing down at the end of 2020

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Swirls
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, sustainably sourced in the ambiance of a quietly elegant room. Thanks John & colleagues 🙏

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JamesP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Perfect in almost every respect. However, the mood lighting was far too dim. I am intensely annoyed when I cannot read the menu without difficulty.

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JoanF
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We also love going to Bishops. The service has always been excellent and the food is amazing. We are always made to feel special

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jamesf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best damn dinner I have had in ages. Maybe a bit pricey, but seriously great food and experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely write reviews but am compelled to in this case. This is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to, anywhere. From the service to the ambience to the food - tasty, cooked perfectly and the star of the show - everything was consistent and amazing. It might not have the flair and trendiness of the newest hot spots, or the prime location downtown, but Bishop’s is second to none when it comes to the Vancouver dining scene.

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MonicaS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always...Bishop’s will be sorely missed.

FAQs

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

Bishop's is rated 4.8 stars by 1785 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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