Bishop's

4.9
1804 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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vipcindy604
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal at Bishop's. On our table we had grilled octopus, steak tartar, and the burrata cheese salad. Grilled rack of lamb and beef tenderloin as our mains. Finished off the meal with the cheese plate and strawberry cheese cake. Everything was done really well with good flavours. I enjoyed my husbands rack of lamb over the steak, but both were really good. I would recommend visiting Bishop's for a nice meal and friendly staff.

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AdamB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, Bishop's is or family's favourite dining experience. Everything has been perfect every single time we have visited. Please don't ever close your doors!

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WarrenC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishop’s has been our favourite for years.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and presentation was great. Service could be a bit better though.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from beginning to end. This is Vancouver’s best restaurant.

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vipdiner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed very much our meal. Hadn't been for a while but won't wait so long for next time. I hope they keep operating

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nataliem
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Absolutely loved my meal here

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NormFarrell
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John Bishop has long been one of Vancouver's most excellent restaurateurs. He has a reputation for encouraging and inspiring people working for him and that still shows at Bishop's in 2021. In rooms decorated to reflect our province, socially distanced diners experience faultless service and classic but creative cuisine. From the amuse-bouche to the final course, we were delighted.

After listening to compliments about the dessert special, our server talked about their recently graduated pastry chef working with Bishop's Spanish-born chef Macia Bagu to construct a dish that was not another uninspired version of crème caramel. Wow, did they succeed! The coconut flavoured result, with meringue, sugar glass and frozen custard, was a triumph. Despite perfection of the courses that came before, and my normally blasé attitude toward dessert, this small offering stays with me as memorable. Chefs doing something excellent that others can’t or won’t do just seems to fit in a John Bishop restaurant.


creative
In the kitchen,

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KarenD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening with delicious food and great service.

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BillC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John's team delivers a wonderful dining experience very time we go. The menu is beautifully curated and brings a subtle continental touch to Pacific Northwest cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good services. Will come back again

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vipWinstonL
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a memorable ding experience. This establishment has been in the Vancouver food scene for many years and still maintains its quality and service. Absolutely love dining here.

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RKVancouver
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation. The servers seemed thrilled to see us. Everyone was courteous and genuinely friendly. The food was so well-prepared and delightful. The coconut dessert was just gorgeous, with a perfect melding of subtle flavours.

We started with the mussels with pommes frites, he had the sable fish, and I had the lamb. The presentation is so meticulous and the flavours blended so nicely together.

It's so awesome when your eyes can appreciate the food as much as your taste buds!

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vipArtW
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishops is a gold standard for dining out. Everything has always been excellent and I'm sorry it's closing. It is very pricey but if that doesn't bother you, hurry and visit while you still can.

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WilliamA
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a real treat to re-visit Bishop's again, even with the necessary CV19 measures in place. The service was as wonderful as always, and all the menu options were very appealing. Make sure to save room for one of the dessert creations!

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vipDave
Vancouver
64 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinner experiences I've had in years. Food was so perfect, I wish I could go back every week. Service was excellent, genuine and on point. What a perfect place for a special night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and great food!

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ScarlettY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
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 on January 15, 2021
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 on January 14, 2021
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
Vancouver
2 reviews
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...

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 1804 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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