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The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford

4.7
4.7
124 Reviews
£25 and under
Wine Bar

Opened in November 2015, the bishops cave is a hybrid cheese, wine and craft beer bar and shop. We wanted to create a relaxed, continental-style bar where people can come and enjoy some of life's little luxuries.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Wed, Thu 10:00 am–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01279 501440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private events

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Overall

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Value

  • Hertfordshire

    Romantic

  • Hertfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SW

    SusieW

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Another great evening at the Bishop’s Cave thank you

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you lovely staff @ The Cave 💖 We enjoyed another fabulous night there enjoying delicious different cheeses and wine! The staff are very attentive and delightful!! We’ve rebooked for two weeks time ~ Woohooo

  3. CL

    CLB1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely staff, brilliant atmosphere, food and wine were delicious would definitely return had a fabulous evening.

  4. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The Staff were very helpful and gave us good advice on what wines to choose. Also in error I had booked the bar area, I phoned to change my booking from 5 to 6 and as it was my birthday who ever I spoke to( should have ash=ked for her name) got us a table in the main area.

  5. N

    Nnewman49

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had an excellent evening, again ! Great cheese and wines, the team are very accommodating, cheery and helpful. Our favourite place in Stortford !

  6. JH

    JustineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great venue for a catch up over wine and nibbles. The only place like this in Bishop's Stortford. The lady who served us was so lovely and really went out of her way to provide a friendly and welcoming service - even popped out to get us some chocolate! Would thoroughly recommend and will be going again.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiz night @ The Cave is always a fun and delightful experience! The lovely staff, cheese, wine and quiz master Peter all make The Cave a great place to go!!

  8. CC

    ChristineC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time. Brilliant atmosphere. Very efficient, friendly staff members. Fab wine and great food. Thank you for a fantastic Saturday night.

  9. BC

    BrentC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening here. The service was excellent. The cheese and cured meat plates were awesome and we all couldn’t finish the food as it was so plentiful. Great value- lovely venue.

  10. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A great wine bar with brilliant service we had two tables in my group and we all had a really fab time ,we shall return soon in the future well done .👍👏👏

  11. s

    srm3

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to meet for a chat or celebrate an occasion. Great wine selection and you must try the sausage roll with chilli.

  12. JS

    JadeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, food and service. Would recommend.

  13. RG

    RobynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, as always! Great food, wine and atmosphere!

  14. SE

    SarahE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely seat in the window. The service was great. Cheese was great wine was great! Thank you for a lovely evening.

  15. A

    Alice

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Service wasn’t attentive. Had to keep asking for things. Didn’t bring everything that was listed on the menu to us on the plate. Quality of food wasn’t good. Some of it wasn’t fresh! Quite disappointing and will not be in a rush to return.

  16. MW

    MonicaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely way to spend my birthday. Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and go again.

  17. CW

    ClaireW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Had a fabulous few hours drinking presecco in the back bar was a lovely setting, fabulous staff, will defo go again soon 😁

  18. IH

    IssyH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place to start the evening, fantastic selection of wines and cosy environment

  19. N

    Neilos

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good wine, good cheese, nice meats and a great alternative to the pub. Choices of platters, each with your choice of different cheeses.

  20. P

    Perky

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing. Service fantastic. Love the Bishops Cave x

  21. LD

    LisaD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to meet up and have a few drinks with friends 🥂

  22. ML

    MorganL

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent venue , drinks list superb , staff very knowledgeable and good service

  23. TA

    TenorAl

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great evening at The Bishops Cave, great service and way too much cheese, but we struggled through. What’s not to like

  24. T

    Trailors

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Still ordering off an app which is hard to read if you do not have a magnifying glass! The waitress did help in the end. Please bring back the menus! Wine and food did not disappoint.

  25. JB

    JoannaB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely evening at the Bishops Cave - delicious food, lovely wine and great service. The ambience was really nice and and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend for a night out.

  26. TD

    TomD

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The front room is definitely better, as it has a bit more life. The back room is a bit dull. Food was pretty tasty.

  27. JB

    JasB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff were extremely friendly and service was exceptional. Highly recommended for a catch up or a date night.

  28. MK

    MichaelaK

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always having an amazing time here! Excellent wine and cheesee , very good atmosphere suitable for a good night out with the friends but also for cosy date night. Very good service! Cant wait to come back

  29. CM

    CescaM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    My friends and I love coming to bishops cave around once a month for a cheese and wine night but I must say the service always lets it down. The table is only booked for 2 hours but we usually wait between 20-40mins for food. We usually have to fight to grab someone’s attention as staff are often talking at the back which is a shame as the table is only booked for 2 hours- we also waited 15-20 mins for our table. Luckily the person booked after us didn’t turn up as we had only just finished eating once the new time slot came. I can’t fault the cheese, wine, vibe and price but please get the service right! PS. Please put more veggie options on the menu- veggie sausage rolls, stuffed peppers/tomatoes (used to be on the menu),

  30. SB

    ShirleyB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our evening The atmosphere was lovely Staff were friendly and attentive We will come again

  31. RR

    RoyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A cheeky night out to pre-celebrate my wife's birthday. Recently moved to the area and been looking forward to trying here - not disappointed. Exceptional choice of wines and the mixed meats and cheese board exactly what we hoped it would be, and at a bargain price. Looking forward to coming back here soon.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Only had drinks. As always friendly and efficient staff, especially the manager

  33. AP

    AndrewP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable as usual with good service. A great choice of wines but beer very much on trend with cans of "craft" beer. I miss the days when you could sample some excellent bottles of Belgium beer here. The place to go for cheese & wine.

  34. N

    Nk84

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious cheese and amazing selection of wine

  35. K

    Kelly

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great atmosphere ! We loved the casual vibe and the cheese platter and choice of wine exceptional. We will definitely be back

  36. M

    Milibug

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great place for a relaxed evening out. Food and drink is consistently lovely but service was a little slow when we visited. Great atmosphere with plenty of background chatter but not too intrusive.

  37. HB

    HarrietB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy some cheese & wine with friends at the Cave. Always value for money & a unique choice on offer. All tastes catered for.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very relaxing venue great selections of cheese and wine

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my fav places to eat

  40. GW

    GemmaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect place for a friends’ get together! Great choice of drinks and the cheese and meat platters are a great accompaniment. There’s a great atmosphere and the staff are brilliant and really friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01279 501440.

The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford is rated 4.7 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford

22 North Street Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 2LW

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bishop's Stortford

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Wed, Thu 10:00 am–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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