The Bishop

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52 reviews
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Welcome to the Bishop on Lordship Lane, famous for our resident hound, Clarence.

We specialize in seasonal british home cooked pub fare, quality local and british cask ales and continental beers, old and new world wines. We have been serving locals and visitors to the lane for years and are proud to be part of the east dulwich community.
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EE
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. It came quickly and each person to serve us accommodated us in all sorts of ways, eg finding out info for us about food options and heating up one of our plates of food. (My only negative comment would be that I’d prefer a piping hot roast. Because it does cool down quickly, especially if you’re sitting near the door, as we were. The pub itself could stand to be a bit warmer. One of us did have to keep a scarf on.)

I’ve had the roast beef three times at this pub now, and every time it was tender, pink, and beautifully cooked. The horseradish sauce was perfect. People with me had the vegetarian mushroom and squash Wellington. They said it was fantastic. Even the non-vegetarians I go with often choose it now as they say it’s so nice. It’s great to have good, tasty options for vegetarians.

The desserts were great too. I especially liked the coconut and chocolate chip ice cream - light and refreshing after a roast!

Finally, a great drinks selection as well. One of us ordered the coconut beer which was so sweet and light - I will definitely be back for more of those when summer comes. And once I told a waiter I was in the mood for a particular cocktail which I don’t think was on the menu, but they made it for me anyway, and it was great.

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PL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Sad to say our dining experience was poor. The bar service and beer were fine, and the restaurant waiter very pleasant, but the quality of the food was very disappointing. We came here with a Greene King dining voucher given to us as a Xmas present, we were looking forward to a treat but came away feeling like we'd wasted the gift. The booth seating was very cramped and uncomfortable. The lighting so low that we can only assume they were trying to hide the poor food. We had to ask for menus even though since we had reserved the table so we were clearly dining. At 8.45pm on a Thurs night several dishes were sold out leaving only 2 options for non-meat eaters. We ordered burgers: one meat, one vegetarian. Both were disappointing. The meat was overcooked and tough. The vegetarian burger was the worst veggie burger I've ever had. It had no texture, and little taste, the ingredients were over blended so it was like eating puree turned into a patty. The veggie patty was much smaller the bun and served with stingy amounts of salad (just lettuce) and what looked/tasted like off-the-shelf houmous. The buns were dry and untoasted. The fries were refried too many times, making them akin to cardboard in flavour and texture. This may sound dramatic, but I'm sorry to say it's all true. Over all very underwhelming.

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JE
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic Sunday lunch. The quality of food and service was faultless. Highly recommend!

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R
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pub was only about half full. Sunday roasts arrived with cold veg, inconsistent plating (some had more veg than others, some had gravy, some didn’t), staff kept forgetting things: drinks, desert menu, only cleared half the table before forgetting about the rest until we mentioned it. They gave us fresh veg which itself was lukewarm.

Disappointing as one of the best pubs in East Dulwich for drinking, but cant recommend for food based on this experience.

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NM
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was just bad. Badly made, no flavors, cheap ingredients. Not going back there 100%.

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L
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Sunday roast, attentive staff, a little noisy but it is a pub. Would recommend.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top pub, will happily attend again in the future. Also has the only genuine 3-seater table in the world.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I was very happy they catered for my allergies straight away with the Sunday lunch. However, we had to wait a very long to even get served for a drink to begin with. Then when the roast dinners came out, two of three were cold. Sent back and my dads was luke warm so he carried on but mine was still cold so sent it back again. Third time it was still cold but the plate was hot so I gave up and just ate it. Would have been far nicer if it was hot like a roast was meant to be. The waiter was very appologetic and gave us discount, and I hate complaining - I normally just avoid it. Thank you to the kind waiter, hopefully just a bad experience for us as it’s lovely inside!

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 2nd year I have booked a large table to celebrate my birthday with friends and I’m definitely going to make it an annual tradition. So worth the journey to East Dulwich! The staff are amazing and the vibe is cosy and friendly and the food & drink is great!

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f
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Sunday roast was lovely. I had half of roast chicken which came with bread sauce and chipolatas followed by sticky toffee pudding...divine 😋😋

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M
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday roast for adults and children. Generous portions, comfort food.
Outstanding staff, so friendly and helpful. Went out if their way to ensure we had a great meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday Roast was incredible, great servings and great food, and also great service ! Would highly recommend

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l
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We came here for Sunday lunch. I had the roast beef but it was a little too well-done for my liking. Nice touch with giving us an extra jug of gravy, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding were nice. We also got desserts which were on the generous side in terms of portion size! Nice setting but it was quite loud that I struggled to hear people across the table.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Immediately on entering we were greeted and shown a table for lunch and told to make ourselves at home. Very friendly waiters, nice down to earth atmosphere, the food arrived pretty quickly and was delicious (Sunday Roast). Couldn’t fault it for a spot of food or just drinks, I will definitely return for more. The only negative would be that it’s quite loud so a bit difficult to have a conversation. Great for a catch up with friends or lunch with the family.

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a Sunday lunch!

Service and food was excellent! Best Sunday lunch in East Dulwich when considering value and quality of produce.

Manager was very welcoming and waitress was attentive. Really good time!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and good service. Will definitely go back to eat and drink but not on a quiz night.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly serious, nice food (Sunday roast). No complaints.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Mother’s Day lunch with a free prosecco for mums, what a lovely touch!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Undercooked (raw) meat in a scotch egg.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good Sunday roast , quick service and nice staff. Highly recommended

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to meet up with a lively atmosphere and plenty of space. Liked the menu. Starters were all good. Mussels - nice sauce but dissapointed with the quality of the mussels. Linguine arrived quite a bit later than the other dishes. Over all friendly staff and would definitely come back.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bishop never disappoints

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S
London
85 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch at The Bishop. Great selection of roasts with all the trimmings. A lovely half-chicken. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff, efficient service, tasty food for hearty appetites - a great find!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Went here for Boxing Day lunch and bitterly disappointed. The service was slow as they hadn’t put enough staff on and the food was very poor value. Three of us ordered the fish and chips, but my fish was half the size of my companions’ and even their bigger portions were all batter. The apple crumble was burnt and the cream we asked for was actually brandy butter.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our Xmas lunch here food was very nice and our waiter Tarek was very professional and attentive.

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff are friendly, welcoming & helpful! Sunday roasts are huge. They do a very tasty chocolate brownie.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was slow but was compensated for by free drinks - without asking!

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K
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and decent pub. Would recommend if you are in the area

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for drinks! Ribs and pasta were great, burger was only OK. We were told that food would take time which we appreciate because usually places just don't tell you. Staff was very polite and friendly. Would come back again to try the quiz, looked like everyone was having fun!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday roast in Dulwich!
Great food, great service and good ambience.

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CP
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A late booking on a Sunday afternoon after fancying a roast dinner. We weren't disappointed both the roast beef and vegetarian option were superb and were delivered with ample vegetables and a gigantic Yorkshire Pudding. Had the Tempura King Prawns to kick off and they were delicious too!

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CJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Called up and booked a table to spend opentable voucher... spoke to someone over the phone to say they were accepted. Went to pay and the rude manager said they don't accept them. Wouldn't go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Lovely pub staff great disappointed with roast potatoes were not crispy and Yorkshire pud cold not much to them even though big . Beef no taste . My daughter had chicken which she enjoyed . However would go back just would not have roast but I find roasts are a hit and miss anyway . But still great pub

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k
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice place but food wasn't great

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J
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Really lovely pub, service was swift for a big group.

Very accommodating - we had 8 adults,2 dogs and 3 children with us!
Catered for us being late as well which was very kind.

Overall a decent pub, food is good and in a lovely part of town

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JK
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A nice friendly welcome on arrival and pleasant staff throughout. Sunday lunch was tasty, well cooked and presented but huge. If you are very hungry with a big appetite you will be pleased.
May be the choice of a smaller portion could be offered to save on wastage.

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CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening at one of our regular pubs. We booked specifically for the weekly quiz, which was great fun and well organised. The food was very good. The portions were huge, possibly even too big, but well prepared and very tasty. Very good table service throughout the evening.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday Roast their Veggie option was the best I have had. My sister loved the pork roast.

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