THE Godfather of fine dining in Vancouver is still in the kitchen and still on the floor, so why would you go anywhere else to celebrate a special occasion (like our 8 years together) or just have a fantastic meal.
The occasion was to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We have been several times over the years and we have never ever been disappointed. This one was no exception. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional and the entire staff made this dining experience a highlight of our anniversary. To John and his staff, thank you for attention to quality and detail with the right mix of attentiveness and service from your serving staff. We closed the place down. Thank you so much and see you again.
Wine and appetizer were excellent. Dessert was good. Entree disappointing for the price. Duck was dry and salty. Seafood risotto had little seafood. Risotto should have been creamy and delicately seasoned. It was neither.
This was a wonderful place with the most professional & friendly staff to cater to your every need. Food was delicious .
The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. John Bishop greets every guest personally - truly a class act!
Gastronomic restaurant with excellent food and rarely available quality service in Vancouver. Perfect for a special occasion (buy maybe not if you very hungry).
Extensive choice of wines and delightful digestives.
Definitely worth dinning at least once!
What a beautiful classic restaurant with amazing food. The owner John Bishop came around to greet us personally when we arrived at our table. Table was beautifully set with long tapered candle and fresh miniature bud flowers in the center. We were treated to an amazing pea and mint amuse Bouche cold soup. Two of us had the special hors d’oeuvre of duck foie gras do die for. I loved my crispy ling cod done in fresh clam chowder sitting on a bed of brocolini. One of our dining companions had the duck confit and pronounced it delicious and a large portion with plenty to spare for the next day. She also indulged in the scrumptious “tea and biscuit” dessert which she managed to devour despite having had the duck confit! We will be back...! Oh, did I mention that the restaurant is conveniently located next to a fantastic ladies’ shoe store (each of the four of us bought at least one pair on sale when we arrived early)...Bliss!
Fresh and local products
Passion for their Job
Great evening to celebrate an anniversary. Wonderful service and food. Always a pleasure to be here. From the welcome at the door to the end of the evening, the staff treat you like old friends.
Our conversation at dinner turned to calculating the year our first visit to Bishop's. Just under twenty. For us, it is a must stop during every visit to Vancouver. Seeing Mr. Bishop outside as we walked up, tending to the bed of flowers and plants by the front door reminded us how his attention to detail and continued involvement in the restaurant make this place special. It is not a just a business, but a personal expression that reveals itself in the menu, the tenure of the staff, the presentation, and conversation.
We have been to Bishop’s several times and have always had a wonderful experience. This visit, we were met at the door by John, Abel and Jodi who were genuinely happy to see us. There were four in our party and we each had something different. Everything we had was delicious. The Kusshi oysters are amazing. They are always icy cold and the perfect size.
Bishop’s is a special place for us and we always have exceptional food and service.
Enjoyed a wonderful evening out with our daughter and her partner who know and love good wine and food. The staff are all so welcoming and we had no problem moving our reservation to an earlier time. Perfect ambience for enjoying conversation and felt very well taken care of by all the staff. Great, friendly service without hovering; comfortable atmosphere without pretention. The owner visited tables briefly, which is always nice. And the food...AMAZING! Works of art visually and every bite seasoned to perfection and delicious. Nice that they use locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Everyone enjoyed the wine, one which was suggested by the waiter. All the staff work together, so if you do need anything you can ask anyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our time from start to finish. Highly recommend!
We were looked after from the moment we arrived to departure with very professional and friendly service. The meal was presented beautifully and everything tasted delicious.
Wonderful place to have a relaxing dinner. Cozy. Superb attentive service. Food is one of the best in Vancouver.
Bishop's never disappoints. Great food, beautifully presented with creative twists. The service is excellent, perhaps the best in the City. Attentive but not intrusive. Our large group of 9 was taken care of with the utmost care. Fabulous spot to bring your business associates or staff for a special event. With 9 people, we covered a good selection of the menu items and every one was terrific. The decor is tasteful but a bit dated. This is not a cheap night out, however, you will not find better food .
Simplicity at it’s finest in both food and atmosphere. Each dish is elegant in presentation and contains perfectly fresh ingredients. Unlike the current trend to outrageous food combinations—Bishop’s balances creativity with comfort (and seems to do it effortlessly)!
Exquisite and friendly service along with amazing food.
What else could you ask for?
Another excellent experience at Bishop’s! Food, service and atmosphere impeccable. Perfect for special occasions.
Our early dinner on a Friday night started with finding a parking space right in front. My two guests had already been seated in a cozy corner window table. Writing a review is not one of my talents so will just say that EVERYTHING was perfect, food, service, wine.
Fantastic. Highly recommend. Service out of this world. Incredible food.
The food is alway superb- innovative, delicious, and beautifully presented. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive, but never intrusive. Amazing how John finds ways to stay at the forefront of dining out.
Delicious food and great atmosphere. Great if you go to Bard on the Beach, you get a 15% discount
Always a lovely experience, such care is given to both food and service. Fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. A Vancouver classic.
An absolutely fantastic meal. Service was attentive and friendly without overdoing it. Servers were experienced, mature, and sophisticated. Menu was varied and pricing was fair. Meal was beautifully prepared, and the recommendations for wine pairing were impeccable. It was a special occasion for us, and the staff knew and honoured that. They happily accommodated our early arrival, and did not rush us - allowing us to enjoy a wonderful evening. We will be back again soon.
This was our first time at Bishop’s after years of hearing good things about it. Everything, from Mr. Bishop’s gracious greeting, to the impeccable service, to the beautifully prepared and plated food, went beyond our high expectations. A thoroughly enchanting experience and a great way to celebrate our anniversary!
Amazing food, excellent wine and Champagne collection.
Food was delicious, the service was outstanding however if you are hungry, have a snack before because the portions are very very small.
Service, presentation and product never fail.
This place is really slick. Great food, presentation, and super pro staff. Wouldn't mind some music, which maybe there was some, but there was a very loud table beside us.
Thoroughly enjoyed everything! Will be back soon.
Lovely meal, very attentive staff but not intrusive. If you’re looking for bling and glitz this isn’t the place for you. If you love good food in traditional surroundings then don’t wait
What a wonderful restaurant. The food is always fabulous and the service impeccable. We are always welcomed at some point by John Bishop who always takes the time to make you feel welcome. This is our go to restaurant for any special occasion that we celebrate and invariably bring any of our out of town guests here to have a memorable dining experience.
Bishops always will be one of our favorites. It's one of the best in the city. ambiance, service, elegance & the food is amazing every time.
Have always loved dining at Bishop;s...a quiet, non hurried restaurant with sincere emphasis on fresh, local cuisine. The artists works on the walls lend a special ambience...you know you are in B.C., eating fresh food in a congenial atmosphere.
Lovely evening for hubby’s birthday. Romantic setting with great food, notable wine list and excellent service. Would highly recommend for that special occasion.
The table service at Bishop’s is at higher level and the meal was top notch.
Best in Vancouver - every time
Lovely evening; a perfect celebration for our daughter’s graduation.
The food at Bishop's is always extraordinary--but just as enjoyable is the personal attention from the staff. All of them are nice people with whom one loves to chat. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!
Excellent food. Warm service in a pleasant atmosphere. It's hard to beat Bishop's. The restaurant goes for quality, not quantity, which I appreciate.