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 flavours with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
Regional American (Northwest), Organic
Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 till closing time.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Closed December 24th, 25th and 26th
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We are located along major bus routes, or fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver via taxi.
Full Bar, Wine
Bishop's Ratings and Reviews
The staff and owner were really nice and provided amazing service.
The only critique we had was that my friends cod and clams dish was a little disappointing as the fish was too salty and the clams were not properly cleaned so my friend was constantly spitting out sand. We had order pommes frites as well and was to come with aioli but instead came with ketchup until we questioned the server and they quickly rectified that.
It was my friends bday and they did something special which was very nice of them.
Always a lovely experience. Fabulous food and extremely attentive service. Warm and
Great experience for our first anniversary. Had the sirloin and duck for main and scallops and beet salad. All was wonderful. Met Mr. Bishop and will definitely go back!
We love going to Bishops. The service is always excellent. The staff are attentive. The food is wonderful. Very taste and done just right. The restaurant is not too noise. Always enjoy going here.
As always Bishops never disappoints. The service is always excellent - the menu creative without being weird. The ingredients so fresh and delicious. The most difficult part was choosing each course as they all sounded excellent. A lovely evening.
Exceptional, as usual. Ultimate host and service. Food and presentation was excellent.
Food was great!
We had the halibut and chicken which were both over the top good!!
Old fashioned top notch service!
Nice and quiet!
Delicious Anniversary dinner. Excellent service. Quiet, relaxed, romantic, atmosphere. Loved the three course, complete menu.
Quality food exquisitely prepared and thoughtfully served. Gives meaning to “fine dining!”
outstanding...that is it!!
How the staff knew it was our 24th anniversary we have no idea, pleasant surprise.
we love Bishops.. simple as that
Great food and service.
Ample proportions. Conversation level st adjacent table was often intrusive
...an outstanding evening and a real treat from the friend that gave us the gift certificate. This is the first time we have been to Bishops, and we will be returning.
The food was as I expected - excellent, but the thing that really stands out about Bishops is the service. It is so welcoming and friendly that you feel valued as customer. If you are looking for elegant unrushed dining where they make you feel like everybody knows your name make your reservation Bishops.
40 years ago we were on our honeymoon in Greece. The staff were great. My wife had the oyster appetizer and one of them was "off". We are not the type of people who complain but I said to my wife we should tell them, they'd rather like to know. With no question our server came back with a nice fresh big one on ice. The halibut was great. Following our dessert, they came out with a dish of frozen grapes dipped in champagne with "Happy Anniversary" scribed on the plate. Mr Bishop came and wished us Happy anniversary discreetly. Very special. Staff attentive but not "over the top" which we appreciate.
Wonderful dinner with some dear friends!
A Canadian friend who had eaten there recently recommended Bishops, so we made a reservation in advance of our trip. When we arrived it had just been named the best restaurant in Vancouver, clearly for good reason. My duck was cooked just right, all of the entrees were flavorful and distinctive. The atmosphere was intimate and the service excellent.
Our dining experience was exceptional. I expected that as I had been there many years ago and experienced the same. I will definitely be back sooner than the space between the last visit and now. I had forgotten how good it was. Thank you
Excellent as always. I used to travel to Vancouver a lot on business and this is still my favourite restaurant especially for fresh seafood. Perfect service
We always leave Bishop’s looking forward to our next visit! Great food, excellent service and exclusive wine list.
Anotehr fantastic meal . I had not been in for 5 years or so. our meal was extreamly good.
This was our second visit to the restaurant in four years and was everything we expected. We were personally welcomed by the owner, John Bishop. Mr. Bishop also checked to see how we were enjoying the prix fixe menu, every course of which was excellent. My husband proclaimed his steak the best he'd ever had. Since halibut was in season, I'd had it multiple times during our week-long trip to British Columbia and found it to be the best prepared and tastiest at Bishop's. We can't wait to return when we next visit Vancouver.
Impeccable service. Gracious. Excellent food made from fresh local ingredients. Outstanding experience. Came away so pleased with how we were treated and what we ate. It was an absolutely lovely evening.
A positive dining experience. Hostess and staff very welcoming. Good atmosphere, good linens and silverware. Timely service. Only dining choice is set price $65 3 course menu, but many choices for each course. The negatives that prevent 5 stars - two of daily specials were scallops as an appetizer and fresh halibut as a main course, both of which we selected. We were not told there would be a supplementary charge for each, although the menu does say there "may" be an extra charge for special items. There are also a number of other items on the menu subject to a supplementary charge. It would be much better to charge $75 per person and not have any extras. The other thing we don't like is no specific waiter for our table. There must have been 5 different people serving us. Finally the food, while good was not outstanding and the one chocolate dessert was a big disappointment. Expect to spend $250 for 2 with wine, coffee and gratuity.
Fabulous experience, unbelievable cuts, fabulous chef's menu.
Big fan. Would do it again.
The room is very nice and we were good till the main courses came, the halibut portion was large but it was in an unimpressive butter sauce, it had a slight fishy smell and came in a unattractive serving bin.
The rack of lamb which was ordered medium rare came which was way too rare, when they redid it, it was medium well and it was tough. So than they brought me duck it was okay at best, but couldn't finish it as it was too rare. The wine list was good and I chose the Amarone.
While the food, service were very good we were verbally attacked by 2 other diners. We were very shocked as they came over to our table and decided to abuse us out of the blue. We are extremely disappointed with the blase attitude of the serving staff who did not take us seriously. The people just decided to have fun at our expense and the general attitude of Bishops was "O they often do this. They come here regularly" we were tourists in Vancouver and were terribly disappointed over this. It spoiled our special night out. Other than this we could not fault your restaurant. Please take cognisance of people's behaviour in your restaurant. We should be all treated on an equal level.
Food was delicious! I will recommend this to friends and family who want a special quite time together during dinner time.
This is our favourite dining spot - the food is always cooked to perfection, presented beautifully, and the service is excellent.
Didn't disappoint. Wonderful spot for a special occasion. Very intimate atmosphere and attentive staff! Was a lovely treat to meet Mr Bishop who is genuinely interested in knowing that you are enjoying your experience! Food was terrific...lamb great and I loved the tomato salad!! Thanks for helping us celebrate our anniversary!!
Bishop's is a Vancouver tradition with consistent excellence over the years. We love its ambience - a beautiful art-filled neighbourhood restaurant - and its creative way with food. The summer 3-course dinner was exceptional - lots of choice and each item made the best of local food. Dining at Bishop's is an experience heightened by the graciousness of the staff. You feel truly welcome there. Service is impeccable.
Outstanding attention to detail in both food and service. 3 course menu with nice selection for each course. Had wonderful Halibut entree perfectly prepared with excellent balance of flavors, no "throw away" inclusions, each component of the dish contributed to the whole flavor and texture experience. Recommended!
Not been to Bishop's for a few years. This time a disappointment . The food is mediocre , non creative, limited menu, service so so. The price is comparatively expensive for the food. There are many upstart restaurants in Vancouver now. I wonder Mr Bishop is still active in his namesake eatery. This restaurant needs rejuvenation.
It was fantastic from start to finish. Service as impeccable, the dishes were unique and elegantly presented, and the atmosphere was charming and very intimate.
Overall, a real gem and well deserving of all accolades!
A lovely little restaurant with special food, great service, and a wonderful ambiance. An expensive cab ride for tourists, but a wonderful evening none the less.
High-quality food, no overpowering flavours, just right! Foie gras with chicken liver pate was my fav. Very quiet and romantic.
Amazing food!! Love the ambience.
5 star restaurant. Highly recommend this place. Food and service was absolutely great. Ambience was awesome. Local ingredients. Must go restaurant. Make a reservation online.
Absolutely wonderful service. The food was superb. We recommend this restaurant for intimate dinners. Thank you Bishops.
Both my wife and I had the halibut dinner and it was superb! Excellent service and an overall great experience!
A beautiful restaurant. The staff is very attentive. The food was delicious. Really nice atmosphere. I took a friend there for her birthday. She loved it. This is a special place.
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