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Bishop's

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Kitsilano
Canadian, Pacific Rim
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2183 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada (Yew Street)
(604) 738-2025
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 visits this summer. Initially slightly 'thrown' by the 'new' faces front of house - but within minutes feeling as welcomed and comfortable as ever. Superlative service and sensational food. I know nowhere I'd rather be.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal at Bishops was close to perfection. All of the dishes were refined and well conceived. Seasoning was perfect without any overpowering tastes. You can tell that the Chef, who is Portuguese, places a great deal of thought and time into the composition of each dish. If in season and on the menu highly recommend the chanterelle mushroom ravioli.... More 

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1 Thank 2Yankees2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the art, loved the service, loved the food. Very good for the foodie visitor to Vancouver (me) as all ingredients are local and staff is extremely knowledgeable. Very nice feel to the dining room. We'd be regulars I imagine if we lived in this beautiful city.

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior of this restaurant is quite unassuming. Inside is a tranquil, cozy, two level dining space. The menu emphasizes the freshest ingredients in the local markets prepared with great care. Many staff members have been with Bishop's for years and their dedication shines through in the friendly service. John Bishop himself often stops by for a welcome. Highly recommended.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with an older family member who has trouble with crowded noisy restos, so we were looking for a quiet location. Fine looking room, lots of space between tables, excellent waitstaff. The menu is limited and focused on local and seasonal content. Execution was outstanding. Particularly memorable were the zucchini blossoms and the lamb. Good wine list, heavy on Canadian... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We desperately needed the lovely quiet candlelit setting of this beautiful restaurant with it's well trained charming and attentive staff after our first few Vancouver city days at cacophonous hip downtown restaurants. We were sorely disappointed by the quality of the food. Our fish wasn't' bad', it just a bit 'fishy' tasting and wasn't as good as the fresh fish... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Six of us had dinner at Bishop's this past weekend (July 16,2016). Eat there just once and you'll know why it is such a Vancouver food fixture after some 30 years. John Bishop is the ultimate host. He moves seamlessly from table to table, ensuring everyone is enjoying their evening. The food is fresh, farm-to-table, and creative. The decor is... More 

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vancovuer bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a favourite of Vancouverites. Service is professional. Food quality the best. Cozy atmosphere. Not sure why it's not ranked in the top ten other than its location not being downtown. No gimmicks or trendy. It's just solid quality.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We tend to enjoy eating on vacations and appreciate hearing from others about culinary experiences that remain etched in one's memories. Our evening at Bishop's was such a special experience. Located in the trendy Kits Beach area on a street that includes many boutique shopping experiences, the small, two-level, cozy restaurant is welcoming. The FOH staff was engaging without being... More 

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I went to Bishop's with my mom and her cousin to celebrate completing my Masters. The food was incredible, you can tell it is prepared with love and skill. The room is also lovely, not as modern but relaxing and peaceful, a great place to connect with your dinner mates. The staff overheard that I was there in celebration and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Canadian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2183 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
    (Yew Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: (604) 738-2025
Description
Delicious contemporary local cuisine made with fresh local ingredients. The well prepared dishes and intimate atmosphere will leave you with a dining experience not to be forgotten.

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Staying in Kitsilano

Neighborhood Profile
Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.