Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar

4.8
664 reviews
£25 and under
British
A small, intimate restaurant perfectly situated on the oldest lane in Norwich, Bishops Dining Room and Wine Bar is everything you would expect from a fine dining restaurant and more. Our welcoming, relaxed atmosphere will ensure you and your guests have an experience to treasure. Our food is locally sourced, wherever possible, to give you a taste of the real Norfolk. Our Chefs passionately prepare each of our dishes to really make Bishops Dining Room and Wine Bar a unique restaurant, any special requests are happily accommodated. Enticing, seasonal menus will ensure all of our guests leave us wanting more. Originally from Lake Como, Italy, Alex Tranquillo is looking forward to personally welcoming you and your guests to Bishops Dining Room and Wine Bar. His love for catering will ensure you are looked after from the moment you walk in, until the minute you leave.
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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s not enough stars to give our review…
The food was absolutely amazing… the service was perfect it was like the staff were telepathic 😂 great atmosphere restaurant was packed…
Can’t wait to eat there again 👌👌👌
Thank you all at Bishops
Andy & Ali
❤️

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Ajenks
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful! Service was lovely, waitresses were amazing, even though you could see how busy they were, we weren’t waiting long for anything and were totally on the ball and lovely to have a chat too! The place has such personality and a homely vibe whilst also being incredible food! Myself and my partner were blown away! We will definitely be back!

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RichardA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Great food. Great service.

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ChristopherT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service was really fantastic, the food was really lovely (especially the lamb and the strawberry dessert) but I just wished it was not so crammed in as one/two to many tables in. I know covid has wrecked many restaurants and businesses are having to chase money again to make up for lost time but having to raise my voice to speak to the person opposite me doesnt feel right for a place that is so lovely and quaint.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, only negative is that you have allot of tables in a small area. Becomes loud very quickly when restaurant is full.

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lindyloo
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing. We went early but it was starting to feel uncomfortably full by only 7pm. Seating is a bit crowded for current Covid situation and there were no windows open.

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LisaQ
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a friendly, intimate restaurant with excellent service and even toothbrushes in the loos in case of a spinach moment!

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, vibrant attentive service, amazing fine dining!!!

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SylviaK
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment your enter you feel the the warmth of the welcome. We were greeted like old friends. The food was the best we’ve had in Norwich-
Great attentive staff who got the balance right and a relaxing atmosphere. Altogether we had a magical evening

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TimG
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reception followed by attentive service throughout with excellent food on every level 😄😄😄😄🍷🍷🍷

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TonyB
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect evening

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fandm
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding birthday meal in the most romantic restaurant in Norwich

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peterm
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional lovely bottle of wine and owner so welcoming

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NBXXX
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat, would recommend for a cosy, romantic night

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HattyR
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, beautifully served, at extraordinarily good value. So glad to be back!

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WendyW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our lunch was pricey considering our portions. Wine expensive too but we had a nice time and like the intimacy of the restaurant. Good service.

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vipPaul
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round

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Sarah
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Magnificent food and excellent service all in a wonderful atmosphere.

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Andy
Norfolk
22 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the perfect place to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. Alessandro always attentive, the best restaurant in Norwich, and would stand comparison with several high end London venues we’ve visited. Nice to see the dining room busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful staff, good service and a good choice of meals. We all had the roast lamb which was excellent- hot and with a selection of vegetables. Thanks

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MichelleW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, husband loved the dessert so much he ordered a 2nd. Definitely our favourite fine dining restaurant in Norwich

RS
RobbieS
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, superb quality of menu, and a special ambience.

IB
IanB
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent first proper post Covid Sunday lunch out. The food was as excellent as the overall experience.

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StephanieH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fabulous meal at Bishops there were 4 of us and we had a Sunday lunch and all agreed it was one of the best Sunday lunches we had ever had !
Alex and his team are just brilliant, the food is outstanding and wine selection amazing, we are regular diners here and are never disappointed the atmosphere is very relaxed so perfect I love this place !

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KevinB
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to bishops for the Sunday lunch menu and as usual we were greeted by Alessandro as if we were family.
The service from the moment we arrived until we left was superb.
The food was first class and very tasty as was the drinks we had with the meal.
We go to bishops a few times and will always choose this as our favourite place. We always feel at home there and find it hard to leave after a meal.
All the staff are really friendly and always welcome you. They make any occasion special for you.
Thanks to Alessandro and all the staff.
See you soon.

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DawnC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch yesterday the food was excellent and very good value.
It’s one of our favourite places in the city be it for lunch or dinner.
Alex and is staff are always welcoming and friendly

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to dine, very relaxed, like the fact you can sit and have a drink before going to your table.

LM
LauraM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and great wine! We’ll be back soon.

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StuartK
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion Bishops is quite simply the best place to eat quality food in Norwich.
Delicious menu, superb wine matches, great atmosphere, attentive but discreet service.
My first choice for a meal out.

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Madchen
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Nothing more to say! My favourite restaurant in Norwich.

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fandm
London
24 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Alex and the team for another excellent evening.

Service was outstanding, the recommendations for wines to match our ordered food were spot on. Food was delicious: I was spoiled for choice as all four of the starters looked and tasted delicious. My lamb rump main was really good, and I got a chance to try the squash based main which was sublimely spiced.

Desserts were just right too.

Bishops has been a favourite of ours for a long time now, and I know our guests were equally impressed.

Highly recommended

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KingLouis
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, large tables but not crammed in, quite an intimate atmosphere as its not a huge place but we didn't feel like anyone was listening into our conversations etc. would highly recommend.

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jeffreyp
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was very good and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Unfortunately there was a very noisy and loud table of four near to us and this detracted from the overall experience. They left before we did and things improved thereafter but they were very loud and shouty at times. We will return however

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AmandaC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening food, wine and service was, as always, superb. Still the best restaurant in Norwich always such a warm and personal welcome from Alex. We will be back soon

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StephanieH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a fabulous meal in a lovely atmosphere!

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Kalaina
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service was great, very quick and friendly. We had 3 courses which were all delicious and it was some of the best food we’ve ever eaten. It was our first time eating at Bishop’s and we’ll definitely be going back!

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GlenB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and very attentive service,will be booking again very soon.

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topc
London
23 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a real gem. The quality and standard of cuisine is exceptional with everything locally sourced. Excellent wine list. Service professional and non intrusive.

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Princessp
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault anything! The food was delicious and very well priced for the quality. The service was amazing and enjoyed having a chat to the owner at the end of our meal. I live in London but when I return to visit the in-laws we will return.

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StephanieH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love Bishops always great food good service at a reasonable price.

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Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.