Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar

4.8
573 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.
What 573 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinB
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the evening was fantastic. The food was really first class and perfect. The service and hospitality could not have been better as we were made to feel one of the family. Thank you Bishops we will be back as soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal as always. Fantastic service from Alex and all the staff - can’t wait until we can go back

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GerardB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star review for this little gem in the centre of Norwich. I can't fault this place at all. Highly recommended both for quality of food, reasonably priced wines, standard of service and ambience.

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AlanB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent full flavoured food presented really well.

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Trevorino62
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent staff, really enjoyable evenings dining. Would highly recommend that you visit soon.

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JustinL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to eat here, Alex is so welcoming, the staff are amazing and nothing is ever to much trouble. The food always surpasses my expectations, as it always has done and will no doubt continue too in the future. Look forward to booking again soon.

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glennA
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as ever. Food was amazing and one of the most relaxed and atmospheric restaurants in the city. Highly recommended.

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charlesj
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very good food that was imaginative and well presented. polite and attentive staff. Had very good wine by the glass. Felt covid-safe.

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JayMerrick1
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner in terms of the food and service, which were very good. But we have to say that the gaps between the tables were tight, and the hanging plastic screens did not fully divide the table spaces. The movement of the waiting staff between the bar and kitchen and the dining room was also an extremely tight squeeze. There were about 28 diners in the room, which is smallish and low ceilinged - so these were perfect conditions to trap and transmit viruses. We're aware that businesses, including restaurants, have struggled financially and need to recoup their losses, but I think it's simply wrong to crowd people in like this. I reckon there were three tables too many. We would recommend Bishops to friends, but not until vaccinations are well under way.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday dinner, staff superb, food even better. Restaurant full. Sympathetically placed screens. (covid) Unobtrusive.
Great welcome and cheerio. Will definitely dine there again.
Thank you.

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derekk
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bishops is an excellent restaurant in the centre of the historic city of Norwich. Excellent food (certainly one of the best in Norwich) combined with great service and a friendly welcome make for a superb dining experience. Highly recommended and I shall be returning again and again!

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JamesG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice menu selection which was well priced, knowledgeable waiting staff who delivered very well cooked and presented dishes. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Fabien
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time on our anniversary! The food is really wonderful and the service is perfect. Thanks a lot!

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BonViveur
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed

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PennyS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite new arrangements due to the pandemic, Bishop's was as good as ever. Some unobtrusive screens were placed between tables but the atmosphere and service was just as normal. A lovely evening with tasty, interesting food.

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Mrsbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, cosy and elegant. The food was delicious and the wine superb. Would recommend to anyone and will return again and again! A wonderful evening

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vipThomasS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and wonderful service by Alex and his team.

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StephanieH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant we always have good food the service is brilliant we always feel very welcome a lovely all round experience

JB
JB49
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant when in Norwich. Always great food and service. Well done Alex and the team

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MarkT
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as it always is great attention to detail by the staff and the food is excellent

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PhilipC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always an enjoyable experience with excellent food and lovely hospitality.

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ClaireE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This in my opinion is the best restaurant in Norwich the food is excellent . There are not many places in Norwich Norwich that offer fine dining the menu is superb. I also feel that the price is no too expensive based on the amazing dining experience. The staff are friendly and attentive without being overly so.

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TeePee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly service and very convivial patron. Good choice of beautifully presented and very enjoyable dishes. Social distancing was maintained by unobtrusive screens.

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vipAndrewC
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and service was excellent as it always is.

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KarenJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Bishop”s for my mother’s birthday , both my parents really enjoyed this meal , food was Excellent , great service and lovely ambience. This restaurant is a real gem. Thank you , Karen Jones

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IanR
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and food. Excellent menu choices, possibly the best pork belly I've had in a restaurant. Very pleasant dining tastefully made Covid safe.

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StevenF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and best in Norwich by far. We love eating here. The food is exceptional and Alex could not be more welcoming and attentive. Great wine list and atmosphere too. Highly recommended.

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Celebration
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, although the alcohol was on the expensive side.

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HeleneG
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I will definitely be going back. Thank you.

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Ajax
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & excellent service. The ambience won’t necessarily be to everyone’s taste as it can be quite noisy at peak times. For the quality, very reasonably priced. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place and the food is always perfectly engineered

JL
JaanL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday - utterly superb in every regard

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JackyS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food in an intimate setting. Maybe too intimate during this period of distancing. Tables were very close though some did have plastic separators between guests

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JillT
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our "go to" restaurant for any celebration or when we feel like a treat. Menu choice always interesting and delicious. Really enjoyed the PB & J dessert! Service always attentive, timely and friendly. Ambience not too affected by covid and presence of opaque screens hardly noticable. Lunch / Dinner Service equally enjoyed but this time it was our 20th Wedding Anniversary Dinner Celebration.
Hope you are back on your feet soon Alex!!

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melanie
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The pork belly starter was sublime. Good value for money. Certainly our new go to restaurant. Cannot recommend enough.

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PaulR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food and a very enjoyable experience considering the present climate
Would highly recommend

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AndyS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good menu with food excellently prepared. Will definitely return soon.

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PeterM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing very comfortable and clean great service and food so go we have booked again a gem for Norwich

MJ
MrsJones
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere.

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HelenM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had out in ages. The flavours, textures, the look of the food - all were perfectly balanced and delightful. The portions where exactly the right size so that it was possible to enjoy the three courses and little extras without coming away feeling over full. Those little extras were wondeful too - simple, perfect little rolls with creamy salted butter and truffles and fruit confit, creamy and packing a delicious final sharp punch were real eye-openers. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

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