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Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
629 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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Booked 7 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Thu–Sat 12:00–16:00
    Sunday Lunch
    Sun 12:00–19:00
    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 17:30–23:45

  • Phone number

    01603 767321

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Starters

  • Swede Fondant

    Parmesan tuile, red pepper & olive oil

    • Venison

      Rare loin, shimeji mushrooms, carrot, mascaponé & cardamom sauce

      • Langoustine

        Sautéed in saffron & chilli butter with pearl barley & spring onions

        • Roast Goose

          Shredded served with parsnip & salsify

          • Seafood Consommé

            With gently poached queen scallops & Katsuobushi seasoning

            Main

            • Beef Fillet

              Mushrooms, caramelized onions & kale +£5

              • Duck Breast

                Red cabbage & cumin, sweet potato & Bourbon puree

                • Hake

                  Cured and seared on sea vegetables with sake sauce

                  • Monkfish

                    Butter poached with cauliflower & green olive

                    • Nutmeg & Walnut Gnocchi

                      Salt Baked Celeriac, pearl onion & butter sauce

                      Sides

                      £3 each

                      • Creamed Spinach

                        • Seasonal Greens

                          • Gratin Potato

                            • Gremolata Wedges

                              Desserts

                              • Winter Tartelette

                                Tartelette of winter berries & muscovado brittle cream

                                • "If You Like Chocolate" Baked Cream Parfait

                                  Prosecco, pears & blackberry leaf sorbet

                                  • A Selection of Cheeses

                                    Supplement £3

                                    Last updated: 28 September 2018

                                    What 629 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    4.8
                                    4.8 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.9Food
                                    • 4.8Service
                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                    • 4.6Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    98% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                    1. SH

                                      StephanieH

                                      London

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As usual a fabulous meal in a lovely atmosphere!

                                    2. K

                                      Kalaina

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      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!

                                    3. GB

                                      GlenB

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    4. t

                                      topc

                                      London

                                      23 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      23 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      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.

                                    5. P

                                      Princessp

                                      London

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      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.

                                    6. SH

                                      StephanieH

                                      London

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    7. DB

                                      DeBakey

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Had a lovely evening at Bishop's and very good value for the high quality on offer. Particularly enjoyed the Italian wine list, which was excellent.

                                    8. FH

                                      FionaH

                                      Northampton

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing from beginning to end. Warm welcome, nice ambience, unpretentious service and delicious food, beautifully presented.

                                    9. DL

                                      DorisL

                                      Norfolk

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I’ve been dining here for quite a few years now because of Alex and his staff and delicious food. It never disappoints

                                    10. LY

                                      LisaY

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Could not recommend this lovely restaurant enough. We felt very welcome instantly, the staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was the best I’d had in such a long time, it looked divine and tasted incredible, it was like a taste explosion in every mouthful. There is an extensive wine list, all in all we had an incredible evening, cannot wait to return.

                                    11. C

                                      Christine

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My first visit and I could not fault anything. The service was attentive but not overly in your face. The food was spot on and very good flavour combinations. Will definitely go again and recommend to others. This restaurant is a little diamond to be found.

                                    12. TW

                                      TonyW

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very friendly atmosphere. Very welcoming and helpful owner. Outstanding food. He salt and pepper scallops were delicious. My fillet steak and my wife’s and friends lamb rumps were cooked to perfection. As good a dining experience I have had for a very long time.

                                    13. C

                                      Coblet

                                      Newcastle

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lunchtime menu is excellent value for money. Service was perfect, not pushy or hurried and not slow. Food looked and tasted amazing.

                                    14. KB

                                      KevinB

                                      Norfolk

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our wedding anniversary and the best place to celebrate. Again from the moment we entered we were made to feel part of the family. Service, food, drink and atmosphere were first class. We’ve made bishops our special place.

                                    15. EJ

                                      EllieJ

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 10 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had such a wonderful evening here. The food was great - so tasty; the service was friendly and relaxed, and the atmosphere was joyous and we loved the whole evening. Thank you - we really needed it!

                                    16. A

                                      Andy

                                      Surrey

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As usual our meals here last night were outstanding. We had the salmon and the carrots that came with it were out of this world, I would have been happy with a plate of just those! The food and service were fantastic and I cant wait to revisit.

                                    17. AF

                                      AdamF

                                      Derbyshire

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Best stake me and my wife have had in a long time, can’t fault the service and all round really enjoyed our evening 😁

                                    18. CF

                                      ClareF

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Delicious food and a very welcoming big atmosphere. Easily our favourite restaurant in Norwich.

                                    19. n

                                      norfolktraveller

                                      London

                                      16 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      16 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food and service

                                    20. AB

                                      AlistairB

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Really fantastic food, served in a lovely smallish intimate dining room. The quality of the ingredients was second to none, enhanced with superb dressings. A lovely night to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I have dined in some very good “fine dining” restaurants, Bishop’s is up there with the best.

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very good night and good foods

                                    22. MD

                                      MargaretD

                                      Norfolk

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 2 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Had another super evening, lovely food, great wines and friendly service. The perfect night out!

                                    23. JC

                                      JohnC

                                      Birmingham

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 2 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It’s been a while but as brilliant as ever. Excellent food, wine and service. One of Norwich’s finest.

                                    24. A

                                      Abidabby

                                      Berkshire

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 1 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This was my first experience at Bishops, the atmosphere was just perfect. Friendly staff, a beautiful room with exceptional food full of flavour and presented exceptionally well. I couldn't have asked for anything different it was a very special evening.

                                    25. CA

                                      ClaireA

                                      Norfolk

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Delicious food..Great atmosphere. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

                                    26. T

                                      Truebritdk

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent as ever. Great chef. Fantastic vegetarian options. The best staff and service. The best restaurant in Norwich and we shall always want to return here again and again. Thanks Bishops - you’re the best.

                                    27. HB

                                      HelloBad

                                      London

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      First time here and it was an amazing meal, genuinely think it was the best steak I've ever had.

                                    28. L

                                      Lynr

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fabulous food, fabulous service, lovely intimate dinning experience ... love this place... my favourite restaurant x

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great place to spend lunch with friends. Lovely meal cooked very well, excellent wines and superb service by the team.

                                    30. KK

                                      KK26

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      four of had a fabulous fathers day/birthday lunch, the set price menu is incredible value for money especially as there is no uplift for the roast sirloin, the menu choices were great, even our fussy daughter had 3 courses. staff were very attentive without being intrusive , great choice of wine and other drinks.

                                    31. PS

                                      PhilS

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      We have visited Bishops on several occasions and yet again we experienced first class food and service. Well done to Alex and his team

                                    32. GG

                                      GadgetGirl

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 20 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Bishop’s never disappoints, it’s our favourite Norwich restaurant. Alex and his team always make dining the best experience.

                                    33. CC

                                      CraigC

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Perfect evening with food to match 3 courses were all Perfect

                                    34. LH

                                      LizH

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As usual delicious food, great wine selection and good service make for a very enjoyable evening

                                    35. LG

                                      LesleyG

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely brilliant. Had a fantastic meal in a very special restaurant. Top notch service too. A very special occasion.

                                    36. R

                                      Robbo

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Top quality Sunday lunch at a great price, excellent service and a good selection of wine.

                                    37. J

                                      J999

                                      Norfolk

                                      16 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      16 reviews

                                      Dined on 12 June 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Each course was very good, service was wonderful as always If the spring risotto is still on the menu I would highly recommend it.

                                    38. SH

                                      StephanieH

                                      London

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 12 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We have visited Bishops on many occasions and have never been disappointed the food is first class it is served by lovely happy staff they make the whole experience wonderful !

                                    39. DK

                                      DKDK

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent as always! Agreed with friends that Bishop’s never disappoints.

                                    40. CD

                                      CamiD

                                      Cambridge

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 June 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food and service, will definitely return!

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                                    Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 629 OpenTable diners

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                                    Booked 7 times today
                                    Google Map for Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar

                                    8-10 St Andrews Hill Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1AD

                                    • Area

                                      Norwich

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Lunch
                                      Thu–Sat 12:00–16:00
                                      Sunday Lunch
                                      Sun 12:00–19:00
                                      Dinner
                                      Thu–Sat 17:30–23:45

                                    • Cuisines

                                      British

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Entertainment

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                                    • Additional

                                      Wine

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