Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar

4.7
339 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9:45pm
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Phone number
01603 767321
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
ur beautiful, fully air-conditioned intimate Dining-Room is available for group bookings and exclusive private hire for up to 22 seated or 45 standing. Bishop's is perfect for every occasion, whether it’s your wedding or birthday celebration.
Have you considered Bishops for corporate dinners, a working breakfast or lunch? If you are planning a special event, let us make your experience an unforgettable one for all the right reasons. Pop in or give us a call to discuss your special event. We look forward to welcoming you to Bishop's soon.
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Private Party Contact
Alessandro Tranquillo: 01603 767321
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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is a lovely intimate location, great ambience and friendly staff. Menu options were good- presentation, smell and flavour of the food was lovely the only criticism I could give is it is overpriced for what you get. I have been to other fine dining and Michelin star restaurants where I have paid less and received more.

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EP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative and tasty food. Excellent service. Would happily go again and again.

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M
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was very very slow- our table was booked for 7.30 and we didn’t get our starters until 8.15, our main courses were brought to us at 9.00 and although we were happy chatting to each other at the table, it was a very long and drawn out meal. The restaurant was very busy but even so, I didn’t expect such slow, poor service. We have eaten here many times and this was by far, the worst evening we have had there. Unfortunately, none of us enjoyed the food as we have done in the past. So sorry to be this negative but it is, sadly, the truth on this occasion.

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KC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening with friends. Food was varied and beautifully prepared and presented. The service was attentive but never in your face. The seating did feel a little cramped as it filled up but not so much as to spoil the evening. Will definitely use again, particularly for anniversary meals and other special occasions.

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f
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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RS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Menu had sufficient choice of beautifully cooked food.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine and service are excellent - simply the best place to eat in Norwich

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LS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to finally go to Bishops after hearing good things and wow I wasn't disappointed. Food was exceptional, great selection of wine. The recommendation for the dessert wine with my dessert was spot on.

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B
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Norfolk restaurant week but will definitely be back again. This was an outstanding meal, with attention to detail and friendly service. Truly felt special.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and thank you for the great service and the chat

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed, this is our second visit. The food and presentation was on the whole good but the portion size was appalling even for a fine fining restaurant which you expect it to be about the fine food but the main course looked like a starter,with the set menu having supplements. The venue is romantic and quiet allowing you to chat but it seems profit driven and not value for money which is a shame because the atmosphere is lovely. If someone had planned a special night and saved to do so they would feel let down. We opted to finish our meal early and not have a desert , the card machine appeared at the speed of light! Our first visit was lovely and we were keen to return but we wont be returning for quite a while which we personally feel is a shame

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MB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and made to feel very welcome. Delicious wine too!

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TH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional value for money and an extensive quality wine list in a bijou setting. Very good indeed.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had eaten here about a year ago and was mightily impressed. My dining companion this time really knows his food and won't hesitate to criticise (usually validly) so it was with some trepidation that I took him here. I needn't have worried. His lobster pasta and lamb he expressed to be perfect but, to make sure, he tucked into a corner of my beef fillet and endorsed my view that it was remarkably flavoursome, perfectly cooked and so tender that it would cut with a spoon (we tried that too). I can't vouch for the puddings though my companion had chocolate fondant which looked and smelt just right. He wouldn't let me try any of that. I did however beg the restaurant for the vegetarian starter as a pud and, as it was founded on goat cheese and curd, it was a fantastic way of ending dinner with the last of a really nice Rioja. Norwich is a long way away for most of us but it's a terrific city for a visit and Bishop's Dining Room is a lovely, discreet and welcoming place to eat when there.

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IF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I selected Bishops as this was a special birthday for my wife. We have visited on previous special occasions and always found the venue very welcoming yet intimate. The food has always been exceptional and the lunchtime menu very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

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L
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing visit to Bishops. Superb food and service. Perfect.

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MW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Norwich in my opinion, by far.
I have been many times with each time it’s been a delight.

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OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very small portions! Definitely not for the price and for the 1 hour wait!

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening for our anniversary. From the minute we were welcomed by Alex everything was superb. The girls serving us were first rate and extremely attentive. The food and wine were faultless and cannot wait to return.

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f
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant, the staff and the owner Alessandro are fantastic, never been disappointed.

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KM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing evening ..... food was delicious and great value! Wine was also good but only 1 bottle left so had to choose something different which wasn't quite as good! Didnt spoil a great evening thank you Alex and team ♥️

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B
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really lovely meal - lots of tasty sounding options on the menu and a relaxed but elegant atmosphere but above all the food was incredibly tasty. The wine selection was extensive and delicious. Service was fab; staff were present to top up drinks but certainly not intrusive. I would love to come back again for another special occasion.

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MS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal, although meat and fish eaters options were better. The vegetarian option was a little underwhelming. Intimate and cosy restaurant.

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JE
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was impeccable. Highly recommended!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in the centre of Norwich. Friendly staff, delicious food and reasonably priced. Booking essential as very small although we managed to book on the day. Definitely recommend.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely spot on for a romantic dinner. Great food and great service.A shame somebody thought it a good idea to bring a tired 18month old baby in to a restaurant in the evening. Spoilt what would have been the perfect meal .
Nice touch having the toothbrushes available in the rest room .

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JI
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service but evening somewhat spoilt by large party dining behind us who were increasingly becoming drunk and more noisy by the minute. Unfortunately the staff were unable to resolve the situation so we left earlier than planned.

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D
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Tables to close together. We where about a foot from the next table. Was really awkward when we first sat down.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time eating at Bishops Wine Bar and it was superb. The staff from the moment we walked in made us feel welcome and warm. The food was amazing and we both loved the evening together.

Thank you for a superb evening.

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JD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely experience for a birthday celebration. Great food and lovely service

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MW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and attention to detail. Will definitely be returning

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JL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always eat well at Bishop’s. This time the food was delicious, especially the hot chocolate fendant and mango sorbet! Very good service, thanks Amelia.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Lovely food, but felt cramped and the service was poor. Forgot our drinks order, bread, to tell us a dish was no longer available and coffees

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CJ
Norfolk
19 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bishop's Dining Room & Wine Bar is my favourite restaurant in the Norwich area and is very much my first choice for an evening out with family and friends (as well as entertaining business colleagues and/ or customers). The food here is always excellent and Alessandro (the owner) ensures that all of his guests are made to feel extremely welcome. The waiting staff are equally warm and friendly and perfectly compliment the relaxed atmosphere (without compromising what is always a very professional and efficient level of service). Whilst the Norwich area now boasts several exceptionally good restaurants, in my view, Bishop’s offers the best value fine dining experience for all occasions.

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SB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we had been after hearing good things, and it was excellent.

Food was delicious, service was friendly but unobtrusive.

Not a cheap restaurant but if you want food as good as that you have to pay for it.

Wine list fairly priced as well.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and the best wine list in Norwich. A very enjoyable birthday celebration on Tuesday.

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L
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the quality of service and food was exceptional. Lunch menu was varied and extremely good value. Many Thanks.

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CC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, delicious food, brilliant wine and overall great atmosphere..will be coming back with friends

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CB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favourite restaurant in Norwich . Always a warm welcome with cool champagne and fantastic food presented beautifully and served with a smile .
Be back soon !!

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SH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, the food was faultless, the staff extremely friendly and the price was astonishing. Such good value for such high quality food! The ambiance of the restaurant is very cosy and romantic which was perfect for us on our date night. The tables are a good space apart, we felt our conversation was still private.

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