The Bishop

4.5
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74 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
Welcome to the Bishop on Lordship Lane, famous for our resident hound, Clarence.

We specialize in seasonal british home cooked pub fare, quality local and british cask ales and continental beers, old and new world wines. We have been serving locals and visitors to the lane for years and are proud to be part of the east dulwich community.
What 74 People Are Saying
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JanG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Bishop has never let me down, excellent Sunday lunch, great service. We will be back!!

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DEBRAB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience4

I love the bishop - it’s my local - but the food this weekend was very poor. I don’t know whether the chef has changed but the beef was VERY THINLY SLICED - the pork was burnt with. NO CRACKLING and the veg was a mush mash of 1 Brussel sprout, a carrot and some cabbage! Yuk!

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HollyP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bishop is a great place to eat and drink, they amended my booking only a few days before we were due and they put us in the perfect spot for the rugby! Would recommend.

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. We booked online in advance but were told on arrival that we only had an hour and half at the table - it then took the staff 25 mins before they even brought over the wine list. The food was very average (the veg was stone cold!) which for a £16.50 roast dinner is unacceptable. Before we'd finished our food the Rugby went on which I appreciate was being eagerly watched but the volume was so loud you could not hear conversation. Like many places in Dulwich the Bishop is just cashing in and attempting to be an all round Sport's Bar/Gastropub but it's just not big or well staffed enough to pull it off. There are far, far better places to eat locally than this.

JG
JanG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Bishop was excellent, food and service was the usual high quality!!

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vipCosmickitten
London
40 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service and a truly great hot chocolate..

JP
JillP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Generous portions and piping hot.
Excellent service despite it being so busy.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
We’ll definitely be back.

JG
JanG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch, as usual. Staff are fantastic

JG
JanG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at the Bishop, excellent food, great staff. We had a problem which was dealt with by the member of staff quickly and professionally. Will be back on Friday !

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AprilY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service and super efficient even when they got busier. We all enjoyed our lunch and was great to be offered a vegan Sunday lunch option. Also great to be able to take our 2 dogs with us with no issue. Will be retuning.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately the food was really standard, with a vague Mexican vibe to it. Chicken pie was fairly bland. Steak was chewy. They'd run out of prawns so no special on, though the guy did offer us extra of something else to make up for it. Expensive for what we got, but maybe just a bad night. Their Sunday roasts are really great.

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vipxxxx
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Sunday roast!

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PatrickF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Was made to feel very welcome. All members of staff gave great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Starter was forgotten about, lots of meat but not enough potatoes and veg. Flat Yorkshire putting didn’t look appealing but was okay to taste. Good portion on dessert

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Sarv
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great friendly staff. Will return.

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MickL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable but portions a tad on the small size. Nice staff and will go back.

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Leah
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this local pub, service is always 100%, food is great too. Can’t go wrong really.

MM
MelissaM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for a delicious Sunday roast in great pub!

MA
MaryAnnG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful Sunday lunch here last weekend: simple menu with fabulous roasts (and several other options), swift and friendly service, good vfm and not noisy.

KD
KayDee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff at this pub were so welcoming and the service was excellent.
The food was very good too!
No complaints at all and would definitely visit again.

DK
DanielleK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rhubarb cider and coconut beer is amazing!!!!!

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ElleEm
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. It came quickly and each person to serve us accommodated us in all sorts of ways, eg finding out info for us about food options and heating up one of our plates of food. (My only negative comment would be that I’d prefer a piping hot roast. Because it does cool down quickly, especially if you’re sitting near the door, as we were. The pub itself could stand to be a bit warmer. One of us did have to keep a scarf on.)

I’ve had the roast beef three times at this pub now, and every time it was tender, pink, and beautifully cooked. The horseradish sauce was perfect. People with me had the vegetarian mushroom and squash Wellington. They said it was fantastic. Even the non-vegetarians I go with often choose it now as they say it’s so nice. It’s great to have good, tasty options for vegetarians.

The desserts were great too. I especially liked the coconut and chocolate chip ice cream - light and refreshing after a roast!

Finally, a great drinks selection as well. One of us ordered the coconut beer which was so sweet and light - I will definitely be back for more of those when summer comes. And once I told a waiter I was in the mood for a particular cocktail which I don’t think was on the menu, but they made it for me anyway, and it was great.

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PeaceLily
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Sad to say our dining experience was poor. The bar service and beer were fine, and the restaurant waiter very pleasant, but the quality of the food was very disappointing. We came here with a Greene King dining voucher given to us as a Xmas present, we were looking forward to a treat but came away feeling like we'd wasted the gift. The booth seating was very cramped and uncomfortable. The lighting so low that we can only assume they were trying to hide the poor food. We had to ask for menus even though since we had reserved the table so we were clearly dining. At 8.45pm on a Thurs night several dishes were sold out leaving only 2 options for non-meat eaters. We ordered burgers: one meat, one vegetarian. Both were disappointing. The meat was overcooked and tough. The vegetarian burger was the worst veggie burger I've ever had. It had no texture, and little taste, the ingredients were over blended so it was like eating puree turned into a patty. The veggie patty was much smaller the bun and served with stingy amounts of salad (just lettuce) and what looked/tasted like off-the-shelf houmous. The buns were dry and untoasted. The fries were refried too many times, making them akin to cardboard in flavour and texture. This may sound dramatic, but I'm sorry to say it's all true. Over all very underwhelming.

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vipJayEm
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic Sunday lunch. The quality of food and service was faultless. Highly recommend!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Pub was only about half full. Sunday roasts arrived with cold veg, inconsistent plating (some had more veg than others, some had gravy, some didn’t), staff kept forgetting things: drinks, desert menu, only cleared half the table before forgetting about the rest until we mentioned it. They gave us fresh veg which itself was lukewarm.

Disappointing as one of the best pubs in East Dulwich for drinking, but cant recommend for food based on this experience.

NM
NMummy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was just bad. Badly made, no flavors, cheap ingredients. Not going back there 100%.

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Lizzo
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good Sunday roast, attentive staff, a little noisy but it is a pub. Would recommend.

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Ells
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top pub, will happily attend again in the future. Also has the only genuine 3-seater table in the world.

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E123
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I was very happy they catered for my allergies straight away with the Sunday lunch. However, we had to wait a very long to even get served for a drink to begin with. Then when the roast dinners came out, two of three were cold. Sent back and my dads was luke warm so he carried on but mine was still cold so sent it back again. Third time it was still cold but the plate was hot so I gave up and just ate it. Would have been far nicer if it was hot like a roast was meant to be. The waiter was very appologetic and gave us discount, and I hate complaining - I normally just avoid it. Thank you to the kind waiter, hopefully just a bad experience for us as it’s lovely inside!

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TarrynH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd year I have booked a large table to celebrate my birthday with friends and I’m definitely going to make it an annual tradition. So worth the journey to East Dulwich! The staff are amazing and the vibe is cosy and friendly and the food & drink is great!

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vipfoodie
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Sunday roast was lovely. I had half of roast chicken which came with bread sauce and chipolatas followed by sticky toffee pudding...divine 😋😋

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vipShizza
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We go to the Bishop a lot for a family Sunday roast which never disappoints. They are always manically busy on Sundays but they’ll always take care of you. Try to go before 2pm.

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May18
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday roast for adults and children. Generous portions, comfort food.
Outstanding staff, so friendly and helpful. Went out if their way to ensure we had a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Roast was incredible, great servings and great food, and also great service ! Would highly recommend

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viplovesfoodanddeals
London
27 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We came here for Sunday lunch. I had the roast beef but it was a little too well-done for my liking. Nice touch with giving us an extra jug of gravy, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding were nice. We also got desserts which were on the generous side in terms of portion size! Nice setting but it was quite loud that I struggled to hear people across the table.

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Linny
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Immediately on entering we were greeted and shown a table for lunch and told to make ourselves at home. Very friendly waiters, nice down to earth atmosphere, the food arrived pretty quickly and was delicious (Sunday Roast). Couldn’t fault it for a spot of food or just drinks, I will definitely return for more. The only negative would be that it’s quite loud so a bit difficult to have a conversation. Great for a catch up with friends or lunch with the family.

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SimonH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a Sunday lunch!

Service and food was excellent! Best Sunday lunch in East Dulwich when considering value and quality of produce.

Manager was very welcoming and waitress was attentive. Really good time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Great food and good service. Will definitely go back to eat and drink but not on a quiz night.

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Stubbsy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly serious, nice food (Sunday roast). No complaints.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely Mother’s Day lunch with a free prosecco for mums, what a lovely touch!

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The Bishop does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Bishop is rated 4.5 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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