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£6 - £25
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Bar, British, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad, sister, and I decided to check out Bishops for our dinner whilst he was visiting for the evening, and we're glad we did. None of us had gone before, and were unaware of how busy it gets during the week, so didn't book....The waitress was very polite in asking if we'd booked, and managed to get us a table as long as we were gone before 7 (which gave us around an hour and 20 minutes - plenty of time) due to the evening/bookings being busy. She gave us time to settle in, told us about the specials, and took our drinks order while we looked at the menu. My dad got a beef burger, I got a chicken burger, and my sister got the 3 for £15 mix & match board (Fried halloumi, chilli beef fries, haddock bites). The balsamic vinegar had leaked underneath our burgers from the salad and had soaked into the bottom bun, getting our fingers slightly covered (which was no real issue), but other than that all the food was delicious (and arrived in good time) and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It's a small but cosy place and whilst it wasn't yet super full it had a nice atmosphere. It came to around £50 for three drinks and three main meals, which is what I'd expect from most restaurants. Will likely come again in the future! :))More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my Baby Shower at the Hideaway upstairs in Bishops Bar. Absolutely perfect place for a special event. Food - buffet was lovely, and staff super helpful and friendly. Would absolutely recommend to anyone and everyone! Such a local Gem! 10/10 thank you guys for...making my day special ! 🩷More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Fantastic food, and great service! The portions are really generous and the food is very reasonably priced. The staff were busy but still attentive and great with the kids.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

The food was excellent, very tasty and good size portions. Staff were happy, friendley nothing was to much. My friend is vegan, they were happy to adapt the menu, the service was also quick. We will be going back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

They gave us a tiny amount of meat and a ton of vegetables and charged us a lot considering what we received. Avoid at all costs if you want an adequate meal.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

Very little food and obviously been cooked and kept warm for quite some time. Not much choice available (especially for vegetarians) small skillet of very burnt veg to share between 4 people, 1 thin slice of very fatty lamb and 1 overly done roast potato...that I couldn’t cut. Don’t be fooled by the giant Yorkshire pudding, this was also hard and very dry. No chicken left (as part of a Sunday carvery)! and was advised they don’t have apple sauce (pork option was belly pork) but no apple sauce. We had booked 2 weeks previously and ate at 1.30, but disappointing that there was no chicken left so early on in the day. Quite clearly lack of food available that was being shared out hence the very small portions. Usually after a Sunday lunch you don’t need anything else to eat for the rest of the day, unfortunately not the case after this. Very disappointing and the young waitressess? clearly lacked any customer service skills or personality. There are far better places to go than here where you will receive good value for money and enough food!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Rebecca Hutton, Owner at Bishop's Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2023

Hello again, After our conversation last week where you threatened us with this review for not compensating your meal, we have compiled a more accurate version of what happened on your visit. 1. Vegetarian option- As a place with a vegetarian owner we pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 1 May 2023

Went for late lunch/ early dinner ... not much menu choice opted for a burger it was tasty but expensive ( York prices )

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

Fantastic Valentines meal tonight. Couldn’t fault it Food amazing and service excellent. Will certainly be back

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Four of us ate here on Saturday evening. We sat upstairs and it was very busy. We had two waitresses that were great and very attentive. The food was first class, I had the goats cheese and pear tart for starters and the pork belly...for mains and would recommend both dishes to anyone. Nicely done out restaurant with good service and great food. Great night!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Amazing … we visited Bishops for Sunday lunch as a family of four and it was amazing. The food was delicious, packed full of flavour and the Yorkshire puddings were on another level; just beautiful. One waitress heard us saying that our son was shaking...after his football game, she came straight over and asked if all ok and then came back with a biscuit; very attentive. We will definitely be back again and again for our Sunday lunch, thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

We came for dinner on a Tuesday night during half term. Dog friendly, so Beck came too. The starters and mains we had were delicious, well cooked and quality ingredients. The service was great, the waitress was really friendly and efficient. Would recommend the steak...and the sea bass .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

Not even being bitter but the waiting times of this place is ridiculous. We had to wait for an hour and a half just to get our starters. And once the starters were here, it took bloody ages to get the mains. We spent a...large amount of money at this place. I asked the staff numerous times about our food and got the same answer every time that it was being plated. Now don’t get me wrong I understand that restaurants are busy places and there can be unexpected delays, however, honest communication would have been appreciated. They kept saying to us that the food is on it’s way. I cannot express my disappointment enough! If you are planning to give a surprise dinner for a loved one, the only surprise they are gonna get is of not receiving their food. The waiting time is so long that you’ll start questioning your own self respect. Absolutely awful! I do not recommend this place to anyone 👎More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

What a hidden gem. The food was amazing and it had a lovely atmosphere. We were looked after by Peggy all night and she was amazing. Can highly recommend the ribeye stuffed burger with goats cheese.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

If you like a real homecooked meal do not pass by! honestly one of the nicest meals, we have had in a long time Yorkshire puds OMG truly awesome!! beef so tender and tasty gravy was proper gravy! the bread roll was homemade too absolutely...beautiful, it definitely on our list to go back SOON!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

Booked a table for 6 o'clock this evening for 7 people . we had to wait over an hour and half for our main meal ,6 of us did Not order starters . one of the children had to wait over 2 and a half...hours , after they got the order wrong for the child, we adults had finished our meal before she got hers.she then had to wait for a potion of chips that were pre ordered and requested 3 times now we are at 8.20 and the final straw that broke the camels back was after requesting our Bill it took a further 20 minutes .First and last time ,very disappointed indeed .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Bishop's Bar and Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5