Bishop's Restaurant is closing this summer after 35 years of operation

Mar 3 2020, 6:48 pm

Vancouver has seen some longtime food-and-beverage establishments close recently.

YEW seafood + bar shuttered along with the Four Seasons Vancouver, South Granville’s longtime spot West Restaurant closed after 20 years of service, and now, we’ve learned Vancouver will be saying goodbye to another staple in its food scene.

Bishop’s Restaurant will be closing this summer, on August 1, 2020.

Restaurateur John Bishop is retiring and the iconic Kitsilano eatery will be too.

A true institution in the city’s dining industry, Bishop’s opened in 1985 and is known for serving up stellar Pacific Northwest cuisine in the heart of Kits.

Bishop will be retiring in order to spend more time with his family, reads the press release.

“It has been a terrific run,” said Bishop. “After 35 years, our customers have become good friends, but now I want to spend more time with my own family and get to work on another book. I also want to use these next few months to say thank you to my customers and our entire team, the people who made all of this possible. My name may be on the door, but Bishop’s is all about a team effort, and that includes the dozens of local farms and suppliers who provide us with the incredible seasonal ingredients we prepare for your plate.”


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Bishop will be organizing some “special nights” before the eatery closes for good.

“I want to find some special ways to celebrate and thank our customers,” adds Bishop. “I might even try and get some of our alumni chefs back together for one incredibly memorable meal that hits all the high notes of the past 35 years.”

Be sure to stop into this legendary spot before it shutters.


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