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Bishops Cottage Main Road, West Lulworth BH20 5RQ, England
+44 1929 400552
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic dinner in a quaint restaurant with great quality food, good wine, excellent service & a menu of local produce. Had a perfect evening, probably mostly due to the company, but the food in this little restaurant was excellent. The scallops were huge & cooked just right with a sauce that complimented perfectly. Mussels, with no cream in the sauce... More 

Thank Moonseeker2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food at the Bishop, which was local, well presented and tasty. The restaurant itself also has a nice ambiance and the staff were very friendly, if not in need with some familiarisation with the menu. Atmosphere slightly spoilt by some very rude fellow diners, however on the whole a very good experience.

Thank Nick M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've never had to return a plate of food however for the first time at Bishops we had to. The welcome, was frost bitten to say the least, much like the food!! The atmosphere was non existent and staff seemed untrained and lacking in knowledge. It is a beautiful building however really need to be honest with clientele about menu... More 

1 Thank Matt B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well all seemed very nice, but think twice.... Customer Service was non existent. Dining etiquette - not there and food very average. My wife's stew was warmed in the microwave - we heard the dinger go off! All very twee menus but to be honest they have a long way go to improve the customer dining experience and the food... More 

Thank Shaun C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a great difficulty to find a good place to dine locally (West Lulworth). According to the reviews made by previous customers, the Bishop restaurant did not appear attractive to us in the first place because of unrealistic expectations and people simply being fussy, but we decided to have a go. And it was the right choice. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Victoria A
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

Thank you Victoria. This is a special review and much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you both again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We have just returned home after staying here for the weekend and we're very supprised to read the reviews as of the bad service and food and accommodation. Please ignore all of the below reviews and take yourself down here for a weekend and make your own minds up as I think the people that have done reviews are very... More 

1 Thank John J
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

Many thanks. So pleased you enjoyed your visit. It is also good that the silent majority who have a good experience are now saying so. The moaners and whingers who are actually a tiny minority, although one would think so, need to be counter-balanced. We hope to see you again at Bishops. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here. The place felt somehow awkward and the waiter can be a bit rude sometimes, although we noticed he was making an effort. The food is quite pricy and average. Still good choice of seafood.

Thank Olga M
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

Your comments are noted although I think you'll find our prices are if anything on the low side. Service is a feature we are always trying to improve...and will keep doing so. More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and myself visited here a few nights ago as it was the last night of our Christmas break together. The food was fantastic however when we visited the menu was limited due to stock issues (was told it was due to Christmas deliveries) I had the scallops and they were perfect! Only piece of advice was the Mussels... More 

Thank KandD765
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

Thanks. It has been a difficult to manage food stocks as our suppliers have had many days off themselves. We has succeeded quite well but the trade off with freshness has been a challenge. I am sure you appreciated this. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The restaurant staff put on such a lovely birthday meal for myself and a group of friends. We had freshly caught lobster and oysters- amazing service and the owners really put themselves out to make it special thank you so much! Stunning location and independently owned establishment at the Cove makes a nice change!

Thank loujencop
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to place this review More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This attractive and busy place delivers great food. We visited to escape cold and catch England rugby match. What great hosts and convivial atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank Plytanachi
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

The Rugby was a great draw this autumn. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you here again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
Seafood, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishops Cottage Main Road, West Lulworth BH20 5RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  West Lulworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 400552
Bishops is a large detached building on the beach at Lulworth cove. It has a large garden and swimming pool overlooking the Cove. It has three suites, a bar and a 30 seater dining room.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?