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Bishops Cottage Main Road, West Lulworth BH20 5RQ, England
+44 1929 400552
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch on a bank holiday. There was only one other table but we were made to feel like a burden on their time. Some basic friendliness wouldn't go amiss. The food was fine. Nothing special and probably a bit overpriced for what it was. They even charged for tap water because we were told they "bottle it".

Thank G_Th0mps0n
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice location with good decor. Stopped for Tea and cake. After a bit of a reluctant start the chap behind the desk was friendly and helpful, although did explain it had been a very busy day (Easter Sunday) so cake choice limited and hot chocolate for my wife and youngest son seemed to be a bit of a struggle, not... More 

Thank dominic c
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed at this restaurant. Very friendly and efflcient staff. I would recommend this as a pleasant place to eat. The food is good but not excellent so I would recommend them to do more options including vegetarian and vegan options. One person in our group is a vegan so she could only eat chips! Could they consider thick... More 

Thank cheetah2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on a Friday night, there was no atmosphere at all and the whole place looked bare and cold, we ordered Jumbo Cod and Chips, it was NOT jumbo just an average size piece of fish in batter, the batter was not cooked properly and the chips were skinny french fries and not many of them,... More 

Thank Sue6676
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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?