VANCOUVER — Iconic Vancouver restaurant, Bishop’s, has announced it will close on Aug. 1, 2020 after a 35-year run in the city’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.
Owner John Bishop has sighted the cost of rent as a key factor in the decision. The 75-year-old restaurateur will retire when the restaurant closes to write and spend more time with family.
Opened in 1985, Bishop’s is known for farm-to-table ingredients, west-coast hospitality and great food.
“It’s been a terrific run,” says 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.”
Special services are in the works to thank and celebrate the restaurant’s customers.