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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 yesterday NEW 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 

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Thank John J
Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Olga M
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 

south africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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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.

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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 

london
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

was nice to sit by window eating mussels then my game pie the wife had the fish stew she said it could do with bread but it was nice I would eat there again every thing was from local farms etc I like that

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

Really kind words and we hope to see you again before too long More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in attic room 1 which is advertised as budget and the room matched that description. I would however say that £80 is overpriced for this standard of room. The room is certainly tired and is in need of some decoration. The shower is showing signs of wear and again needs some attention. The host was welcoming and attentive... More 

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Thank Rachie1606
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Having seen previous trip advisor reviews were very sceptical about the visit. The room was gorgeous with a slight issue of wood louse infestation in the bathroom. The staff were wikid with the right intentions just in need of a little training. They went out of their way to make our stay fab (irons unavailable) ironed a shirt and at... More 

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Thank Hales300
Bristol
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Really poor customer service. This place is getting the food right, but seem to have missed the memo on making customers feel special when they are going out for a posh meal. The young staff are much better, weirdly its the management that are letting the side down.

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Thank Sarah B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mussels starter and lobster main - divine !!! Great atmosphere and great food We dined on a sunday night so it was quiet but great service, french music playing softly in the background - definately worth a visit - i asked for extra garlic with my mussels - served with the most divine home made bread i have ever tasted... More 

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Thank Raddy1971
Philip Bill A, Manager at Bishops, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed dining at Bishops. And thank you for commending the service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 40
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
Description
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?