Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Bishop, East Dulwich

Some very lucky friends of ours have just bought a place in East Dulwich! So we have decided to join them in investigating the area and trying all of the local eateries. First up on a very wet and windy Sunday afternoon we booked in for lunch at The Bishop on Lordship Lane.

Lordship Lane is great, it's filled with loads of independent restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs so always good for a spot of lunch and a wander. They also have a Picture House in case you fancy catching a movie. This area is walking distance from several train stations and also has free parking on most of the back roads.

The Bishop is a large but cosy pub. The staff are really friendly, helpful and attentive, which is just what you need on a Sunday! Also dogs are welcome. We all went for a roast, the pork, the chicken and the beef and the portions were perfectly huge. There was lashings of meat with buttered veg that were extremely delicious, a few roasties and a ginormous Yorkshire pudding to top it off all with extra gravy!

I really cannot fault the roast dinner, it was perfect and almost as good as the home cooked version. This was washed down with a beer and four glasses of wine for a total bill of £90 between the four of us, including service. Bearing in mind the time, effort and mess a roast dinner makes I would definitely consider this as a good and reasonably priced home made alternative.

We were too full for dessert but these also looked delicious. Next time I will save room as I had my eye on another customers sticky toffee pudding and I don't think I will be able to resist again! They had veggie roasts available and roast alternatives that also looked great, definitely check out their menu online!

Make sure you book in advance as we witnessed some unlucky folks get turned away! All in all the Bishop was a great introduction to East Dulwich and we already have our eye on some other places to try! Watch out for future blogs.