Obviously, we love food and wine. At our very heart, we are food and wine people.
We live food and wine. Every day. And we love the pants off serving other food and wine people; just like you.
We’re all about a decent glass of wine, from a list with plenty of choice, a delicious plate of food and a bloody good natter with people you choose to be with. We really don’t think it has to be any more complicated than that.
We don’t love unnecessary formality to make things credible. We don’t think you need to dress up to show up. And we absolutely don’t believe the hype.
We believe in a good time. And we want you to have one!
We’d like to think we’ll see you regularly. Before dinner, after dinner, for dinner.
Who are the people behind The Bishop?
Owner Erez Gordon is not known for shying away from a challenge. He did, after all, star alongside Neil Perry and John Lethlean on Channel 7’s short-lived (and widely derided) “Restaurant Revolution”. Prior to that ignominious claim to fame, he cut his teeth in London, at Terence Conran’s Soho juggernaut, Mezzo as well as Antony Worrell Thomson’s Simpsons chain. Travels through France, Spain and Italy turned his wine infatuation into unadulterated obsession before returning to Australia where he headed the team at Melbourne’s three-hatted Jacques Reymond Restaurant and launched the iconic The Botanical to immediate acclaim as The Age’s Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year. Upon moving to Sydney he opened Bishop Sessa in 2012, taking over the space at southern Crown St, formerly occupied by Tabou.
Chef Troy Spencer was the co-owner of Newtown’s Spencer Guthrie restaurant and more recently Executive Chef at TarraWarra Estate, in the Yarra Valley, where he achieved the restaurant’s first chef’s hat in the 2018 National Good Food Guide.