Nothing lasts forever

We’re currently closed while we undergo a refurb, but will keep you posted about when we’ll be flinging open the doors….exciting times, huh?!

So, what can you expect?

It’s easy!

Simpler. Bolder. Funner.


We are 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. It doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that.

We believe in a good time. 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. Food and wine people just like you. Shared passions are a wonderful thing!

Tell you what we don’t love. We don’t love bullshit. And gee! There’s a lot of that about. 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’re keeping all the stuff we loved about Bishop Sessa: the broad wine list (with plans for making it broader), the smiling staff, the delicious food, the warmth and the openness. And we’re junking all the other stuff: the formal structure, the expensive night out, the restaurant-ness of it. Think of it as less strait-laced and more the top of a slippery slope. All the things that make you go weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

At The Bishop, we’ll be delivering casual feels without sacrificing quality or care. We plan to be a little younger, a little friskier and less of a wallet drain. So we’d like to think we’ll see you more often.

Before dinner, after dinner, for dinner.

The place will look a little different. As you’d expect. But the bones will be the same, with all your favourite people still taking orders, pulling corks, pouring wine, bringing food and generally ensuring you’re having a good time.

We’re very excited to show you the new Bishop and look forward to seeing you at our place for a drink and a bite to eat very soon…

Our new operating hours will be 4pm til midnight, Tuesday to Saturday.


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LJ Loch
This is one of my fav eating experiences! Incredible food, great wine list and extraordinary service! You will LOVE it!
Jemma Burt
Great food. Amazing wine. A wonderfully delightful experience!
Catherine Lockstone
Brilliant food, always a must when in Sydney. Great atmosphere only matched by the food.
Laurel Martin
After dining here recently I recommend the food, wine choice and service. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. A great place and we will be back very soon.
Allison Brown
Lovely restaurant with amazing friendly staff and amazing food
Chris Boxsell
Awesome always. Love the place Food is sensational, Eres is brilliant and wine selection large.
Craig Bonney
We had a wonderful evening here with relatives visiting from Cairns - affordable, delicious food with exceptional service ... STUNNING!!!
Paula Honeyman
Ate, laughed, talked and drank on New Years Eve at Bishop Sessa for the second year. Embarking to 2018 with beautiful food, well matched wine and helpful service was a great way to start. Thankyou for helping us create a family memory with a fabulous dining experience .
Sarah Elizabeth
Consistently fantastic food, fabulous service. The real deal!
Angela Bugarski
I absolutely love the food, it's so tasty and differant to your food in lots of restaurants, and their wine cellar is amazing, will be comming back when I visit Sydney again �
Brendan Docherty
Amazing food. The bread and Chefs appetiser is always awesome. Great attentive staff who leave you to enjoy your chats and meals. Great wine list which are usually very tasty (just a little expensive for middle of the road wines)
Kate Elizabeth
Perfect for our anniversary! The food and service is incredible!
Kylie Sharp Michell
Love Bishop Sessa! Great food, great service 👍
Axel Peeck
We have been here a few times and the food was, as always, awesome. The new menu is spectacular and a bit different. You have to try it. Great matching wines and the service super friendly as always. Love this place
Alex Salamakha
Visited the restaurant with a group of friends. Impressive wine list, well presented and tasty food, great service. Definitely will be back
Liv Mac
Exceptional value and impeccable food. Have had many special nights as well as more casual dinner at the Bishop!
Constantine Karteris
Overall a hand to mouth delight. Ambieance is the kicker.
Katia Todeschini-Martin
Amazing food, incredible wine, outstanding service, all for a great price! I've been to excellent (also famous and expensive) restaurants in and outside of Australia, and honestly Bishop Sessa is up there in the top 5!! Maybe even top 3!! We had the 6 course degustation with matching wines, every single dish was to die for. My highlights are the king fish ceviche and the duck lasagne. Incredible! Would go back again tomorrow and the next day! :)
Martin Begg
Wow. Loved It. The Food is Exceptional. Service is Wonderful. A Great Night Out.
Annie Braendle
One of the best restaurants I have been to in Sydney, loved the degustation menu. Will be back to eat my favourites again;)
Jelena Dermisek
I had my hens night at Bishop Sessa last weekend and it was absolutely divine! The evening was perfect from the moment I walked in to the end :) The restaurant organised a set menu for us with a variety of choices for each course to cater for 20 girls. The staff were very attentive and polite, the ambience was beautiful and the food was delicious! Highly recommend :)
Kat Cook-Pearce
Carrot dessert = amazing!!! Also the pork was cooked wonderfully...
Bessa Boo
Had the most incredible dinner last night! (Maybe a little bias) the service was great, the drinks where incredible (try the 'Agro-Bianco'... It was orgasmic) and the FOOD!!!! Let's just say my husband was happy to leave this world after eating the pork.... Well done team! Thanks so very much for yet another gorgeous meal from Chef Paul Cooper, Miss Briony Bradford and the crew!
Rory Flynn
We went twice in a month. Heading back soon. Beautiful food and wonderful service.
Jessica de Vries
My new favourite! Perfect food, wine and service. I haven't stopped talking about it and have made plans to return. Staff = brilliant!
Tempest Waters
Love it. Do yourself a favour and eat there. Great service, fabulous food.
Xtina Linning
In total L❤️VE with this joint. Service + food + atmosphere = a dining delight..... Cocktails are delicious too
Natira Drayton
Thank you Bishop Sessa team for hosting my husbands 40th birthday dinner. The 6 course degustation was impeccable and the wines well matched to each course. The staff had just the right balance of availability when you needed them and obsequiousness when you didn't - nothing was too much trouble. We definitely plan to come back!
Erez Gordon
Helen Deveny Wright
Caitlin McGrath
Allie Bailey
Nancy Brockman
Heather Birch
Alex Iljin
Sammie Bennett
Christopher Ferro
Peta Tumpey
Mark Gorton
Jackie Furby
Kristel Särak
George Mateski
Took wife for her birthday and we absolutely loved it had the degustation menu everything was 5*
Matthew Fleming
Great food and super friendly team.................
Jemma Myors
Thomas Cooke
Juliette Overland
Scott Emerson
Maybe my 6th time to this amazing place. 7 course degustation this time and truly amazing.
Chay B Rox
Fantastic food & service, inventive cocktail menu as well �
Joy Davies
Beautiful lunch, great wine choices and excellent service
Francesca Bartuccio
Sensational food, service & atmosphere with a smile, a must dining destination our 2nd time here...we will be back
Sara Eugenia
Great service, food was amazing, Tuesday/Wednesday special excellent value
Paul McJannet
Mark Stanley
We had the degustation with matched wines, with a group of 10 for a birthday. The service, food, and atmosphere was fantastic. Everybody loved their dishes, full of flavour and a nice twist on traditional dishes.
Debbie Spence
Susanne Petersen Edwards
Throughly enjoyed the experience 👌 The Tuesday/Wednesday special was fantastic 💕
Aleisha McCall
Beautiful spot for dinner. Incredible food and dessert is a must try!
Mansour Soltani
Awesome food, one of crown street's hidden gems. Must go back
Barry Mealia
Deb Turney
Went to.a workshop here and we had set menu....but the food was impressive....staff and service excellent....and great wine list....would come back...
Shay Lee
The degustation menu is amazing and the wait staff are very friendly and attentive
Josh Williams
Nothing to fault with this restaurant. Food and service was excellent. Well done guys definately coming back again and reccomending to friends and family 😀
Alexandra Robinson
The food is incredible �� the staff are knowledgeable
Caio Ayala
Madhya Chandra Karmacharya
Tiffany Bremmell
Delicious, lovely service, highly recommended! Don't 2nd guess getting the chocolate tart �
Alison Barry
Brilliant place for dinner. The staff are absolutely lovely and attentive. The food is very good value, and beautiful quality, presentation and flavours. Highly recommend
Timothy Nicholls
Rena Abe
This is my forth time. I love wine paring course menu. For this time, I thought that dolce was a bit too rich and could not finish them all. (After all the meat dish, I think I'd prefer fresh gelato with sherry or espresso with chocolate cake without peanut butter ice cream...) But we had a good time.
Leigh Jackson
Class from aperitif to dessert. A really special place to dine. Will definitely be back.
Yuri Cherniavsky
Good was interesting and innovative. Wine offered with set menu: Tasmanian Pinot Gregio and French Sec were not good match and mediocre
Mitchell Saunders
Joei Corpuz
Kim Maree
Michael Sideris
We had our work Xmas party there over th weekend, as always the food was first class with the service to match!! Erez is a first class operator and he knows how to give the rock star treatment to every single one of his guests. Can't wait to go back again and again!! I recommend the Bishop highly to everyone, an experience that must be had.
Liam Walsh
It's outstanding. Flavours are incredible. They know how to cook.
Will Hayes
Karen Mclaughlan
Stephen Dunn
Alexie Lexie
I've visited Bishop Sessa twice this year and whether you come for dinner or for dessert the food is always great.
Amee Boyce
Beautiful food and wine! Had a wonderful time with my family dining here last night, food and service exceptional. Will be back for sure!
Rie Ocampo
Had an amazing dinner here! Definitely will come back to Sydney for this!!
Ausberto Ocampo
Chris Kremastos
Great atmosphere, starting at the wine bar set the path for a fine meal and night
Julia Merrington
Absolutely fabulous creative, delicious stunning food. I've eaten there three times now and each time has been better than the last. I can't recommend it highly enough.
David Taylor
Fantastic food. A surprise at each course with delicious between-course morsels to keep you topped up. Good choice of wines
Marie Sharp
Bishop sessa is one of my favorite restaurants in surry hills.
Katrina Anne
Janet Hall
Love, love, love this restaurant. Beautiful, creative food. Degustations to die for. This is truly one of Sydney's hidden gems!
Christine Toohey
Excellent food we love the degustation menu also reasonably priced. Wine list is comprehensive but not pretentious. All the staff are attentive, respectful and efficient. Highly recommend for groups and romantic lunches. Toilet is on first floor up tight staircase so couldn't recommend for disabled.
Stephen Sander
We visited Bishop Sessa twice now. First on a date night, and we had such a great time we returned with a large table of friends to try their degustation menu. Both visits were an unqualified success. On our date night we ordered from the menu and every dish was flawless, with the charcuterie board for two an absolute stand out, and the duck breast was simply divine with its crispy skin and juicy, tender meat. The degustation menu was also a stand out – we are still getting compliments from our friends for taking them to Bishop Sessa.
Emily Yeung
Diane Yanire
Dear Bishop Sessa team, we came on Friday night (group of 7) for the degustation menu. Each course was fantastic with delicious balanced matching wines. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. It was great value for money. Thank you for the birthday attention that you did for our friend when you served the dessert. We will come back for sure and spread the word about your wonderful restaurant. We had such a great time that we were the last ones to leave!
Sophie Carroll
So delicious!! The kitchen accommodated a pescaterian on our table in the degustation. Each course was a knockout dish and the wines really interesting and varied! Wait staff so lovely and attentive! Somehow walked out after 9 courses!
Maria Toktor
Amilia Samdani
Amazing food, awesome staff and service! Hubby and I had the degustation menu, I had advised them I am pregnant everything was well cooked and prepared for me! 10/10 for sure
Niel Isdale
Amanda Stevens
Kim Lyn
Been here a few times actually, but visited last night after a long while. Food was still phenomenal as the last visit, and kudos to the friendly staff that accommodated a little 8 month old princess. Not sure if babies come in a lot, but she certainly loved the duck fat chips! My girl friends loved the wagyu! Also, pate on the charcuterie board was a stand out.
Glenys Purcell
My daughter and son in law took us there for a degustation meal and we loved every mouthful of food we had. Have talked about the wonderful experience we had there. We are from Melbourne. Great service as well :)
Virginia Shaw
Wonderful degustation menu with matching wines, amazing service and caring front of house team, thank you.
Andrew Broughan
We did the degustation, it really makes for a wonderful experience when The food is amazing and they match up brilliantly with delicious and balanced wines. Thanks Erez, we'll be back
Kylie Jane
Fantastic! The only disappointment was my entree-I picked the wrong thing but I know for next time :)
Dominic Gibson
See my comments punters, lunchers & assorted christian debauchers....
Spiro Doukakis
Great food creations! Friendly service staff Good value
Jacqui Bonner
Thank you so much for a great night at your Autumn Dinner. Food wine service and atmosphere where all amazing! Esp loved the mushroom dish. Will be back!
Tegan Brusentsev
Surry Hills has lots of great places to eat and this is certainly one of the best. The food, staff & ambiance are all spot on, feel so lucky to have such a great restaurant within walking distance!!
Robert J Liong
Great modern Australian food in comfortable surrounds
Marianne Nash
Scott Sam
Went to sydney specifically for this culinary experience and it did not let us down. Chef paul cooper provides a flavour and dining horripilation that makes every dish complimentary and discrete from course to course. The wine list is prodigious with many offered from around world as well as indigenous and australian varieties. All of these have been specifically selected to compliment the delectable menu. The service is nothing short of exemplary with humour thrown in to make the sophisticated dining experience more light hearted and fun. Do yourself a favour, leave the children at home put aside an evening and immerse yourself in the culinary experience that is bishop sessa. The best food I have ever had!
Liam Cooke
Tim Mitchell
Robyn Mann
Absolutely divine! Well done to chef and staff!!! Love,Love.Love
Evita Burns
Took my sister here tonight for her birthday. Beautiful food and service, definitely coming back!
Linh My Quach
Nick Sowden
This is seriously (without being serious) the best restaurant in Sydney if you love food. Between Chef Paul Cooper and Erez Gordon we have been provided amazing evenings on all of the five times we have eaten here - I ❤️Duck & Pinot being the favourite - give them a call and get in there for either one of there 'themed' nights or just a (not so) standard dinner. You will enjoy!
Evan Harrison
Alexandra von Rabenau
Georgia Contos
Amazing food, really innovative & fresh ideas. The deserts were the highlight. Yummy!!!
Sean Bakes
Best place I have been in years.
Jonny Whitehead
Debbie Mullett
Nicole Ivancev
Finally managed to get myself into this friendly joint to enjoy one of the most perfectly cooked Aylesbury duck breasts I've ever consumed! The ingredients in ALL dishes are supremely selected. I made my booking by inboxing their FB with an immediate reply and happy to accommodate. Highly recommended. Happy days
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Josh Graham
23:45 18 Aug 18
Had a delicious sake night upstairs. Food and wine always good.
richard storey
09:43 25 Jun 18
Excellent food and a great cellar, service was impeccable. Highly recommended
Tracey Colley
08:26 26 Apr 18
As the grand daughter of a ww1 light horseman (even wrote a book about it!!) I might not agree with everyone else's opinion about ANZAC day but I believe a fundamental part of any healthy democracy is everybody having a right to state their beliefs. Good on Bishop Sessa for having the courage to provide a space for dissonant voices and diversity. And outstanding Noah and drinking poos too!!
Nicole Mitchell
00:08 26 Apr 18
I bloody love this place! It's the local restaurant you've always wanted! Cozy, casual & friendly but still elegant and refined. Food is incredible and the wine list is a bit daunting initially, but the staff really know their stuff and will guide you to some really unusual and interesting varietals. I'd come here every week if my schedule permitted...
Nancy Drew
23:45 25 Apr 18
I love this place! My new fave restaurant in Sydney - consistently good food & great service AND definitely one of the best wine lists I've had the good fortune to come across. As Arnie said, I'll be back!
Andy Coruzzi
00:01 19 Feb 18
A guardian of character and an ordained member of ambience. I have visited Bishop Sessa several times over the past few years, and have always held it in high regard. We visited again a few nights ago and were relieved more than anything, that a restaurant we had loved, was still alive, kicking and full of vim and vigour. Bishop's ambience is reminiscent of our days wandering the streets of Paris, finding unique dining experiences with a buzz in the air and a wonderful atmosphere. I would highly recommend for a reasonably priced, finer dining experience. My only sour point was that one of our waitresses was a little on the chilly side. The other was great.
Sami Goldstein
04:55 14 Jan 18
This is my favourite restaurant in Sydney. The food is amazing and the cocktails are dangerous. The staff here are incredible. They know their wine list sooo well. I recommend coming on Tuesdays or Wednesday for the 3 course for 50 dollars. Such good value.
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