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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours recommended Chinched and it did not disappoint. Our server, Anne, was very attentive and went out of her way to accommodate my dietary restrictions. The chef managed to pull off a version of the potato wrapped cod that was still very delicious...despite the many ingredients that needed to be removed from the dish, which is never an easy task! I left happy, satisfied and would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what the fuss is all about with this place. Chef is obviously trying too hard because the food was unnecessarily complicated. Not good value for money Service was slow and inattentive No bread served but maybe that’s not their bag .. Quite noisy...and a challenge to carry on a conversation with persons at your table. Can’t recommendMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant on a recent Saturday evening. The waiter was very helpful and personable, recommending his favorite dishes and giving us recommendations on other restaurants also. We enjoyed a charcuterie board with flavors we had not...anticipated, two creative fish entrees, and a dessert. The recommended wine paired well with our food. This dinner was a highlight of our time in St. John's and we recommend the restaurant highly!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed February 1, 2024

While most reviews left here on Tripadvisor are from Chinched's amazing guests in regards to their food, drinks and overall experience, I wanted to take this little opportunity to quickly share my experience as an employee. I have worked as a server at Chinched, off...and on, for over the past 10 years. With 15+ years in the service industry, I can say with full confidence that Chinched is truly something special! Our owners Michelle LeBlanc and Shaun Hussey have and continue to go above and beyond to make our little staff feel like a Family. Sure our staff socials are stellar, but I believe I can speak for everyone when I say that they empower all of us to not only be who we are but let it shine. They encourage our continued growth both in and outside the restaurant, and whether it be a food and wine tasting or to do with day to day opperations, our individual opinions are shown to hold great value. I believe the merit of any business is largly based on how they treat thir employees. So if thats something that matters to you as well, I just wanted to let you know, they couldn't treat us any better!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 2, 2023 via mobile

Chinched was by far the best restaurant that we visited while in St.John’s. The food and atmosphere were great. Similar to other reviewers, we also shared plates so that we had the chance to try various dishes. The pork Bao and Potato Crusted Cod were...both outstanding. Would recommend to anyone visiting St.John’s!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 15, 2023

This was not a good restaurant experience, not because of the food which was actually quite tasty, but because of the lackadaisical service and the management’s response to our inquiry about our food. Three tables who came after were served before or at the same...time. No conciliatory gesture was made by the female owner. These are tough times for restaurants and one would think that customer service should be a top priority. I tipped, reluctantly, for the kitchen. We were invisible to the server and not a concern of the owner. Bad all round.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 10, 2023

All was delicious, with some new twists to traditional dishes. Serving sizes may seem small but actually we’re just right. Gotta try the sourdough focaccia.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023

Fantastic restaurant with amazing food and excellent service. Cocktails are very creative too. You won’t be disappointed. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 23, 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service, lovely atmosphere. We shared plates as a group and had a great time! Just go! You won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 22, 2023

The food were very creative and one of a kind! The taste magnificent and sensational!! Each bite I said “Ohhh it’s sooo good” The staff were so pleasant and very friendly. They made me feel special!!! This restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere...❤️More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 16, 2023 via mobile

Fantastic meal, excellent service and a cozy atmosphere for date night. It’s been too long since we visited this gem. Everything made from scratch - from the pate sampler board to the braised lamb bao! We will be back again soon.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 17, 2023 via mobile

Went to Chinched for VDay last night and boy oh boy was it one to remember!! As always, the staff was warm, welcoming and took the time to talk us through each dish. We don’t usually share our meals when we go out (more accurately,...my partner doesn’t share his food haha) but with all the great choices on there new menu, we both wanted to have a little taste of everything. We shared 2 starters, and 4 mains between us and I honestly couldn’t pick one fave dish from the next. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shout out to Chef Emily and the entire kitchen staff for making our first VDay together so special!! Can not wait to get back down to pop a squat at the bar and try the Happy Hour Menu!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

This is the quaintest restaurant I've seen and the food was spot on! We enjoyed deep fried pigs ears (yes you read that right), a charcuterie board, oysters and potato crusted cod - all of it was simply amazing!! We had a lovely glass of...white wine to go with is, our most favourite dinner in St. John's, be sure to try it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

Food was excellent and unique. Our waitress was helpful and charming. The patio was lovely with lots of flowers to add atmosphere to dinner. Highly recommend. Reservations needed, but call later in the afternoon.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022 via mobile

Found the gem of restaurant in St John’s, fabulous food and service. Menu is different which I like and very inventive. See photos of menu and a couple of the dishes. We eat the Mexican carrots, the lamb and the cod wrapped in strings of...potato. I could have eaten everything on menuMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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There are very few seats downstairs and the space is very tight. The rest of the tables are upstairs and I didn't see an elevator.
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Chinched is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4