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Chinched offers a creative dining experience with a focus on hand crafted gourmet food prepared with traditional preservation techniques, sustainable methods and whole animal butchery. Attention to detail, casual atmosphere, thoughtful wine and drink lists and creative menu offerings are prepared and executed by a very dedicated team at Chinched. We also offer a large variety of House Made Charcuterie and artisanal products in our deli.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian
FEATURES
Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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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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Reviewed June 21, 2022

When we go to Chinched we know we are in for an experience. The food is always delicious, the bartender Danny makes the best drinks in town and the waiter staff are always so friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Inventive menu, friendly staff, excellent service. This place is such a winner. The food is always perfectly considered and prepared - you can literally feel the care that goes into the menu and each dish. The staff and owners are so invested, and so grateful...to their customers. Its local, familiar, interesting, adventurous, comforting, all in one! Always leave feeling happier than when I came!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

This is one of my favourite places to eat in St. John's, food never fails, service is always impeccable. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

Out with friends and shared an eclectic variety of apps and mains. Very shareable menu. The cocktails were inventive and worth the price. Good variety of wines and local beer. Everyone told us to try the pigs ears which was interesting …. But a once...only thing. All the meats on the charcuterie plate were cured there. Service was good and quick, which was great for a sharing meal.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed January 1, 2021 via mobile

The meal was delicious and the service excellent! It was my first visit to this restaurant and I will be back!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

We enjoyed our visit to Chinched. It was rather expensive but the food was good. The beet salad was yummy but very rich. The seafood soup was great. The deep fried pigs ears was an interesting dish to try. I’d do shared plates if I...went again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020

My boyfriend and I had a great experience for our first time at Chinched! The food was great and the service was even better. Reasonably priced food, however, the alcoholic beverages were a little overpriced (but worth it, yummy!). We will definitely be back for...more.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020

We really enjoyed our first evening at Chinched. It was recommended by some friends and it did not disappoint.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 17, 2020

Given the covid conditions I worry about some of my favourite restaurants. This is one of the best and I have eaten well in over 60 countries. We have been twice this week. Always good, always as local as possible. My son who has cooked...in restaurants from Vancouver to Halifax agrees that chinched is the business. Inventive cocktails, great pasta, fantastic meats (their real strength), local beer... Support your local eatery !More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Once again we had a great time and amazing food @ Chinched. The ever changing menus continue to offer very tasty and unique plates. The Yaki Onigiri was SO good! Don't let the description of the dish scare you! The SPAM is not from a...can! We will be back again soon!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

Cannot say enough about how much we loved the perfectly tasty, balanced, and specially crafted small plates at a supper out one night when we lived out east. Gorgeous dark chocolate and a most excellent server (an owner of the restaurant too, I believe--something wonderful...to see) ended our meal on a perfect note. Every course from start to finish was mouth watering, and we left thoroughly impressed. A must do if in St. John's! Will never miss returning for a bite when back for a visit!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

If you’re into sharing smaller plates, this restaurant is definitely for you! While we didn’t go for the popular charcuter board offerings, we did try several other dishes and a variety of cocktails. Each was delightful! The Shag It cocktail was especially surprising, and contains...mustard of all things. Don’t be shy; it’s delicious! The nightly special Kentucky Blonde was also spectacular, as was the service. The squid ink pasta was easily the best squid I’ve ever had, and the pork belly arrangement was expertly prepared, even if untraditional in presentation. Book it now and let this little gem surprise you!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4