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Chinched Bistro

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7 Queen St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4K2, Canada
+1 709-722-3100
17:30 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When folks are visiting in town I make sure they get a taste of Chinched. The Happy Hour special of a beverage and individual charcuterie board can't be beat. Wait staff are well informed and the one owner I've met, Michelle, is very engaging. I'll keep going back.

Thank Brewhfx
Saskatoon, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was good and the service was excellent. The manager came by our table to check that all was well and chatted for a while.

Thank KandDStoon
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The food is amazing! The atmosphere cozy and the service fantastic! Would highly recommend! We've been there a few times now and have never been disappointed.

Thank cowanheightsdental
St. John's, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to this restaurant for some time and we were delighted with both the food and service. They do chacuterie and small plates although some of the small plates seemed reasonable for a meal.They do their own sausage and other meats. Delicious! And the taste and presentation of the other food was excellent. Potato wrapped cod over the... More 

Thank Jimoldford
Mount Pearl, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Chinched Bistro… After stalling…. & Imean stalling my visit to Chinched Bistro. Open 6+ years & only visiting now; The 25th of November 2016 to be exact. Effin' Wicked… Atmosphere excellent! The Food…mmmmmm! Moorish goes without saying!!! Just wanted to try it all… My Wife & I had not been going out much lately… Busy & all that… what a... More 

Thank psh0p
Port Credit
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had a great meal in this charming restaurant. For the quality of food, it was very reasonably priced. The charcuterie is delicious and such a great variety of meats and cheese. Reservations are necessary.

Thank Melinda G
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232 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

So I should point out that we came during the gold medal plates evening, so the regular cook team wasn't on. Service was excellent and there was a buzz on the competition next door. The charcuterie was very good, as were the steak and duck. The cod was a miss with the bean sides. Desert was ranked high, especially the... More 

Thank Paul D
St. John's, Canada
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173 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

All the food we ate hear was great, clinched offers some higher end food in a relaxed atmosphere that is somewhat casual. they offer a variety of dishes that can be served in small or larger portions. Crispy pig fries were great, as was both pasta dishes. The atmosphere is a little dull, not much on the decor side, but... More 

Thank honestskipper
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Chinched has a variety of charcuterie plates as well as an entree menu. The wine list is varied and not expensive.

Thank Derek P
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The wife and I went for a meal and it was great. The food was to die for and the staff as expected were so friendly and knew their stuff about the food and drink. Going back in Jan 2017. Happy days.

Thank Fiona S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Queen St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-3100
Chinched Bistro 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?