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Grates Cove Studios

Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
+1 709-587-3880
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove 2+ hours from St. John's just to have lunch here based on a recommendation from an acquaintance. Well worth the drive, which was pretty good from a sightseeing perspective. Courtney explained our menu options in good detail. We selected and shared a spiced beet...More

Thank 1955pjl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up to Grates Cove on the Baccalieu Trail for the views (which are outstanding) and found this little restaurant/art studio run by a lovely couple. Their food is a blend of local Newfoundland Cuisine with a side of Cajun thrown in.

Thank dcunningham49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I travelled to Grates Cove to see the sites and take advantage of the hiking trails.. thank goodness we forgot to eat before we got there.. we dropped into the Grates Cove Studio where they had Lobster Pie Cod E'touffe Louisiana pancakes...More

1  Thank Terencio2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at Grates Cove Studios, and had 2 amazing breakfasts, 2 incredible dinners, one lovely musical evening, and two terrific hosts. This was a GREAT experience -- the food was lovingly prepared and carefully (and lusciously) described, and the experience was...More

2  Thank Jacquelyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we set out on a family day trip to explore the peninsula north of Carbonear and were worried about where to eat when another tipped us off to the studios. very very happy to find city-quality food in such a gorgeous place. had great chats...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a unique experience on your visit to Newfoundland, plus great food and a breathtaking view, be sure to visit Courtney and Terrence at Grates cove studios! We signed up for a cooking class. My husband and I worked with Courtney...More

Thank adventurers337
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Twenty-four of us on a Roadscholar trip visited Grates Cove, Newfoundland. Terence took us out onto the hills overlooking the cove and told us all about the Irish settlers to Grates Cove. It was fascinating. Courtney and her mother cooked an awesome meal. They made...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I recently stayed at the B&B, which was very clean and very cozy. The room had wifi access and Netflix which was an added bonus in the nighttime. The Restaurant is in walking distance to the B&B which is great anyone looking to stretch thier...More

Thank CMeadus95
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Having eaten in a number of Newfoundland eateries over the past two weeks we found this restaurant the most exciting. You do have to be prepared for fairly high prices but this is not your average place. I rarely put “excellent” in a review but...More

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gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Thank you so much. It means the world to us to know that people are enjoying their experiences here in Grates Cove. We also truly appreciate you taking the time to review your experience. Thank you again, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix

Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

If you are ever in Grates Cove you must stop for lunch here. Its a rustic, earthy restaurant. The food is excellent! You must have the partridge berry tea.

Thank Billie L
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourslef while in Grates Cove, and we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience. Sincerley, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix Howell

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Grates Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 709-587-3880
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Dine on a fusion of Newfoundland, Cajun and Asian-inspired home cooking in the Old School House. Savour delicious Korean BBQ sandwiches on toutons or traditional Louisiana gumbo created with snow crab and other local ingredients that are fresh in season. The restaurant at Grates Cove Studios allows owners Terrence and Courtney Howell, Newfoundland and South Louisiana natives, to offer the dishes they have enjoyed cooking together since their courtship in South Korea. Pack one of our picnic backpacks and have lunch in the gardens, next to the ocean or at one of the many picnic tables throughout Grates Cove. Join professional Artist Terrence Howell on a guided walk through one of the Grates Cove's trails lined with historic rock walls. (By reservation only.) Visit Grates Cove Studios where you can eat, explore and create in the beautiful, rugged coastal landscapes of Newfoundland's historic Grates Cove and the scenic Baccalieu Trail. Stay overnight in our B&B or vacation home that offers stunning views of icebergs, whales, and the Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve. Located on the Baccalieu trail at most northerly point of the Avalon Peninsula, the town of Grates Cove is a national historic site boasting hiking trails, dry stone rock walls and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Grates Cove Studios are a home away from home for artists, writers, and travelers alike. A two-hour drive from the city of St. John's, Grates Cove Studios are open year round.
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