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Chinched Bistro

7 Queen St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4B5, Canada
+1 709-722-3100
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“charcuterie” (29 reviews)
“pavlova” (10 reviews)
“cavatelli” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
7 Queen St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4B5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There were four of us for dinner. I ordered the pot stickers. They were delicious but the portion was tiny. I also ordered the hand cut spaghetti and it was ridiculously small for the price. We split the charcuterie combo which was good. We were...More

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bistro serves small plates that are very tasty. However, our meal would have been better if the service was more responsive and the food hotter. We waited over 40 minutes for our second course. The waiter kept on saying it was coming, yet the...More

Thank EileenG17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at the new location last night and Chinched surpassed all expectations. The service was exceptional - incredibly attentive, warm and personable. An impressive menu with flavoursome share plates. Well stocked bar, dim lit, and funky music playlist. A little gem which in my...More

Thank Christie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with Pigs ears fries with a house made hot sauce, perfectly done, nice and crispy and just the right amount of heat. Charcuterie & cheese combo platter came with house made mortadella and Serrano ham, along with the house pickles and an added touch,...More

Thank PeterDa1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New location on Bates Hill has much better ambiance. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the 'Happy Hour" menu, a smaller version of the main menu. Staff were busy but attentive. Portion size was great and allowed us to share like tapas.

Thank c4pl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Party of 5 attended for a birthday celebration. New location on Bates Hill still has parking issues, as does almost all downtown restaurants so leave early & hope you can find a spot! Two ordered the combo charcuterie which by all accounts was excellent. Chinched...More

Thank Baremusic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can only speak to the appetizer quality as we waited for over 2.5 hours and did not receive the main courses. Service staff were trying their best but issues were elsewhere. Discussed it with a manager or senior staff person and the response was that...More

Thank Cangolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chinched has a bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs on a quiet street. The cooking is eclectic. Pigs ears (spicy and good) to start along with charcuterie (which was enough for two) followed by a pan-seared cod, delicious. My companion had cauliflower (also spicy) and chanterelles...More

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To say we love this restaurant would be an understatement! We visited their new location the first night they opened and enjoyed the same experience of great tasting food and efficient, friendly service. Caviar has been added to the menu so of course we could...More

1  Thank jode3115
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Some restaurants just have a vibe! This is a small place, reservations are necessary, but the food is terrific and the ambiance is infectious -- everyone's having a good time! Small plates are the order of the day, with a local and sort-of Thai theme....More

Thank BluenoseQueen
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Cait M
29 June 2016|
Response from CTRocks | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 4B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-3100
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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.
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