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The Bookworm

Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
+86 28 8552 0177
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (7 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

We went on a Sunday afternoon to listen to live music. The vibe is laid back and relaxing, and the food is very good. We had the Thai Chicken and the cheeseburger, and both servings were plentiful. The best thing about The Bookworm is the...More

Thank Uchitel
Reviewed 21 September 2014

The Bookworm had been recommended to me by several friends & I wasn't disappointed. As soon as we walked through the doors there was such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. The place is full of ex pats and I only wish there had been live music...More

Thank angelwings79
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great place to get connected with other expats, but also meet some nice local people. Quiet if you want to read or get some work done. Extremely friendly atmosphere

1  Thank Darren S
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We had a nice evening with good food, fancy drinks and a lot of nice people. The Bookworm is a good spot to meet expats.

1  Thank katzeWilly2
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Perfect place to end the evening with a beer, wine or whisky. The food is OK to good but not fantastic but the atmosphere is very nice.

Thank Johnny G
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Lovely atmosphere. Great the books everywhere. Nice food, excellent live piano. All round enjoyable place to spend the evening.

Thank KitCrisp
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

First time to the Bookworm and hopefully not the last. This is a place you must visit. Wednesday and Fridays are jazz night, but on our visit a young 14 year old girl was playing the piano like Lang Lang. So if you are here...More

1  Thank Trevor A
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Conveniently situated just off Renmin Nan Road, just by Nijiaqiao Subway Station. This Cafe style bar boasts reasonable western food with daily specials, a good selection of drinks and nightly live music. It is not a noisy place (the music maybe jazz or even a...More

Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I recently just got back from Chengdu. I went to the Bookworm almost every night of my visit. I have told everyone here in Arizona it is like The Cheers tv show of Chengdu. The servers are amazing and prompt. The live band when they...More

3  Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 14 July 2014

many friends talking about this restaurant so i had a try. what made me feel really disappointed is that their service are totally different when serving Chinese and foreigners. we are sitting outside, their staff barely go outside check if not serving the food. my...More

Thank cat-in-Q-boots
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Chengdu
  • Phone Number: +86 28 8552 0177
It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among both locals and foreigners in Chengdu; where else can you spend savouring fabulous international food, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite meal, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in summer, yet cosy and snug in winter.
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