St. John’s Restaurants

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland

When I first heard about Fort Amherst Pub moving to Churchill Square after several disastrous (and wet) openings in downtown St. John’s, I was pretty jazzed. The shopping square is a short walk from my house and I’ve always loved town square feeling of this […]

Brunch at The Merchant Tavern | St. John’s

Brunch at The Merchant Tavern | St. John’s

In my lifetime, the dull grey cinderblock building on the corner of Water and Becks Cove has been home to a bank and two restaurants sequestered to the dim ‘vaultish’ basement. Now, the Jeremys of Raymond’s have reestablished this downtown cornerstone with a modern yet verdant […]

The Adelaide Oyster House: St. John’s

The Adelaide Oyster House: St. John’s

The second last night of Christmas vacation the girls and I headed for Chelsea’s farewell meal. We are grownups now. Babies and houses and jobs have spread us across the world —the five of us don’t spend much time together, a couple days a year at most—but […]

Mohamed Ali Middle Eastern Cuisine: St. John’s

Mohamed Ali Middle Eastern Cuisine: St. John’s

My sister Maggie and I recently had a lovely lunch where I ate some of the best falafel I have ever had. Mohamed Ali Middle Eastern Cuisine is located in downtown St. John’s on Duckworth Street and this place competes with any falafel I ate in Istanbul. After […]

My Favourite St. John’s Restaurants

My Favourite St. John’s Restaurants

2016 Update: Considering this post has consistently been my most viewed for the past two years, it’s time for an update. Like all cities, some of my favourite spots in St. John’s have shuttered, some spots I don’t like anymore, and some of my favourites-to-be are just […]

Dinner at Tavola: St. John’s

Dinner at Tavola: St. John’s

I can’t lie, when I was home last summer and saw the sign for a yet to open restaurant that read Tavola: Post-Modern Mediterranean Dining, I couldn’t help but sigh. What the hell is post-modern Mediterranean food? As a history graduate, I am familiar with the term […]

Brunch at Mallard Cottage: St. John’s

Brunch at Mallard Cottage: St. John’s

Last weekend while I was home in St. John’s I was lucky enough to finally visit Mallard Cottage, the much anticipated restaurant that opened last summer in Quidi Vidi, a small fishing inlet nestled in the east end of the city. The facade of the […]

Dinner at Saltwater: St. John’s

Dinner at Saltwater: St. John’s

Serving servers. In the food and beverage industry serving the people who serve can be one of the most pleasant and financially beneficial experiences, or it can be a shit show. People who serve food and drink know how it’s supposed to be done, and […]

Dinner at The Club: St. John’s | NOW CLOSED

Dinner at The Club: St. John’s | NOW CLOSED

*Note: Both The Club and Aqua closed in 2015.  A few weeks ago I went home to St. John’s Newfoundland for a much needed visit with family and friends. After my brief and exhausting 3 day stopover at Christmas I felt cheated out of down […]