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The Gypsy Tea Room

315 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada
+1 709-739-4766
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“nachos” (31 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
315 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They were so busy the night we were there. Our waitress, Lori seemed to be serving everywhere, yet she made us feel very good. She made it a wonderful experience and was happy and upbeat , even though she was pulled in all directions. The...More

1  Thank Cathie565
Reviewed 2 days ago

On previous visits I found the menu to be much more creative and varied. What happened I do not know but even with the more limited menu there is lots to please most palates. The service was efficient and pleasant. I added the scallops to...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice spot. Clean and inviting. Menu is a little sparse and food prep follows. Was OK. Have had better fish and chips in Saskatchewan. Staff seemed run off their feet on a Sunday, service was awkward and we had to hail a server for just...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The menu offers a wide array of choices and the two we picked were very good. Definitely worth a visit. Good service, good food, modest prices.

1  Thank Ed1815
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in for lunch after a morning of much walking. I had the roasted pepper soup and the Mushroom & Brie Tartines. Both excellent and more than enough for a lunch. My husband had Cod Chowder and Caesar Salad with added shrimp, he enjoyed his...More

1  Thank czechmate1ca
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was good and a mix up on one order was quickly and happily resolved

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were seated right away, service was excellent. I had the calamari which was fried to perfection, it had a light coating which was crispy but it wasn't over cooked. Husband had the Caesar salad which he totally enjoyed, very fresh and not too much...More

Thank Wendykavanagh10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to have a meal, food was delicious! Staff was great! Centrally located on Water Street.

Thank jenkynsd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband thought..a tea room? But we went in, and were pleasantly surprised. This restaurant is in an old renovated mercantile building, along with the Murray Premises Hotel and another restaurant. The interior is full of old brick walls and huge wooden beams. Lovely. We...More

Thank LizzieandRed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a great atmosphere, a little hipsterish. The wine cellar is immense. We stopped here around 8:45 at night because I was craving a chowder and they had one on the menu. Ordered chowder and nachos. 30 minutes later we went to the...More

Thank HamiltonMoltobene
Grant F, General Manager at The Gypsy Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have spoken to the Chef regarding your concerns and apologize for your experience in my restaurant. We take care in both preparation and presentation of all the food we produce. Both the Chowder and the Nachos are very popular....I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-739-4766
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Located in the historic Murray Premises building in the heart of downtown St. John's The Gypsy Tea Room can accommodate large groups or the most intimate of diners. Our menu includes local favourites, European cuisine and unique daily features. We are open for lunch and dinner as well as a delicious brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Our private dining room is available for wine tastings and dinner or a meeting with colleagues. The Gypsy Tea Room also offers a state of the art conference room with Smart Board, data projector and video conference capability.
Our courtyard restaurant can seat 120 people with an open air kitchen and bar. Sit back and relax in a resort setting...Let us take care of you.