Gypsy Tea Room
Seared Sea Scallops
spiced walnut granola, pickled radish, parsnip & apple puree, crisp parsnip, apple slice
mashed potato, stir-fry vegetables, sundried tomato cream sauce
corn dusted baby squid, jalapeno aioli
My favourite place to celebrate a special occasion ! Food,wine and service was excellent as usual. Special thanks to Doug who always takes great care of us! See you soon.
Great food, music, drinks, service. Thanks.
Absolutely fantastic meal with spectacular service. It was a great night out with friends!
Thank you for taking the time to share your review! Join us again when you and your friends plan another night out.
Service that evening was very slow. Server was lovely, but for a 7:30 reservation we received the main course at 9:40! Food was very good when received.
Thank you for your review! Valentine's weekend is one of our bussiest weekends. With that, certain problems can arise, like lengthy wait times. My sincere apologies on waiting so long on your meals. Our kitchen staff were certainly cooking and plating as quickly and efficiently as possible. Despite the wait, I'm happy to here you enjoyed your meals when they did arrive.
It was the best service I have ever had anywhere, very friendly and attentive! Excellent quality food and a very relaxing atmosphere!
Thank you for sharing your review! I'm very proud to hear my service team provided you with such top notch service. We have some very seasoned servers and bartenders and I'm happy they took great care of you. I hope you'll join us again for another great meal.
Very good dining experience... the atmosphere is great and the food was very good.
Thank you for sharing your review! I hope you'll join is again sometime soon.
The food was fabulous. One note, when I made the reservation I did submit a note via the OneTable app that my guest had an onion food allergy. The restaurant was not aware of this note. I don't know if they checked the reservation note or the note wasn't never submitted. That said, the server took the allergy to the kitchen and confirmed that one of the specials was onion free. The offering, the rack of lamb, was delicious but it was the only option presented. I had expected that with the 4 days notice there would have been more than one option.
There was a nearby table of about 14 people who were very loud which was notable but did not override our tables conversation. Overall it was a delicious meal and would go again.
Thank you for the five star rating and your review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience despite having only one option for our onion allergy patron. I feel our team could have done a better job picking and pairing different elements from different dishes to come up with a unique meal that would have been pleasing. Upon your friends next visit, feel free to ask for me, Doug, and I'd be more than happy to walk them through the menu. I hope to see you soon.
A two hour wait for food. One hour after ordering we were informed the kitchen was out of the Duck option. Another half hour later I had to ask for bread because we were so hungry and was charged 4$ for 4 small pieces of bread. Too long, overpriced food. Will not be back. This wasn’t the first time we had to wait 2 hrs for food here but it will be the last.
Thank you for taking the time to share your review! Valentines Day is one of the bussiest days of the year and can be quite hectic for our kitchen and service staff. It's very unfortunate that you waited so long on your food. Our kitchen staff were certainly cooking and plating food as fast and efficently as possible. However with so many orders entering the kitchen all at once, wait times can certainly lengthen which is what happened on your last visit.
Valentines dinner with friends
Fast and friendly service. Good food. Great wine selection. Highly recommended
Thank you for the five star rating and recommendations!
The food was great and we loved the ambiance! Definitely one of my new favourite restaurants. Their spinach dip was to die for!!
Thank you for sharing your review! The spinach dip is one of the new items on our updated dinner menu. I'll be sure to let the chef know you enjoyed. I hope you'll join us again and get the chance to try some other new great dishes.
Made reservations for Valentine’s Day. My wife and I really enjoyed our experience. Our server was excellent, made sure everything was perfect. The atmosphere was cozy and the food was superb. With three small kids at home we don’t get out alone often, but this was a great evening.
Delicious food and knowledge wait staff. Would definitely recommend.
Our waiter was excellent - attentive, but not overbearing. The food was incredible. The décor and initial ambiance was great, but a party behind us got very rowdy as they drank, so that kind of took away from the experience, though it was no fault of the restaurants'. I am excited to visit again and try more dishes!
Thank you for sharing your review! We take great pride in providing our patrons with excellent food and service in a welcoming ambiance. At times our bar areas do get quite loud and rowdy. Thank you for acknowledging our hard work and I'm sure we will see you sometime soon.
Steaks were served undercooked and cold. All three had to be sent back. There was no adjustment in the cost to compensate for the delay.
Thank you for sharing your review! It's unfortunate to hear your steaks were not cooked to your preference! I can only assume you enjoyed the steaks when they returned hence why there was no adjustment to your bill. I hope you will join us again.
Our server was amazing. Very attentive and a great personality. The restaurant is very lucky to have her.
Food was delicious
Thank you for sharing your review! I'm happy to hear you enjoed your experience.
We got married at the Gypsy Tea Room 3 years ago and we went back on our anniversary. They did not disappoint. The food was beyond great and the service was just as good. A definite place to visit when in St John's.
Thank you for sharing your review! I'm happy to hear you joined us for your anniversary dinner after getting married here a few years back. I hope you have made this a tradition. I'm sure you will not be disappointed next year when we get the pleasure of serving you again.
Nice atmosphere and setting. Old building that is cool near the walls and windows when it is windy or cold outside. Food is okay but not outstanding but good for the price. Not meant to be fine dining.
Thank you for sharing your review! The old buildings of down town St. John's can often times be a little drafty for sure. We try our best to provide a cozy atmosphere for our patrons! We are currently working on new menus which include fine dinning as well as casual cuisine. I hope you'll join us again to see what our new chef comes up with.
The chairs in the upper dining area were really uncomfortable so it made it difficult to enjoy the dinner. We had one server who was unpleasant and one who was great.
Thank you for sharing your review! Our chairs are the typical leather backed chairs you see is most casual, fine dinning restaurants. Our maintenance man is consistently tightening the legs and removing any chairs with broken springs. Maybe he unknowingly missed one. I'll be sure to keep a closer eye. I wonder if you caught the name of your unpleasant server? Elevated service is one of our upmost goals here at The Gypsy Tea Room.
I have to say the overall experience was excellent. The server we had was super attentive and always checking in on us, ensuring our waters were topped up and checking in on our needs. The food was simply amazing and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. Definitely recommend going here, especially for business lunch.
Thank you for sharing your review, the five star rating and the recommendations! I'm thrilled to hear you and your business associates had an excellent experience. Cheers to another great lunch.
Service was good, steak was mediocre and overpriced, fries were overdone. Tomato soup was delicious.
Thank you for sharing your review! We are currently building new menus with the help of our new chef. The steak dish is actually being altered and a different cut of steak will replace the existing one. I hope you will join us again for a more enjoyable experience.
Great food, great service, over great experience! Would definitely go back and recommend The Gypsy Tea Room to all!
Thank you for sharing your review and recommendations! I'm sure we will see you again sometime soon.
We were there a group of six and the meals were brought out after an hour wait, we ordered fish and chips and the fish was doughy and everything was cold. My husbands had fish and chips as well and found a hair. After sending it back they sent out new meals that were still doughy and my friend with me also found a hair. The Bills were waved at the end but the experience has left us not wanting to return for a long while since two hairs doughy cold food and found the place far too dark to see the person across from you to talk or eat.
Thank you for taking the time to share your review! Its unfortunate to hear that your dinning experience with us was this unpleasant. It is with deep regret that we offered you such a subpar experience from what we normally and consistently provide. If given the chance, I would very much like to showcase a much more elevated dinning experience, staying true to what it is we do here. Great food and service in an intimate atmosphere.
Service was good. Seated us at a table that was very wobbly, staff came and fixed it very quickly. Food was outstanding. Atmosphere was very intimate in the back dining area. Lighting was a little too dark. Overall excellent dining experience.
Thank you for sharing your review and noticing all of our hard work! Elevated food and service in an intimate atmosphere is the foundation of our success. I hope we get the pleasure of serving you again!
We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening for our party of six. Service was very friendly and the food was excellent. What more could we ask for?
Thank you for sharing your review! We hope you will join us again for another great experience.
Service was excellent, and a lovely atmosphere. We did a couples double date, and the booth was cozy and quiet. Food arrived quickly and was delicious.
Thank you for sharing your review! Thanks for choosing us for your couples date night. I'm thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us! Cheers to many more date nights here at The Gypsy Tea Room.
Overall our group was pleased with restuarant and service
Thank you for taking the time to share your review and for the five star rating. We hope to see you again sometime soon.
Service was good. Prompt and accurate. Disappointed that one of us couldn’t order from the lounge menu. Menu needs some updating. Food for some of our table of 7 was lukewarm - not hot.
Thank you for sharing your review! Now that the busy season of Christmas is behind us, you'll be happy to hear that new menus are already in the works. We are happy to say we have a new chef and we are excited to see his creative flare. I hope you will join us sometime soon to experience the new great things that await.
Food was really good and the service was top notch. Great selection on the menu with a varied amount of specials for the evening. We had a private room to ourselves downstairs so it was a great place to have a private business dinner.
Thank you for sharing your review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Keep us in mind when booking your next business dinner.
This was the 2nd year that we celebrated my birthday at the Gypsy Tea Room and had another fabulous experience!There were 11 of us in the party and the staff went above and beyond ensuring we had a wonderful experience. It was a little noisy in the main dining room when we arrived, as there was another large table having just come from the wine show, that were a little exuberant. When we arrived we were immediately offered a table in a more quite part of the restaurant. This made a huge difference to our experience. Bridget did an exceptional job with the service and the food was amazing. The atmosphere is elegant. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion!
Thank you for the five star rating and the shout out to Bridget. She is certainly great at what she does. Thank you for letting us host your birthday for the last few years and I hope we get the pleasure again next year. We try to go above and beyond for all of our guests, so thank you noticing our hard work. I'm happy we could provide you with a more intimate experience and please keep us in mind for future occasions.
Service was excellent but food was slow arriving and cold when it finally did.
Thank you for your review! It's disappointing to hear you were served cold food. I wonder if you mentioned this to a member of our service team. High quality food that is served hot is our upmost goal. We would have been more then happy to erect this problem. I hope you'll join us again for a more pleasurable experience.
It was outstanding
Thanks for the shout out and the five star review! Hope to see you soon.
Food was very average for the price. The pasta tasted like something we could make at home. The waitress was very friendly though and attentive.
Thank you for sharing your review! Happy to hear my service team took great care of you. All of the sauces for our pastas are made in house. It's unfortunate to hear you found your meal ordinary. We have recently updated our menu and introduced a few new menu items. I hope you will join us again to see whats new.
We were seated too close to the door to the bathrooms and where the servers would get items. Food and service was really good.
Thank you for sharing your review! We appreciate the feedback.
The waiter didn’t go through the specials for the day until he was asked. Long wait for him to return for refill of drinks and water. Overall the meal was tasty. A couple of mussels tasted disgusting so I spit them out. The bread with the mussels was gross and dense.
Thank you for sharing your review! I'm sorry to hear you did not receive prompt service from one of the members of our service team. Majority of the front of house staffed are seasoned professionals. We have added a few new junior servers who are still in training. I wonder if maybe this had something to do with the slow service. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your meals despite the few mussels. Some mussels can taste a little grid like depending on the time of year.
Great food and presentation. Lovely atmosphere and service.
Thanks for your review! I'm thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable experience.
Outstanding service and delicious cod dinner special.
Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We appreciate the shout out.
Doug was a superb host. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and discreet. We couldn't pick a better place to spend a wonderful evening.
Thank you for the five star rating! I'm happy to hear you were well looked after and enjoyed a wonderful evening with us. I'm sure we will see you soon!
The food wasn’t bad or offensive - mediocre bordering on good. The price point for quality was off though. I would have expected better quality for the price.
Thank you for sharing your honest review! It's unfortunate to hear you had just an OK experience with us. I hope you will try us again as we recently updated are menus and introduced some new menu items.
Gypsy Tea Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 739-4766.
Gypsy Tea Room is rated 4.3 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.