Tour Our Premises

The Victorian Room

An interior shot of The Victorian room at The Reluctant Chef restaurant.Our renowned Chef’s 5 course Tasting Menu changes monthly and is available exclusively in our beautifully restored Victorian Room.A photograph of a table setting at The Reluctant Chef restaurant. To the greatest extent possible we focus on local suppliers to source seasonal ingredients and make them simply satisfying. Explore the world of our Tasting Menu in the Victorian Room!An interior view of The Victorian Room at The Reluctant Chef restaurant.

The Brasserie

Welcome to The Brasserie at The Reluctant Chef!A photo of people dining in The Brasserie at The Reluctant Chef restaurant. We’re setting the stage with plush seating & marble table tops, chandeliers, mirrors & candlelight – but seriously, relax! 🙂 This is not our formal dining hall; old world Parisian charm meets Chef Jeremiah’s approachable A La Carte menu, focused on the Chef's twist of French bistro classics. Our well-curated selection of artisan cocktails, craft brews and outstanding wine or champagne rounds out a charming french setting!

The Brasserie is also available for private bookings – get in touch to discuss your event-related needs.A photograph of a plate of food served at The Brasserie at The Reluctant Chef restaurant.

The Vinyl Room

Welcome to The Vinyl Room, St. John’s’ premier speakeasy-style lounge environment. We feature a thought-provoking a la carte selection of small plates (enjoy 1 or 2, or tackle The Whole Nine Yards) and a diverse beverage menu, including hand-crafted artisan cocktails, wines by the bottle or glass (ask for a peek into our Sommelier’s wine cellar!) and one of the best selections of craft beer in the city.A photograph of a wedding couple at The Vinyl Room of The Reluctant Chef restaurant.

Music is one of our passions at The Vinyl Room. We’ve ditched the digital and happily play vinyl records only. Our personal collection is yours to explore – go back to a classic or discover a new favourite. If you have a gem you want to share with us, bring it along! We also feature special events and take private bookings for larger parties if you want the whole space to be yours for the night.

Welcome to your new neighbourhood bar.

A photograph of a record album of Fleetwood Mac with a bottle of beer sitting beside it. A typical display in The Vinyl Room of The Reluctant Chef restaurant.

Located at 290 Duckworth Street at the corner of Cathedral, we offer a tapas-style bar, The Vinyl Room, a french-inspired bistro, The Brasserie, and our flagship dining hall, The Victorian Room. With a cozy welcome each setting offers a unique dining atmosphere. A photograph of The Reluctant Chef Restaurant - Street View