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115 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1E9, Canada
+1 709-579-7050
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Brigus, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loves this place! I could eat a 5 gallon bucket of their seafood chowder. I don't care what that amount of heavy cream would do to my guts the next day. The staff are always nice, the view it top notch. Me and my skipper Big Mike always pop down for lunch and try to spot a few turrs... More 

Thank Rob_Hartwell
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portobello's is my favourite restaurant in St. John's. Both times I've been there I've had exceptional service and amazing food. It's pricey but it is well worth it and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a nice meal downtown.

Thank Katie E
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A return visit to Portobello's was as good as we remembered from our last trip to St. John's. The pan fried fresh cod was stupendous - melt in your mouth freshness and great portion size. Not cheap, but a great place for a special dining experience. Ask for a table by the windows looking out on the harbour.

Thank Philip H
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Like many locals, a very friendly welcoming staff. The view of the harbor was amazing and added to he ambience. The whole team was delighted with the appetizers and main course. I've read some consider it pricey, I uses it really depends on how many sides you choose etc... overall well worth given the quality, ambiance and view.

Thank Yves S
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We enjoyed a great meal complete with appetizers, drinks and desserts. Had scallops and cod tongues for apps - tongues a little tough but scallops were great. Has seafood pasta and Jiggs Cod for meal. Pasta dish was fantastic but 'jigs' twist on cod was interesting- cod tasted great. Overall a great meal but can get similar quality for far... More 

Thank DaNLTravellers
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I will give credit for the view however with so much to choose from in the area this place is wayyyyyy overpriced and overrated. Would not return again.

Thank sungirlNL
St. John's, Canada
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The service was excellent, as was the food. We had a lovely table upstairs with a great view of the harbour.

Thank MLV038
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Was part of a large family group. Food was spectacular and view was truly amazing. I ordered the cod.. large portion was so very fresh!

Thank Jlwh2014
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Our group had a bad experience on news years eve. The owners asked us back to make up for it . What a great time we had .The food was fantastic.and the staff exceptional. Will defiantly go back again .one of the best meals I have ever had in St Johns.

Thank Andy224
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our group had a bad experience here on New Year's Eve. Management heard our complaints and responded by offering us a replacement meal tonight. The food was excellent, as was the service. This establishment has definitely redeemed itself in our eyes. We will undoubtedly visit here again. Kudos to the management and staff for their efforts.

Thank KDH0702

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-579-7050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?