Best Laid Plans

To garner content for our inaugural post, Carol-Ann and I decided to make a full night of it. Dinner downtown followed by an art unveiling at the Rooms and finishing the evening with the reception after party being held at the Eastern Edge Gallery. Ambitious? Oh yes!

We decided to eat at The Adelaide Oyster House, a spot neither of us had yet visited and all our ‘best laid plans’ came to a screaming halt as we began and ended our night at this fabulous spot. The Adelaide and chef Steve Vardy, have received many accolades since opening their doors in 2014 and for me, it didn’t disappoint.


I’m all about decor and I loved the industrial lighting with filament bulbs which cast a comfortable yellow hue throughout. The dark wood and brick interior with metal accents makes the small space very intimate yet hip at the same time.

Have a table for two or up to six or sit at the bar in the midst of all the action and enjoy the music which is loud but they offer no apology, it’s as rockin’ as is the pace in the kitchen.

The food is based on small portions, meant for tasting or sharing which allows you to try several dishes and I highly encourage you to! It comes to your table as it is ready and keeps the servers hopping. Every dish we tried was a hit, beautifully presented with a delicious medley of flavours and was just enough that you decide you will definitely be back.  To accompany, the drink offerings included craft beer, well-made classic cocktails and a pleasing wine selection.



An evening at The Adelaide Oyster House is a great option for a full night; grab a table, have a glass of wine, and spend the night sampling, one delicious plate at a time. Overall, a great night out.

Price point: $120.00 for two which included 4 dishes and a bottle of wine.

Rating: ****


The Adelaide Oyster House

334 Water Street, St. John’s NL

(709) 722-2222

Open Tuesday-Sunday 5pm until close.

Author: Wendy Anderson

Wendy is a born and bred Newfoundlander living in St. John's with her two children currently enrolled in university. She operates a small in-home esthetics business and has followed her success breeding world renowned Shih Tzu, to embark on a judging career which takes her world-wide. This has given her an avid interest in all things culinary, cultural diversity and an appreciation for the uniqueness of each place she visits. She looks forward to sharing what interesting things she discovers about St. John's!

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