Welcome to Waterwest, your new neighbourhood hub for eat in and takeaway

Waterwest Kitchen & Meats is a neighbourhood market aimed at bringing a multifaceted restaurant & take-out experience to the West End of St. John’s. Offering a full service cafe, restaurant & bar, bakery, and butcher shop.

Our space is the newest resource in your routine for handmade grab & go meals, and all the goods you need to make the perfect dinner at home. Our offerings includes fresh pastas, crafted breads, deep sauces, speciality butcher cuts, restaurant quality charcuterie accoutrements, and much more.

The eat-in restaurant at WaterWest sits adjacent to our cafe and will feature a lunch menu offering fresh sandwiches and salads alongside house made pastas, curated lunch specials, classic cocktails, and artfully appointed wine program.

We're located at 720 Water St
(709) 800-6231

Hours of Operations

Cafe, Restaurant:
Wed-Sun 8 AM – 6 PM

Supper Service:
Thurs-Sat 5 PM to 9 PM

Butcher Shop:
Wed-Sun 10 AM – 6 PM


Now accepting reservations for parties of 8 or less. Email or call (709) 800 - 6231 to book. 

Our Meat

Our philosophy is simple. Quality products from close to home, treated humanely, and butchered with care. We are dedicated to not only sourcing the healthiest Atlantic Canadian products, but also to giving the meats the respect they deserve. That's why when it came to designing our butcher shop, we didn’t skimp.
Our space is set up with state-of-the-art equipment, including a built-in dry aged chamber. This dry aged chamber will highlight some of our favourite cuts of meat, with a rotating selection of specialty cuts shifting seasonally. Come say hi and see what we’re up to!

Our Kitchen

Our 20 seat dining room is intimate & cozy, with limited reservations accepted each day. If you were hoping to join us please give us a call at (709) 800 - 6231 and we'd be happy to let you know if there's a seat for you.

Our Menu


Dinner Service

Thurs–Sun • 5 pm to 9pm

Waterwest Kitchen is now available
for private group bookings. Click here for information about our group bookings. 

Email for more information or to book.

Private Bookings

We’d love to host your next event! Our restaurant space is available to rent out for groups.

We put a PDF together that outlines a few of our features and services that encourage you to check out -- click here to view.

Simply email for more information on pricing & availability.

Our Story

Owners Stephen Lee and Todd Perrin are passionate about celebrating the diversity of our province through great, made-from-the-heart food and dining experiences.

They opened their first restaurant in 2013, Mallard Cottage has been winning awards and exceeding expectations ever since. Then, in 2017, the duo opened The Inn by Mallard Cottage, a boutique hotel/inn with seven quality rooms offering experiences unlike any other in St. John’s.

With five decades of combined hospitality experience between them, they had a desire to open a new space in the west end of St. John’s, the neighbourhood Stephen has called home for the last decade. They had a dream to open a new space where folks could sit and eat, or swing in for a quick coffee and grab food, bread and meat to enjoy at home.

They landed on the name Waterwest almost by accident. Going through round after round of brain storming sessions to come up with that perfect name, all the while referring to the new venture as “Water West” when discussing with contractors, etc. Lists of names were drawn up, many of which could have been great, but in the end the temp name Water West felt right. The two words were converted in to one, and Waterwest was born.


Want to join the team? We’re always looking to expand our crew. Email us at with your resume to apply!

We can’t wait to meet you.

Mallard Cottage