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A restaurant with great food inspired by the local landscape and nearby sea, using traditional cooking methods.

Located in the heart of St. John’s on the corner of Water and Prescott streets.

Our Chef

Matthew Swift, has been working in kitchens in Ontario and Quebec for almost two decades, in which he has worked alongside great cooks and chefs. Before leaving the mainland, Matthew had the pleasure of heading the kitchen of Joe Beef, a beloved Montreal institution.

His Inspirations

Matthew fell in love with Newfoundland and Labrador on his first trip to ‘The Rock’ in 2017. He is inspired by its people, its food, its produce, its history, and its great landscapes. While he has not grown up in the province, he hopes to bring an all-Canadian fare using th best of what Newfoundland has to offer.

His Approach

For Chef Matthew Swift, a restaurant should be welcoming, approachable and comfortable. It should reflect and respect its environment. And that is exactly what he is hoping to achieve with Terre Restaurant, a Canadian restaurant in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Terre Restaurant

125 Water Street, St. John's, NL, Canada

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125 Water Street
St. John's
A1C 5X4
Tel: 709-383-2136