Open Wednesday - Sunday
(Closed Monday and Tuesday)
Mallard Cottage is located in the quaint community of Quidi Vidi Village, just 5 minutes away from the heart of downtown St. John’s at 8 Barrows Road.
Parking is limited (since it is a historic fishing village after all) so we recommend taking a taxi.
The Mallard Cottage, an 18th Century Irish-Newfoundland vernacular style cottage, is recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada, as being one of the oldest wooden buildings in North America.
The Mallard Cottage, located in Quidi Vidi Village, a quaint fishing hamlet of St. John’s, was a private residence for the Mallard family, local fisherfolk who resided there from the late 18th Century until the the early 1980’s. In 1985, the location became a successful antique shop, under the ownership of Peg Magnone.
In 2011, Mallard Cottage was purchased by the team of Chef Todd Perrin, Kim Doyle and Sommelier Stephen Lee. The team were joined by the talented heritage restoration specialists of Sweet Lumber Enterprises who underwent the daunting task of restoring and rejuvenating the cottage, with the help of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador. Their hard work was recognized in June 2013 when they were presented with the Southcott Award for excellence in the preservation of the built heritage of Newfoundland & Labrador.
As of November 2013, the Mallard Cottage has taken on its new life as a one of a kind venue where the team can celebrate Newfoundland & Labrador’s incredible purveyors, through showcasing the provinces’ vast array of wild game, seafood & produce, displayed alongside a vital piece of Newfoundlands built heritage.
Take a look at a video we did before we opened in 2013 by Phil Maloney with music by the Dardanelles.
Video by Phil Maloney | Music by The Dardanelles
Parking is limited in the area, and we ask that guests of Mallard Cottage to please respect the property of our neighbours. There is designated parking available for patrons of Mallard Cottage. The privately owned wharf is located just past the restaurant. Once you pass Mallard Cottage, take a right on Barrows Road towards the Quidi Vidi Brewery, and parking will be located on the left (gravel parking lot behind the wood fences backed on to the water).
Buses — The closest Metrobus stop to Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi Village is via Route 15, which stops at the corner of Forest Road & Regiment Road, which is a short 5 minute walk from Mallard Cottage.