Enjoy a romantic dinner in Cupids Newfoundland

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Dinner in Cupids Newfoundland

Romantic dinner in Cupids Newfoundland

Before we arrived, all I knew about the small town of Cupids on the east coast of Newfoundland was that it was the longest-settled place in Canada by Europeans. However, there wasn't much more to find out about this stage of our Newfoundland trip. “All right,” I thought. “This is certainly one of those places where fishing and the fish processing industry still dominate today,” and I didn’t give it any further thought. What I least expected was that we would have the most romantic dinner of our trip at Cupids. Even the name of the restaurant suggests that fish plays the main role: Skipper Ben's is located directly on Cupids Harbor on Seaforest Drive.


Romantic candlelit dinner at Skipper Ben's in


Cozy: Skipper Ben's

All the greater, therefore, was our surprise when we entered the small restaurant, which was in a more reminiscent of a residential building. As we quickly discovered, Skipper Ben also rents rooms and is a bed and breakfast that also offers dinner. I did not expect elegantly set tables with tablecloths, white napkins and even candles between the silver cutlery. We still had jetlag over Montreal after our arrival. So we decided to have an early dinner. That's why we were the first guests in the restaurant and could enjoy the tasteful atmosphere in peace.


Tasteful decor at Skipper Ben's in


Good food between antiques

Antiques, old family photos, homely sayings that you like to hang on the wall at home characterize the restaurant. The loving decoration of the tables ensures that we immediately feel at home in this restaurant in Cupids Newfoundland. And the waitress did the rest: neatly, dressed in a white apron and with a hairstyle that would have suited a pretty housemaid in an English mansion, she introduced us to the specialties of the day. She gives us time to study the menu. The selection isn't large, but the dishes sound tempting. We place our order in anticipation of what is to come.


A view to enjoy the harbor bay of Cupids Newfoundland


Food with a view

In the meantime the restaurant has filled up. We are glad we came so early. Therefore we were able to choose one of the tables by the windows. Through lace curtains and past a fresh rose we look out onto the harbor bay of Cupid's Newfoundland. There the sun slowly sinks towards the horizon. “All evenings on our trip can end like this with a glass of Iceberg beer,” I think silently to myself and enjoy the wait for our food.


Salmon at its finest at Skipper Ben's
Salmon at its finest at Skipper Ben's in Cupids Newfoundland


Tender salmon with crispy vegetables

And then comes the expected fish. Prepared so delicately that just looking at the photo makes my mouth water. Salmon that melts in your mouth, fresh potatoes that are perfectly cooked, a homemade coleslaw that couldn't be better. Crunchy vegetables and a hollandaise sauce that I'm still licking my fingers after today. Our romantic dinner for two at Skipper Ben's in Cupids Newfoundland was completely unexpected, but one of the best we had on our trip through Newfoundland.

Skipper Ben's
408 Seaforest Drive / Box 137
Cupids, Newfoundland
Canada A0A 2B0

To the website

Travel Arrangements:

Parking at the airport

Here you can reserve your parking space at the airport.

Getting to Cupids Newfoundland

Arrival by plane, bus or train*. Lufthansa or Air Canada fly to Newfoundland. It is best to book a flight to Toronto, Montreal or Halifax first and then a domestic flight to St. John's.

Car Rentals:

Cheap car hire - book quickly and easily!

Hotels in Cupids Newfoundland:

Hotels around Cupids * you can book here. You can also spend the night at Skipper Ben's. However, we cannot report on this from our own experience.


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Source Cupids Newfoundland: own research on site with kind support from Tourism Newfoundland & Labrador.

Text Cupids Newfoundland: Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Enjoy a romantic dinner in Cupids Newfoundland

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

4 thoughts too "Enjoy a romantic dinner in Cupids Newfoundland"

  1. Newfoundland has long been on my list. I did not know it could be so romantic. I can not wait to visit.

  2. What could be better than spending a romantic getaway in a place named Cupids? I've always wanted to visit Newfoundland and now I know a romantic side of it. The restaurant looks beautiful.

    1. ;-) It's a great place and a surprise at that, Cathy. Skipper Ben's we expected a more rustic venue, but you can imagine how surprised we were when entering the place. And the food was excellent.

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