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The Bookworm

Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
+86 28 8552 0177
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bookworm is a combination book store, library, restaurant, bar, meeting place and live music venue. The waitresses are volunteers practicing their english so, No, the service won't be great. In China, the food never comes out for the whole table at one time so...More

Thank Vicky R
Reviewed 9 May 2018

we came for drinks and live music. The Mojitos were tasty (not too sweet), the sangria was a little weird...but OK. The music was great. Jonathan and Rebecca did a great job. The atmosphere...the vibe...was fun.

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I was so happy to find some real food in Chendgu. Good food, atmosphere and service. Good selection on the menu.

Thank marialarsen99
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Walked 45 minutes to get here and it was worth it. Been eating local food for almost 2 weeks so it’s been nice to get some home comfort food. I got a breakfast plate and coffee and both good. Service is fast even though it’s...More

Thank Kristy T
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went to The Bookworm for the second time yesterday and most likely the last. The first time i went i ordered an english breakfast, which wasn't great but did the job as i figures it's probably the best i'll get in China...the sausage was a...More

1  Thank Jaspreet C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a branch of a Beijing Bookworm, where you can have a drink, some snacks and browse books to read or buy, and meet friends. A Chinese version of Starbucks-in-Barnes and Noble but with much more charm. Get their mug is they ave it in...More

Thank Ron1460
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Was looking forward to a return visit here after a year but was very disappointed. Food good but service terrible. If you like slow food and are not hungry when you arrive, this is your place. It wasn't particularly busy and there were plenty of...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Plates of food served late and with no cutlery! Wine not served when ordered! Wine served without glasses! How can the even the least experienced staff make these sorts of errors? It might be a comfortable place to hang out but the service is beyond...More

1  Thank stevewalsh102
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Herd about this place from some people that said we should go. Well it's a cool place as soon as you enter the doors you relax and if your there when music playing you feel like staying ,I went back 3 times and was only...More

Thank studo1
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The bookworm was the first Western restaurant my boyfriend and I visited whilst in Chengdu. We were impressed by the laidback and spacious setting and the family orientated atmosphere of the restaurant. The staff were friendly and nice. On the other hand, the food was...More

Thank TravelMonkey1993
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Chengdu
  • Phone Number: +86 28 8552 0177
It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among both locals and foreigners in Chengdu; where else can you spend savouring fabulous international food, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite meal, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in summer, yet cosy and snug in winter.
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