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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600020, China
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A book shop with food best describes this venue and it is a popular place to meet in the Southern part of Chengdu whether for a coffee or fro a meal it offers a good menu at a reasonable price along with a place to...More

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

From comedians to live music to spitoons Bookworm hosts some great events. Their food menu is good and has a nice amount of variety. The quality of the food vs the price of it isn't great though. It's expensive in my opinion, I still love...More

Thank Abi D
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I don't see what the hype is with this place. Their internet is really slow and their food is really expensive. Ordered a "warm" brownie with ice cream and the brownie seemed like it was just pulled from the refrigerator. Their mango smoothie didn't even...More

Thank edtravels456
Reviewed 8 April 2017

After living in Chengdu for more than 1-1/2 years as an expat, no other restaurant or bar can match the ambiance and comfortable surrounds of the Chengdu Bookworm. Being a book connoisseur and amateur writer, I just like being around books and good friends, but...More

Thank LStexasgirlabroad
Reviewed 12 January 2017

There bookworm is a good place to meet and get a bite to eat while staying in Chengdu. Good wholesome food at a reasonable price and a nice coffee to accompany it. Used by many locals and expats as a meeting venue it really is...More

Thank Malcolm P
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Bookworm is a great place to go relax and eat. The first time I went there was a weekday afternoon. I ordered a bottle of wine and the Cheeseboard appetizer. Both were reasonably priced. I enjoyed them while sitting on one of their comfy...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very nice place to have some western food, though a bit more pricey. We had the apple salad and a veg curry which were both very nice. Comfortable seating, good wifi and many books.

Thank GuusjeJ
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  • Value
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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