Prominent Little Burgundy pub the Burgundy Lion gets a bit bigger today, opening up an all-season upstairs terrasse, as well as an elegant Scotch tasting room.
The terrasse (in the works for a couple of months) is billed as a “tea garden conservatory” — a glassy structure on the second floor, with a garden for warmer months, and a solarium for Montreal’s months of frigid temperatures. A very British high tea will be served once on Sunday afternoons (starting October 22), and will likely expand to two Sunday services, and possibly other days. Tea service is by reservation and will include a savoury platter (sandwiches and more), and a sweet one (scones and other British baked goods).
The solarium and garden space will also be open for regular Burgundy Lion drinks and meals, as long as the second floor is open.
One level up on the third floor will be the Lion’s Scotch room, a 25-seat Victorian-style space, allowing for private tastings of the pub’s very large whisky collection (the Lion claims to have the largest range of whisky in Quebec), run mostly by co-owner Toby Lyle. It’s also available for private events, and is an all-up fine looking space. Take a look at both of the new additions, both of which are open as of today (October 20).