The last of three major food hall projects in Montreal has set its opening date — Le Cathcart will start serving inside Place Ville-Marie on Thursday, January 23.
Le Cathcart has involved major renovations for the main levels of the building — design-wise, it’s rather impressive, with a glass ceiling looking out to the city and plaza above, with a greenery-laden beer-garden style space right below.
It’ll join food halls Le Central (next to Place-des-Arts) and Time Out Market (in the Eaton Centre), which opened in September and November 2019, respectively.
The set up of Le Cathcart will vary a little from its two competitors — the space will centre around three mid-range, full-service restaurants, operated by chefs from Old Montreal’s Un Po di Piu, Little Italy’s Bottega, and downtown fusion spot Jatoba. Alex Besnard of A5 Hospitality (one of several organizations behind Le Cathcart) indicated that these restaurants would be geared towards somewhat of a business crowd.
The offerings will be rounded out with a selection of nine other counter-service stalls. Some of those are new locations for existing Montreal favourites — burger joint Uniburger, Chinese restaurant Mon Nan, Vietnamese from Restaurant Hà, and Lebanese grill Omnivore. A couple of new options for tacos and poke will join them, alongside new concepts from established chefs — the owners of Arthurs in St-Henri will have a salad counter, and an Italian sandwich counter.