Sid Lee Architecture to Design Montreal Restaurant and Beer Garden

Beneath the glass pavilion, 15 different dining options will span 35,000 square feet. All images courtesy Sid Lee Architecture | Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux.

A new amenity has been announced as part of the $200 million revitalization of the Place Ville Marie Esplanade in Montreal: Le Cathcart Restaurant et Biergarten. Poised to open in late 2019, the new dining concept will be crafted by Sid Lee Architecture in collaboration with Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects. Conceived as a bright and spacious interior garden, the subterranean venue will serve as an indoor extension of the city’s convivial street culture.

Image courtesy Sid Lee Architecture | Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux.

Spread across 35,000 square feet, the eatery will be installed beneath a glass pavilion and equipped to accommodate more than 1,000 people. The space will comprise 15 different restaurant concepts, ranging from resto-bars to bistros and cafes. A multifunctional event space will also be included in the design.

Images courtesy Sid Lee Architecture | Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux.

“We want to celebrate Place Ville Marie’s central location by creating a unique point of access to the underground city,” said Jean Pelland, architect and senior partner with Sid Lee Architecture. “The glass pavilion is an ideal setting for the interior garden, a space bathed in natural light and filled with greenery, where gourmet and festive gatherings will take place.”