As a stimulating space for business lunches, relaxing after-work, happy hours, and animated weekend dinners, Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten stands out with its wide-ranging offering and authentic Montreal atmosphere. More than a culinary experience, Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten is a lively living space with a rich variety of atmospheres, housed in a sprawling 3,252 m2 (35,000 ft2) space that includes a large, natural-light-infused garden thanks to PVM’s 650 m2 (7,000 ft2) glass pavilion, which opens Galerie PVM and Le Cathcart onto the heart of downtown Montreal. Le Cathcart is a new concept created by A5 Hospitality (a Montreal-based restaurant & bar designer and operator) and executed by Sid Lee Architecture (responsible for the major Place Ville Marie public space revitalization project), in consortium with Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes. Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten is part of the broader Esplanade Place Ville Marie revitalization project, which stands as the central component of Projet Nouveau Centre, a $1 billion+ investment from Ivanhoé Cambridge aimed at renewing Montreal’s downtown experience.

A5 Hospitality

A5 Hospitality is a Montreal firm that has been creating and operating restaurants and bars for the past 15 years. Alexandre Besnard and Patrick Hétu started a company that now stands apart in the industry with a variety of specialized offerings, from high-end Japanese restaurants to large-scale entertainment projects. This team of passionate professionals focuses on collaboration to ensure its constant renewal, as it continues to provide various clienteles with premium experiences.

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

MDSL Architectes is one of Canada’s leading architecture and design firms, and a reference in project development and management. Its involvement will bring the space to another level, ensuring unparalleled quality.

Sid Lee Architecture

Sid Lee Architecture is the creative firm behind the large-scale public-space revitalization project at Place Ville Marie, of which the food hall is a central component. The firm is recognized for its creativity and signature projects in several fields, and its contribution to the food hall will be crucial in the development of a truly unique space.


Alexandre Besnard & Patrick Hétu
Founding members of A5 Hospitality

Executive Chef : Nick Giambattisto
General Manager : Vincent St-Pierre