What’s on the menu at Montgomery’s, chef Guy Rawlings’ very first restaurant
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods
Contact: 996 Queen St. W., no phone, montgomerysrestaurant.com, @MontgomerysNews
Owners: Guy Rawlings and Kim Montgomery Rawlings
Chef: Guy Rawlings (Bellwoods Brewery, Bar Isabel)
Thoughtfully prepared Canadian cooking peppered with house-made seasonings, vinegars, preserves, fermented goods and ingredients sourced from Mennonite farms. All of the dishes on the always-changing menu are lightly seasoned so the natural flavours shine—but there are salt shakers on every table.
Small-batch wines available by the glass, most of which are private orders, a selection of hard-to-find beers that aren’t available at the LCBO, digestifs, and sodas made with house-made cordials.
Rawlings describes the space as both clean and industrial, with elements of his childhood home. (The room’s largest table is coincidentally the same make and brand as his mother’s table.)