The Glen Tavern, Glen Williams, Ontario

IMG_5396 (1)It was once a busy mill town but now, thanks to the vision of a number of artist/entrepreneurs, it has become one of the prettiest hamlets in southern Ontario. On the park-like banks of the Credit River, where fly fishers cast their lines in search of brook and brown trout, steelhead and salmon, the downtown is a cluster of heritage homes and The Williams Mill, an amazing artists complex where you’ll find The Glen Tavern.

Host, Benn Froggett, grew up in the restaurant industry as the son of Keith, the veteran chef/co-owner of Toronto’s honoured Scaramouche. In fact several Scaramouche dishes are on the menu at The Glen. The hospitality is also the same…genuine and professional. Ditto with the food.

Chef Stewart Aylward comes from years in the Scaramouche kitchen and brings with him a very real understanding of contemporary Canadian cuisine.  Just read the menu…”Ontario pork sweet brined and grilled/crispy pressed potatoes/blistered cherry tomatoes/grilled endive/arugula/spring onions/fresh shell beans/triple crunch mustard jus.” or  “Grilled Prince Edward Island pastured beef tenderloin, wild mushrooms, shallots, green beans, frites, red wine sauce, steak butter.”  His penchant for using PEI grass fed beef continues through to the burger where hand cuts the beef before grilling it then topping it Bright’s Asiago cheese, grilled double smoked bacon and pickled red onions.  The first dessert on the menu is one that people drive across Toronto to enjoy…the one and only…The Scaramouche Coconut Cream Pie!



Chilled Allisons Farm corn puree with tomato pistou, smoked paprika oil, bacon crumb


Shrimp and lobster salad: Matane shrimp with chopped lobster/lemon mayonnaise/ cucumber/ shallot/ radish/ garlic crostini

Main course:

Roasted West Coast Halibut: ontario beans/ shallots/ fingerling potatoes/ roasted corn/ lobster aioli/ tomato butter sauce


The Glen Tavern is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.

The Glen Tavern est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Glen Tavern directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.

T: 905.877.7711

The Glen Tavern
515 Main Street,
Glen Williams, Ontario L7G 3S9


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