Belgard Kitchen | BCBusiness

Belgard Kitchen | BCBusiness
The Belgard Burger

A new Railtown eatery keeps a local focus

The original partners of Vancouver Urban Winery—Mike Macquisten, Steve Thorp and Reuben Major—have launched Belgard Kitchen, a new restaurant in The Settlement Building, the Railtown locale that houses a collective of food and drink ventures. Executive chef Reuben Major says Belgard is the unifying piece that showcases everything the building has to offer.

Major designed a somewhat traditional lunch menu—burgers, sandwiches, plus four daily fresh-sheet items—that would cater to the “young, entrepreneurial” neighbourhood, with its clusters of startups. Belgard offers food to go as well as a proper sit-down lunch, which is tough to find amid the food trucks and takeout joints in the area. The dinner menu, however, is what Major calls “social eating,” with plenty of share plates to complement the 36 wines on tap and the four beers from Postmark Brewing, which launched in June under the same roof. “We want to make sure that we support as many local purveyors and suppliers as we can,” says Major, adding that he’s already collaborated with Railtown Cafe’s pastry chef. “It’s quite a little community down here and we want to keep it that way” (belgardkitchen.com).