The Rich Uncle Tavern to Open in Downtown Kitchener


KITCHENER, Ont. — The Rich Uncle Tavern, a gastropub serving craft beers and cocktails, will be opening in downtown Kitchener on May 28, talking over the location previously occupied by The Berlin.

The Rich Uncle Tavern will occupy two floors and will feature an updated design and decor, as well as a menu crafted by executive chef Benjamin Lillico, built around live-fire fare and sharable foods. Lillico is one of the region’s top chefs with several awards and achievements under his belt, including a Top-30-Under-30 award from the Ontario Hostelry Institute in 2015.

“We’re all excited to bring a fresh and inviting experience to the region,” says Lillico. “We’re eager to provide wholesome food developed with quality, Canadian ingredients and cannot wait to bring a convenient and unique staple to downtown Kitchener and our surrounding communities.”

“There’s a storied history engrained in Kitchener and we wanted to make a place that honours the establishments that once lined our downtown streets, while also creating an enjoyable spot for anyone to indulge in delicious fare and craft beverages,” says Ryan Lloyd-Craig, co-owner of The Ignite Group, which owns Red Circle Brewing Co., Graffiti Market and co-owns Red Circle Coffee Co. “We’ll forever have fond memories of our time as The Berlin and are grateful to every patron for their support in making it the culinary destination that it was.”

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