London Restaurants

GARLIC’S OF LONDON: Ethical, Seasonal, Regional Cuisine

The Editors
Written by The Editors

Celebrating a passion for food, wine and service, Garlic’s of London offers traditionally prepared high-quality food with a modern edge. The Duck Confit Fettucinne in this photo typifies Garlic’s approach to top-of-the-line rustic cooking, using quality seasonal and local ingredients

The Scene 

Garlic’s of London has been a venerated dining destination on Richmond Row for over 20 years. A proponent of stellar farm-to-table cuisine, Garlic’s of London owner Edin Pehilj (known to regulars and friends as Edo) ensures his carefully chosen team offers only intelligent and ethically-informed menu choices. The management team leads a passionate service group and are involved with all aspects of service, from menu development to group bookings and special event co-ordination.

Menu Highlights 

Beef Carpaccio

Garlic’s culinary team shares a dedication to the menu sensibilities adopted by Pehilj. Important and long-standing relationships have been developed with local producers, some of whom have initiated production of specialized items for use in Garlic’s kitchen. With contemporary plating, the often rustic cooking is made from scratch with inspiration from local and signature ingredients and seasonal products. The bar includes Niagara-area wines and a draught list sourced from London and Ontario breweries, now including Twin Pines’ award-winning local cider.

Whiskey Chai Latte

Naturally raised foods, local farms and slow cooking make the Garlic’s dining experience memorable, from handmade pastas and slowly simmered stock reductions to freshly baked breads and desserts. The menu changes monthly, combining seasonal harvests of the London area with sustainable, organic Ontario and Canadian products. 

Recommendations include signature items such as: Sunday Brunch Maple Bacon Eggs Benedict, Garlic Bisque, Pan-seared Salmon Salad, Hot Smoked Garlic Fettuccine, Clear Creek Farms’ Organic Duck and longtime favourite Crème Brûlée.

Farm-to-Table Dining

481 Richmond Street (S of Dufferin)

MON–FRI 11:30 am–10 pm
SATURDAY 11 am–11 pm
SUNDAY 11 am–10 pm
Subject to change seasonally

LUNCH: $10 – $28
DINNER: $10 – $38

Beside The Grand Theatre
Upscale Rustic Cuisine 
Seasonal Ingredients
Naturally-raised Meats
Menu Changes Monthly

Pan-Seared Trout

Garlic’s Artisan Board

Seafood Pasta