Since opening our doors in May 2006, we have always been fascinated and
driven by the “farm-to-table” concept. To call the concept “farm-to-table”
new is incorrect – it has been considered the norm for all great
restaurants in Europe and many in the US over the past several decades. For
years, chefs have worked with their local suppliers and based their menus
upon the seasonal product of the region. We have undertaken the same
philosophy, emphasizing the best artisan producers from the Niagara region
and surrounding areas; using the restaurant to not only showcase our team’s
talent to our guests, but also showcase the individuals behind the
Our wine program is, and will always be, driven by Niagara. We are so
fortunate to be located in an area where world class wines are being
produced only minutes away. Smaller, quality-driven producers – such as
Five Rows, Leaning Post, Pearl Morissette and 2027 Cellars – are staples on
our list. We also have a small, but excellent selection of international
wines, with emphasis being placed on sustainable, organic, and biodynamic
offerings from smaller, family-run producers. Our sommelier
team will always be on hand to assist in enhancing our guests’
experience – not only at the restaurant, but also with their adventures
through wine country.
In the spring of 2018, we opened our bakery – Treadwell Bakery – next door
at 118 Queen Street. Following the same philosophies as the
restaurant, Treadwell Bakery showcases delicious seasonal pastries, fresh
bread and sandwiches (along with other sweet and savoury treats).
This past summer, we opened our new cafe and event space,
The Gate House, located at 142 Queen Street. Located in one of
Niagara on the Lake’s most historic properties, The Gate House
showcases fresh, seasonal cuisine in a relaxed and tranquil
atmosphere. With its large shaded terrace and sun-drenched
dining room overlooking Queen Street, it is the perfect place
to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner.
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Located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, our restaurant offers our guests an opportunity to experience the very best of Niagara food and wine.
Whether a catered event in the comfort of your own home or a wedding staged in the grandeur of a local winery, Treadwell can accommodate all of your special needs. We strive to customize an experience that will exceed your expectations. In the summer of 2019, Treadwell opened The Gate House, a beautiful event space set in one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic buildings.
Treadwell hosts and participates in a variety of a special wine and food events throughout the year.
Whether a dinner party in the comfort of your own home or a wedding staged in the grandeur of a local winery, The Treadwell Catering Company can accommodate all of your special needs.
Special events are the personal vision of the host. We strive to customize an experience that will exceed your expectations. A unique approach to food is delivered by the freshness of our produce.
Service with Style
Different events require different styles of service. Whether a full wedding reception, a casual cocktail party with passed hors doeuvres, or a formal six course tasting menu with wine pairings, we are the ideal partner to stage and execute your event.
The Treadwell Catering Company follows the “farm to table” concept of the restaurant and will bring freshness and creativity to your wedding or special event. No type of cuisine is too challenging. The style of menu – any configuration your imagination can think up – will be executed with elegance and precision. Seasonal ingredients will provide freshness and intensity of flavours that is unexpected in a catered meal.
Nothing is Impossible
We are experienced in small or large events, intimate or casual, professional or romantic. The Treadwell Catering Company will arrange everything according to your specifications – tables, chairs, tents, cutlery, china, wine. Our staff are rated as the finest in the region and will service your needs with knowledgeable professionalism. Whether a bartender to design and execute a signature cocktail for your wedding, service staff to ensure that you do not lift a finger at your dinner party, or a chef to personally serve unique creations or cook right in front of your eyes, our team lives and breathes hospitality.
NEW- The Gate House, Niagara-on-the-Lake (Wedding & Event Space – opening in Spring 2019)
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We are pleased to announce our new partnership with The Gate House as their exclusive events caterer! Whether an intimate corporate event or a wedding of up to 160 guests, Treadwell is able to cater a restaurant-style experience at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic buildings. Please contact us below for further information on The Gate House and the experiences we provide.
“Just wanted to thank Chef, yourself, and the rest of the team for an unforgettable wedding!! We absolutely had a blast and had so many compliments on the food.”
– Sherry Lin, Winery Wedding.
“Sarah and Chef, our mouths still water when we think of our wedding meal. We often find ourselves wondering when and if we will ever have that meal again. Everyone loved it!!”
– Lisa & Rolando, Winery Wedding.
Stephen Treadwell has trained in some of England, Switzerland, and Sweden’s finest kitchens. From 1988 to 1994, he was Chef de Cuisine at Auberge du Pommier in Toronto, considered one of the finest French restaurants in Canada. After the restaurant was named “Patron’s Pick” as “Best Restaurant in Toronto 1994”, Stephen left Auberge du Pommier for Niagara-on-the-Lake, becoming Executive Chef at Queen’s Landing Inn. Over the next eleven years, Stephen would not only establish the Tiara Dining Room at Queen’s Landing Inn as one of the top hotel restaurants in Canada (named “Best Restaurant in Southern Ontario” by Stir Magazine) but would also pioneer the concept of “Niagara Cuisine” with fellow chefs Michael Olsen, Mark Picone and Tony de Luca. Since opening Treadwell, Stephen has been inducted as “Chef of the Year” and a Fellow into the Ontario Hostelry Institute as well as being named 2009 “Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Born and raised in Toronto, James Treadwell has trained in both Canada and the UK. After completing his studies at Carleton University, he decided to pursue a career in wine. He completed his Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and worked as Sommelier at Queen’s Landing Inn in Niagara on the Lake. In 2005, James moved to England and worked as a Sommelier at the Chewton Glen, arguably Europe’s most prestigious hotel and spa (coincidently, Stephen worked at the same hotel when he was James’ age). Since opening Treadwell, James and his sommelier team have placed emphasis on showcasing wines from artisanal Ontario producers, on top of an eclectic section of international labels. James has been named one of Ontario’s “Top 30 Under 30” (OHI), one of Niagara’s “Top 40 Under 40” (Business Link), “Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year” (NEYA), and has judged at both the Canadian Wine Awards and InterVin World Wine Awards.
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Jason Williams was the restaurant’s first ever employee. From 2006 to 2013, he led the Treadwell team as Chef de Cuisine and was instrumental in the restaurant’s incredible success in Port Dalhousie (including enRoute Magazine Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada). Jason rejoined our team in 2018 from Inn on the Twenty, where he was Executive Chef for the past 3 years. Over the years, he has become one of the industry’s biggest advocates of the many amazing farms and suppliers around the Niagara region. Prior to joining Treadwell in 2006, Jason worked with Stephen Treadwell at Queen’s Landing Hotel, as well as the 2 Michelin-Starred Gidleigh Park and Royal Clarence Hotel in the UK, and the Trident Hotel in Ireland.
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Amy has worked at some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the Niagara Region, including Trius, Zees and alongside Stephen and James at Queen’s Landing (Amy was the first-ever Maitre ‘d James worked with). She previously joined Treadwell as Restaurant Manager in 2014 and returned as General Manager in 2018. In charge of the day-to-day operation of Treadwell, Amy ensures the consistency of the restaurant and inspires our team to continue to go above and beyond our guest’s expectations.
Erin was born in Oakville and grew up in Niagara. She’s been planning weddings and events at some of the most luxurious and chic venues in Niagara for over the past ten years. Along the way, she has acquired valuable professional relationships within the industry and partnered with individuals who share a passion for the dramatically different. With a flawless attention to detail and expert execution, she has a reputation for excellence and exceeding guests expectations. Whether weddings or corporate events, Erin brings her client’s vision to an epic new level. When she is away from the restaurant, she enjoys visiting local wineries, breweries and restaurants, along with spending time with her husband, Mark, and her son, Brando.
For those guests looking for accommodation options, Treadwell strongly recommends 124 on Queen Hotel and Spa. Located steps from the restaurant, 124 on Queen is rated as Niagara-on-the-Lake’s best hotel and offers a range of luxury accommodation options and Spa services.
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Winter Hours 2019/2020
Open 7 days a week
Lunch Sunday Lunch Dinner
11:30am – 2:15pm 11:00am – 2:15pm 5:00pm – Close
Treadwell will be closed on December 16th, December 25th and January 1st & January 2nd
Treadwell hosts a variety of wine events throughout the year
Please see our special dinner menu below. For more information, or if you wish to order, please contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we reopen our patios, and eventually our dining rooms, we are taking measures to ensure guest and staff safety are top priority. Our goal is to contribute to our industry’s well being in a positive way by being responsible in our day-to-day practices that strive for the best possible outcome for the community. We feel it is important to be transparent with our new policies so please see our COVID-19 Safety Commitment below.
We will also be making some temporary adjustments in regards to each location's menus. At The Gate House, we will be offering an all-day menu similar to the Treadwell dinner menu. At Treadwell, the all-day menu will be more of a classic bistro style - similar to what we would often showcase on our lunch menu. It's important that you know this as we want to ensure that you are booked in for the correct experience. Please see the menu for each location attached to better assist you.