About Us

Locally Sourced Modern Food  |  Relaxed Atmosphere  |  Customer Comfort and Satisfaction

The wine and beer lists have been tailored to

compliment the cuisine which can best be described as

"Canadian Contemporary"; Classic French roots with

varying influences all presented with a modern touch.

We provide the most comfortable and satisfying

dining experience.

We provide an intimate, relaxed and local dining experience

to be enjoyed on any occasion. Our menu reflects the

current season and showcases products predominantly

from the bountiful Lanark County.

We look forward to seeing you in our kitchen!

Located on idyllic Bridge Street, Black Tartan Kitchen is a casual fine dining

restaurant, known for its elegant and inviting dining room and

exceptional food and service.

black tartan kitchen Carleton Place Restaurant

This is a terrific little kitchen.


Anne DesBrisay

Dec 13, 2017

“inventive, delicious cuisine”


Paula Roy

March 12, 2019


Ian Carswell

Chef - Owner


Ian Carswell

Chef - Owner

Ian's path to becoming Chef/Owner of black tartan kitchen started in a family diner in North Bay and took him as far as Helsinki, Finland where he worked at the 2 Michelin Starred "Chez Dominique" ranked 21st in the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2009.

Ian studied Culinary at George Brown College and worked in Toronto at Fare Bistro.  He  traveled to Europe and worked at Brasserie Paardenburg in Amsterdam with a stage at Ron Blaauw.  In France Ian worked at Domaine de la Grezille, a vineyard in the Loire Valley.  Ian's European experience culminated at Chez Dominique where he worked for 10 months, developing his skill with modern cooking techniques and appreciation for Finnish minimalism and simplicity.  


On his return to Canada Ian worked at Absinthe Café and part-time as a Culinary Instructor with Algonquin College while working from Sous Chef to Executive Chef of KW Catering at the National Gallery of Canada.  Ian assumes Chef/Owner responsibility with undying love and support of family: wife Tessa, daughter Faye, son Alistair, and dog Noma.

Christian Lessard

Sous Chef

Charlene Santry


Victoria Cooper

Kitchen Assistant


Antonio Mirizzi

Passe Partout


Sylvia Lewis-Havard


Katie Foran


photos by Sarah Evans


Closed until

further notice


(613) 492-0860

132 Bridge St.

Carleton Place, ON

K7C 2V5

You can also enjoy our classic charcuterie board at Mahogany Salon & Spa in Carleton Place.

Includes our house-made terrine and sausage and local cheese.

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