Dining areas

Whether you’re visiting with family, friends or a group, Montréal Space for Life has several snack bars and dining areas where you can grab a quick bite or take a leisurely lunch break. There’s something for every appetite!

By using local suppliers as much as possible and collaborating with local companies, many of them working in the social economy, Space for Life is continuing to show its concern for the environment and pursue its sustainable development mission. In addition, our chefs are committed to concocting menus based on quality ingredients, always with an original touch.

Planning to bring your own lunch or snack? In summer, you’re free to use the picnic tables on our different sites.

Jardin botanique

Jardin botanique Restaurant

The Jardin botanique restaurant, in one of the city’s loveliest settings, features a delicious, healthy menu. And the outdoor patio offers a visual feast of flowers, greenery and stunning Turkish tiles. 

Our dynamic chefs concoct dishes inspired by seasonal, local and often organic ingredients! Whether you’re looking for a hot or cold meal, vegetarian or heartier fare, you’re sure to find something appealing on the menu. In a hurry? Pick up a packed lunch to go! Wine, beer and sangria are also available.

The Jardin botanique Restaurant is currently closed until February 25.

Business hours

February 26 to April 26
Monday * Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday ** 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Odd Plants of Mrs Z - Resto-Vélo
Monday * Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

* Monday: closed except for March Break (2 March) and Easter (13 April).
** In april: the closure will be extended until 5 p.m. depending on traffic.

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

The Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan Restaurant gets a makeover!

We will welcome you soon with a new offer.
Meanwhile, the gift shop sells snacks and beverages.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Picnics at Space for Life

Jardin botanique and Insectarium

Although picnicking is not allowed in the gardens, we do have some specially designated picnic areas on both sites and at the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion.

Boîte à lunch room (dining area for groups)

  • 80 seats
  • Offered for groups, by reservation: 514 868-3000

Please note: There is a $3 charge for children under age 4 who use this service
(children 4 and under are admitted to the Jardin botanique free of charge).