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 favoring healthful eating and local-supply choices, 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

In a setting unmatched in Montréal, the Jardin botanique restaurant features a delicious, healthful 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. Something new this year, the Jardin botanique Restaurant is celebrating nature, all the way to your plate! What’s on offer is a 100 percent vegetarian menu you won’t be able to resist. In a hurry? Pick up a packed lunch to go. Wine, beer and sangria are also available.

Business hours

February 26 to April 26
Monday * Closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

* Monday: open the Monday of March Break (March 2) and Easter (April 13).


Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Espace Végo Planétarium - A fully veggie gourmet counter!

Whether you are veggie, vegan or omni, set off to explore vegetarianism or veganism at your own pace, without complacency or guilt. Our gourmet counter offers a range of sandwiches, salads, sweet treats and tasty coffees prepared on site. The happy team of Espace Végo enjoys working with seasonal vegetables and pushing your taste buds' limits with an inspiring and colorful cuisine. Will you dare to explore a delicious culinary world?

We are waiting for you!

Business hours

Monday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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).