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Jardin botanique Restaurant
Botanical garden restaurant

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.

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Sol project: an innovative, inspiring initiative at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

The Sol project was launched by a group of Quebec social reintegration companies.  

Thanks to this initiative, the dining areas at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan are helping many people (60% of the workers) get back into the labour force by offering them training. This has grown to become one of the largest such partnerships in the food services industry in Quebec.

Sol Café

A bistro where you can grab a quick sandwich, salad, panini and/or pastry. It’s also the perfect spot for a delicious coffee!

Business hours

Starting November 1st
Monday Closed
Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Holiday schedule
December 21 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
December 22 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 23 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 24-25 Closed
December 26-27-28 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
December 29 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 30 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 31 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
January 1 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
January 2-3-4 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Phone: 514 868-3832

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).






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