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New food service at the Gallery

Beginning Sunday May 1, 2016, Tulips & Maple Catering Inc., a member of the Brown’s Food Services Organization, will be the exclusive provider of premier food, beverage, catering and concession services to the Gallery.

The selection has been made following an extensive internal and external consultation process, including a survey of visitors, members, staff, and other groups on their preferences for food services, as well as a highly-competitive tendering process that involved over a dozen interested suppliers.

The Cafétéria des beaux-arts will be closed temporarily from 1–4 May for transition work, and will reopen Thursday, 5 May.

In the interim, an expanded light lunch food service will be provided at the Café in the Scotiabank Great Hall.

Cafétéria des Beaux-Arts

NGC Members enjoy 10% discount on food at the cafeteria, with minimum purchase of $5.

Located at the end of the Concourse off the Great Hall, and across from the Contemporary galleries, this beautifully appointed room has its own glass rotunda, access to a private patio and an inspiring view of Nepean Point, the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill. The Cafeteria is designed to serve families and groups in an informal, self-service atmosphere. Choose from three daily specials, salad and dessert bars, made-to-order sandwiches and more. Close a half-hour before Gallery closing. Hours

Café in the Great Hall

While enjoying the inspiring views of Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River and Nepean Point, visitors are welcome to enjoy light snacks, desserts and a selection of hot and cold beverages, including alcoholic drinks.


Situated near the Gallery's main entrance, and enjoying private access to a tree-filled sunken courtyard, Sketches' vending machines supplement brown-bag lunch offerings.

Banquets, Meetings and Rental Facilities

Setting, scale and the artistic legacy of a nation, the National Gallery of Canada has everything to make your event outstanding. Learn more about Space Rentals here.

NEW: NGC Members enjoy 20% discount on food for group reservation made through our banquet reservation office.