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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.

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


Starting May 10, the Bookstore is operating from a temporary location in Sketches, near the Gallery’s Tour Group Lobby. During this time, one vending machine selling bottled water and drinks is available in Sketches.

Banquets, Meetings and Rental Facilities

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