Be inspired and immerse yourself in a creative journey to discover the wonderful flavours and unique regions of New South Wales.
The catering at Parliament House is led by celebrated Executive Chef, Vanessa Harcourt. The very talented and passionate culinary team relishes the opportunity to present exceptional dishes that showcase a wide variety of local delicacies. Parliamentary Catering proudly supports local farmers who practice ethical and sustainable farming methods.
Open for lunch Monday to Friday*
*The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 2 pm on days when the Parliament is not sitting. Strangers’ Restaurant provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience fine dining at Parliament House. To view the Parliament sitting days, please visit the NSW Parliament Sitting Day Calendar.
Strangers’ Restaurant was originally designed as a meeting place where members of Parliament would entertain their guests, including visiting dignitaries, consulate representatives and even members of the Royal family. Historically, these guests were referred to as ’strangers’, thus creating the saying ‘where strangers become friends’. Today the restaurant is open to all and we invite you to continue this tradition. Read more.
Held every Friday
A delicious high tea is held every Friday at Strangers' Restaurant between 12 pm to 3pm. A selection of freshly brewed teas & coffee and handmade sweet & savoury delights are served on the traditional Parliamentary embossed plates. Free tours are also available every Friday. Read more.
Open Monday to Friday
The Public Cafe is open on Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm including sitting days of Parliament. The cafe serves a range of in-house made delicacies including as cakes, pastries, gourmet sandwiches, ham & cheese croissants and scones with cream & jam. Hot items are available between 11:30 am to 2:15 pm. Read more.
Explore Australia's oldest Parliament
To enquire or make a reservation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our friendly team on 02 9230 2111.