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Dining at New South Wales Parliament

Dining at New South Wales Parliament

NSW Parliamentary Catering is led by celebrated Executive Chef, Vanessa Harcourt. Supported by her talented culinary team, Vanessa embraces the opportunity to prepare fresh gourmet creations and quality dishes that are curated to showcase a wide variety of seasonal produce sourced from throughout regional New South Wales.

Strangers' Restaurant

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Strangers’ Restaurant is open on Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 3 pm on days when the Parliament is not sitting.
To view the Parliament sitting days, please visit the NSW Parliament Sitting Day Calendar.
Strangers’ Restaurant provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience fine dining at NSW Parliament.

The Strangers’ Restaurant was originally designed as a meeting place where members of Parliament would entertain their guests, including visiting dignitaries, consulate representatives and members of the Royal family. Historically, these guests were referred to as ’strangers’, thus creating the saying ‘where strangers become friends’.

High Tea

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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 Crested Wedgwood plates.

Public Cafe

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The NSW Parliament Public Cafe is open on Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm and is not effected by the Parliament sitting days. The range of items include in-house delicacies such 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. The Parliament Gift Shop is located within the Public Cafe.

Contact us

To enquire or make a reservation, please email us at sales.catering@parliament.nsw.gov.au or call our friendly team on 02 9230 2111.​