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​​​​The Public Café

Open from 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, the Public Café is a great place for visitors to enjoy a coffee and cake or a sit-down meal in Australia’s first and oldest Parliament. Located just beyond the marbled Fountain Court, the café features a wonderful collection of Max Dupain photographs and overlooks one of the Parliament’s beautiful atriums. 
Piping hot coffee is on offer, along with a range of beverages, sweet treats and delicious meals – all prepared by our awarded Executive Chef, Vanessa Harcourt. The café is also home to the Parliament’s Gift Shop, where you can pick up a quality souvenir to take home. ​​


High Tea in ​​​the House 

high tea
Parliamentary catering is excited to announce that this year we will be holding our sumptuous High Tea exclusively in our Members Dining Room on select Fridays throughout the year at 3.15pm. 

This is a truly unique opportunity to dine in an exclusive room usually reserved for members of Parliament with panoramic views overlooking Sydney’s iconic Domain.

Executive Chef Vanessa Harcourt has created an exciting new high tea menu with a variety of treats such as house-made shortbread and macadamia soda scones and frittata with smoked salmon or zucchini to name a few. 

With our below packages there is something to delight everybody: 

Traditional Afternoon Tea               $46.00p.p

Sparkling High Tea                         $52.00 p.p
With a glass of Hope Estate Pinot Chardonnay NV Sparkling 

Sparkling Rose High Tea                 $56.00 p.p
With a glass of ​Peterson House Brut Rose Sparkling​

To enquire or to reserve your place at any of our exquisite high teas listed below, please email us at or call our friendly team on 02 9230 3709.

For a complete list of high tea dates please visit

Due to high demand bookings are essential.