Christmas Themed Lunch

Christmas Themed Lunch | Monday to Thursday | 12 pm to 3 pm

Available dates in December: 6, 7, 8, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23

Closed: Friday 24 December 2021 to Monday 31 January 2022

Reopens in 2022 for lunch on Tuesday, 1st February 2022

Enjoy a delicious three course Christmas themed lunch at the elegant Strangers’ Restaurant located within Parliament House, Sydney.

Executive Chef, Vanessa Harcourt and her very talented and passionate culinary team, have designed a Christmas themed menu that showcases the wonderful delicacies and unique regions of New South Wales. The Restaurant proudly supports local farmers who practice ethical and sustainable farming methods.

Three Course Lunch$72.00 per person
Includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, one entree, main and dessert
Three Course Lunch with Matching Wines$98.00 per person
Includes matching wines per course
Tea and coffee is included with the lunch
Available Monday to Thursday, from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm, with the last seating at 2:00pm
Groups over 20
Groups over 20 people are placed on a pre-selected alternate serve menu, meaning a 50 / 50 selection for each course. Beverage packages are also available for groups
Christmas Lunch Menu
NSW rock oysters with fried eschalots, ponzu dressing or Natural with lemon (6) (GF)
Smoked trout with Indian spiced eggplant, turmeric potatoes, topped with peanuts (GF)
Peppered peach, goats cheese, rocket & pistachio salad (GF)
Venison carpaccio rolled in pepper berry spice, celeriac cream (GF)
Turkey roulade, sweet potato puree, red wine jus, pangrattato & soft herb, torn zucchini flower salad
Roasted Barramundi with green herbs, cream cauliflower and hazelnut crumb & bitter leaves (GF)
Gnocchi with wild mushrooms and blue cheese sauce (V)
Pork fillet wrapped in prosciutto, green pea puree, crispy kale (GF)
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and cinnamon ice-cream
Strawberries layered with custard, honey almond meringue and amaretto
Spiced prosecco raspberry and thyme jelly (GF)
Cheese plate with Gorgonzola, triple cream Brie & aged Cheddar with muscatels and lavosh
Bookings are essential
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Australian Wine List of the Year Awards 2020 by Gourmet Traveller Wine

The Independent Drink Journal – Gourmet Traveller Wine

  • RESTAURANT: Strangers’ Restaurant at NSW Parliament, Sydney
  • RATING: 
  • CUISINE: Contemporary
  • WINE LIST: Lee Kwiez
  • WINES ON LIST: 59 (22 by the glass)
  • WINE PRICES: $ ($6 – 24 by the glass)
We expect no less than a 100% NSW-strong wine list in the dining room at the NSW Parliament, and that’s what we have here. The state focus (which takes in the ACT) covers major and emerging regions, from the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and Orange to Yass Valley, Lake George and Hilltops. Choice of pour from glass to carafe and bottle opens up the options, as does the use of Coravin to discover icon wines such as Lake’s Folly Chardonnay and Usher Tinkler Reserve Shiraz. Prices are super attractive.


Restaurant Reviews by Restaurant Diary  4.8 / 5 


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Dining with history

Dine with history at Strangers’ Restaurant – a place where Members of Parliament meet and greet their guests.

Historically, guests to Parliament, which may include visiting dignitaries, consulate representatives or even members of the Royal family were referred to as ’strangers’, thus the restaurant became known as the place ‘where strangers become friends’.
Today, we invite you and your guests to continue this tradition.

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t yet met”.
William Butler Yeats – poet

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