Dining at Parliament House

Restaurant | High Tea | Private Dining | Functions | Events 

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 meals that showcase a wide variety of seasonal produce sourced from throughout regional New South Wales.

Amongst the many local delicacies on the menus, you may find Central Coast figs and finger limes, Clarence River prawns and tasty Leppington burrata. Vanessa’s modern Australian cuisine is inspired by over 20 years’ experience.

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Discovering the flavours of New South Wales

NSW Parliament recognises the importance of sourcing ethical and sustainably produce. Every effort is made to source local New South Wales produce from suppliers who conduct sustainable farming practices. Origins of produce include pork from Byron Bay, lamb from Armidale, venison from Mandagery Creek, poultry from Minchinbury, dairy from the Riverina region and fresh fruit and vegetables from Windsor, Freemans Reach, Horsley Park, Gunnedah and Kemps Creek.

Discovering the Wines of New South Wales

NSW Parliament provides a vast range of wines which showcase the rich diversity from across the state. New South Wales is home to 14 incredible wine regions from Australia’s oldest wine region, the famous Hunter Valley, to the cool climate regions of Orange, Mudgee and the Southern Highlands. For more information on the NSW wine regions, please visit Wine Regions in NSW.

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019 + 2020

Australia’s most prestigious awards program for wine and beverage lists in Australia, sponsored by Gourmet Traveller Australia.

2 Glass Rating (Excellent) 2019 + 2020 Australia’s Wine List Awards.


The Strangers’ Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Domain, provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience fine dining at Parliament House. Open Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with the last seating at 2:00 pm.

Al a carte Menu, available Monday to Thursday
Traditional High Tea, available every Friday

Bookings are essential

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Functions & Events

There are seven unique event spaces within Parliament House that are available to hire, including a stunning auditorium, a large dining room with garden views and a majestic library which dates back to 1905. The event spaces are suitable for half day and full conferences, seminars, meetings, presentations, exhibitions, team building activities, product launches, luncheons, gala dinners, cocktail receptions, award nights and film screenings.

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