Strangers’ Restaurant


NSW Parliament House is currently closed.

In anticipation of reopening, Strangers’ Restaurant is now accepting pre-booking from Monday 2 November 2020 on-wards.

Please note pre-bookings are accepted under the proviso that the current situation surrounding Covid 19 may impact the reservation, including social distancing rules or closure with short notice.

During this challenging time, please support us in remaining vigilant to ensure the health and safety for everyone.

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 exceptional dishes on the menu are designed to showcase a wide variety of seasonal New South Wales produce.

To purchase Restaurant Gift Vouchers, please click here.

For information on accessibility access​ at NSW Parliament, please click here.

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 Did you know? 

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’.

Today, we invite you and your guests to continue this tradition and make new friends.

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