Fine dining at Parliament House

Strangers’ Restaurant | Monday to Friday | 12 pm to 3 pm

The Strangers’ Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Domain, provides a rare opportunity for the public to experience fine dining at Parliament House.

The very talented and passionate culinary team have curated an exceptional menu that immerses you on a flavoursome journey to discover the wonderful regions and local delicacies of regional New South Wales.

The matching wines on the menu are designed to showcase a wide variety of award winning and unique wineries from across state.

Strangers’ Restaurant proudly supports local farmers who practice ethical and sustainable farming methods.

The Restaurant is open on Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with the last seating at 2:00 pm.

An al a carte and set menu is available on Monday to Thursday, whilst High Tea is held on every Friday.

Bookings are essential.

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Dining with history

Visitors to the building have the rare opportunity to experience key moments in the history of Australian politics whilst exploring the magnificent collection of historic artefacts, priceless art and precious antiques.

The Strangers’ Restaurant was originally designed as a meeting place where members of Parliament would dine 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 – poet

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