PARLIAMENTARY CATERING

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Executive Chef, Vanessa Harcourt and her talented culinary team bring a wealth of experience to Parliament House.  The freshly prepared menus showcase modern Australian cuisines and feature a wide variety of seasonal produce sourced from throughout regional & rural New South Wales. Amongst the many local delicacies on the menus include Central Coast figs and finger limes, Clarence River prawns, tasty Leppington burrata and freshly shucked oysters from Batemans Bay. Read more in Spice News Leader Forum – February 2018 Issue

Testimonials

Customer feedback is independently provided by Resdiary (a global online reservation reservation platform).

The Industry benchmark for excellent is 4 / 5, the venue target is 4.5 / 5. The current average score for Strangers’ Restaurant is 4.8 / 5.

The ratings are based on: Food & Drink, Atmosphere, Service and Value for Money.

Feedback is provided by those who have dined at the restaurant. A survey email is sent one day after a guest has dined at the venue.

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Strangers’ Restaurant is open on Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Bookings are essential.

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5
Reviewed on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 8:32 AM
Visited on Friday, 6 May 2022 at 1:45 PM

A lovely afternoon spent at Strangers Restaurant. The high tea was exceptional and the staff friendly and accommodating. It was also nice to have a browse around NSW Parliament House and staff were only too happy to give us a tour of the chambers. Would definitely recommend Strangers Restaurant for a special occasion.

5
Reviewed on Monday, 9 May 2022 at 12:07 PM
Delicious afternoon tea in elegant surroundings with superb service.

Delicious afternoon tea in elegant surroundings with superb service.

5
Reviewed on Monday, 9 May 2022 at 9:28 PM
Visited on Friday, 6 May 2022 at 12:00 PM

This was definitely the best gluten free high tea I have ever had. The food for both my husband (non GF) and myself was exceptional. A wonderful experience. Great value and staff went above and beyond.

5
Reviewed on Monday, 9 May 2022 at 8:55 AM
Visited on Friday, 6 May 2022 at 1:00 PM

A very relaxing and pleasant experience.

5
Reviewed by Michelle on Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 1:26 PM
Visited on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 at 12:00 PM

The service by the waiter was excellent and the food was lovely. Piano player would of been nice for lunch. Thanks

3.6
Reviewed on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 at 12:19 PM
Visited on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at 12:00 PM

Food (main course): -on the day the main course (Porchetta) was already going cold when served -would it be possible to have a more wholesome choice (e.g. steamed mixed vegetables with the main)? – the portions of the main seemed very sparse

4.8
Reviewed by Stacy on Monday, 2 May 2022 at 9:28 AM
Visited on Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 12:30 PM

Our ladies lunch at Strangers’ Restaurant was lovely. We all had the blue eyed cod and it was delicious. The matched Jon Darragh chardonnay was perfect and one of the best cups of coffee ever to finish the meal. The staff were so friendly and professional. A very pleasant dining experience.

5
Reviewed by Margi on Sunday, 1 May 2022 at 2:57 PM
Visited on Friday, 29 April 2022 at 12:00 PM

Above and beyond expectations. 10 of us thoroughly enjoyed. In all aspects, what an extraordinarily amazing afternoon. We all commented that it was an afternoon to be remembered.

5
Reviewed by Georgie on Sunday, 1 May 2022 at 5:29 PM
Visited on Friday, 29 April 2022 at 12:00 PM

Very welcoming and respectful wait staff. We were so comfortable, that we missed rthe tour. A very enjoyable experience.

4
Reviewed by John on Friday, 22 April 2022 at 1:36 PM
Visited on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 12:00 PM

We did notice that the water glass that was on our table had remnants of lipstick still on it. It was supposed to have been washed prior to being placed on the table.

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