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House of Commons

Palace of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 0AA
Restaurant info
Opening Information

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Facilities
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled Access

About House of Commons

The House of Commons are pleased to offer the opportunity to dine in the magnificent surroundings of the Palace of Westminster's principal dining rooms, the Members' Dining Room and the Strangers' Dining Room, where seasonal ingredients from across the United Kingdom are paired with sublime presentation and elegance.

Lunch and Dinner service in the Members' Dining Room:
future dates yet to be confirmed

Dinner service in the Strangers' Dining Room:
Dates subject to alteration at very short notice as House business dictates

Tue 26; Wed 27 June 2018
Mon 03; Wed 04; Tue 10; Wed 11; Tue 17; Wed 18 July 2018
Wed 05; Tue 11; Wed 12 September 2018
Wed 10; Tue 16; Wed 17; Tue 23; Wed 24; Tue 30; Wed 31 October 2018
Tue 13; Wed 14; Tue 20; Wed 21; Tue 27; Wed 28 November 2018
Tue 04; Wed 05; Tue 11; Wed 12; Tue 18; Wed 19 December 2018

Table reservations for up to 8 pax, are available for lunch between 12:15pm and 2:15pm and for dinner between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

BOOKINGS OPEN UP 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EACH DATE

Members' Dining Room
At one time intended as a conference room and known as the ‘Painted Chamber’ after a room in the old medieval Palace of Westminster, Members’ Dining Room was created in 1871 following demands for more dining facilities.

Strangers' Dining Room
The Strangers’ Dining Room was originally a Peers’ committee room, which was later transformed into a dining facility in approximately 1867, and renamed the Strangers’ Dining Room during the interwar period. When Parliament is in session, the room is used by Members to meet their guests and these visitors are referred to as "Strangers".

The House of Commons is a very British affair with the promise of courteous service and top end British cuisine. Classic styling comes in the form of white tablecloths and political themed art-lined walls. High painted ceilings, huge windows that look out over the Commons Terrace and carved oak panelled walls give these dining rooms a sense of grandeur and political intrigue unlike any other restaurant.

The Menu
Expertly crafted by our in house team of award winning chefs, the menu is effortlessly stylish and celebrates fine British cuisine, modern and refined with the focus on seasonal ingredients.

Lunch fixed price menu, with coffee, at £45 per person
Dinner fixed price menu, with coffee, at £65 per person

We operate a dress code at the House of Commons of smart casual as a minimum. Collared shirts are preferred for gentlemen, with long trousers and shoes. Sportswear and trainers are not allowed in the dining rooms.

In consideration to all our diners we operate a child policy of 6 years old and above. They must always be accompanied by an adult.
Smoking is prohibited, including the use of e-cigarettes.
Assistance dogs are permitted with prior notice.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Dressed for Dining,No Sport Shoes
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

It was a lovely evening in the Strangers Dining Room - such a unique opportunity. A set menu with a good range of options. Wines were nice and cold. It was a very warm evening! Staff incredibly friendly. Def recommend. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Incredible venue and all worthwhile. Food is a bit overambitious—probably in an attempt to justify the high price tag. I’d be happy with a simpler menu and larger portions.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The worst service I have had for a very very long time. Shockingly bad - contrast with the House of Lords was amazing. Waiting over 20 minutes to be asked if you want a drink, on a hot summer's night when there is no bar to go to first, is not good. However food was OK as was room.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 June 2018

We had a fabulous time celerbrating a 30th Birthday. The service we received was excellent. I would like to mention Terry he was our main guy in the dinning room and took time to explain the menu. was friendly and very informative about the history of HOP. The food was the best I have ever tasted and well worth the price. The who;e experience from entering the building until we left was amazing. I will definatley be bringing other guests. Michelle from Ramsgate

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 June 2018

would of been nice to have been told about the amount of steps to the dinning room when I asked for information about which entrance to enter by etc as my mother could walk far. However the whole experience was still amazing

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Excellent food, wonderful staff and a really great experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

An excellent dining experience, and a privilege to dine at this usually private venue. High-quality British cuisine in a traditional Pugin-designed dining room overlooking the river. Pleasant service. Recommended!

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Room, views, service and food are top notch. A little difficult to find the entrance and the security is annoying. Don’t love getting frisked in nice dress before dinner.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 April 2018

An excellent occasion - good food; professional, attentive but friendly service; and of course unique atmosphere. Only sour note was that a boorish member of security staff was quite unnecessarily rude to my wife on the way out - but that isn't the fault of the Catering Department!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 June 2018

We had a lovely night, the service and food were outstanding, my family was very happy with the menu, the wine list and the service, when visititing London in the future we will definitely try to get a reservation to dine in. In my opinion it is an amazing experience that everyone should try at least once.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 June 2018

So wonderful to be in a civilised but relaxed dining room - a truly outstanding experience in every way. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Lovely evening - great experience for a special occasion.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 June 2018

The service is world class

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Excellent accommodation of specific dietary requirements. Menu somewhat limited generally. Slightly expensive for three courses.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Had a very nice time - just wish that our server had a better command of the English language - bit challenging to understand at times!

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Wonderful experience! Lovely meal in an unrushed atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

An excellent evening in a historic setting. We really enjoyed it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The food was lovely but the service really made the evening. The staff were absolutely lovely, really attentive and thoughtful. We had a great view over the river in a beautiful setting. Please pass on our thanks. What a treat!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner in a magnificent setting. The food was exquisitely prepared and presented and a birthday message was a delightful addition to one member of our group's dessert plate. The service was friendly and informative without being intrusive. It was also great to hear the Division Bell ringing and get a small insight to the working environment of parliament.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

We felt very welcomed, and the waiters went to great lengths to explain what was happening on the tv screens and when the bells sounded.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Service was excellent - even the policemen outside were upbeat and jovial and everyone inside was very helpful too. This all made our experience first class. To be dining in one of the world's most recognisable buildings was an experience we won't forget and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Excellent food and a lovely evening all round

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

The menu selection was good for all types of people. There were many things for gf Service was great! And the ambience was perfect

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Most enjoyable, staff were lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A unique experience

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