7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 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:
Dates subject to alteration at very short notice as House business dictates
Tuesday 19th, 26th November and 3rd, 10th December 2019 Wednesday 20th, 27th November 2019 and 11th December 2019
Thursday 21st November 2019 and Thursday 5th December 2019
Tuesday 19th, 26th November and 3rd and 10th December 2019
Wednesday 20th and 27th November and 11th December
Thursday 21st November and Thursday 5th December 2019
Table reservations for up to 8 pax, are available for lunch between 12:00pm and 2:00pm and for dinner between 6:30pm and 7.45pm.
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.
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 £55 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.
It is hard to find the restaurant. It is not clearly written on your reservation where is the entry. But it was a very nice experience, I recommand it.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Lovely venue food was delicious
Both my husband and I had a wonderful experience having lunch at the House Of Commons. Food, service and ambience was excellent ! A big thank you to all the restaurant, bar and kitchen staff for making a perfect and enjoyable lunch for us both.
Our waitress Marty(?) was lovely, she was really helpful and dealt with the vegan menus and all the other changes flawlessly, thank you so much for a great day. One minor suggestion is to recommend the tour while booking on the website, or on the day via some route as we struggled to bolt it on afterwards and some guests didn't realise this was an option.
My daughter commented that the pork main course was her favourite dish ever!
Had a wonderful day - loved the Pugin room for pre lunch drinks and the Members Dining Room was fabulous. Food and service were excellent, resulting in a 10/10 experience.
Had such a lovely experience in the House of Commons Dining Room. The staff were very friendly and the food was so well presented. It tasted delicious as well, such good value.
Absolutely lovely lunch. The food was excellent, service attentive and friendly whilst efficient. A most enjoyable occasion which I look forward to repeating when the opportunity next presents itself.
Fantastic experience. Food was superb and the wine was top notch. Would definitely return.
Keep up the wonderful service. A very enjoyable experience. Food and service second to none
A wonderful experience. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Everybody including security staff very professional and pleasant. Proud to be British
The experience of dining in the Houses of Parliament is great. The food was very good and the staff were courteous and polite. Highly recommended
What a wonderful experience - from the warm welcome and excellent customer service experience on arrival continued throughout the building. Bar staff utterly charming, our waiter Dennis informative and attentive, the food completely surpassed our expectations. A privilege to eat here and a memory for life. Only negative and its stupid to mention but you have spelling error on your template so when you send the reminder of a reservation please amend as you have a typing error - stating 'forwrd' not 'forward' on the 2nd line...... Also this form shows the 2019 dates when the public can book - it should state future dates not past. We would love to come again so wonder when the next dates are available?
A super experience in every respect
It's always a real pleasure dining at the House of Commons .The staff are very attentive and the service is as always impeccable the food is delicious and all set in a iconic building what more can you ask for!
Fantastic 3-course lunch, would highly recommend!
A superb dining experience, we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch in such a magnificent setting with a fine view over the Thames.
Great experience. Food was really good and the staff were enthusiastic and charming.
Excellent service . Wonderful surroundings and so atmospheric.
It was a wonderful lunch in such an amazing location. I really couldn't fault anything. It was also incredible value, especially our pre lunch gin and tonics in the Pugin room. I will definitely be coming again.
This is the third time I’ve dined at the Palace of Westminster but the first time I’ve left not entirely satisfied. My father had a piece of beef that was entirely inedible, and the staff didn’t deal with the situation very graciously in the moment. The rest of the food was superb it must be said. I’d think twice before returning.
Great venue, location, menu, service and food. Perfect for team lunches, family events or lunching with friends in a special setting.
Second time I have been and would certainly come again. The food was excellent but the onion bread was to die for!
Thank you for the wonderful experience and a delicious meal!