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:
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.
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.
Fantastic food, fantastic service in truly spectacular location. Thank you
Firstly may I say that the staff are lovely. Sadly this time my son & i felt rather somewhat cheated & disappointed ! We had to send back the "Frozen" desserts ! Then we were served 2 months out of date (as per the wrapper) biscuits to accompany our cheese course ! Having attended various events at the said venue this time we were left feeling rather somewhat deflated having spent in excess of £180 for two for sadly this time sub standard food. Possibly recompense for the aforementioned experience should have been forthcoming. Regards Lord w
Lovely experience. Superb service, second to none but very pricey. Top quality food.
Eating in the House with friends was the best celebration we could have imagined with them. Special does not quite explain the look on their faces as we arrived at Westminster and directed them inside for our dinner. The welcome was excellent, food and service excellent and even the security staff discussed the history and function of the building.
Our second visit to the Stranger's Room and the food and atmosphere were both just as memorable. There is a great selection of interesting dishes on the menu making slection difficult! The venison carpachio was a delight and the lamb was cooked to perfrection. Would thoroughly recommend everyone to visit if only to enjoy the amazing setting
Had a very courteous waiter. We brought visitors from Australia and they thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience.
Dining at the House of Commons is a real treat and a delightful way to entertain out of town guests - they love it... as do we. Service is charming.... Food worth a star... environment is so special. Note there is airport style security, as one would expect.
We had a very good evening .
Very nice experience and lovely staff
Food was very good, very tasty and better than expected. Service was a let down at the start but improved as the night went on.
Our waiter and Sommelier were superb ! Food was good and we did not feel rushed.
Simply the best. A fabulous dinner in a beautiful dining room, presided over by a top notch Maitre D. Who could ask for anything more?
This was a unique dining experience in the heart of Pugins finest interiors. The food was delicious and our host Terry looked after us in fine style. Would recommend and definitely go again.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Excellent food, wonderful staff and a really great experience
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!
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.
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!
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.
So wonderful to be in a civilised but relaxed dining room - a truly outstanding experience in every way. Thank you
Lovely evening - great experience for a special occasion.