7:00pm - 10:00pm
- Gluten Free Available
- Free WiFi
- Disabled Access
About House of Commons
As part of a programme to increase public engagement with Parliament 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 01; Wed 02; Wed 09; Tue 15; Wed 16; Tue 22; Wed 23 May 2018
Tue 05; Wed 06; Tue 12; Wed 13; Tue 19; Wed 20; Tue 26; Wed 27 June 2018
Mon 03; Wed 04; Tue 10; Wed 11; Tue 17; Wed 18 July 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
The dress code at the House of Commons is 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.
Smoking is prohibited, including the use of e-cigarettes.
Assistance dogs are permitted with prior notice.
Had a very nice time - just wish that our server had a better command of the English language - bit challenging to understand at times!
Wonderful experience! Lovely meal in an unrushed atmosphere.
An excellent evening in a historic setting. We really enjoyed it.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and a lovely evening all round
The menu selection was good for all types of people. There were many things for gf Service was great! And the ambience was perfect
Most enjoyable, staff were lovely.
A unique experience
We were not sure what to expect as part of our evening at the House of Commons. Suffice to say once we were past the security queues the experience was great. The Strangers' dining room is very spacious and you're not packed in together. The food, service and atmosphere were great! Highly recommend trying it out!
Lovely evening. Good service,great food
This was an exceptionally good evening. Such beautiful and historic surroundings with a very fine meal served by attentive and friendly staff. Would highly recommend and may go back again. Just fabulous.
I had lunch in the Members' dining room on my birthday and it was a fantastic experience - it felt special to be in the Palace of Westminster. Also, my wife has a medical condition which means she has challenging dietary requirements. The chef went to immense trouble to consider her needs and cook a special meal for her, which was really appreciated.
A special experience from beginning to end. A privilege to visit Parliament without the crowds and a very pleasurable dinner with good food, comfortable surroundings and attentive staff. Excellent value from the bar to the coffee. Thank you.
This was our second visit to the restaurant. Everything was to the highest standard. We would like to particularly mention the staff who are polite, friendly and unfailingly helpful. We will be back!
A really great experience, I've eaten a few times at the House of Commons dining room now and it's always great service and excellent food.
food and service superb maybe should add a traditional british meal to menu
Service was a little rushed . Food was lovely. Wine was lovely but didn't expect to have sediment in the bottom of the glass of red wine. Red wine should be handled properly and if it has sediment it should be served with an aerator by the glass.
A most enjoyable experience. I especially commend the waiters who were very attentive.
Lovely service, lots of nice stories, beautiful room. Food was good. A great experience.
We had a fabulous evening Staff in bar and dining room were excellent We will return
Great experience. The service and presentation were fabulous.
A fabulous and memorable day. The food and service were excellent A truly wonderful experience Thank you for giving us this opportunity