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:

Dates subject to alteration at very short notice as House business dictates

Lunch:
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

Dinner
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.

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 £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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Dressed for Dining,No Sport Shoes
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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Excellent food and service in a very special place, staff were attentive and clearly take a pride in their work.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Simply, a brilliant day. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The waitress who served us couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating. We really enjoyed chatting with her and her service was impeccable. The food was delicious and we'd definitely come again!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

A unique experience in a truly historic setting with great food and wonderfully friendly staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

the whole experience was excellent and would very much love to return with my parents.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Brilliant venue, food amazing. Staff just the best. Literally the best venue in london. Can’t wair to go there again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

We had a great time and it was a unique experience! The staff was very helpful and made us feel very comfortable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

I would recommend a visit to either of the dining rooms in the Houses of Parliament as such a wonderful iconic building to have dinner in.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

really good food in an atmospheric environment

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The staff were wonderful. A great experience to eat in the House of Commons, the food was excellent but the staff totally made it an unforgettable experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

This is my third time dining in the Palace of Westminster. Overall it continues to be an excellent dining experience in a unique and atmospheric setting. The only slight criticism I would make, on this occasion, is that we were slightly miffed when coffee, tea and petits fours came out before desserts and the sight of a over-confident mouse brazenly making his way around the room, caused some mild-anxiety. Perhaps the The House might consider requesting the services of Palmerston, the FCO’s Chief Mouser, for a spot of dinner patrols! But these are minor points. To end on a positive note, the staff were friendly and professional and the food was of an excellent quality and actually quite reasonably priced. I look forward to dining here again in 2020.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Alice was fantastic - thank you for a wonderful lunch service

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Truly amazing experience! I thoroughly urge/recommend you to go. Steeped in History, Fantastic Food, one of the nicest meals I've ever had, better than Michelin starred meals I've had in fact, presentation is second to none as is the service, Lucinda was an absolute delight! Thank you so very much for a truly memorable evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Excellent service

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The service and the food was the best I’ve experienced in a long time. Amazing food for all types of food allergies and requirements and the Christmas pudding was amazing

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Surroundings unique and impressive. Food was brilliant. And the security guards/individuals who directed us and got us to our table were friendly, helpful and gave a few insights. The service at dinner itself though was particularly poor, pouring wine and splashing it, waitress ignoring our table for a long time, having to ask for water and then it not coming. Didn’t match the quality of the food being served. Because of all the other elements though it luckily didn’t reduce the enjoyment of the evening and I would still recommend. It was just noticeable due to everything else being special.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The service and atmosphere was fantastic as was the food from start to finish. We had a lovely English wine that was very good would highly recommend. Overall was great value for money and would love to experience this special place again, many thanks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Service was good until we ordered dessert & coffee about 2.30 pm, saying we needed to leave at 3 pm. Nothing appeared & we had to ask for the bill. Then the dessert arrived at 2.55 pm & we had to woolf it down & leave without the coffee so did not entirely get our money's worth! Food was v good tho', particularly the turkey.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

A wonderful experience - fine dining in real historic surroundings, and great value for money. Would highly recommend a visit!

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Catherine Joyce was superb. Remembered us from previous visit ! Very friendly and attentive staff both in bar and members dining room. Excellent attention to detail from staff and chefs a great London dining in historical setting. Note dress code could be enforced to keep it a formal occasion and keeping with tradition.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

A great experience, lovely food and fantastic setting. Waiting staff were very friendly and kind, but not the most attentive (we waited 25 minutes for a bill). Would nevertheless still recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Four guests. Four brilliant experiences.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

it was a wonderful afternoon

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Simple booking process, efficient yet non-obtrusive security, creative menu (have prices gone up since our last visit a couple of years ago?), beautifully executed delicious food, faultless service, friendly courteous staff and unique, historic venue. A special thank you to everybody especially our lovely waitress from Switzerland in the Members' Dining Room and our waiter in the Pugin Room (sorry forgot their names!).

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