Dine inside the House of Commons

As part of a programme to increase public engagement with Parliament the House of Commons is pleased to offer the opportunity to dine in the magnificent surroundings of the Palace of Westminster's principal dining rooms, the Members' and Strangers' Dining Rooms, where seasonal ingredients from across the United Kingdom are paired with sublime presentation and elegance.

Lunch and Dinner service in the Members' Dining Room:

  • There are currently no openings for the Members Dining Room. Future dates will be published here when scheduled.  

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

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, £45
  • Dinner fixed price menu, with coffee, £55

The dishes feature some of the finest available ingredients sourced from across the United Kingdom.

Our great value wine selection lists a range of wines from across the globe, perfectly suited to enhance any meal.

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.

Further information

Please note that the House of Commons (HOC) reserves the right to make a charge of £15.00 per person booked if a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the reserved time or if a confirmed reservation fails to arrive. The charge will be made to the credit or debit card details given to confirm the reservation.

The restaurant service may be suspended, or amended, at any time as part of HOC’s response to a significant risk, threat or instance of disruption from external events, agencies or persons, or other emergency or as a result of a change to the business of either House, for example in the event of a recall of Parliament, or because of a ceremonial or similar event of constitutional importance.

All persons and baggage are subject to security searches at any time. Customers shall bring no baggage larger than hand luggage (56cm x 45cm x 25cm) through any pedestrian security search point.

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