Dine inside the historic Members’ Dining Room this June

A rare opportunity to dine inside the House of Commons in the historic Members’ Dining Room, where seasonal ingredients from across the United Kingdom are paired with sublime presentation and elegance.

Whilst the Commons is risen for the Whitsun Recess the House is once again opening up the Members’ Dining Room to the public for two exclusive lunchtime services:

  • Wednesday, 01 June 2016
  • Thursday, 02 June 2016

Future lunch dates during the EU Referendum Recess:

  • Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • Wednesday 22 June 2016

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.

The Members’ Dining Room 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 this dining room 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.

The 3-course meal with coffee is priced at £40 per person. 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.

The bar

Enjoy a preprandial drink before your lunch in the resplendent surroundings of the Pugin Room, dedicated to the memory of Augustus Welby Pugin who directed the interior designs of the Palace.

The large gilt brass and crystal chandelier which commands the room is a piece that was initially commissioned for the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury by Pugin, and was once hung in the Great Dining Room at Alton Towers, Staffordshire.

The Pugin Room will be open from 12:00pm for those with dining room reservations.

  • The dress code in the Members' Dining Room is smart casual. Collared shirts are preferred for gentlemen, with long trousers and shoes. Sportswear and trainers are not allowed in the dining room.
  • Smoking is prohibited, including the use of e-cigarettes.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted with prior notice.

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Further information

Please note that the House of Commons 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.

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  • administering your reservation;
  • tailoring our services to your requirements and preferences.

If you have any concerns about what we will do with the information you provide, please contact the restaurant directly. General information about your Data Protection rights can be sought from the Data Protection Officer, tel. 020 7219 2032 or from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk , tel. 08456 30 60 60.

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