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 Strangers’ Dining Room is very British, with the promise of courteous service and top end British cuisine, with dishes using the finest available ingredients sourced from across the United Kingdom. Now, members of the public are able to enjoy a set-price menu when it opens on a twice-weekly basis.
Classic styling mixes with political-themed, art-lined walls. High painted ceilings, huge windows that look out over the River Thames and carved oak panelled walls give this dining room a sense of grandeur and political intrigue, unlike any other restaurant. A 3-course dinner, with coffee, is priced at £75 per person.
Double cooked pork belly with red wine tapioca, marinated artichoke and Swiss chard and Feta cheese and potato gnocchi lemon brioche gremolata, wild mushroom asparagus and broad bean.