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30 June 2015

Enjoy Sumptuous Summer Dining On The Hill

This summer for the first time in its history, Parliament Buildings will throw open the doors of the elegant Members’ Dining Room to the public.

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA serves afternoon
tea to (L-R) Susan Doherty, City Sightseeing Tours and Sarah Gribben, Visit Belfast
From Monday 6 July – 28 August you can dine in the refined splendour of the Members’ Dining Room and savour morning coffee, a three course lunch or traditional afternoon tea while admiring the beautiful surroundings of the Stormont Estate.

The Members’ Dining Room is a feast of architectural splendour, constructed in the 1920s it features traditional oak panelling with classically detailed carvings and ornate cornicing. The room also boasts an array of portraits of former Speakers from the Assembly’s inception in 1998.


Morning Tea and Coffee will be served from 10am – 11.30am and you can choose from a delicious range of freshly baked scones served with Jam and clotted cream or a selection of Danish and Pain au Chocolat pastries. It’s the perfect way to round off an early morning walk in the estate or as a prelude to one of our popular Parliament Buildings tours which during the summer will run on the hour every hour between 10am and 3pm. Take our virtual tour to give you a glimpse of what’s on offer.

If breakfast has whetted your appetite – just wait until you see what we have on offer for lunch. We have sizzling starters, magnificent mains and devilishly delicious desserts. You can choose one course or combine two for £12.00 or three for £15.00, the latter also includes complimentary tea and coffee. We also have a Children’s menu with healthy and freshly prepared dishes for £5.00.

If you didn't avail of the morning walk in the estate – perhaps a gentle saunter after lunch will help ease the guilt of that scrumptious strawberry and orange tart. You can also visit our Gift shop which sells a range of postcards, books and souvenirs alongside individually designed jewellery items and hand crafted goods all made by local independent crafters.

There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea and our traditional afternoon tea resplendent with a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, warmed scones with clotted cream and preserves and a variety of home-made cakes and pastries will create a perfect close to your day here.

All of our food is lovingly prepared by talented and award winning chefs  who are committed to using only locally available fresh produce and ingredients.

While booking isn't necessary, it is advisable to ring ahead to check availability (02890521041). We look forward to seeing you on the hill this summer and would love you to tell us about your dining experience – send us your reviews and photographs via our facebook, twitter and Instagram pages.