Following on from last summer’s successful dining initiative, Parliament Buildings will once more open the doors of the elegant Members’ Dining Room to the public.
From Monday 21 March –Thursday 5 May 2016 (inclusive)* 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 and First Ministers 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. 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 will run Monday – Friday at 11am and 2pm. You can take our virtual tour on line 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 for £10.50, combine two for £14.00 or three for £17.00. We also have a healthy and freshly prepared Children’s menu for £5.50.
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 raspberry and vanilla crème brulee. 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, given the success of last year’s initiative it is advisable to ring ahead to check availability. You can reserve your place by ringing 028 90 521041.
We look forward to seeing you on the hill and would love you to tell us about your dining experience – send us your blogs, comments and photographs via Facebook, twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #PBdining.
*Please note Parliament Buildings will be closed on Easter Monday (28th March) and Tuesday (29th March) and May Day (4th May).