A London restaurant with “a sense of grandeur and political intrigue unlike any other” is set to open up for three days next month – inside the Houses of Parliament.
Diners will be able to sample the “top-end British cuisine” usually only available to high profile politicians in February, if they can snap up a reservation fast enough.
The House of Commons’ Members’ Dining Room – usually reserved for people elected as MPs – is to welcome the public on February 13-15, for both lunch and dinner services.
You will also be able to enjoy “a preprandial drink” in the Pugin Room bar.
A spokesman said: “As part of a programme to increase public engagement with Parliament the House of Commons are pleased to offer the opportunity to dine in the magnificent surroundings of one of its grandest dining rooms, the Members’ Dining Rooms for lunch and dinner, where seasonal ingredients from across the United Kingdom are paired with sublime presentation and elegance.
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.
“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 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.”
Lunch prepared by the award-winning in-house team of chefs will set you back £45 per person, while an evening meal is £65 each, with places strictly limited.
Dress code is smart casual as a minimum.