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Now you can dine in  the House of Commons during recess too

We've already talked about how one of the few benefits of yet another general election is the opportunity to have lunch in the House of Lords. Now, if you've already done that, there's also a chance to dine in the House of Commons. 

They're launching a "pop up restaurant" in the Members' Dining Room, which they describe like this:

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.

And - as with the House of Lords, you'll want to make time to head to their bar before the meal too. That's The Pugin Room "dedicated to the memory of Augustus Welby Pugin who directed the interior designs of the Palace", open from noon if you're there for lunch and from 6.30 if you're there for dinner. 

So, if you want to see just how our MPs eat, before they all come back and spoil things, this is one of the few chances. 

 

More about The Members' Dining Room at the House of Commons

Where is it? Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

When? Lunch and dinner on 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 November and 3rd, 5, 10, 11 December 2019

How to book: Book here

 

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