Whether you think it's perfectly legitimate or a gross affront to democracy, the proroguing of Parliament has one side benefit - it heralds the reopening of the Peers Dining Room to the public.
The Pugin-wallpapered dining room is impressive, but make sure you arrive in time to have a pre-lunch drink in the bar with its views over the Thames.
The menu this year is extremely British, with the kitchen doing
Next up from Robin Gill and The Dairy team is the new Great Scotland Yard hotel in Mayfair. He and the team will be in charge of the food, cocktails, bakery and more.
Following up from the opening of Kanishka in Mayfair, Atul Kochhar has taken over a huge space in Westminster for his next restaurant, Mathura.
Updated 15/3/18 with new dates and prices
When it first started, Hot Dinners were among the first to enjoy eating in the House of Lords dining room when it opened to the public. And since then, it's become such a success that it's a regular event (and we've been back again ourselves).
For just a few days during the recess, you can enjoy a weekday lunch at the Peers’ Dining Room. Chefs there have put together a seasonal 3-course menu
Fancy dining at the House of Commons over the Easter? Better be quick. Parliament has just released the dates that they'll be opening the Strangers and Members' Dining Room to the public and bookings are already going fast.
The dining rooms will be open for dinner on these dates:
Hot Dinners was in Westminster last night for the relaunch party of Roux at Parliament Square. The party was a chance to showcase the restaurant's major revamp and Michel Roux Jr was on hand to oversee the celebrations. "I've been told it looks like Le Gavroche," he told guests, "but with a more contemporary feel, which I think is a huge compliment."
The evening was a bit of a get together for MasterChef folk - the restaurant's head chef Steve Groves won MasterChef
Every time we put a story up about the chance to dine at one of the Houses of Parliament dining rooms, the rare slots go like a shot. So it's welcome news that as part of a programme to increase public engagement with Parliament the House of Commons are now opening their Strangers Dining Room on a twice-weekly basis and, for the first time, you'll be able to go for dinner.
From 25 April they'll be taking bookings every Tuesdays and Wednesday until the
MPs heading back to London after the summer recess have a new-look restaurant to check out. The Cinnamon Club has been closed while parliament has been on its holidays and has now repoened after a six week, £1m do-over. Everything from the private dining room to the main dining area has been reworked and they've extended that new brush to the food too.
Executive Chef Vivek Singh and Head Chef Rakesh Ravindran Nair have all manner of interesting new dishes