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5 reasons to visit NSW Parliament this summer

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to explore the vibrant cultural and culinary scene of Sydney – and one hidden gem that should be on your summer itinerary is the NSW Parliament House.

While you might associate this historic building with politics and legislation, it has much more to offer, especially during the summer months.

Here are five compelling reasons to make a visit to NSW Parliament a priority this summer.


1. Melbourne Cup Lunch Extravaganza

Kickstart your summer with a touch of elegance by attending the Annual Melbourne Cup Lunch on Tuesday 7 November 2023. Held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House, this event promises an unforgettable experience. For just $160 per person for a table of 10 or more, you can indulge in a sumptuous meal while watching the thrilling race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup Lunch is a fantastic way to celebrate The Race That Stops the Nation with friends.

2. December Christmas Themed Lunch

Experience the magic of Christmas at Strangers’ Restaurant, where a Christmas-themed lunch will be available from 4-21 December 2023. This festive treat is available from Monday to Thursday between 12pm and 3pm. For $90 per person, you can enjoy a delectable three-course meal, or if you’re looking to elevate the experience, opt for the matching wines at $126 per person. The menu will be released in November, so you can look forward to a culinary delight that captures the spirit of the season.

3. January 2024 Lunch Special for Probians

Start the New Year on a delicious note by taking advantage of the January 2024 Lunch Special for Probians at Strangers’ Restaurant. From Monday 15 January to Thursday 31 January 2024, you and your fellow Club members can savour a two-course meal for just $50 per person. This special offer is available every Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 3pm and includes your choice of a main and dessert, accompanied by tea and coffee. It’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy a gourmet meal without breaking the bank.

4. Summer High Tea 2024

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, the Summer High Tea 2024 at NSW Parliament is a must-try. Available on select Fridays in January and February 2024, this elegant experience is priced at $65 per person. Enjoy a delightful assortment of teas, sandwiches, scones and pastries in a charming setting. Whether it’s a special occasion or a leisurely outing with a friend, this high tea will make your summer afternoon truly memorable.

5. Monday Lunch Special for Active Probians in 2024

 Extend your summer bliss by taking advantage of the Monday Lunch Special for Probians at Strangers’ Restaurant. Every Monday from 12pm to 3pm you can enjoy a two-course meal comprising a main and dessert, complete with tea and coffee, for just $60 per person. This offer is valid throughout 2024.