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HOUSE OF COMMONS – CATERING AND RETAIL SERVICES

OUTLET

SERVICE AVAILABLE

HOURS OF SERVICE
Monday - Thursday

HOURS OF SERVICE
Friday

AVAILABLE TO

TABLE- SERVICE RESTAURANTS

Members’ Dining Room

Daily lunch & dinner menu,
‘Quick-serve’ buffet also
available

12:30-14:30
18:30-21:30 except Thursday evening
Available for private functions Thursday evening& every afternoon 16:00 - 18:00

Friday & Saturday closed all day – available for private functions

No guests. MPs and staff Band A3 and above. Former MPs on Monday lunchtimes only. Also available for private functions during recesses

Strangers’ Dining Room

Menu as Members’ Dining Room. No Buffet

12:30-14:30
18:30-21:30 except Thursday evening
Available for private functions Thursday evening& every afternoon 16:00 - 18:00

12:30-14:30
Friday evening & Saturday all day for private functions

MPs and Staff band A3 and above with up to 3 guests. MPs’ spouses daily lunch and Monday dinner (max 48 hours advance booking). Former MPs Thursday and Friday lunchtimes with up to 3 family guests. Open to all full photopass holders Friday lunch. Also available for private functions during recesses

Churchill Grill Room

Dinner Service

18:30-22:30 except Wednesday
Available for private functions
Breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday plus afternoon tea & dinner on Wednesday.

Friday & Saturday – available for private functions all day

Monday and Tuesday evenings: MPs, Staff A3 and above, CPA & IPU Officers, SCS Members of Office of Parliamentary Counsel all with up to 5 guests. Late notice available to MPs’ spouses with up to 5 guests for dinner on Tuesday (bookings maximum of 48 hrs in advance)
Thursday evenings: open to all full pass holders (Members’ staff, House of Commons and PICT staff) with up to 5 guests

Terrace Pavilion
Summer Buffet Lunch

Summer buffet

12:30-14:30 June/July only
Available for private functions at all other times

12:30-14:30 June/July only. Available for private functions at all other times

MPs and Staff band A3 and above with up to 5 guests daily. Full passholders with up to 5 guests are welcome on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Also available for private functions during recesses

Terrace Dining Rooms A-D

Private functions

Available for private functions at all times

SELF-SERVICE RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS

Terrace Cafeteria

Self service meals, all day snacks & light refreshment

Mon/Tue: 08:30-22:30 or 15mins after Rise of House (RoH)*
Wed: 08:30-21:00 or 15mins after RoH*
Thur: 08:30-19:30 or 15mins after RoH*
(*whichever is later)

08:30-15:15 or 15mins after Rise of House whichever is later

MPs with up to 3 guests (reserved seating area Mon-Thu when House sitting). Former MPs with no guests. All full Parliamentary pass holders with up to 2 guests. No admittance to temporary pass holders 12:00-14:00

Members’ Tea Room

Salads, all day sandwiches & light snacks. Limited hot lunch and dinner buffet

Mon: 07:30-22:30 or 15mins after RoH*
Tue: 07:30-22:30 or 15mins after RoH*
Wed: 07:30-21:00 or 15mins after RoH*
Thu: 07:30-19:30 or 15mins after RoH*
(*whichever is later)

08:30-15:15 or 15mins after Rise of House whichever is later
Closed on non-sitting Fridays

MPs and Staff band A3 and above. No guests

Jubilee Café

Light snacks, sandwiches, teas and coffees

10:00-17:30 (also open on Saturdays except Christmas/New Year)

10:00-17:30

Open to all passholders and visitors

BARS AND LOUNGES

Pugin Room

Bar Lounge also serving continental breakfast, teas & coffees, afternoon teas

09:15-11:00 Breakfast service
10:30-15:00 Coffee service
11:00-15:00 Bar
15:30-17:30 Afternoon tea
17:30-22:00 Bar service (20:00 Thursdays)

Closed

MPs and Staff Band A3 and above with up to 3 guests, MPs’ spouses with 1 guest, Officers & SCS members of the office of the Parliamentary Counsel with up to 3 guests
Members’ staff, staff of the House of Commons and PICT staff with 1 guest from 09:15-12:00 noon daily

Members’ Smoking Room

Tea, Coffee and Bar Lounge

Mon/Tue: 17:30-23:45
Wed: 17:30-22:30
Thu: Closed

Closed

MPs only

Chess Room

Tea & coffee. Waiter service

Mon-Wed: 10:00-14:30 & 18:00-22:00
Thu: Closed

Closed

MPs with up to 3 guests

Strangers’ Bar

Bar service

10:30-18:00 Coffee service
12:00-23:00 or RoH whichever is later but not before 22:00. Thur: close at 22:00

10:30-12:00 coffees
12:00-RoH or 15:15 whichever is later

MPs and Staff Band A3 and above with up to 3 guests. Former MPs and Staff Band B without guests. Full HoC photopass holders and Members’ staff have access on non-sitting Fridays & during recesses

PRESS FACILITIES, PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

Moncrieff’s Café Bar

Grab & Go items, light snacks & drinks. Coffee bar

Café hours 09:00-19:00
Bar hours 12:00-19:00

09:00-15:30
12:00-16:00

All full passholders with up to 3 guests

Moncrieff’s Cafeteria

Serving hot and cold lunches & refreshments

12:00-14:30

12:00-14:30

Members of the Press Gallery with up to 3 guests and all full passholders

PORTCULLIS HOUSE

The Debate

Self-service restaurant offering meals & light refreshments

08:30-21:00

08:30- RoH or 15:15 whichever is later

MPs and Staff band A3 and above with up to 2 guests. Full passholders with up to 2 guests (except no guests between 12:00 and 14:00)

The Adjournment

Contemporary restaurant serving breakfast, weekly changing à la carte menu for lunch & dinner, afternoon tea

08:30-11:00 Breakfast (not on Monday)
12:00-15:00 Lunch (last orders 14:30)
15:00-18:00 Afternoon tea
18:30-22:00 Dinner (last orders 21:30)

08:30-11:00 Breakfast
12:00-15:00 lunch (last orders 14:30)

MPs, MPs’ spouses and Staff Band A3 and above with up to 3 guests at any time. Members of the Press gallery with up to 3 guests. Full passholders with up to 3 guests Mon-Thu lunchtimes (with 48 hours notice), access also on Thu evenings and Fri lunch & throughout recesses. Former MPs Wed dinner, Thu & Fri lunchtime with up to 3 family guests

The Despatch Box

All day coffee bar

08:00-18:00

08:00-17:00

Open to all passholders with a maximum of 6 guests (subject to House-wide access restrictions)

Meeting & Conference Rooms

Teas, Coffees, working lunches & buffets/receptions

On request – contact the Events Team on ext 3090

On request

Events must be sponsored by an MP, Staff band A3 and above or by Departmental Authorisation

BELLAMY’S 1 PARLIAMENT STREET

Bellamy’s self-service restaurant

Self-service meals, snacks & light refreshments

12:00-15:00

12:00-15:00

Parliamentary passholders with up to 2 guests

7 MILLBANK

Portcullis Cafeteria

Self-service meals, all day snacks & light refreshments

08:30-17:30

08:30-15:15

Parliamentary passholders with up to 2 guests

Conference Room E

Meeting & event catering

Teas, coffees & buffets catered for (daytime only)

Teas, coffees & buffets catered for (daytime only)

Events must be sponsored by an MP, Staff band A3 and above or by Departmental Authorisation

SOUVENIR OUTLETS, PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

Main Souvenir Shop

Souvenir sales

10:30-19:45

10:30-15:00

All passholders and escorted guests

St Stephen’s Hall Shop

Souvenir sales

10:00-18:00 Monday – Saturday
Also open evenings, subject to banqueting business levels. Alternatively a small mobile kiosk may open to offer a limited range of souvenirs to banqueting customers

All visitors and passholders

Note: Members of the House of Lords who were formerly MPs retain access rights to House of Commons’ catering facilities as for serving Members of Parliament.

This document sets out the principal access regulations — for full details, please contact Catering & Retail Services on x3686 or 5303 or visit our home-page on the intranet.

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