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Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary Service, Brisbane City, AU-QLD

Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary Service

4.7
4.7
92 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Dine at Queensland Parliament House Thursday for lunch & Friday for lunch or dinner in our heritage Strangers' Restaurant*

A quintessential Queensland culinary experience that features Modern Australian dishes, made using the highest quality local ingredients. Select two or three courses from the monthly a la carte menu, or be led by Chef's choice and enjoy the five course tasting menu available.

Please note: Entry is via the Parliamentary Annexe
Dress code: Smart Casual (no singlets or thongs)

COVID Requirements:
In line with Queensland government regulations, all guests entering the Parliamentary precinct will be required to sign in via the Queensland Check in app, display their COVID19 proof of vaccination tick or certificate along with valid Photo ID. Information captured is for the sole purpose of contact tracing, and will be automatically deleted after 56 days.

*excludes sitting days

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2 people

21:30


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00–14:00 Dinner Fri 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (07) 3553 6377

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew McCrea

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Events team on 07 3553 6377 for all your event enquiries. Queensland parliament has 16 function spaces available to hire for intimate private dining to large cocktail receptions, and everything in between.

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Cross Street

    69 Alice Street Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Parking Details

    Gardens Point Road, Brisbane QLD

  • Public Transit

    95 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, 114 Alice Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brisbane

    Best Service

  • Brisbane

    Best Ambience

  • Brisbane

    Best Value

  • Brisbane

    Healthy

  • Brisbane

    Special Occasions

  • Brisbane

    Modern Australian

  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Inner Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Inner Suburbs

    Special Occasions

  • Inner Suburbs

    Modern Australian

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  1. YP

    YvonneP

    Tasmania

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An equisite dining experience. The food was first rate, our waiter Brendan was fantastic, the ambience of the room was superb and the price was modest. The best night I have had in years.
  2. AJ

    AngieJ

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined here several times and it never disappoints. Food, service and ambience is five star.
  3. KF

    KarenF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely experience. Fine dining in a beautiful setting
  4. JH

    JeanH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch, my entree was exceptional. Will be my choice for lunch venue when in the city
  5. JB

    JaneB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our lunch
  6. B

    Burgfiend

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serious food, small wine list but a few gems on it, sensational wait service with great banter, all in a magnificent room from another century. Its a must.
  7. DR

    DianeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a great experience dining at Strangers. More explanation of the Qld ingredients would be valuable.
  8. AP

    AlwynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening was had, the silver tea service and food, as always, excellent. The quiet ambience allowed for discussion with all around the table without raised voices. The menu allowed for a variety of health and social choices.
  9. SR

    SueR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great experience visiting Parliament House. The 5 Star dining was such a treat especially at an affordable price.
  10. j

    julian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was glorious and obvious care had been taken to match wines. Service was overall very good, although one waiter prob should have had the night off as didn’t appear to be having a great time
  11. SG

    SamG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have been multiple times. The staff are always super so friendly and their knowledge of the menu is impeccable. The food is fabulous and the wine list is superb. The experience never disappoints.
  12. A

    Adiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience with great food and excellent service.
  13. DP

    DebraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was amazing. High quality food and incredible level of service. We are already planning our return.
  14. KP

    KimP

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous allround experience, delicious meal, wonderful personal service and gorgeous surroundings. We'll be back
  15. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Would have given 5 stars but we had the duck dish which was very tough!
  16. PN

    PeterN

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Strangers was an interesting experience. The ambience and staff were top class. The meals were not adequate and much too light on for the average diner. We had to front up at the Pancake Parlour we were so hungry after Strangers. The security procedure is a bit much, but we did feel safe. my only suggestion is to cover a bit more of the Wedgwood plates.
  17. F

    Felix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting menu. Attentive service. Beautiful heritage room
  18. SG

    ShelleyG

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service without staff being obsequious or intrusive Food excellent, from the chefs hors dour especially to the cheese board. Beautifully presented, perfect size portions
  19. SD

    SuzanneD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal in outstanding surroundings with exceptional service
  20. CG

    CraigeG

    Sunshine Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great venue for something a little special to spoil your guests with a little wow factor, the tasting menu was excellent but the wines by the glass with it were thimbles, so ask (and pay) for more.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way
  22. JM

    JenM

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I wanted to experience something of the ambience of Old Parliament House while enjoying good food sourced in Queensland. We weren’t disappointed. After a champagne on the verandah at dusk we moved into the restaurant. The musty smell added to the experience of an early Queensland building. We enjoyed the fine food and Queensland wines on the menu. The service was exceptional from all the staff and really made our night.
  23. DT

    DamianT

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb. The serving sizes were just right. The Staff are great.
  24. NG

    NicoleG

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again our dining experience at the Strangers Dining Room was outstanding. Love coming here. Food and service are both excellent - exceptional value for money.
  25. JW

    JimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First rate service and beautifully presented food. A real treat for special occasions.
  26. P

    Pelasara

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was very impressed with the meal, fine dining, excellent choices on menu to reflect fresh produce from Queensland, perfect choice of accompanying wines, friendly professional manner of all staff. Will certainly recommend to friends for that special dining experience.
  27. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a marvelous place to dine, first class service and attention.
  28. B

    Betty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. We had 2 courses. Wagyu beef was tender and delicious. Cheese platter generous. Lamington with cherry blossom ice cream to die for. Service was impeccable in an stunning location.
  29. NC

    NolaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An elegant, delightful dining venue. The service is first class, food delicious and interesting and an overall lovely dining experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for fine dining.
  30. M

    Myself

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience in a unique setting. Would thoroughly recommend this.
  31. TC

    TrishC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the experience of cocktails on the balcony followed by a first-class meal. The food & wine pairings were sensational, will definitely go again.
  32. C

    Catherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect venue for a special Lunch. Excellent value for a meal in a formal setting. Friendly attentive service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time celebrating a significant birthday. Meals were delightful, service superb and great value.
  34. AD

    AlisonD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience in Old Parliament House and excellent service.
  35. JK

    JohnK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time at Strangers and the staff were sensational. We’ll be back.

    Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary ServiceResponded on 10 May 2021Hi JohnK, thank you for your visit. We'll pass your kind words on to our staff and hope to see you again soon.

  36. SG

    SueG

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightfully different lunch experience, incorporating fine dining within the hallowed halls of our wonderful, architecturally impressive parliament building. The atmosphere in The Stranger's Dining Room is relaxing, the service impeccable and each dish on the Queensland themed menu was exquisite.

    Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary ServiceResponded on 10 May 2021Hi SueG, thank you for dining with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the whole experience and hope to welcome you back soon!

  37. SJ

    SarahJane

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you are looking for somewhere special with great food and attentive service then Strangers Dining Room is the place to go.

    Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary ServiceResponded on 1 April 2021Thanks for dining with us, SarahJane! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service and hope to welcome you back again soon.

  38. LH

    LengH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good experience. Good service and food. Only disappointment was the dessert. It said there was Rubarb in the tart, but I don't find or taste any.
  39. JB

    JaneB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal and the waiters were very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the history of the building etc. Will definitely be returning for lunch or dinner in the near future. Jane B
  40. KS

    KayeS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were outstanding. Silver service was simply to die for. Recommend for every day dining but a special occasion is simply divine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary Service is rated 4.7 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Strangers Dining Room - Queensland Parliamentary Service

Queensland Parliament, Corner of George and Alice Street, Brisbane City, AU-QLD 4000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    69 Alice Street Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00–14:00 Dinner Fri 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Gardens Point Road, Brisbane QLD

  • Public Transit

    95 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, 114 Alice Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew McCrea

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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