Sometimes Strangers' is an exquisite three-course lunch served in the stunning Strangers' Dining Room at heritage-listed Parliament House in Brisbane's CBD.
Every Friday and select Wednesdays, Queensland Parliament opens its doors to the public and invites visitors to dine in style in the grand, historic dining room, usually reserved for Members of Parliament and their guests. Diners will indulge in delicious seasonal fare, featuring the very best of Queensland produce, prepared by Parliamentary chefs.
The five-star a la carte menu features enticing entrees such as Moreton Bay oysters, Mooloolaba prawns, Toowoomba ox cheek, and Sunshine Coast zucchini flower stuffed with artisan goat's cheese and served with Noosa figs.
Mouthwatering mains include seared snapper with roasted Queensland panzanella salad, Darling Downs’ wagyu striploin with Lockyer Valley smoked potato puree and pan jus, Gympie veal wellington with paperbark smoked potato fondant, and tarragon and ricotta tortellini with forest mushrooms and Mt Tamborine tilsit cheese.
For dessert, there's Stanthorpe spiced apple shortcake with tonka bean ice-cream, and Towri Farm sheep’s milk cookies and cream ice-cream with rosella and vanilla floss. Alternatively, guests can select artisanal Queensland cheeses from the trolley.
Strangers' Dining Room is licensed with a fabulous selection of Queensland boutique wine like Clovely, Ballandean Estate and Sirromet, served along with Queensland craft beer - Green Beacon, Ballistic and Balter. In addition, there are well-known Australian and international wines and beers.
*The menu is correct at time of visiting and is subject to change.
By Deb Lidster
Strangers' Dining Room
Entry via Parliamentary Annexe Bldg
Every Fri from 12pm
$60pp + book fee