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Food and dining

Rest tired feet after museum-exploring or get your morning coffee fix at the Courtyard Cafe. 


  • 8:00am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
  • 9:30am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday

Enjoy great coffee and nourishing meals in our cosy lounge or under the warm sun in the House of Representatives courtyard.   

  • Local suppliers Lonsdale Street Roasters, Three Mills Bakery, Eden Road and Capital Brewing
  • Pastries, cakes, house made pies and sausage rolls
  • Hot dishes from our seasonal menu  
  • Kids' meals  
  • Gluten-free and vegan options  
  • Grab-and-go salads and sandwiches  
Two women sit at a table in an outdoor courtyard cafe and look up at a waiter bringing them coffee.

Join us for Friday Night Drinks

Start your weekend right with a fun night out with work mates, friends, music and good vibes. Join us in the Courtyard Café and House of Representatives Courtyard every month (enter via Queen Victoria Terrace behind Old Parliament House). 

5:00 pm till late 

  • 22 September 2023
  • 6 October 2023
  • 27 October 2023
  • 24 November 2023
  • 1 December 2023
  • 8 December 2023
  • 15 December 2023
  • 23 February 2024
  • 22 March 2024

Christmas Lunch Set Menu

Our Courtyard Cafe is open for your Christmas lunch celebrations, offering a set two- or three-course menu with a kids menu option. Enjoy your festive dining with us.

Kids' birthday parties

We can also cater for children's birthday parties every Saturday and Sunday.

Frequently asked questions

  • Kitchen closes at 2:30pm daily.  
  • We accept card only. Thank you for your understanding. 
  • Food and drink is not permitted in the museum.