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O l d P a r l i a m e n t H o u s e C H R I S T M A S M E N U


Old Parliament House

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Restaurant Associates has an enviable track record, working as the in-house caterers for some of the most significant and prestigious organisations in the world including New York’s Guggenheim Museum, London’s Parliament Square, and iconic Australian venues such as Sydney Town Hall, Old Parliament House, Australian Museum and The Mint. We are also the catering partners of choice for global and domestic industry leading corporations.The RA team at Old Parliament House are amongst the most skilled, innovative and enthusiastic in the industry, and this will be felt throughout your entire journey with us. Our skills have been honed on years of diverse and creative client engagements, and our experience is reflected in our capacity to respond intelligently to the ever-evolving contemporary food culture.We understand what it takes to create extraordinary dining, finely executed in every detail and in the perfect setting. When success is your only option, allow us to inspire your absolute confidence.

Within this menu there are a number of interesting package names that you will wonder about. Old Parliament House is a beautiful and important historical building in Canberra, but one of its most iconic features is actually found just outside the structure itself: the Rose Gardens. We have inspired our package names from some of the stunning flowers you can admire here year-round. Enjoy our culinary Christmas trip down a rose lane.

5 Beverage Selection4 Live Stations

7 Capacities & Floorplans

Create your own festive menu to delight your guests from our sumptuous buffet selection.

There are few pleasures greater than sitting down to a finely crafted and impeccably executed meal.

A selection of packages designed by our sommelier.Is your style classic or creative? Utilise our experience to create moments of perfection with every mouthful.

Take your pick from one of our stunning function spaces.

3 Cocktail Packages

6 Equipment Hire

Delicious bite sized morsels, we have a selection to impress your guests.

Let us help you will all the details that can make the differ-ence to your event.


Plated Lunch & DinnerChristmas Burgundy Ice Plated Lunch Or DinnerLarge deep purple bush, cluster flowered, Floribunda rose

Christmas two course plated meal

Christmas three course plated meal Includes a selection of T2 teas and freshly brewed Lavazza coffee

Entrée SelectionSlow cooked pork belly, cauliflower puree, Bok Choy slaw and apple jus (GF)Leek and asparagus tart, smoked salmon, dill and lime crème fraîcheAvocado, tomato and beetroot, wild rocket, feta, balsamic reduction (V) (GF)Spinach, leek and bacon Spanakopita, lemon vinaigrette (V)

Main SelectionPear glazed turkey breast, roasted vegetable roots, cranberry sauce (GF) (DF)Slow roasted pork belly, carrot and cabbage slaw, cauliflower purée, apple jus (GF)Lemon honey chicken supreme, vegetable braise, pistachio and curry butter (GF)Crispy salmon fillet, potato gratin, tossed green beans, salsa verde (GF)Slow braised beef sirloin, désirée mash, blistered tomato, rosemary jus (GF)Two cheese fried polenta, smoked heirloom tomato, coriander and parsley salad (V) (GF)

Dessert SelectionFruit Christmas pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice creamDried fruit and pistachio cake, crème Anglaise, macerated strawberriesBerry and coffee semi-freddo, warm chocolate sauceLime mascarpone, mango and coconut pavlova (GF)Shared seafood platters set on the table prior to/with the entrée are available, at an additional cost. The platters include Ocean King prawns with lime aioli and Marie Rose sauce and Sydney Rock oysters, served natural.

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Build Your Christmas BuffetChristmas Double Delight BuffetMedium red & cream bush, large flowered, Hybrid Tea rose

Breads, two warm dishes, two salads and one dessert

Breads, three warm dishes, three salads and two dessertsIncludes a selection of T2 teas and freshly brewed Lavazza coffee

Warm Dish SelectionPear glazed turkey breast, roasted vegetable roots, cranberry sauce (GF) (DF)Oven roasted leg of ham with maple syrup and orange, kipfler potato and cooking jus (GF) (DF)Sous-vide cooked beef ribs, slow roasted vegetables roots, garlic and lemon thyme smoky BBQ jus (GF) (DF)Slow braised chicken breast, green beans, crispy speck, almonds lemon and tarragon sauce (GF) (DF)Crispy skin King salmon fillet, steamed basmati and wild rice, coriander and shallots dill butter (GF)24 hours roasted pork leg, steamed Asian greens, sesame and soy dressing ginger and star anise jus (GF) (DF)Leek and ricotta parcel, wilted baby spinach and walnut, lemon oil (V)

Salad SelectionChicken Waldorf salad with cashew and Persian feta (GF)Panzanella salad with green beans and sweet corn (V)Traditional potato salad with shallots and seeded mustard mayonnaise (V) (GF)RA’s seasonal garden salad (V) (GF) (DF)Chef’s pasta salad, golden beetroot, bocconcini and rocket (V) (GF)

Dessert SelectionFruit Christmas pudding, crème AnglaiseChocolate mud cake slice, berry compoteSeasonal fruit platter (GF) (DF)Belgium waffle, chocolate sauce, fresh berriesChocolate fondant, raspberry coulis

Seafood platters are available, at an additional cost. The platters include Ocean King prawns with lime aioli and Marie Rose sauce and Sydney Rock oysters, served natural.

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Cocktail PackagesSweet Dream Canapé Package Small pink Patio roseTwo cold and two hot canapés Recommended for 1h cocktails

Golden Wings Canapé PackageMedium yellow Shrub roseFour cold and four hot canapés Recommended for 2h cocktails

White Cloud Canapé PackageSmall white Climbing roseFour cold, four hot and 2 substantial canapés Recommended for 3h cocktails

Additional cold/hot canapés can be included in packages.Substantial canapés can be included in packages.

Cold Canapé SelectionScallop, Szechuan dressing, crispy shallots (GF) (DF)Smoked salmon Bellinis, chive crème fraîchePork, thyme, brandy rillette, cornichons and croutonsGoat’s cheese and caramelised onion tartlet (V)Roast beef, horseradish and parmesan

Hot Canapé Selection Kentucky chicken lollipop, smoked BBQ sauce (GF) (DF)Homemade “chicken nuggets” truffle cream, parmesan, garlic and thymeHaloumi, feta and sundried tomato puff (V)Lamb and cumin croquetteFive spices quail breast, Yorkshire pudding, crème fraîche and chives

Dessert Canapé SelectionMini fruit mince pies Chocolate truffle (GF)Lemon or blueberry tartWarm chocolate tartMini berry and stone fruit salads with micro mint (GF) (DF)

Substantial Canapé SelectionFlaked ocean trout salad (GF) (DF)Salmon confit slider, crème fraîche, Spanish onion, capersLamb and couscous sausage rollRA’s beef burgerHandmade noodles, roasted pumpkin, soft tofu, shiso dressing (V)

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Live StationsLive Stations (minimum 30 guests) A little twist to your event – some interactive fun for your attendees!

Carvery Station Chef’s selection of two slow roasted pig, lamb shoulder, flaked salmon or roast grass fed beefNoodle Bar Chef’s selection of two cold Szechuan style noodles (stir fried beef, chicken and prawn, or bean shoots, carrots and Asian greens)Pie Cart Selection of mini gourmet pies: chicken and leek, Aussie beef, spinach and mushroomPizza Bar Selection of two chef’s choice of bocconcini and basil, Hawaiian, meat lovers, spicy Asian or traditional ItalianDumpling Cart Selection of pork, seafood and vegetarian dumplings steamed fresh with condimentsGelato Bar Selection of two chef’s choice of ‘Nice Cream’ gelato and sorbet served in waffle coneChocolate Fountain Milk, dark or white chocolate, served with strawberries and marshmallowsAdditional seasonal fruit available upon request

Espresso Bar Barista-made fresh Lavazza coffee

Please discuss dietary requirements for live stations with your event coordinator.The selection of Live Stations above is not exhaustive; we can offer others, such as Menzies’ Martini Cocktail Station, BBQ station, candy bar, etc. – please discuss any ideas with your event coordinator.

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Beverage SelectionSweet Haze PackageMedium pink bush, cluster flowered Floribunda roseRothbury Estate Sparkling Cuvée2012 Saltram ‘Makers Table’ Sauvignon Blanc2012 Saltram ‘Makers Table’ ShirazCarlton Draught on tap, Cascade Premium LightSoft drinks, chilled juice and water

Mama Mia PackageMedium orange bush, large flowered Hybrid Tea roseChoice of Seppelt Chardonnay (Victoria) OR Hartogs Sauvignon Blanc (Western Australia)Choice of Seppelt Shiraz (Victoria) OR Hartogs Cabernet Merlot (Western Australia)Seppelt The Drives Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling (Victoria)Peroni and Carlton Draught on tap, Cascade Premium LightSoft drinks, chilled juice and mineral water

Golden Celebration PackageMedium yellow Shrub roseCape Schanck T’Gallant Pinot Grigio (Victoria) AND Yarra Ridge Sauvigon Blanc (Yarra Valley)Cape Schanck T’Gallant Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula) AND Ingoldby Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale)Maison De Grand Esprit Les Petites Vignettes Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling (France)Peroni and Carlton Draught on tap, Little Creatures Bright Ale, Stella Artois, Cascade Premium LightSoft drinks, chilled juice and mineral water

Twice in a Blue Moon PackageMedium mauve bush, large flowered Hybrid Tea roseLet our team bespoke an amazing package to rock, shock and delight you. Will include delicious concoctions, such as Kir Royale Champagne cocktails!

Magic Carpet Non-Alcoholic PackageSmall pink Ground Cover roseSoft drinks, chilled juice and mineral water

Supplements or substitutions for packages are possible, please discuss options with your event coordinator.Please note that for all outdoor events, tap beer is unavailable; we will, however, endeavour to provide appropriate substitutes.

Beverages On-Consumption/Bar Tab/Cash BarMinimum 500.0 spend, or a labour charge may apply.

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PACKAGE OPTIONS 1h package 2h package 3h package 4h package 5h package



Golden Celebrations TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Twice in a Blue Moon TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC


Sweet Haze beverage package wines Mama Mia beverage package wines Golden Celebration beverage package wines Additional wines and pricing available upon request.

Cascade Light Carlton DraughtPeroni Stella Artois

Corona Fat Yak Little Creatures Bright Ale OR Pale Ale Guinness Draught House pourPremium spirits Soft drinks/chilled juices

Equipment Hire

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In-House Equipment HireRestaurant Associates at Old Parliament House offers a limited amount of audio-visual equipment, available for hire with any event.

Whiteboard and markers Flipchart and markers Pin board Electronic whiteboard Microphone and lectern Roaming microphone Free standing screen Laptop Conference telephone Projector and screen package (Courtyard Room or Private Dining Room 1 only) Additional conference stationery Photocopying/printing Colour photocopying/printing Dance floor Internet - complimentary

All equipment hire is subject to availability.

Additional Equipment HireFor any additional equipment hire that may be necessary for your event, we recommend Elite Sound and Lighting; the company is the preferred AV supplier for Old Parliament House, and are fully heritage trained.They are able to provide a wide range of items you may require, such as a stage, data projector, lights, etc. Please contact them on 02 6260 2311 or [email protected].

Other SuppliersRestaurant Associates at Old Parliament House have a number of reliable suppliers that we are able to recommend for accommodation, theming/decorations, flowers, music, photography, etc. Please contact your event coordinator with the details of what you would like, and we will provide a suggestion.

Capacities & Floorplans

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CAPACITY CHART Cocktail Theatre Banquet Cabaret Boardroom U Shape Classroom Hollow Square Café

Full Members’ Dining Room 500 350 400 240 55 - - - -

Members’ Dining Room 1 140 130 70 64 30 30 30 35 30

Members’ Dining Room 2 240 230 180 150 50 50 80 55 -

Members’ Dining Room 3 120 110 70 64 30 30 30 35 40

Members’ Bar 65 30 20 16 22 20 20 - -

Secretariat 30 20 12 - 14 9 - 12 15

Private Dining Room 1 130 100 - - 25 25 9 30 42

Private Dining Room 2 95 50 60 48 45 40 25 45 -

Courtyard Room (café) 150 70 70 40 40 20 30 24 40

Terrace Café 60 50 - - 70 34 14 38 35

The Terrace 80 - - - - - - - -

King’s Hall 500 - 300 - 80 - - - -

House of Representatives Chamber - 128 (main)46 (up) - - - - - - -

Senate Chamber - 106 (main)46 (up) - - - - - - -

House of Representatives Courtyard 440 200 - - - - - - -

Senate Courtyard 440 200 - - - - - - -

Capacities & Floorplans MAIN FLOOR

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Capacities & Floorplans LOWER FLOOR

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