Rarely seen before by the public, one of the Parliament of NSW’s signature fine-dining venues, The Stranger’s Dining Room, will host a monthly high tea experience.

Taking place on the last Friday of every month, the experience offers three high-tea options: a traditional high tea with tea and coffee; the sparkling high tea served with Hope Estate pinot chardonnay; or the rosé sparkling high tea.

The menu, prepared by the acclaimed executive chef David Learmonth (Eschalot in Berrima), includes salsa verde pumpkin and bocconcini tarts; lemonade scones with house-made jam; and mixed mini brochettes de macarons. Everything is made on-site using produce and ingredients from NSW. With an expansive view of the Sydney Domain, guests can enjoy dill-pickled cucumber finger sandwiches while watching the joggers on their lunch breaks.

The space itself has a soft, forest-green interior and music is by a live pianist. By the time your tiered cake stand of sweets arrives, you’ll be right in the high-tea zone.

Guests are invited to explore other areas of Australia’s first and oldest parliament, including the Legislative Chambers and the Fountain Court, which features monthly art exhibitions.

High tea is held on the last Friday of every month at 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Bookings are recommended and can be made by contacting NSW Parliamentary Catering on (02) 9230 2248 or on dps.catering@parliament.nsw.gov.au.