Catering in Parliament Buildings

20 November 2010

1. A total for the subsidy paid by the Assembly for dining facilities in Parliament Buildings for the 12-month period ending October 31, 2009.

2. A list of the different outlets covered by this subsidy.

3. Two recent sample menus - with prices - for the Members Dining Room, including the Christmas 2009 menu if possible.

4. Details of who is currently eligible to use the Members Dining Room.

Response

A total for the subsidy paid by the Assembly for dining facilities in Parliament Buildings for the 12-month period ending October 31, 2009

The total for the subsidy paid by the Northern Ireland Assembly for dining facilities in Parliament Buildings for the 12 month period ending October 31, 2009 was £320,203.44. All visitors to the building who use the dining facilities will benefit from this subsidy also.It should be noted that this figure is inclusive of salary costs.

A list of the different outlets covered by this subsidy

The following outlets are covered in this subsidy;

  • Blue Flax Restaurant
  • Press Bar
  • Members’ Dining Room
  • Members’ Bar
  • Brasserie
Two recent sample menus – with prices – for the Members Dining Room, including the Christmas 2009 menu if possible

Please find below samples of two recent sample menus, with prices for the Members’ Dining Room including the 2009 Christmas menu.

Details of who is currently eligible to use the Members Dining Room

Those who are eligible to avail of the Members’ Dining Room are as follows;

  • Members
  • Officers
  • Parties’ Nominated Users
  • Special Advisors
  • Principle Private Secretaries
  • Head of Security
  • Accompanied guests of the above
Sample Menus

Starter

Soup of the day

£2.10

Crisp fried smoked haddock & paprika cakes

with caper mayonnaise

£4.15

Pastrami & sunblush tomato salad

with herb croutons & wholegrain dressing

£4.40

Main course

Pan fried sirloin steak

served with wild mushroom mash, vegetables

& truffle oil dressing

£13.65

Pork medallions

served in a creamy thyme sauce

with sauté potatoes & roasted vegetables

£11.70

Oven roast supreme of chicken

with roast peppers & wild spinach, creamed potatoes

and a rosemary cream sauce

£12.25

(v) Deep fried red pepper & parmesan polenta

served with crisp rocket salad

& chive yoghurt dip

£10.00

Desserts

Please request menu

£2.95

The Northern Ireland Assembly endeavours to procure Fairtrade products.
Eurest use local companies to provide
the majority of the fresh foods used in Parliament Buildings

ALLERGIES : Please note that some products may contain traces of nuts. Anyone who suffers from an allergy should ask a member of staff for advice.

Sample Menu

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