Hoi Polloi

Hoi Polloi restaurant occupies a space historically utilised as the Non-Members’ Bar during the Parliamentary period 1927–1988. It was an infamous haunt for staffers, media and service workers alike, and now a venue steeped in history and secrets.

The beautiful red leather chairs, along with the tables, cabinets and other furniture in the restaurant, are original to the building and were used throughout the building and are now heritage-listed.

At Hoi Polloi, we believe food is what bonds us. It forges common ground and brings people together, which is why we believe in celebrating local. Our menu provides freshly prepared food catering to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements.

A Kids menu is also available.

The indoor seated capacity is 100 guests and can also be hired as a private venue outside of opening hours.

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday – 8.30am-2.30pm
  • Sat and Sun – 11.30am-2.30pm
  • Hoi Polloi is closed for public holidays.
  • Closed 25th December 2019 to 5th January 2020. Opening at 11:30 on Monday 6th January.

High Tea

High Tea at Old Parliament House is held every Saturday and Sunday. Listen to relaxed tunes and enjoy an assortment of sweets, sandwiches and sparkling wine while overlooking the stunning House of Representatives Courtyard, High Tea at Hoi Polloi is like no other.

  • Bookings essential
  • $56 per person
  • 11:30am & 1pm sittings

We require a deposit of 20% to confirm your booking.

High Tea Menu
Main Menu
Christmas Menu
To enquire or make a booking, call 02 6261 7210 during business hours, or email Restaurant Associates.

You can also book online. A confirmation will be sent to you immediately (subject to availability).

Please let us know of any known dietary requirements when you make your reservation.