20 November 2010
Catering in Parliament Buildings.
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.
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
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;
- Parties’ Nominated Users
- Special Advisors
- Principle Private Secretaries
- Head of Security
- Accompanied guests of the above
Soup of the day
Crisp fried smoked haddock & paprika cakes
with caper mayonnaise
Pastrami & sunblush tomato salad
with herb croutons & wholegrain dressing
Pan fried sirloin steak
served with wild mushroom mash, vegetables
& truffle oil dressing
served in a creamy thyme sauce
with sauté potatoes & roasted vegetables
Oven roast supreme of chicken
with roast peppers & wild spinach, creamed potatoes
and a rosemary cream sauce
(v) Deep fried red pepper & parmesan polenta
served with crisp rocket salad
& chive yoghurt dip
Please request menu
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.