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Eat at the Club

The National Press Club is home to a range of delicious contemporary dining options, suited to every member and occasion.

The proximity to Parliament House makes the National Press Club the perfect location for a quick social lunch between meetings or a premium private dinner with clients. 

Join us at the Chatham House Restaurant, the Club Lounge or for a bespoke private dining experience.

Featured Dish

Fish and Chips $25

BentSpoke Crankshaft IPA battered wild caught New Zealand Monkfish| beer battered chips| tartare sauce

This weeks feature dish is available in the Lounge Bar from 11.30am Monday to Friday and available in Chatham House Restaurant for lunch and dinner; phone to book restaurant 6121 2199.


Chatham House Restaurant

Chatham House Restaurant is a cornerstone of the national political scene and the pinnacle of Canberra fine dining.

Offering a seasonal menu of modern Australian cuisine, in a sleek and elegant environment. Our award-winning restaurant extends onto an elegant covered balcony for those looking to enjoy the best of Canberra’s seasons.

Call to book: +61 2 6121 2199


Opening Hours


  1. Monday: 12–2pm, 6:30–9pm
  2. Tuesday: 12–2pm, 6:30–9pm
  3. Wednesday: 12–2pm, 6:30–9pm
  4. Thursday: 12–2pm, 6:30–9pm
  5. Friday: 12–2pm, 6:30–9pm
  6. Saturday: Closed
  7. Sunday: Closed
Dining & Bar

The Club Lounge

Ideal for busy journalists with deadlines, the Club Lounge boasts a range of lighter meals, designed to be enjoyed with a glass of wine.

Ranging from light bites and salads, through to hearty main course dishes, the Club Lounge has something for every appetite. Share some oysters with an old friend, enjoy a working lunch over steak sandwiches, or simply order a glass of wine alone, and take in the live music.


Opening Hours

  1. Monday: 11am - 11pm
  2. Tuesday: 11am - 11pm
  3. Wednesday: 11am - 11pm
  4. Thursday: 11am - 11pm
  5. Friday: 11am - 11pm
  6. Saturday: Closed
  7. Sunday: Closed

Private Dining

The National Press Club is a place where political history is made, at both our public luncheons and our private dining room.

Privacy is assured for serious conversations in the National Press Club’s private dining spaces. Enjoy outstanding modern Australian cuisine in an intimate, formal setting that matches the gravity of discussions to be had and decisions to be taken. An award-winning caterer and function venue, the National Press Club team work closely with you to arrange an unparalleled private dining experience.

Membership Benefits

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Restaurant Booking Enquiry

 The National Press Club will contact you to confirm your reservation.