(Ottawa, Canada) • A wonderful and memorable dinning experience in Ottawa. I was invited to have a buffet brunch at the Parliamentary Dining Room and everything was just perfect. It’s unfortunate that the restaurant at the Centre Block is now closed due to renovations. I’m sure that the new one will be just as excellent.
Ambiance: After going through all the security check at the entrance of Parliament, and make your way through beautiful and grand halls towards the western end of the building, you come up to portraits of former Prime Ministers of Canada and Justin Trudeau as well, of course. Right next to them is the entrance to the restaurant just a few steps down. The restaurant was fairly big and tastefully decorated, very classy and elegant. The buffet table was dressed nicely and well displayed.
Service: Executive for sure. You give your name at the entrance and they would take you to your seat. The waiter came introducing himself and pouring us glasses of water and taking our orders for drinks. He was always prompt clearing our plates whenever we were finished.
Cleanliness: The table, utensils, glasses and chairs were spotless.
Food wait time: We go serve ourselves, maybe because we were early but there was nobody in front of us, it felt like the buffet was all to ourselves.
Food presentation: Everything looked fresh, hot and delicious It was a set selection and they were all very appetizing.
Portion: Regular size for plates and for dessert plates as well..
Taste: I had a taste of practically everything and I absolutely loved the Waldorf Salad followed by the bacon cheese tomato quiche, but everything offered was delicious. They had quite a nice selection for desserts and I think I could have eaten the pumpkin cheesecake the whole day. .
Price: On the high side.
From: Parliament of Canada
Where: 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9
Parking: On the street.