Designed by William Burges, a leading exponent of the Gothic Revival, the exterior is laced with intricacy: rising in pillars and peaks, retreating in cloisters and overlooking the gardens of the National Museum Wales through it's glorious multi panelled gothic windows. The generous club sprawls across four floors, each with its own distinctive character, and welcomes members and non-members alike. At its heart is the traditional Burges Restaurant, offering exquisite à la carte dining and decked out in the finest linen and red plush drapery, a grand piano, original wood panelling and period lampshades.
If live music is your turn-on then every Friday and Saturday night, the Burges Restaurant is host to it's resident vocalist-pianist, Mr Rhys Hoddinott playing a collection of old and new songs as well as some of his own original music. The menus are seasonal and feature a tasting menu and a cheese menu. This coupled with lunch and dinner à la carte menus leaves the diner with an array of choice. Park House is also known for it's impressive wine selection, which numbers about 350 bins, with dozens available by the glass including Champagnes and dessert wines. Also available are wines from it’s own vineyard, Aubai Mema, which are grown in the Languedoc region of Southern France.
After supper, diners can retire to the adjacent Yalumba Room for a coffee or one of the extensive whiskies on offer. If something more lively takes your fancy you can slip downstairs to the chic Vanilla Rooms, a bar specialising in professionally made cocktails and open late over weekends. Tucked away upstairs is a versatile Boardroom and The Pinot Restaurant an elegant and friendly hang-out for business-lunching members, available for private hire. With plenty laid on for the non-member, Park House is an example of revived gothic worth revisiting.