Great Court Restaurant


The Great Court Restaurant, located under the acclaimed Foster and Partners glass roof in the Great Court, offers a choice of dishes from around the world. Enjoy light lunches, meals and small plates such as charcuterie and cheeses, with a comprehensive range of wines and spirits at the heart of one of the world's greatest museums. Open 12:00-17:30.

Among the other places to eat in the British Museum, the Gallery Café offers a range of light hot and cold meals (including vegetarian options), morning coffee and afternoon tea. Exhibition themed menus are available. Finally, the Court Café offers hot and cold drinks, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and light meals.

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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD32.73) per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

Great Court Restaurant

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
+44 (0)20 7323 8990

Sample Menu

  • Creamy pumpkin soup (v) £4.70
  • Pepper goats’ cheese terrine (v) £7.70
  • Timbale of crayfish £11.40
  • Crisp thai pork salad £7.90
  • Home made goats’ cheese ravioli (v) £12.80
  • Radicchio risotto with prosciutto £13.00
  • Scottish salmon with spiced lentils and baby spinach £13.80
  • Bouillabaisse with sauce aîoli and toasted baguette £15.60
  • Massaman chicken curry £13.60
  • Fillet of beef & spiced prawns with celeriac mash £17.20
  • White chocolate mousse meringue £5.50
  • Austrian prune dumplings £5.50
  • American chocolate cake £5.50
  • Vanilla bean panna cotta £5.50
  • Selection of British cheeses £6.70


Catering Facilities
Set price menu
Children Facilities
Childrens menu

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Great Court Restaurant

4.0 out of 5 13 September 2016
by Poppy K.

This was the first time I ever had afternoon tea in London. It was fantastic! The sandwiches and pastries were great, and the tea was lovely. The only part I have to complain about is the service. Our waiter was very curt and never came around to our table, even when we had finished. He didn't seem to enjoy answering our questions, as tourists having tea for the first time. But all in all, I...more

2.0 out of 5 17 July 2016
by Sean M.

Nice location at the top of the museum. Seating comfortable and uncrowded given the crowds below -- a great way to relax given the crowds at the museum (we were there on a Saturday, and did not have to wait for a seat).

Staff friendly and helpful. Food another matter: I had the chicken salad. The chicken was dry and tough, and the entire salad was drenched in oil. I enjoy oil on my salad,...more

1.0 out of 5 15 March 2016
by James G.

One word. Rude. You'd think if you were in a museum begging for donations you wouldn't actively try to piss off customers.more

3.0 out of 5 11 August 2015
by Lorraine D.

Afternoon tea via a Groupon voucher deal. Tea for 2 with Posseco £34 instead of £50.

The reastaurant is on the top floor and what a fab climb up the staircase to the beautiful glass ceiling. Large open area with oval tables, Central bar and great ambience and atmosphere.

Just as well the museum is so fantastic that you never forget the many treasures to be seen as this afternoon tea is...more

4.0 out of 5 24 September 2014
by Arshi K.

Cream tea for £8.50 pp. Nice ambiance & clean restrooms -- huge bonus in this overcrowded museum.

The scones that came with the tea were lovely - buttery, creamy and really scrumptious. Definitely well worth the price. Great spot to take a breather on a busy museum day.more

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