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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Venue Details & Map
Great Court Restaurant
The British Museum
Great Russell StreetLondonWC1B 3DG
- +44 (0)20 7323 8990
- Catering Facilities
- Set price menu
- Children Facilities
- Childrens menu
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
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
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
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
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