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Great Court Restaurant at The British Museum

British Museum , Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 - 17:30
Friday: 11:30 - 20:30
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 - 17:30

Loved the afternoon tea

Noemie Manseau 03 October 2016
from Leicester

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Beneath the instantly recognisable frosted-glass roof of the British Museum, Court Restaurant offers an artisan British menu. This stunning open-plan dining space mixes the history of this world-famous building with edgy modern design.

Find fresh salads and rustic sharing boards alongside hearty seasonal mains on the Court Restaurant menu. Enjoy dishes like pork, pistachio & prune terrine served with beetroot pickle, Scottish salmon & globe artichokes, or Chestnut mushroom & spinach crêpe. Finish with desserts like chocolate and praline tart with hazelnut cream or caramelised pineapple with frangelico & mascarpone cream.

Court Restaurant in London also hosts afternoon tea at The British Museum. Enjoy a stand of freshly-made sandwiches, scones and homemade patisserie, alongside flowering teas and freshly-roasted coffees.

Immersed in the buzz of one of London’s favourite museums, Court Restaurant in Bloomsbury is a 7-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. The venue also hosts live music every Friday night.

Great Court Restaurant at The British Museum

British Museum , Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

Contact +44 2073238990

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Customer reviews for Great Court Restaurant at The British Museum

4.1 ((((* (based on 57 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (39)
  • lunch (20)
  • value (9)
  • views (9)
  • trendy (5)
  • business (4)
  • dinner (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • (((** by from Los Angeles

    This is a lovely restaurant "up with the architecture" of the Great Court. We had beautiful luncheon items (on fun china, just to make it interesting) and were satisfied with our service. We would happily have followed lunch with a slice of cake, but were firmly advised that "no cakes" were available until after 3 pm. Too bad, but not drastic. Just, perhaps, not the best ending to our overall experience.

  • ((((* by from London

    I booked this as a birthday present for a friend.
    The resraurant was very pleasant and good service
    A good range of sandwiches nice homemade scones and good selection of cakes.
    Would do it again.

  • ((((( by from Wien

    Waitress was very friendly and helpful

  • ((((* by from London

    Nice Egyptian themed meal but moussaka didn't look or taste anything like moussaka

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Loved the afternoon tea

  • (((** by from Remseck

    Service was very slow and disappointing, we had to ask for every detail as knifes, plates, cups , food.
    We have been there before and were very satisfied. But yesterday ist was disappointing.??

  • ((((* by from Sandwich

    Was lovely, food fab and service good.

  • ((((* by from Swansea

    4 of us Enjoyed starters for a lunch snack after visiting Exhibition......booked in advance. Excellent service, efficient and friendly. Delicious starters.
    Would do the same again.

  • ((*** by from London

    The prices were too high, especially as the portion sizes for the main courses were very small The service and presentation were good. I would not return in a hurry.

  • (((** by from Munich

    Table location was bad even we request to change, they didn't accept at first.

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