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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

Lovely setting. Overall good service. Excellent afternoon tea!

Ben Richards 08 January 2017
from London

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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

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87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (54)
  • lunch (31)
  • value (17)
  • views (13)
  • dinner (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((* 21 January 2017 by Ragnhild Vance from London

    Very good food, but slow service

  • (**** 17 January 2017 by Viqui Rosenberg from London

    The location is stunning. We chose the set menu for lunch and were extremely disappointed: very small portions of mediocre unimaginative food. Having chosen fish for starter and main, the two were made with the same tomato sauce. Three small prawns for starter, a tasteless baked pear for dessert with three dots of frozen yoghurt. Extras such as cider and coffee were overpriced, so I ended up paying next to £40 per person for a very poor gastronomic experience. What a shame!

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Ben Richards from London

    Lovely setting. Overall good service. Excellent afternoon tea!

  • ((((* 5 January 2017 by Michael Woo from London

    Great afternoon tea. Great service. One thing is the food came a little bit late.

  • (((** 2 January 2017 by Johan Lens from Oosterhout

    Bad service

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Rhiannon Gittins from Dunstable

    Absolutely wonderful, attentive staff and great food.
    If I was looking for an even better experience I would expect the china to all match as we had teacups from a different set. One of the teapot lids was chipped but this was quickly rectified.

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by Maria Grasso from Caterham

    This was a return visit to the Great Court restaurant at the British Museum. We have dine there on several occasions since it first opened. Everything was to our satisfaction and we enjoyed our lunch with our friends.

  • ((((* 30 December 2016 by Catherine Huang from London

    it was very nice and british but they didnt have ice water

  • ((((* 20 December 2016 by John Draper from USA

    Very nice tea with good service. Greatly convenient for museum goers.

  • ((((* 18 December 2016 by Kathryn Gordon from London Borough of Wandsworth

    Christmas menu - great choices, delicious, main course served not very hot.
    Staff all helpful and friendly

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