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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

3.9 ((((* (based on 85 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (56)
  • lunch (31)
  • value (17)
  • views (13)
  • dinner (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • al fresco (2)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • (((** 17 March 2017 by Nancy Cheng from Edmonton,Canada

    OK. Lost our server Galway through the afternoon tea.

  • (**** 7 February 2017 by Glynthea Modood from Bristol

    The waiting time between meals was far far too long - eg.. 40 minutes between mains and dessert. In addition my main meal of tuna nicoise was not good at all, the tuna was cooked to death (really overdone), the eggs were also very hard boiled and the tomatoes were not ripe - left 90% of it.

  • ((*** 24 January 2017 by Damien from Dublin

    The service was very slow. We ordered a tea a hot chocolate and a cake. The drinks came first and when we had them drank the cake still didnt arrive so we choose to get the bill instead. The waitress did apologise for the delay and offered us the cake for free but we declined. I understand places can be busy sometimes so i wouldnt get too upset over it. Ive eaten in worse spots

  • ((((* 23 January 2017 by Richard Bennett from Oxford

    Very enjoyable.

  • ((((* 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.

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