The Court Restaurant at The British Museum

The Court Restaurant at The British Museum


0.5 miles
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Central London, WC1B 3DG

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Hidden away on a parapet in the roof space of The British Museum's great court, access to the museum's eatery is granted only by walking through several exhibits and out onto a walkway. In fact, The Court Restaurant is barely advertised at all, making this a genuinely hidden London treat.

Serving between the hours of noon and 3pm, the restaurant is most popular for lunch, when booking is highly recommended. Afternoon tea, served from 3pm until 5.30pm, is a delightful way to relax after wandering around the museum. Dinner is available from 5.30pm until 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The Court Restaurant caters for groups of up to 45 people, and there are also two private balcony areas that can, by prior arrangement, host business meetings, drinks and nibbles for up to 35 partygoers, or seated dinners for up to 18 people. The combined packages of exhibition tickets with dinner or afternoon tea are great value for money. The current exhibition influences the theme of the specials menu - my visit coincided with an exhibition of Italian Renaissance drawings, and the specials revolved around Italian dishes, such as gnocchi with green asparagus and antipasti misto. The Court Restaurant offers exceptional dining, with exquisite dishes, polished service and an unbeatable setting. Not to be missed.
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Open: Mon-Sun 10am-noon (morning coffee); Food Served: Mon-Weds noon-5.30pm; Thurs & Fri noon-10pm; Sat & Sun noon-5.30pm; Afternoon Tea: Mon-Sun 3pm-5.30pm