Afternoon tea at the Great Court Restaurant

Great Court Restaurant

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Dine under the magnificent roof of the Great Court.

At the Great Court Restaurant, you can enjoy a refined dining experience with a casual feel. This atmospheric restaurant is perfect for marking a special occasion or treating yourself when you visit the British Museum.

Enjoy afternoon tea including cream tea, a selection of sandwiches and delicate cakes. Or have a three-course lunch. View our full menus.

Booking is advised, but walk-ins are welcome.

Service times: 

  • Lunch* – daily, 11.30–15.00 (last sitting 15.00)
  • Afternoon tea* – daily, 11.30–17.00 (last sitting 16.00)

*Last food orders are taken one hour before closing.