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. Its open kitchen shows a glimpse of the chefs at work. This atmospheric restaurant is perfect for marking a special occasion or treating yourself when you visit the British Museum.

On Friday evenings, to coincide with the Museum's late opening, there's a dinner service. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Service times: 

  • Morning tea and coffee – daily 10.00–11.30
  • Lunch* – daily 11.30–15.00
  • Afternoon tea* – daily 15.00–17.30
  • Dinner* – Fridays only 17.30–20.30

*Last food orders are taken 30 minutes before closing. 


You can enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes as well as afternoon tea and exclusive exhibition-inspired menus – view pdfs of the Great Court Restaurant menus: