Great Court Restaurant

is located high up under the spectacular latticed roof of the British Museum’s Great Court,  a world famous architectural wonder. A destination in its own right, you can find us on the upper mezzanine floor with great views. restaurant that has become a

Whether you are visiting the museum or just in the neighbourhood and looking for a special dining experience, our Great Court Restaurant serves a delicious lunch menu of fresh salads and sharing boards, along with a selection of seasonal mains.

Our indulgent Afternoon Tea is a great favourite with our visitors, featuring a daily selection of handmade pastries and savoury delights, all chosen to perfectly complement our organic loose leaf tea.

We also do specially-themed menus, inspired by the major exhibitions at the museum, which make for playful, intriguing meal options.

This is an oasis of calm just minutes away from Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Russell Square tube stations. It’s a special space, the perfect spot to while away an afternoon, recharge or take a break from drinking in the treasures of one of the world’s greatest museums.


Mon-Thu: 11.30am-5.30pm
Fri: 11.30am-8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am–5.30pm
ADDRESS British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3DG
TEL 020 7323 8990
OPENING HOURS Mon-Thu: 11.30am-5.30pm
Fri: 11.30am-8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am–5.30pm