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Court Restaurant at The British Museum

$$ - $$$
European, British, Contemporary
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The British Museum | Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8990
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
Open now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 17:30
Sun - Sat 22:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the food here is always welcome on a day in th emuseum..however, i tend to find it a rather noisy, echoey place to eat!

Thank sarahswimming
Bromley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After wandering around the exhibition we had been to see, we we hoping for a nice afternoon tea. However on seeing the price of said afternoon tea, we opted for a shared platter of cold meats (charcuterie), a slice of blackcurrant and elderflower Victoria sponge, a cappuccino and a latte. The "coffees" were very nice but the shared platter did... More 

Thank Brombat
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, our daughter and myself had afternoon tea and it was fabulous. The food was just lovely, especially the broccoli & cheese targets (we are not vegetarians). The service was excellent and we had a bit of an incident where a spillage occurred and it was dealt with brilliantly with grace and good humour by the manager. The whole... More 

Thank Amanda L
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here to meet friends, but the food wasn't enticing. It was very expensive for what it was and although I didn't eat here, my friend did and her portion of pizza, although enormous, was mostly bread.

Thank Lesley M
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a welcome break, if you have been looking around the museum. Nice & easy to get to, with prompt service & not rushed out even although the museum had closed by the time we were finishing. Had afternoon tea with glass of bubbly, unfortunately the sandwiches were not very good but scones delicious & cakes were ok.

Thank Shona U
Somerset, England
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure this is a lovely place in Summer but on a cold January day with no visible heating I sat in my coat and ate a passable main course which was lukewarm upon arrival and cold after a short time. On a slightly odd note I was provided with a butter knife to eat with and struggled to get... More 

Thank feedbackmatters
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Great Court. I was very disappointed with very little food items on the menu. Some of the dishes we wanted were sold out. The customer service was again disappointing, We were told the desert for the kids menu was finished by one waitress, whilst another one came and told us there was desert. I put... More 

Thank Julie E
Southport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What made this even better was the groupon voucher but even at full price this was well worth the visit. The food was as expected ... excellent. Only improvement would have been to offer to top up on the pot of tea.

Thank milo1965
Yateley, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A limited menu and all quiet nice and reasonably priced, but you'll need to book. We liked the atmosphere and food: thee are better but this is a nice experience without braking the bank. The area is full of gastro-pubs etc. but give this a chance!

Thank Trevor S
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

plenty of room to sit and eat decent food, and for youngsters to run around in. There's also a good shop at the Museum.

Thank Caroline T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
European, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The British Museum | Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7323 8990

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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