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Court Restaurant at The British Museum

#4,050 of 18,246 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$European, British,
The British Museum Great Russell Street | Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8990
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
The British Museum Great Russell Street | Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
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1 - 10 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Unacceptable wait for any sort of acknowledgement. Our server was miserable and most unfriendly. Starters eventually arrived but still no drinks!!! Young man who brought the drinks was also obviously having a very bad day, scary. All other tables were offered a jug of water,...More

Thank vicattard61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The portions are tiny, the food was cold and tasteless. It is a real pity because the setting is really nice and one would expect a higher quality of food in the British Museum. The staff seem indifferent. This place needs to improve the quality...More

Thank EGYPTIAN Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was worried by some of the reviews but was really pleasantly surprised. Meal was lovely and our server Joanna couldn’t have done more for us. Had a nice time.

Thank sjhutch09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with a friend. Soup was cold and had to go back. Other starter minuscule. No condiments on table. Staff miserable / certainly not service with a smile. One of the main courses pretty much inedible. Table booked for 1.00. At 3.00 still...More

1  Thank AMB173
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having pre-booked an afternoon tea on a Sunday as part of a trip to the museum, I have to admit to being rather underwhelmed by its dining service. There is an issue with the museum itself that, new atrium aside, it could do with a...More

1  Thank Oakandco
Paul M, Manager at Court Restaurant at The British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. All feed back are treated with the utmost urgency. All comments will be used as part of the training tools in our next full staff meeting. Sincerest apologies for your experience. Management and team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at about 11.45 and shown to table. Gentleman appeared and I asked for an orange juice and some water. He didn’t wait to take my order for food. 15 minutes later, still waiting for drink, waiter wandering around and ignoring me, drinks can be...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the British Museum with family and decided to have lunch there. We had a short wait for somebody to seat us and look at the menu. They were running a Christmas special so to make a bit of an occasion we all...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tea at the Great Court is a total waste of time and money. We waited 35 minutes - 35 minutes! - for a pot of tea to appear. A mediocre selection of sandwiches, scones and a cake followed. When I asked for sugar for my...More

2  Thank ber357
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to sit, in the magnificent British Museum. However the food and service is average, but the prices are certainly at the high end. Poor value.

Thank Addicked
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had far better experience in the past at this location. But things have gone downhill it would seem. I was seated with a huffy indication that I would be expected to have high tea. The service was barely ok. I asked for vegetarian...More

Thank Shankar R
Nearby
Bloomsbury
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
...More
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Philip G
3 March 2017|
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Response from cawdorMarlborough | Reviewed this property |
I think you can find the menu on the website. Given my review, although I can direct to the menu, you will realise I would be unwilling to assure you a pleasant experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$53
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The British Museum Great Russell Street | 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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