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Great Court Restaurant

#4,571 of 18,532 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$European, British,
Great Russell Street | The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8990
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  • Excellent24%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Great Russell Street | The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, England
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1 - 10 of 584 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked a table, turned up and had a lovely lunch. The service was prompt and the waitress was so friendly but unobtrusive. We ordered and we're served very quickly, the food was plentiful and fresh. Well worth a second visit. The manager and all the...More

Thank wenjilondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Great Court for a family get-together for a Sunday lunch. The table was booked, everyone arrived on time... if only the same could be said for the food! Our waitress was friendly and repeated our order to us though she did not...More

Thank footsoreinlondon
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, My sincere apologies for the service and lack of attention to detail, which was clearly the case. I have spoken to all staff members on that day. And expressed my disappointment in reading your review. With such tight controls on service i' was truly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to have dinner after a long day at the museum. The museum is open longer hours on Friday’s, which made it very convenient to have dinner and continue enjoying the museum. The food was awesome! We had the three course...More

Thank Cindy P
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, From the manager and team at the Great Court Restaurant

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought it would be fun to have lunch at the museum on our recent visit. There was a line to get into the restaurant, which was being managed very well. Once seated, the service wasn't that great. I had the Sea Bream (which I...More

Thank kolohe280
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

My sincere apologies for the food and poor service you received I have spoken to all staff members on that day. And expressed my disappointment in reading your review. With such tight controls on service, its a shame to have read this. We continue to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself my son and his girlfriend had reserved afternoon tea at the great court restaurant recently.we were kept waiting for 15 minutes as we were told no table was available although at least 6 tables were vacant but still waiting to be cleared.no urgency from...More

Thank haskinspeterhelena
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I would like to apologies for the service you received from the beginning to the end I have spoken to all staff members on that day. And expressed my disappointment in reading your review. With such tight controls on service and door control, its a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I did not have time to eat at the restaurant when we visited the museum with our kids last month and as my wife's birthday was coming up I thought we would try The Great Court out for lunch. Upon a late...More

Thank richard_sullivan09
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, It was an absolute pleasure entertaining you and your family, and hope to see you all in the very near future. Manager and Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had booked a table here as a birthday treat for my partner. We've been here several times before in the past and had really enjoyed the experience. Then this place was something special. Even though we've had a reservation and been there on time,...More

Thank PMK2013
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dinner, We would like to apologise for your recent experience and sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the service you received We pride ourselves on our products and service and the high quality standards we maintain, So therefore would like to...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely meal and service at this restaurant!!! We eat out a lot and I don’t often bother to comment!!! I would defiantly go back

Thank JW505
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you you so much for your lovely feedback. Manager and Team

Reviewed 12 May 2018

Had afternoon tea here. A very pleasant place and actually quite quiet considering it is in the middle of the museum. The food is very nice.

Thank Molondon2016
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with The Great Court Restaurant Manager and Team

Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was one of a few options, if we wanted to safe time for visiting the British Museum instead of wondering around the quarter to look for a decent restaurant. There are huge queues at lunch time, so better make a reservation beforehand.Service is relatively...More

Thank Milen D
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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
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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$7 - US$66
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Russell Street | The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7323 8990
  • E-mail
Description
Enjoy an unforgettable meal in our Great Court Restaurant under the iconic latticed glass roof of the British Museum's Great Court. At lunchtime there are sharing boards, seasonal dishes and tempting fresh salads. Look out for our special exhibition-themed menus. Afternoon tea is a favourite - a splendid spread of sandwiches, cakes and scones and perfectly brewed teas.
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