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Great Court Restaurant

#4,741 of 18,396 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$European, British,
Great Russell Street | The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8990
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Great Russell Street | The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, England
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Reviewed today

We pre booked afternoon tea for 4 people. Staff were very attentive and brought the food very quickly. There was a good range of sandwiches, with scones, cream and jam, plus a good selection of pastries. Well worth a visit.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an early lunch @ 11:45am and was warmly greeted and seated. Orders taken by another waiter, and when he was unsure if any of the beers were dark ales, he took the trouble to ask the bartender. We shared the scotch egg, welsh...More

Thank JapanBound
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great venue, lovely surroundings, welcoming friendly staff, lovely food (afternoon tea) and all at a more than reasonable price. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Kevin S
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for such a lovely lovely review.,

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are keen to eat near the British Museum then you can get better food at better value elsewhere. The house wine is fair value in the half a carafe. There is a missed opportunity to bring the location to life - the restaurant...More

1  Thank walton1512
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello thank you for taking the time to writer your comments. Hopefully you will come and join us from the 26th of April. Were we will be launching our new Rodin inspired, Ala carte Great Court Restaurant menu.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there after hours of visit in the British Museum. Good food and nice seating energised us to continue our visit in other exhibition halls.

1  Thank ScrambleEgg
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lovely review and thank you very much. Sincerely appriciated. Paul and team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the British Museum. The best thing is that it accepts reservations. The service is relatively good, so we have to wait a long way. Food is a traditional British and is nothing special.

1  Thank Ogi0
Paul M, Manager at Great Court Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments, and hope to see you again. Paul and Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum today and wanted a special birthday lunch. My Daughters and Granddaughters were with me, and we were very glad we had booked. We had a nice table. The food was excellent, the service was a little slow, but we didn't...More

1  Thank Petey044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third time here but this time tried lunch. An Easter weekend so packed museum and needed to rest away from the crowd. Got a table without a wait. Yes, slow service but we weren't in a hurry. Husband had the duck leg and I had...More

1  Thank Goldig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a good place to eat, serving a choice of quality dishes but not anymore. Has it changed hands? I would no longer recommend eating here.

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 3 course Groupon voucher bought as gift so we had a wander around the museum before heading up to the 3rd floor. Really spacious, unusual layout and a fantastic ceiling. We had previously booked but arrived a bit early which was no problem....More

1  Thank mbjb2012London
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
2 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$70
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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
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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