Enjoy a quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea or a relaxing lunch at The British Museum
Indulge in a selection of delicious loose leaf teas.
Tuck into finger sandwiches, cakes and scrumptious scones with clotted Cream and jam.
Optional glass of Prosecco with the afternoon tea
Choose from a two or three course lunch.
Days of Operations:Daily
• Afternoon tea* – 11.30–15.30
*Last food orders are taken one hour before closing, you will not be able to receive your meal after this time.
Venue: Great Court Restaurant, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
Food is served from 12:00pm – 3:30pm. Kitchen closing time is 4:00pm, no food will be served after this time.
The maximum number of people per booking is six. If you would like to book for more than six people you will have to make another booking under a different name.
Afternoon tea at The British Museum
Enjoy traditional afternoon tea under the breathtaking roof of the British Museum’s Great Court Restaurant. The British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture and houses a huge collection of artefacts from all over the world. It is a magnificent location for your delicious afternoon treat!You will be seated in the airy Great Court Restaurant under the Museum’s famous glass roof. Choose from a selection of organic loose leaf teas and delicate flowering teas such as Rising Flower or Jasmine Fairies. The afternoon tea menu includes all the traditional delicacies that you could want!
If you want make your afternoon tea experience extra special, why not add a glass of Prosecco to your package? This will begin your afternoon in style! The Great Court Restaurant is an oasis of calm in the centre of Bloomsbury and a beautiful place to enjoy this great British tradition.
We can only cater to the following dietary restrictions: Vegetarian, Pescatarian and Nut Free. We are not able to provide Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Halal and Vegan Afternoon Tea.
See the full afternoon tea and lunch menu here.