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
• Lunch* – 11.30–15.00
• 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
Afternoon Tea is only to be served from 12:00pm – 3:30pm in March 2022. Kitchen closing time is 4:00pm so anyone who arrives after this will not be able to receive Afternoon Tea.
Lunch is only to be served from 11:30am – 2.00pm. Kitchen closing time is 2pm so anyone who arrives after this will not be able to receive their lunch.
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.
The afternoon tea and lunch is for those who have purchased it only - if two or more people are planning to consume it, then a booking for two or more must be made
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.
Lunch at The British Museum
Dine under the magnificent roof of the Great Court. At the Great Court Restaurant, you can enjoy a refined dining experience with a casual feel. This atmospheric restaurant is perfect for marking a special occasion or treating yourself when you visit the British Museum. choose from a two or three course meal.
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.