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Court Restaurant at The British Museum

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The British Museum Great Russell Street | Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
+44 20 7323 8990
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 17:30
Sun - Sat 22:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I ate here last Friday evening and really enjoyed the building and atmosphere. At first I thought the prices were reasonable but when the food arrived, the portions of the choices I had made (prawns, then swordfish from the Japanese additions) were very small. The Japanese additions to the menu were because of the Hokusai exhibition and... More 

Thank Victoria O
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot understand the negative reviews for this restaurant. Today my daughter in law and I had the most excellent lunch, the only slight criticism is that one of the puds off the American menu was huge and a bit stodgy but everything else was good and given the place and location, pretty reasonable. Would happily go again.

Thank Sally R
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommend visiting this restaurant when visiting the British Museum. It offers good value for your money.

Thank kathleendelmar73
Enfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had afternoon tea with my daughter on Thursday at the Court restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely, surrounded by history in a airy iconic building. We had a groupon voucher which stated sandwiches, cakes, torts, tarts and procesco. The sandwich were ok but they did go hard after a while but the broccoli and cheddar tart was fantastic, the pastry... More 

Thank ap612016
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only reason I'm giving this place 2 "stars" is because the server was decent. The food (fish & chips) was not good at all. I usually enjoy bland food, but it was beyond bland–to the point where I was so annoyed that I couldn't enjoy it. Eat somewhere else.

Thank johnpartsiv
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Friday evening, when the British Museum opens late, the Court Restaurant offers a calm and pleasant atmosphere. We had the American Dream menu and the food was ok and good value. What a pity that the toilets, situated down a flight of stairs, behind heavy metal doors (like a nuclear bunker), were dirty. They did not flush properly... More 

Thank O2760WVcatherine
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, I had a set menu and used a Groupon Voucher. Perhaps this doomed us to experience some of the poorest food we have eaten in a London restaurant on any basis. The menu was themed to match the art expo,'American Dream'. It was 'American Nightmare' as eating goes. Dry, wizened hambuger patties without taste, served on slabs of unadorned... More 

Thank lowrollerUK
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The greeter seated us straight away as she noticed my girlfriend is very pregnant. Afternoon tea was good and a lot more than we could eat (don't order one each). Nice doggy box provided. We were sitting near the entrance and could see as a queue began to build. The manager (I assume he was the manager as he seemed... More 

1 Thank Neil M
Management response:

I am so sorry that you felt that i was not being cooperative, But due to the sensitivity of the issue, i could only ask you to wait upstairs until your partner was ready to be assisted . As you were aware it was due to customers complaining that alliterated me to your whereabouts. And acting in there best interest... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How lovely to be able to walk into one of the worlds great spaces, up the stairs to this very nicely laid out restaurant. Elegantly laid back. The food is generally acceptable although very expensive for what it is. They have a fixed menu (in addition to the a la carte which I would describe a middle of the road... More 

Thank Kingmaker
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the middle of the museum, very nice place just to have a small meal and some time to prepare the visit

Thank MManuelaLx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$51
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 00:00
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 20:30
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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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 throughout the week.
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