Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea or Lunch at The British Museum

Available to 31 May 2024

Book now from £35.00

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Book tickets now for one of the best afternoon tea experiences in London!

With a great selection of cakes, sandwiches and drinks, one of the best museums in London is now providing one of the best high tea experiences! Finish your day out in the capital city with a visit to the Great Court Restaurant - filled with freshly handmade food, fresh salads and decadent desserts, you can enjoy a refined dining experience with a casual feel.

Why look for food near the British Museum, when you can eat food at the British Museum?

For just £35, come and dine under the magnificent glass roof of the Great Court Restaurant and choose a tasty treat from the menu:


  • Curried free-range chicken, spinach, red onion marmalade
  • Oak smoked Scottish salmon, cucumber, cream cheese
  • Wiltshire smoked ham, wild rock, piccalilli sauce
  • Truffled free-range egg mayonnaise, mustard cress (v)

Delicate cakes:

  • Raspberry Bakewell tart, pistachio and lemon frangipane (v)
  • Mango and passionfruit burnt meringue pie, mint leaves (v)
  • Carrot and quinoa cake, hazelnuts and salted caramel cream (v)
  • Red velvet torte, dark chocolate ganache, strawberry (v)

Cream Tea:

  • Freshly baked Earl Grey tea-soaked raisin scone
  • Somerset farm butter scone
  • Cornish clotted cream
  • Wilkin & Sons Tiptree strawberry jam

Great exhibitions and great food at the Great British Museum

After a day of discovering history and culture, there's no need to leave the building or Google 'Best food near me' - The British Museum's Great Court Restaurant is the perfect place to wine, dine and catch up with friends!

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Book tickets now to secure your afternoon tea dining spot at one of London's most popular museums!

3 Fountain Square,
London SW1V 4BJ

How to find us

Address: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

What3Words: slam.pilots.castle

By Car:

  • Sat Nav: WC1B 3DG
  • Parking: The London Bloomsbury car park is only three minutes walk away.

By Tube:

The nearest tube stations are:

  • Tottenham Court Road (Five minutes away)
  • Holborn (Seven minutes away)
  • Russell Square (Seven minutes away)
  • Goodge Street (Eight minutes away)

By Bike:

  • Great Russell Street: Bike racks outside the main entrance
  • Montague Street: Bike racks available on the corner 
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Accessible
  • Parking nearby

The British Museum has a large selection of food in the Great Court Restaurant - from hand-tossed pizzas to pastries and desserts!

Certainly! There are options for Afternoon Tea with Prosecco and Champagne, but if you want to keep it family friendly then take a look at the kids menu!

The British Museum is also a great way to spend a day out in London - and you don't even have to leave!

Yes! The British Museum has two entrances, both of which are wheelchair accessible. There are also lifts to help ease of access.

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