The Court Restaurant has a stunning setting at the top of the stone staircase that rises above the Great Court of the British Museum.
This extraordinary space surrounds the former British Library Reading Room, enclosed by Foster & Partners spectacular glass roof – constructed from 3,312 panes of glass, each one different.
The restaurant is almost at the roof, and is bathed in a suffuse light that changes with the weather.
Even though this is the smartest of the British Museum restaurants, the welcome was warm and friendly, and they were happy for me to order just a pot of tea (I visited at 5 o’clock on Sunday, I guess that may change at busier times).
A selection of organic loose leaf teas are displayed in large glass Kilner jars. It is brewed in paper infuser, which must save dealing with all those tea leaves. I had chamomile which was made from the dried flowers (stricly speaking, an infusion). It was served in pretty blue china, and was very pleasant indeed.
|Price of a Cuppa :||£2.50 Pot of Organic Chamomile|
|Leaf or Bag :||Both – Bag made from loose leaf|
|Crockery :||Very Pretty Blue and White China|
|Music :||No, but due to vastness of space, a lot of clattering from below.|
|Service :||Welcoming and friendly|
|Food :||I have eaten here a couple of times, the food is excellent.
Sample menus: All day; Afternoon tea (PDF)
|Kitty says:||Lovely atmosphere, well worth a visit.|
|Address:||British Museum Court Restaurant, Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG|
|Website:||British Museum Court Restaurant|
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