British Museum Court Restaurant

Tea British Museum Restaurant
Chamomile Tea
British Museum

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.

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Restaurant British Museum, notes  
British Museum Restaurant, pricePrice of a Cuppa : £2.50 Pot of Organic Chamomile
British Museum Restaurant, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Both – Bag made from loose leaf
British Museum Restaurant, Tea PotCrockery : Very Pretty Blue and White China
British Museum Restaurant, musicMusic : No, but due to vastness of space, a lot of clattering from below.
Restaurant British Museum, serviceService : Welcoming and friendly
British Museum Court Restaurant foodFood : I have eaten here a couple of times, the food is excellent.
Sample menus: All day; Afternoon tea (PDF)
Restaurant British Museum, TeapotKitty 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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