Great Court Restaurant

Court Restaurant

Dine under the magnificent roof of the Great Court.

The Great Court Restaurant is a refined dining experience with a casual feel, where the open kitchen shows a glimpse of the chefs at work. We serve fresh seasonal mains, afternoon tea and exclusive exhibition-inspired menus. Dinner is served on Friday evenings to coincide with the late opening of the Museum.

Opening times

Afternoon tea*
Dinner* - Fridays only


*Last food orders 30 minutes before closing

Court Café

Court Café

Freshly made sandwiches, snacks, salads and cakes in the Great Court.

The Court Café is great for grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee during your Museum visit.

There is plenty of seating at the long sharing tables and high chairs are available.

The Court Café is in the north-east corner of the Great Court 

Opening times

Saturday – Thursday


Gallery Café

Gallery Café

A family-friendly café where kids eat free*.

The Gallery Café will be closed on the 13th March for refurbishment and will re-open on the 28th March

The Gallery Café serves a range of freshly prepared hot dishes as well as sandwiches, soups and salads. It’s a great spot for family meals away from the hustle and bustle of the Museum. High chairs are available.

*One free child’s meal when you buy an adult main meal. Valid for children under 12 only.

The Gallery Café is on the Ground floor, through Room 12 

Opening times



Exhibition offers

Great Court Restaurant food

Combine your exhibition visit with a special lunch, afternoon tea or Friday dinner in the Great Court Restaurant.

Great Court Restaurant and menus 

Family-friendly eating areas

Children eating

At weekends and during school holidays, families with children can picnic in the Ford Centre for Young Visitors.

About visiting as a family 

10% off for Members

People eating in Court Restaurant

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