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“Brilliant Cuppa”

Court Restaurant at The British Museum
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Ranked #3,759 of 22,857 Restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $52
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Brilliant Cuppa”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The cup of tea is tasty and the lemon drizzle cake is enjoyable, and such a great location, sitting in the wide expansive courtyard.

Visited February 2013
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Elegant dining with good food and a great location! Whilst meandering thru the museum, this was a wonderful spot to sit, absorb the surroundings and enjoy a delicious lunch (or tea)!

Visited February 2012
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Tring,England
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not good value even by London standards”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Four of us went here for lunch for on a cold Saturday a few weeks ago. Lovely setting,relaxed environment and sensibly spaced seating arrangements are the principal plus points but the quality of the food on this occasion in no way measured up to the gracious surroundings or indeed to some of the more lavish praise heaped upon the place in other reviews. More specifically,two of the principal dishes were seriously sub-standard.The ham and potato croquettes lacked,almost entirely,any porcine content and the papardelle with mushrooms and truffles were absolutely minus any sign of the latter!! Pasta with mushrooms alone while of good quality far from justified the hefty price tag.Likewise potato croquttes sans jambon. We eat out in London a fair amount and,on this showing,you can find better quality at lower prices not far from here.That said, the service was generally good with a few minor lapses only and the wine list offers a reasonable range at slightly above average prices even by London.standards. It may be that the underlying food quality is good but on this showing it would be difficult to offer a recommendation unless you are just passing through.

  • Visited January 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relax and enjoy an outstanding lunch at the British Museum”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

So how was the food in London?
It was GREAT! We particularly enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the British Museum, it was a relaxing break in a wonderful day.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very surprised by the quality”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Annoyingly we had to order 2 courses but my main (homemade pasta with mushrooms and truffles) was worth it.

Visited January 2013
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