The British Museum in London (UK) is the most magnificent building and is without doubt one of the world's greatest museums. There are over EIGHT MILLION works in their collection. Staggering. The British Museum has been around since 1753 and originally housed the collection of just one man called Sir Hans Sloane who was a scientist and physician.
Admission is free so if you are in London I urge you to pay a visit. Current exhibitions include Modern Chinese Ink Paintings, Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite and Crowns and Ducats: Shakespeare's Money and Medals.
Yesterday my best friend FH and I decided to pay a visit to the British Museum for lunch. We ate in the Court Restaurant (see images above) and decided that the setting was the best in London. You are sat in a vast glass atrium yet the restaurant feels cosy. The cutlery is vintage and real silver, the napkins are the finest starched blue and white linen, the vintage-look glasses are the palest green, the plates are an exquisite blue/white traditional pattern and we especially loved the blue/white (there is a theme...) plant pots on each table overflowing with greenery. A visual, tasteful treat.
FH and I love to have small bites, sharing plates, tapas-type food when we eat together as we do more talking than eating so little bits of food work well for us. We opted for two plates - one with cooked meats and the other various cheeses. Simply delicious.
For a large bottle of water, a bottle of Rosé (rude not to), a glass of pomegranate juice and the two plates of cheese and meat, plus extra bread the bill came to £25* a head - which for a central London restaurant is entirely acceptable. Highly recommend.
Here we are below after our magnificent lunch looking rather happy with the world...
I hope you have noted my grey/black 1970s vintage sunglasses...
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG +44 (0)20 7323 8299 http://www.britishmuseum.org/
British Museum Court Restaurant http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/eating.aspx
Lunch is 12-3pm, afternoon tea is 3pm-5.30pm and dinner is available only on Friday's from 5.30pm-8pm.
*This was NOT a PR arranged trip and we did the pay the bill
Where is your favourite place for lunch? Do comment on this blog as I like to read your thoughts and comments.
Love Lovely x
You must go Caroline, it is truly fabulous. I found it by accident (long story) but as you now know about it…off you go!
That is just my kind of lunch. It looks divine.I’m ashamed to say I have never been to the British Museum. I really should make the effort soon.