The Restaurant at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road , London, SW7 5BD

2 reviews

24 Cafes South Kensington

The Restaurant at Natural History Museum

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Order at the counter, pay, find a seat & wait for delivery – that’s the drill at the Natural History Museum’s in-house eatery. The muted green furnishings in the spacious dining room complement the warm beige of the building’s stonework, but the lack of natural light creates a rather sombre & stuffy atmosphere – also be prepared for a high-decibel racket when the school parties & child-toting tourists descend. The menu reads like a not-so-thrilling roll call of junk-food clichés & old faithfuls, from stone-baked pizzas & cutely named ‘scoffasaurus’ cheeseburgers to shepherd’s pie & pappardelle in a creamy sauce – but with chefs from top caterer Benugo at the stove, freshness & quality are guaranteed. Prices won’t scare the dinosaurs, either.


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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

South Kensington Tube Station 263m

Gloucester Road Tube Station 643m


Address: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road , London SW7 5BD

Area: South Kensington

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

Nearby Landmarks

Natural History Museum 61m

The Science Museum 150m


Telephone: 020 7942 5863


Cuisine: Cafes


Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.5

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.5

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 1.0

clare p. 15 February 2015

Expensive. Tiny portions. Little different between child portion & adult bar price. Chicken undercooked & soggy skin. Kids didn't want to eat their food as it appeared so unappetising. Not value for money. Poor food quality. Will NEVER return

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Sara R. 29 October 2012

Half term week so the NHM was busy which is to be expected. We queued for a while (about 15 minutes) and waited to be served our lunch (about 15 minutes), but it was worth waiting for. The food was good, the staff were friendly, the environment was pleasant and our lunch was excellent value for money. All in all a great place to stop off for lunch during a museum visit.