Take a pit stop during your exploration of Greenwich at one of our cafés. We have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for healthy snack, delicious breakfast or lunch.

Covid-19 safety measures

We are using rigorous safety measures to make sure you can have a safe and enjoyable visit:

  • One way systems and social distancing measures are in place
  • Tables and chairs are cleaned after each use
  • Hand sanitiser is available
  • Face coverings are required when not seated
  • Cashless payment only

National Maritime Museum

Parkside Café 

Wednesday - Sunday (daily during holidays)
10.30am - 4pm (10am - 5pm at weekends) 

Please note: You don't need to book a ticket to the Museum to access the café. The terrace will remain closed

The Parkside Café is a bright and airy space at the National Maritime Museum with expansive views of Greenwich Royal Park. There is plenty of seating, both indoor and outdoor. Grab a hot or cold drink, and a selection of sandwiches or hot food, and top it off with a cake. 

When entering the café we ask that you scan the QR code using the NHS app for Track and Trace purposes. Food and drink is available to order via table service by scanning the QR code on each table. Or pop to the counter for take away coffee orders.

The Great Map Café

The Great Map Café is currently closed

Located on the first floor of the National Maritime Museum, this open-plan café sits alongside the Great Map, our giant world atlas. Relax with a cup of award-winning Benugo coffee while the little ones explore the continents. Classic British sandwiches and a variety of freshly-made cakes provide delicious sustenance. Or order a beautifully designed children’s lunchbox or Cream Tea, each for just £5.

Cutty Sark

The café at Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Café

Wednesday - Sunday (daily during holidays)
10.30am - 4pm (10am - 4pm at weekends) 

The Cutty Sark Café is located on the lower ground deck of the ship underneath the gleaming copper hull. We serve deli combination sandwiches with classic British ingredients, cakes made fresh for you daily, cream teas, assorted snacks and children’s dishes, with many healthy options. Please note that entry to this café is for Cutty Sark ticket holders only.

The Royal Observatory & Planetarium

Astronomy Café

Astronomy Café & Terrace

The Astronomy Café & Terrace is currently closed

Located in the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory, the Astronomy Café & Terrace is a relaxed spot in which to enjoy a light lunch (a warming soup, say, or a seasonal salad) before strolling through Greenwich Park. The café’s outdoor terrace is a coveted spot on sunny days. The Astronomy Café & Terrace is open to all, not just museum visitors. 



We are proud to work with Benugo as our on-site caterer. Working together, we aim to operate to the highest ethical standards in:

  • Organic options
  • Healthy eating
  • Waste reduction and recycling
  • Environmental sustainability

Steps we have taken to achieve this have been:

  • Removal of plastic straws from all Royal Museums Greenwich cafes
  • Giving 25p off any hot drink when customers provide their own cup
  • Selling Life Water - whose bottles, including the lids, are 100% recyclable. Life Water also contribute to the charity Drop4Drop for every bottle purchased
  • Selling re-usable keep cups on-site in our shops and cafes. The sales of Life Water from our cafés goes towards supporting a village in Uganda.
A man sits on a park bench beside Greenwich Park, with the Royal Observatory in the background

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