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.

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Parkside Café at the National Maritime Museum

A view of the outdoor tables in the National Maritime Museum's cafe next to Greenwich Park

Open daily | 10am - 5pm

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 outdoors on our terrace and inside the Museum, or you can pick up takeaway treats for a Greenwich Park picnic. Our main meals and kids meals are perfect for a sit down lunch, or grab hot or cold drinks, sandwiches and salads for a take away option.

The café is convenient for visitors to the Queen's House too, just a few minutes' walk through the beautiful colonnades.

Visitor info: The Parkside café is open to everyone, so you don't need a Museum ticket to enter. Head to the walkway next to Greenwich Park to find us.

The Great Map Café at the National Maritime Museum

Open weekends and school holidays | 10am-5pm

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.

Cutty Sark Café

Open daily | 10am-5pm

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: entry to this café is for Cutty Sark ticket holders only.

Cutty Sark Afternoon Tea

Cutty Sark Afternoon Tea

Thursday-Sunday | 11am - 3pm

Inspired by the Cutty Sark's famous tea trading? Indulge in a special Afternoon Tea sitting underneath the hull of the iconic clipper. Enjoy a selection of teas, sandwiches and sweet treats as you marvel at the historic engineering of the fastest ship of its day.

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The Queen's House Ice Rink Café

Family dressed in winter coats, hats and gloves having hot drinks from paper cups in front of the Queen's House Ice Rink, they are smiling at each other

Perfect for seasonal food and drink, the Benugo café at the Queen's House Ice Rink will return this year. 

Come and get cosy, with a variety of warming winter treats on offer including mac ‘n’ cheese, hot dogs and waffles. Festive hot drinks like mulled wine are also available, as well as coffees, hot chocolate and a range of cocktails and wines. 

The café is open daily from 23 November 2023 until 7 January 2024 (except Christmas Day when the rink is closed), and is located inside the skate exchange next to the rink.

23 November -  21 December, opens 11am - 8.15pm

22 December - 7 January, opens 10am - 8.15pm

The daytime menu will be available daily until 5pm.

The evening menu will be available from 5pm on weekdays during term time (23 Nov-21 Dec) and from 11am until 8.15pm on weekends and school holidays (22 Dec-7 Jan).

Please note it is not possible to reserve space in the café or preorder food and drink.

Astronomy Café & Terrace

Astronomy Café

Open weekends and school holidays | Planetarium ticket holders only

Located in the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory, the Astronomy Café & Terrace is a relaxed spot in which to enjoy a light lunch before or after your visit to the Peter Harrison Planetarium. The café’s outdoor terrace is a coveted spot on sunny days.


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 re-usable keep cups on-site in our shops and cafes
A salad and wrap from the Becoming CLIMAVORE range


Benugo is collaborating with Turner Prize 2021-nominated Cooking Sections on a new long-term project, Becoming CLIMAVORE.  

The Becoming CLIMAVORE menu will use ingredients that help regenerate the planet in response to the climate emergency. 

The first two grab-and-go options from the Becoming CLIMAVORE range are the delicious Grains Salad and the fantastic Ocean Greens Wrap. Both products will be presented in recyclable, home compostable and naturally biodegradable boxes that have a coating that is 100% made of seaweed plants. 

Find out more about Becoming CLIMAVORE


    Life Water

    We sell Life Water in all our cafes. The Life Water bottles, including the lids, are 100% recyclable. Life Water also contribute to the charity Drop4Drop for every bottle purchased

    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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