Eat and drink at Royal Museums Greenwich

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.

Visitor notice: The Great Map Café will be closed from 23-29 March for routine maintenance. The Great Map will be open as normal.

National Maritime Museum

Cutty Sark

Royal Observatory & Planetarium

National Maritime Museum

Parkside Café & Terrace

Opening times: Daily 10am – 5pm

The Parkside Café & Terrace is a bright and airy space across two floors at the National Maritime Museum with expansive views of Greenwich Royal Park. There is plenty of seating, both indoor and outdoor, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing breakfast or lunch. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious hot meal. There is something for everyone; from our maritime burger, traditional fish and chips and our new special children’s menu. See our menu.

Why not try our bookable Royal Afternoon Tea? A British tradition served overlooking Greenwich Royal Park.

The Great Map Café

Open: 10am–5.00pm daily.

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

Cutty Sark Café

Open: 10am–5pm daily

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. See our sample menu here

Fancy indulging in the full Cutty Sark afternoon tea experience? Book in advance for the full monty: finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of mini cakes. Afternoon tea includes admission to the ship.  

See full menu here.

  Online  Over the phone
Afternoon tea £28.35 £31.50
Afternoon tea with prosecco £33.75 £37.50
Afternoon tea with English sparkling wine £37.35 £41.50

To book, call 020 8312 6608, or email For group bookings of 15 or more people, please visit our groups page.

The Royal Observatory & Planetarium

Astronomy Café

Astronomy Café & Terrace

Open: 10am–4.30pm daily

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. See our sample menu here


We are proud to work with Benugo Ltd 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 RMG 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.

More information can be found on Benugo’s website