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.

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. 

COVID-19 update: You don't need to book a ticket to the Museum to visit the café. Access via the walkway next to Greenwich Park and order for takeaway or outdoor seated service using the QR codes.

Parkside Terrace Afternoon Tea

Parkside Terrace Afternoon Tea

Thurs-Sun | 11am - 3pm

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea overlooking historic Greenwich Park. Treat yourself to a homemade traditional Earl Grey-infused raisin scone, Devon clotted cream and strawberry jam as well as other sweat treats and finger sandwiches. Choose from a selection of teas or add a glass of prosecco for extra bubbles. 

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.

COVID-19 update: Please note that entry to this café is for Cutty Sark ticket holders only.

Cutty Sark Afternoon Tea

Cutty Sark Afternoon Tea

Thurs-Sun | 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. 

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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