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Food and drink

The Science Museum is home to a range of family-friendly cafés and restaurants that serve fresh, great-tasting food.

Whether you're looking for a seated lunch in The Diner, a coffee break after a day of exploring with your little ones in the Basement Café, or you fancy treating yourself to ice cream and milkshakes at the Shake Bar, there's something to suit everyone.

The Diner

A burger being prepared in the Deep Blue Diner at Science Museum

Opening times: Monday–Sunday 11.00–15.00 (until 17.00 during school holidays)
Location: Level 0, Wellcome Wing

Feast on an extensive menu of burgers, salads and desserts at our family restaurant.

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Energy Café

Food counters in the Energy Cafe

Opening times: Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.30 (until 18.30 during school holidays)
Location: Level 0, next to the shop

Enjoy hot and cold dishes, including made-to-order pizza, hot specials, salads, wraps and sandwiches.

Perfect for lunch—or to treat yourself to one of our homemade cakes and an award-winning coffee.

Gallery Café

Food on display at the Gallery cafe

Opening times: Monday–Sunday 10.00–16.00 (until 17.00 during school holidays)
Location: Level 2

Enjoy our new menu of vegetarian food including vibrant salads, tasty wraps and healthy treats. Visitors can also enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages at this sophisticated café.

The Sun Exhibition Café

A selection of Sun-themed hot and cold drinks and cakes against a grey background

Opening times: Monday—Sunday 10.00–18.00 
Location: Level 2

Enjoy products inspired by The Sun: Living With Our Star, including a range designed to boost vitamin D and serotonin levels that can be depleted by lack of sunlight. The treats on offer include The Sun cupcake, solar power balls, a beetroot latte, a turmeric, yuzu and black pepper boost, and sunblush tomato and red pesto pasta.

Basement Café

Ice cream from the Basement cafe

Opening times: Monday–Friday 11.00–15.00, Saturday–Sunday 11.00–16.00
Location: Level -1

A great place for families to pop in for light refreshments after exploring The Garden.

The Basement Café offers coffee and loose-leaf teas, as well as packed lunches and ice cream. Plus, there's plenty of space to park buggies.

Shake Bar

Shake Bar

Opening times: Monday–Friday 11.00–15.00, Saturday–Sunday 11.00–17.00
Location: Level 3

Complete your visit to Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Shake Bar, where you can indulge in delicious made-to-order ice cream milkshakes or design your own ice cream tubs.

Find it on Level 3—take the stairs at the front of the Museum for a shortcut.

Picnic areas

Location: Level -1 and Level 3

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, which can be eaten in the dedicated picnic areas in the Museum: the Picnic Terrace on Level -1, and outside Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery on Level 3.