Food and Drink at the British Library

There is a choice of places to eat and drink at St Pancras. Each one offers great British food combined with exceptional front of house service from our partners Graysons and Origin Coffee.

Graysons’ ethos on food is simple - it must be tasty and honest. Great food comes from great ingredients, so Graysons will always champion local producers and seasonal produce.

Coffee Shop

Located on the Upper Ground Floor, the Coffee Shop will be closed for refurbishment until 1 June 2017. 

Origin Coffee Bar

Located in the Entrance Hall, this coffee shop offers a superb selection of espresso-based drinks and batch brew filter coffee. You can expect a regularly rotating selection of direct trade coffees as well as pastries and doughnuts.

Featured on London’s Best Coffee.

Origin Coffee Euston Road

Located on the Euston Road, this coffee shop showcases the very best in speciality with the roaster’s direct trade single origin coffees and regularly rotating feature coffees. As well as delicious espressos, it serves filter options – batch and pour overs – as well as bottled cold brew.

Alongside the coffee menu, you will find a carefully curated selection of speciality teas and cold drinks. Origin’s focus on quality and provenance is also at the heart of a delicious breakfast and lunch menu with meats sourced from British producers through Cannon and Cannon and British made cheeses sourced from Neal’s Yard. Expect items such as smoked pork belly brioche buns and avocado on sourdough.

Featured on London’s Best Coffee and Tatler’s London’s Best Coffee Shops.

The Terrace Restaurant

Located on Floor 1 and including an outdoor terrace, the Terrace Restaurant is the latest addition to our catering offer. It offers delicious filled artisan breads, homemade bakery products such as quiches, sausage rolls and scotch eggs, alongside hot savoury snacks and meals with a choice of seasonal salads. A selection of cakes and sweet treats will be available all day to accompany our Nude Espresso barista coffee and teas. With views out to the terrace, it is the perfect place to relax while eating and drinking.

King’s Library Café

Located on Floor 1. the King's Library Café offers hot bistro-style meals, a roast of the day and an extensive salad bar alongside delicious hot and cold savoury snacks. Accompany your meal with a range of beers, wines, juices and hot drinks. Our menu changes daily. 

King’s Library Coffee Bar

Located at the entrance to the King's Library Café, our new coffee bar serves artisan tea and coffee from Nude Coffee Roaster in Spitalfields alongside homemade sweet treats.

The Last Word

Situated outside on the Piazza, The Last Word offers freshly ground coffee, teas and a selection of cold drinks alongside a range of sandwiches made on speciality breads. There will also be homemade cakes, pastries and on-the-go snacks. 

The Rotunda Bar

Also outside on the Piazza, The Rotunda Bar offers seasonal drinks and nibbles to enjoy in the sunshine or under canopies in more traditional British weather.

Opening times:

 

The Terrace Restaurant

The King’s Library Café and the King's Library Coffee Bar

The Coffee Shop

Origin Coffee Bar

Origin Euston Road Café

The Last Word

Monday

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 19.30

09.30 - 18.30

07.30 - 18.00

08.30 - 17.00

Tuesday

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 19.30

09.30 - 18.30

07.30 - 18.00

08.30 - 17.00

Wednesday

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 19.30

09.30 - 18.30

07.30 - 18.00

08.30 - 17.00

Thursday

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 19.30

09.30 - 18.30

07.30 - 18.00

08.30 - 17.00

Friday

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.00

09.30 - 17.30

09.30 - 18.30

07.30 - 18.00

08.30 - 17.00

Saturday

09.30 - 16.00

09.30 - 16.00

09.30 - 16.30

09.30 - 16.00

09.00 - 16.00

Closed

Sunday

11.00 - 16.00

Closed

11.00 - 16.30

11.00 - 16.00

10.00 - 16.00

Closed


The Rotunda Bar is open seasonally.

Events and Conferences at the British Library

Our Conference Centre offers unique and flexible meeting and event spaces right in the heart of Kings Cross.

Providing facilities for up to 255 guests,  our spaces accommodate all types of events from smaller board meetings, business interviews and private dinners to larger conferences, product launches and private screenings.

For more information visit the British Library Knowledge Centre pages