Sunday, July 20, 2014

Museum Meals -- A Traveler's Tip

Tate Modern Scallop Starter

Some of our best meals were in museums during our recent trip to Paris and London. I read about it in one of the travel books --- and now I am passing on the tip.

If you have the time, skip the snack-type restaurants in the museums and take advantage of the full service restaurants.

We are glad we did.  It gave us the break from touring we needed and the food was delicious.
At the top of the Tate Modern in London, there are great views, excellent food and knowledgeable and friendly staff.
My chicken dish at the Tate Modern

We went after the lunch hour rush, around 2 -2:30 and that seemed to be a good time to get good seats and plenty of attention.

In the Musee D'Orsay, an old train station in Paris, the setting was lovely, on the first floor.  They served 2 and 3 course hot meals.
A starter, a main dish, and a dessert, like chocolate creme brulee.

And a coffee before heading out for more sightseeing.

You can take advantage of the restaurants and by-pass the museums, which is good to know, too.

The meals can be pricey but usually the menu is posted outside the restaurant and online for previewing.

In the past, I have frequented the cafes of museums for a place to rest and regroup, but now I will look for their full service restaurants, too.


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