Our story

In 1884 the Greenwich Meridian Line, which passes directly through the Royal Observatory Greenwich and divides the Earth into its Eastern and Western hemispheres, was established as the Prime Meridian of the World – Longitude, 0° 0’ 0”.

In 2011, exactly 127 years later, a new brasserie opened at the National Maritime Museum, originally called 16 Seconds West but renamed in November 2013 as The Brasserie @ The National Maritime Museum.

The Brasserie marries the best of contemporary British cuisine with a celebration of the unique heritage of this prestigious site.

Together with the National Maritime Museum we are passionate about the quality, the sustainability and the provenance of our food.

In response to this our style of food is designed to reflect ‘the outside, inside’. Fresh, colourful and botanical in their presentation, our menus feature dishes including herb leaves, roots, flowers and seeds benefiting good health and well-being but more importantly delivering a memorable flavour experience. See our reviews.

Delicious, natural and wholesome food, created, prepared and served with a smile by people that know and care about great taste and flavour. We believe in the honesty and integrity of fresh produce. As such the provenance and sustainability is paramount and we support fair trade and organic as much as we can.

Become a National Maritime Museum member and receive a 10% discount on your lunch or dinner bill*  when dining at The Brasserie restaurant. 

* excluding alcohol