Middle Eastern cuisine predominates at this restaurant, with decor that matches the understated luxury of the museum itself. The atmosphere is augmented by music from the Arab and Persian worlds and the soothing backdrop of the Fountain Garden Courtyard outside The range of dishes includes specialities from the Arab world and beyond. These include tender meats such as lamb chops with special herbs and tenderly baked spring chicken with pine-nuts, as well as fresh vegetables cooked in rich tomato paste, and a mouth watering assortment of appetisers with freshly ground herbs. Among the most popular offerings are fatoush (Lebanon), harirah (Morocco), mansaf (Jordan) and mousakhan (Palestine), and bamya tajin (Egypt).
The Museum Restaurant has won wide acclaim for the excellence of its cooking and ambience; recent awards include the Halal Food Guide. The restaurant has also worked closely with corporate organisations and international clubs to cater for their events.