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Level 6, Tate Modern
The Tate’s seventh floor restaurant offers stunning views from seven floors up and an experience that’s as accessible and welcoming as the gallery itself. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the
vistas, while families, art nerds and tourists supply the buzzing background chatter. Dinner (Fri and Sat only) offers a brief but considered menu of impressive dishes with a modern British
theme – Norfolk asparagus with pickled wild mushrooms and parmesan shavings, say, or simple grilled plaice with caper and brown butter. Lunch offers more of the same, with the addition of mezze
plates for sharing. All profits support the gallery, so you need have no qualms about simply calling in for a drink at the bar: the wine list has plenty of bottles under £30, but it’s the
all-British beer selection that wins our vote.
Fabulously easy to navigate, beautifully laid out and absolutely stuffed with interesting vinous nuggets, Tate Modern splits up its wines by weight – so, ‘richer’ ‘aromatic’ and ‘light and fresh’ for whites; ‘lighter’, ‘medium-bodied’ and ‘full-bodied’ for reds, and each section has no more than eight wines in it. Very easy to follow, this is a an exercise in condensation.
Level 6, Tate Modern
020 7401 5108
Blackfriars Tube Station 434m
Blackfriars Station 448m
Tate Modern 105m
Bankside Gallery 122m
Mon-Sun 10am-5.30pm (Fri-Sat -9.30pm)
Food & Drink:
Rate & Review
Food + drink: 3
Tate Modern Restaurant, Southwark – firstly, I agree that it is hardly a place to go to for food but if you are a mum who is trying to instil culture into your child, this cafe is a good choice for children, families or large groups of people. It turned out to be more than that.
fish and chips – a good plate and decent size, and I have never loved mushy peas that much before. Shame it was not a lot on the plate.
hamburger – the dreariest hamburger I have had in a long time, at £14.50? a complete waste of money!
spaghetti bolognese (children's portion) – little one finished her portion without difficulty so I am assuming she likes it.
Food was decent apart from the hamburger. The service was very friendly and family oriented. They also cater to people who have food allergies.
What was amazing about the place was the view. It was literally breathtaking. I miss the times when London used to have a low skyline with only places like the museum standing at only 7th storey could give such an iconic London view. We could still embrace that now and hopefully the PM May does not have hidden motives (although it would not be surprising if she did) to change London in the view of making Britain still as investible after the whole Brexit palaver.
If lunch is not on the itinerary then have coffee or a drink to admire the panoramic view. I do wonder now, are coffee prices in museums in London expensive for that reason? I doubt that though as not many museums have this view.
Food + drink: 4
I asked for a table at the window and that is what we got, not that it was terribly busy on a Sat night at 7pm. I had 2 guests from overseas so the view was greatly appreciated.
We all had steak, which was cooked as asked for, and hit the spot.
Drinks are for adults and less so for kids - although we found something to suit all.
Service was friendly.
We had deserts - but again not really child friendly - and especially for allergies.
It is a good spot to bring guests for the view and a cheffy type meal at a realistic price.
Service at the Tate Modern restaurant was exemplary. We were also pleased that a table at the window overlooking St. Paul's was allocated to us even though we were a bit early. Lunch is as good as ever!
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