SquareMeal Review of
Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar
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.
Former Public Attraction Wine List of the Year
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.