The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain

Tate Britain, Millbank , London, SW1P 4RG

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020 7887 8888

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Lamb dish at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
Rex Whistler Restaurant interior
Duck salad at Rex Whistler at The Tate
Group dining at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
Fish pie at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
Bloody Mary at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
Asparagus at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
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Haddock dish at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
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Fruit salad at the Rex Whistler Restaurant
Rex Whistler at The Tate interior

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"GOOD"

A restaurant as full of culture and character as any exhibit in the glorious Tate Britain, this aptly named eatery comes wrapped in a full-size Whistler mural depicting a stylised hunt for mythical rare meats. Once described as ‘the most amusing room in Europe’, it’s now home to some dedicated British cooking from a serious-minded kitchen: carefully assembled heritage tomato salad, salmon terrine and slow-cooked beef are typical lunch dishes, alongside more contemporary ideas including whipped goats’ cheese with honeycomb, figs, sorrel and mustard dressing or Hampshire chalk-stream trout with squash, girolles, ceps and watercress. To conclude, expect fine British cheeses and nostalgic desserts such as baked apple with dried fruits, toffee sauce and custard. In other words, a repertoire that suits tourists and culture vultures down to a T. Decades of careful wine buying mean that Hamish Anderson’s brilliantly curated list is a thing of beauty – priced for enjoyment rather than mere admiration.

Former Wine List Of The Year 2014 Winner

As you might expect for the Tate Britain’s restaurant, this is a classically-hearted wine list. Yet there is plenty going on here to show that wine buyer Hamish Anderson is pushing the boundaries where he can. Yes, there’s plenty of good older claret and Burgundy, but there are also aged Australian reds and Rieslings, and (as you might expect for a lunchtime venue) a decent half-bottle and by-the-glass selection, too. Clear, easy to navigate and informative, it’s perfect for its purpose while still modern and full of personality.

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The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain Location

Tate Britain, Millbank , London SW1P 4RG

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020 7887 8888

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm

Private Dining

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Located at the heart of Tate Britain, the room is decorated with a 90-year-old, hand-painted mural by the British inter-war Artist Rex Whistler, entitled ‘The Pursuit of Rare Meats’. With a top-notch wine list and a choice of menus, it’s suited to large parties of up to 80. In summer months, receptions can be held on the garden terrace in fine weather.

Rex Whistler Restaurant Capacity: 80

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