Originally opened in 1927, the Rex Whistler Restaurant was described as ‘The Most Amusing Room in Europe’, owing to its specially commissioned mural, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats. It has been the site of political and social intrigue over the decades, as well as gaining a reputation for having one of the capital’s finest wine cellars.
The Tate’s wine cellar has long been famous for its extensive collection of fine wines, half bottles at exceptional prices. The cellar is curated by Hamish Anderson and he is delighted to make recommendations and decant wine prior to your arrival:
- Email Hamish: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow Hamish on Twitter: @HamishDAnderson
- See the latest Tate wine list [PDF, 1 MB]
The wine list – long a whispered, greedy little secret among the capital’s bibulous – should be preserved for the nation in the galleries above
Marina O’Loughlin, The Guardian
- Lunch [PDF, 24 Kb]
- Lunch Brunch [PDF, 25 Kb]
- Sunday Lunch [PDF, 25 Kb]
- Afternoon tea [PDF, 21 Kb]
- Rex Whistler wine list [PDF, 1 Mb]
Group reservations can be made by emailing Britain.email@example.com or by telephone.
Please ask to speak to our Manager or Maître D’
Late nights at the Rex Whistler restaurant
This Autumn and Winter the Rex Whistler Restaurant will be hosting a series of themed evenings to explore the Tate collection through food and drink.
9 and 10 October: The Young British Foodie’s takeover
This year, in a further celebration of British food and producers, Tate Britain will again be supporting this year’s awards by carrying a bespoke YBFs menu during two exclusive events in The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain on 9 and 10 October.
23 October: An evening of New Zealand wine, food and art
A sumptuous 4 course-dinner menu will be matched with fine wine from New Zealand. For the occasion the Barbara Hepworth exhibition: Sculpture for a Modern World will be open for a private view.
27 November and 11 December: Artist & Empire
Continuing the series ‘Exploring the Tate collection through food and drink’ the Rex Whistler restaurant will take you in a culinary journey to discover the food and drinks of the old British Empire.
Are you looking for a venue to organise a private dinner?
The iconic Rex Whistler restaurant is now available for private parties.
We can accommodate between 15 and 80 guests for dinner at the Rex Whistler restaurant and menus start at £36 per person.
All of this makes the room a perfect location for your private party.
The Rex Whistler restaurant is only available for private dining on Friday and Saturday evening.
For further information, please call 020 7887 8825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to organising your private dinner or reception at Tate Britain.
Saturday and Sunday 15.30–17.00
- Make a reservation at the restaurant online
- Book by telephone +44 (0)20 7887 8825, our lines are open daily 10.00–17.00
Corporate and private events
The Rex Whistler Restaurant can be hired for events
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8825