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
- Brunch [PDF, 20 Kb]
- Lunch [PDF, 20 Kb]
- Sunday Lunch [PDF, 20 Kb]
- Afternoon tea [PDF, 20 Kb]
- Tate’s award-winning 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 Maitre d’
Continuing the series Exploring the Tate collection through Food and Drink, with two nights celebrating the works of Barbara Hepworth on 26 June and 3 July 2015, the gallery will open for a private view of Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World exhibition with talks from Tate guides.
Drinks and a seafood bar will be served outside around the Barbara Hepworth-inspired garden. (Weather permitting)
The evening will continue with a three-course Cornish menu matched with wine in the Rex Whistler Restaurant.
- Barbara Hepworth menu [PDF, 54 Kb]
Tickets are £85 per person excluding service charge.
Reservations are required, please email us at Britain.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)20 7887 8825 and ask to speak to Antonino or Montserrat for further information.
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