• Tate Britain's Rex Whistler Restaurant
    Tate Britain's Rex Whistler restaurant

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.

Wine list of the year 2014

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:

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

Rex Whistler Restaurant


Group reservations can be made by emailing Britain.restaurant@tate.org.uk or by telephone. 

Please ask to speak to our Manager or Maître D’

Upcoming events 

On Wednesday 24 February 2016 a fabulous Californian wine tasting will be held at Tate Britain where eighteen different wine will be tasted, follow by a 3-course dinner matched with wine at the Rex Whistler restaurant.


Rex Whistler Restaurant set up for private dining

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 private.dining@tate.org.uk

We look forward to organising your private dinner or reception at Tate Britain.

Opening times


Daily 12.00–15.00


Saturday 11.30–15.00


Corporate and private events

The Rex Whistler Restaurant can be hired for events

Contact us

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8825
Email britain.restaurant@tate.org.uk