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 capitals finest wine cellars.
With a nod to its heritage, head chef Nathan Brewster serves traditional British dishes inspired by menus from 1927 to the present day.
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, 3 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 OLoughlin, The Guardian
- Sunday Lunch [PDF, 42 Kb] – served between 12.00–15.00
- Lunch [PDF, 47 Kb]
- Tate’s award-winning wine list [PDF, 3 Mb]
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 15.30–17.00. Reservations can be made by telephone or by emailing Britain.email@example.com. The restaurant takes group bookings for afternoon tea for up to 20 guests. Personalised gift vouchers are available.
- Afternoon tea menu [PDF, 51 Kb]
Late at Tate
The restaurant opens for dinner during the gallerys Late at Tate events. We serve a four or five course tasting menu with wine matching.
The next Late at Tate dinner is on Friday 3 October.
Reservations are required, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)207 887 8825
- Dinner menu [PDF, 55 Kb]
Celebrate Christmas at the Rex Whistler Restaurant this December. Our three course Christmas lunch menu starts from £29.95 per person, tables available for groups of 4–30
Christmas menu available online from 1 October 2014
Christmas reservations can be made by telephone or by emailing Britain.email@example.com. Please ask to speak to our Manager or Maitre d.
- Make a reservation at the restaurant online
- Book by telephone +44 (0)207 887 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