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.
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 O’Loughlin, The Guardian
Christmas group reservations can be made by emailing Britain.email@example.com or by telephone.
Please ask to speak to our Manager or Maitre d’
Late at Tate
The restaurant opens for dinner during the gallery’s 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 5 December.
Reservations are required, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)207 887 8825
- Late at Tate sample menu [PDF, 55 Kb]
The Rex Whistler is not open for afternoon tea during December
- 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