Photograph of the Rex Whistler restaurant

Rex Whistler Restaurant

Sample our award-winning wine list and historically-inspired menus within this iconic room

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 12.00-15.00

Open today 12.00–15.00

Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

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 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

The wine cellar is curated by Hamish Anderson, who would be delighted to make recommendations and decant wine prior to your arrival.

Rex Whistler is also available for hire for corporate and private events.


 Hockney Menus

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 12.00–15.00

Dinner The iconic Rex Whistler restaurant is now available for private dining on Friday and Saturday evenings. We can accommodate between 15 and 80 guests for dinner, with menus starting at £36 per person. For further information, please call 020 7887 8825 or email


Lower Floor

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Phone: +44 20 7887 8825


Food and drink

Elio Altare wine and dinner

31 Mar 2017

Enjoy a selection of wines from ​Elio Altare alongside a four-course menu

Food and drink

Dinner and David Hockney

Every Sat until 27 May 2017

​Enjoy three courses from a special Hockney inspired menu with access to the exhibition 

Also at Tate Britain