Tate café

Tate café, recently named Best Family Restaurant in the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards, is located on level 1 of Tate Modern, overlooking the riverside. It has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Everything on the menu is based on seasonal, fresh ingredients. Our home-made smoothies, leaf teas and coffee, sourced, blended and roasted by Tate are always available.

Kids eat for free at Tate

Kids can eat for free* in the café when an accompanying adult buys a main course from the menu.

*Valid at lunchtimes only for children aged 12 or under, for one child eating with an accompanying adult in either the café or the restaurant on level 6. Subject to availability.

Opening times

  • Mondays to Thursdays 10.00–18.00 (last orders 17.30)
  • Fridays 10.00–20.00 (last orders 19.30)
  • Saturdays 10.00–19.00 (last orders 18.30)
  • Sundays 10.00–18.00 (last orders 17.30)

Admission and opening times at Tate Modern

Corporate and private events

Tate Café can be hired for corporate and private events.

Espresso bar

Located on level 3 with two riverside balconies, the espresso bar serves drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Opening times

  • Mondays to Thursdays 10.00–17.30 (Gallery closes at 18.00)
  • Friday and Saturday 10.00–21.30 (Gallery closes at 22.00)
  • Sundays 10.00–17.30 (Gallery closes at 20.00)

Admission and opening times at Tate Modern

Food and drink outdoors

There are two kiosks at the Main entrance and River entrance to Tate Modern, offering a variety of drinks, sandwiches and salads, and hot and cold snacks.

Contact us

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Email cafe.modern@tate.org.uk.