Rex Whistler Restaurant

Sample our award-winning wine list and seasonal British menus surrounded by Rex Whistler's Mural 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats'

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 12.00–14.45

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

© Rikard Österlund

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 overseen by our sommelier Gustavo Medina, who would be delighted to make recommendations and decant wine prior to your arrival. Contact Gustavo via email.

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

The Rex Whistler is available for private dining on seven nights per week (subject to avaliability). We can accommodate between 25 and 90 guests for dinner, with menus starting at £45 per person. For further information, please call 020 7887 8825 or email private.dining@tate.org.uk

Join us on a Sunday for a Roast Sunday Lunch - see sample menu below for more detail.

Reservations

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler Restaurant dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

Rex Whistler dish

© ​Katie Wilson

A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to all bills in the restaurant.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 12.00–14.45

The Restaurant will be closed from 19 – 27 August for restoration of the mural.

Location

Lower Floor

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Contact

Email: britain.restaurant@tate.org.uk

Phone: +44 20 7887 8825

Our Menus

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