Tate Britain Food and drink

Dinner and Frank Bowling

Join us for an evening of art, Caribbean culture and flavours created by an award winning Chef

Working in conjunction with Taste of Black History, we have created an evening to celebrate the new show at Tate Britain, Frank Bowling.

Guests will be able to access the Frank Bowling exhibition outside of gallery opening hours. After visiting the exhibition guests will enjoy a cocktail and a selection of Caribbean rum and chocolate samples by El Dorado. Guests are then taken to a communal dining space where they will enjoy a menu specially created by award-winning Chef Anthony Cumberbatch. The first course will be served on sharing plates as a communal dish.

During the experience, there will be a live acoustic performance. Our sommeliers have created a wine pairing for the dinner and guests can also order from our wine list.

Menu and Wines

Course One
African Spiced Wild Salmon Soup w/ Homemade Seasonal Bread
2017 L’Abrunet (organic) Celler Frisach, Terra Alta, Spain, abv 13.5%
Course Two (Sharing Platter)
Seasoned Garlic Pork, Sous Pickling Pork and Pressed Jerk Pork w/ Rum Glazed Pineapple
2015 Pinot Noir ‘Kaiserstuhl’, Karl Johner, Baden, Germany abv 13.5%
Course Three
Authentic Guyanese Pepperpot served w/ Bara, Chana and Pholourie
2015 Touriga Nacional, Vasco and The Explorers, Stellenbosh, South Africa, 14%
Course Four
Rum Spiced Cassava Pone, Banana Skin-wrapped 3 Spiced Conkie served w/ Coco Rum Banana Mousse
2014 Riesling Late Harvest Casa del Bosque, Casablanca Valley, Chile, abv 13.5%

Portrait of chef in a kitchen with a plate of meat in front of him



Taste of Black History is a sensory journey of flavours, aromas and textures. The event is curated to include a wide variety of dishes from countries with historical and cultural links. To begin the journey, guests are greeted with a bespoke cocktail and taken to a communal dining space. They are served a menu that is accompanied with spoken word, acoustic live music and special selection from the countries showcased. The experience is part of a research project that aims to preserve traditional recipes and promote heritage through food, while involving professional chefs, members of the community, grassroots organizations, diplomatic missions, anthropologists, business owners and academics. The findings of the research have been shared through unique dining experiences and will be then made available on digital platform and a book.

Chef Anthony Cumberbatch

An award-winning Michelin trained Head Chef with over 28 years of international culinary experience. Delivering beautiful and innovative cuisine has long been a personal passion. Born in Dulwich, he was brought up on organic fresh food from the farm in Barbados where early he found his love of cooking through his grandmother. Since then, he has developed a flair for flavour fusion and creating new dishes from more traditional cuisine. His innovative approach combined with “outside-of-the-box” culinary experience has been the inspiration for the dishes created for the Taste of Black History.

Tate Britain

Rex Whistler Restaurant

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

22 June 2019 at 18.30–23.00

Doors open 18.30 for exhibition access, welcome drink 19.30, dinner served at 20.00