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About Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain

The seasonal menu celebrates the best of British produce. Our award winning Tate wine list compiled by Head Sommelier Hamish Anderson offers guests an array of wonderful choices with a selection of excellent half bottles, and older vintages. Our Team are happy to match wines with guests lunch menu choices to create a unique experience. The ethos of the Tate list remains very much as it did when the restaurant opened in 1927 - the list is about excellent value fine wines from all over the world.

The specially commissioned mural which surrounds the restaurant is titled The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats and was finished by Rex Whistler in 1927

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London, SW1P 4RG
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, English, Contemporary British

Hours of Operation:
We have extended opening hours for Dinner on Sunday the 28th May from 18.45 to 21.00

During the summer months our outside garden terrace is available

Lunch
Daily 12.00–15.00

Sunday roast
12.00-15.00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7887 8825

Website:
http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/eat-drink-and-shop/rex-whistler-restaurant

Catering:
Tate Entertaining - our own Events Catering Company are able to offer events catering in and around London. All types of events catered for including drinks and canapés, lunches & dinners.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available adjacent to Tate Britain and an NCP Car Park is within 1 mile of the restaurant. Disabled parking is available on request.

Public Transit:
Tube: Pimlico, Westminster

Executive Chef:
Garrett Keown

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Rex Whistler hosts regular special events showcasing seasonal produce, Art and fine wines.
Please contact us for details.

Specials

Sunday Roast: £18
3 courses for the price of 2
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Sunday Roast: £18
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On Sundays only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: June 4, 2017

Ends: November 25, 2017

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-12:30PM 2:00PM-2:45PM

3 courses for the price of 2
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Enjoy 3 courses (usually £35.95) from the lunch menu for the price of 2 (£29.95). Please note supplements may be payable.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: May 30, 2017

Ends: November 25, 2017

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-12:15PM 2:00PM-2:45PM

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Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 12:15PM 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Fri 11:30AM - 12:15PM 2:30PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Sat 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.4

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (208)
Notable Wine List (129)
Quiet Conversation (103)
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Special Occasion (96)
Fit for Foodies (94)
Creative Cuisine (94)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Sunday Lunch (58)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Business Meals (52)
Authentic (41)
Good for a Date (39)
Romantic (30)
Scenic View (27)
Casual (27)
Seasonal (26)
Cozy (24)
People Watching (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Good for Groups (15)
Disabled Access (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fun (13)
Healthy (11)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The vegetarian options were good. The wine was excellent. The waiters were bizarre.

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good for a Sunday roast lovely wine list friendly staff, relay good cheese board which the cheese man was very knowledgable and wine to go with the cheeses, would recommend this place for a family party every time

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Bath)·Dined 6 days ago

We all enjoyed the food and lovely wine. We had a great selection of cheese instead of dessert too which was excellent. Friendly service. A fab long lunch overall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

We had booked via opentable; there being no record of this on arrival we were fortunate that there were tables available.

We had an excellent lunch with good service all round. We particularly enjoyed conversation with the sommeliere about her wine choices for us, which were imaginative and enhanced our meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Superb food and ambience. Service excellent. Tournedos Rossini delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Beef fillet was really nice if you're looking for something rich. Sommelier's choice of wine was fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

As well as the ambience, the mural, the food, and the service, the restaurant offers wonderful
value for wine drinkers particularly in its selection of half-bottles which are all too rare.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The perfect day, see an exhibition, have lunch in the Rex Whistler Restaurant and then see another exhibition.
Our lunch was very good, food beautifully presented and delicious backed up with good wine from their amazing wine list. The cheese board contained mainly British cheeses and showed what wonderful cheese can be sourced from within. It was all backed up by good friendly service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

An abundance of choice within a small menu; very well conceived. The balance of flavours in each beautifully presented dish was superb. The most amazing wine selection. A real treat for lunch whenever you are in the area.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We came to eat with our son with profound and complex learning needs. We all loved every mouthful of our 3 course lunch and appreciated the professional, reserved, friendly ambiance. Our son loved it and there is a good disabled toilet close by. We had a long journey to London but the meal made it worthwhile.

Many thanks

Graham,Hilary and Christian Flatman

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A wonderful room with excellently prepared interesting dishes for lunch

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good meal. The highlight, unusually, was the pudding. Black forest gateau is one of the best puddings I've ever eaten. But everything else was pretty good too.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had the most remarkably good service. The food was delicious and the wines were exactly what we wanted
The restaurant is so beautiful and welcoming it really is a special place.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food brilliant, good atmosphere and ambiance. Wines excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Simply one of my favourite restaurants for all the above reasons.

Such a wonderful place to take special friends ( and friends ) to eat and have a treat, always goes down SO well.

Recommend The Whistler Room to all I can.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Wales)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A lovely setting, in what is a hidden gem. Lovely food, personable service and a great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a day at Tate Britain so booked the restaurant for Sunday lunch. It is pricy but the setting was unique and the service excellent. I judge a Sunday roast on the quality of the roast potatoes and these were the best - crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle. The beef was excellent. Good wine list with carafe and by the glass options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of our favourite restaurants for special occasions. If you order a corner table, you can both be facing into the restaurant. Wonderful ambience, tables not too close together. Perfect service. Great wine pairings and sommelier happy to discuss the wine selections or recommend another wine if you have a preference. The food is wonderful - all courses including desserts. On top of all of this, it is very good value. Not to be missed for a special lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was so surprised at the excellent quality of this gallery restaurant. Usually food at public attractions like the Tate is hit and miss, but this is superior. Inventive and too-quality food, excellent wine selection, lovely live background jazz on a Saturday lunchtime, attentive but relaxed service and a happy hubbub of gallery-goers. Wonderful discovery.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I booked the Jazz Lunch, Sat 28th Oct for a friend and myself. My friend couldn't make it at the last minute but I went ahead on my own. The hostess (black hair and glasses) was very kind and made me feel very comfortable, aware that I was dining on my own.
The food was lovely, however, a light bite menu would have been a good option. I ended up just having a starter, which was very small even tho the hostess offered a larger portion I didn't realise it would be so small.
So food and service both were great.
I was disappointed with the music / jazz... it was very subtle.. I guess I was expecting something a little more entertaining, particularly as it was a separate cost to the food. As a result the ambience was slightly flat for me.
Thank you tho for making me feel very welcome.
Nikki

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and wonderful wines with great service. A perfect setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the best restaurants in London, Rex Whistler services British farm to table food from the finest sources. The wine list is a revelation, and very fairly priced. If only one could go there for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyed the decor and ambience created by the murals. All fish dishes and puddings were well prepared and the wine list was impressive and the halfbottle of Chablis original and delicious. Great for a business lunch but would like to try dinner too.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The dining room was very attractive with the Rex Whistler murals. Service was fine except our main course was served quite a while before our wine appeared - would have preferred the wine to be brought first.
The main dish was fine, especially the roast beef but the veg could have been a bit warmer and so could the Yorkshire pudding. Overall it was good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Charming Rex Whistler venue at Tate Britain as we took time between two looks at the Rachel Whiteread exhibition. We chose the Sunday roast lamb menu, with the wine waiter's recommended glass of very nice red wine for me (my friend was driving), and pecan pie for both deserts, which were fine, although the crystalised bits of dried pumpkin (we had to ask what they were) sprinkled alongside had no taste other than a bit of sugary crunch. The lamb and accompanying vegs (carrots, young kale, baby potatoes and roasted pumpkin slices) were beautifully cooked and presented. She had Yorksire pudding with hers and, when I'd asked the bread waiter who brought our pre-meal rolls if they had anything gluten free, they kept mine off the plate and I was brought two slices of their very good white bread instead.

Altogether a very pleasant lunch with excellent service and smiles to be collected from the amusing murals.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I treated myself to the grouse, and found the dish very well prepared and presented. Would happily have it again and again. I did suggest to the waiter that a steak knife would have been more appropriate than the ordinary dinner knife.
The ambience was good rather than stunning. The restaurant was only a third full, surprisingly. But I prefer a quiet lunch so it suited me very well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

A tempting choice for all three courses, and none disappointed. The sommelier was particularly helpful and the wines excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Disappointing vegetarian options for Sunday lunch.. not worth £18

Tags: Casual
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A welcoming staff, great sommelier and well balanced food. A great mix.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Quiet setting within Tate Britain. Creative food really well presented - excellent combinations of flavors. Pretty good value at £30.00 for two courses. Sommelier wine selections went well with our main courses.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I treated my best friends to a slap-up meal, we felt very spoilt and our waiter was very professional. Food looked wonderful, a few combinations were a little bit off for me - too complicated/trying too hard - but having said that we enjoyed our meals and will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I wanted a salad and they didn't have on the menu they were very accommodating and made a beautiful one ! Staff super kind

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 (London)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Once again, Rex Whistler punches above its weight. Hamish nurtured and empowered a great team of professionals operating within a non-profit context.
Being presented with refined cuisine, an impeccable wine list and service oriented staff who are attentive, courteous yet not invasive is conducive to positive eating experience whilst surrounded by world class art.
N.B. The image associated with this review, The Distance Between Us (part 2) cannot be reproduced or used without the author's permission.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent long lazy Sunday lunch very good service excellent wine choices and good food we will be back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious Sunday roast in a perfect ambience, friendly service, good wine. Beautiful whistler fresco

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A delicious lunch in a charming room. What's not to like? We have been dining in the Rex Whistler restaurant on trips to London since 1973 and it has never disappointed. The remarkable wine list deserves a careful reading.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The room is stunning, although ridiculously warm, butter melting on the table. The wine list is very good as is the food. The service is way below standard.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Superb! Reminded me of Chez Panisse -- but more affordable and quieter. I recommend having one of the paired wines. Well chose!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Worth it for the room itself, walls are covered in a mural by Rex Whistler. Food was excellent but be careful if you have nut allergies. Wine list is extensive.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Exceedingly disappointing! Initially staff very helpful but we were forgotten and our food did not arrive . After an hour and our inquiring about the delay it arrived cold. For $70 it took too much of our time and was not particularly good😞

Tags: Notable Wine List
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