Tate Britain Restaurant


There are two places to eat at the Tate Britain - the Café and the Restaurant. They are all managed by Tate, for Tate, so purchases directly support the gallery.

The Tate's self-service Café offers a range of freshly baked pastries, good quality sandwiches, light meals, soup, cakes and drinks. The Café is open 10:00 - 17:30 daily.

The Tate Britain Restaurant was decorated by Rex Whistler, whose specially-commissioned mural The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats makes an atmospheric and memorable setting for a meal. Head Chef Richard Oxley has worked at prestigious restaurants throughout the UK. His predominantly British Menus are complemented by the celebrated, and well-prices, wine list.

The Restaurant is open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday 10 - 11:30. Lunch is served Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 15:00 and afternoon tea is served from 15:30 - 17:00 Monday to Sunday.

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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD32.93) per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

Tate Britain Restaurant

Millbank, London

Sample Menu

  • Seared scollops and squid on squid ink risotto with gremolate sauce £6.75
  • Serett's Farm vegetable tartine with fresh herb goat's curd and smoked garlin aioli £6.75
  • Artichoke & asparagus 'Wellington' with hollandaise sauce £14.50
  • Steamed lemon sole with a mackerel & fennel sabayon £14.50
  • Roasted saddle of rabbit with minted broad beans and baby carrots £14.50
  • Strawberyy & Raspberry Ripple Cream Shortcake £5.50
  • Poached Peaches with mascarpone and almond tuile £5.50


Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Catering Facilities
Outdoor dining / Beer garden

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Tate Britain Restaurant

5.0 out of 5 17 February 2016
by Alice C.

We had not reserved enough time to visit the Tate Britain. On top of that, we didn't have lunch and were feeling rather hungry. Luckily, the current generation of art museums usually offer decent contemporary cuisine, and the Tate is one of them. We decided to dine here to absorb in the atmosphere before running to the exhibit.. on hind sight, we might have spent too much time eating, too...more

5.0 out of 5 22 June 2015
by Chris B.

Top of the line restaurant. Marvelous service. Had a wonderful Pimms. Truly enjoyed the fish and wine. Bit on the pricey side, but worth every penny. And yes, the have linen serviettes (something top eateries were missing)more

4.0 out of 5 19 April 2014
by Mei S.

If visiting Tate Britain make time to stop for a leisurely set lunch in their restaurant, either a one course, two or three, at very reasonable prices, accompanied with a half bottle of wine. The restaurant is famous for its mural painted by Rex Whistler hence the name, depicting an expedition in search of exotic meats, travelling on horses, carts and bicycles, on route meeting such amazing...more

4.0 out of 5 2 December 2011
by emjess7

My better half treated me to a stunning three-course lunch here on my birthday last week, and I was thoroughly spoilt rotten with the food, service and atmosphere.

The wall-to-wall Whistler mural makes this restaurant a pleasure to eat in, absolutely beautiful and definitely keeps you occupied while waiting for service although we never had to wait for service at all despite it being 2pm and...more

4.0 out of 5 8 December 2010
by Paul G.

A recent lunch was a revelation. Wild duck had more flavour than I've had in duck in many years. Vegetable sides are extra, but their chips are superb. Butternut squash ravioli was nice if you like that sort of thing. For dessert I had Black Forest Gateau - not the sixties wedge, but a sundae of chocolate mousse, cherry compote, and chocolate cake. Brilliant. Great Illy coffee. Now, if only...more

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