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The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
+44 20 7887 8825
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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££££
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LOCATION
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The meal was excellent despite the missing Christmas goose, but the duck replacement was superb as was the rest of the meal. Venison starter very highly recommended. Lovely calming and unique place.

Thank armada52
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful setting, amazing food and great service in this lovely restaurant. Quality cooking and obviously quality ingredients too.

Thank 25Debbie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great English food, spectacular wine list, amazing setting and very well priced. Service is par excellence... Just dont tell everyone!

Thank qh_13
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best restaurant attached to an art gallery in London that I have found. Everything was superb: food, drink, service and amazing surroundings. It shows what can be done when you have an excellent chef and an outstanding team. We had a great...More

Thank Jg H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have always loved this restaurant for meeting friends, although this was my first visit on a Sunday, and also my first revisit since the Whistler wall paintings have been refreshed. The decor is still lovely - I am so pleased that they have kept...More

Thank penny_howard1
RexWRestaurant, General Manager at The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear penny_howard1 Thank you for sharing your feedback with us following your recent visit. Your comments will be reviewed with the culinary team to look at how we can constantly develop and improve our offering. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A truly excellent lunch ; vibrant flavours, first class ingredients, friendly and intelligent service. Give yourself a treat - have the sommelier selection of wines to suit each course. The wine list is a great read in itself, and features the best selection of half...More

Thank Piquedame
RexWRestaurant, General Manager at The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Piquedame Thank you for sharing your excellent feedback with us following your recent visit to the restaurant. We are delighted your enjoyed your experience and we exceeded expectations. The team have worked have over the last 18 months to enhance our offering. Our award...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant represents great value , excellent wine list . It’s great to know that you’re also supporting art. It’s very special so please don’t tell others.

Thank Jeanette W
RexWRestaurant, General Manager at The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jeanette W Thank you for sharing your excellent feedback with us. We hope you will return again soon and your positive feedback will encourage other to visit us and we become less of a best kept secret!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my wife for her birthday to the Impressionists in London exhibition followed by lunch in the Rex Whistler restaurant and, much as we enjoyed the paintings, our meal was undoubtedly the high spot of the day. The food was absolutely top notch (we both...More

Thank Orienteer20
RexWRestaurant, General Manager at The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Orienteer20 Thank you for sharing your excellent feedback with us following your recent visit. I am delighted you were able to celebrate in style and that we helped make a special day for your wife. We hope you do find reason to venture our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance was excellent, and the mural walls make this place truly special. The staff were charming and attentive, but unobtrusive. The food exceeded all expectations. I shall definitely return

Thank Andrew L
RexWRestaurant, General Manager at The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Andrew L Thank you for sharing your excellent feedback with us. Your positive comments will be shared with th team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service a bit slow but pleasant. Too many tables so felt a bit too close to our neighbours and anxious when moving between tables. Set price menu a bit pricey but then a good setting and profits support the Tate. Lovely gravlax starter and enjoyed...More

Thank Stephen D
RexWRestaurant, General Manager at The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Stephen D Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent visit. I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit and am grateful for the valuable comments you have made. We look forward to welcoming you back again...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube: Pimlico, Westminster
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Pimlico
  • Neighbourhood: Pimlico
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8825
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Description
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 by the British inter-war artist Rex Whistler. The restaurant celebrates the finest seasonal British seasonal produce and has gained a well eared reputation for having one of the capital's finest wine cellars. Imbibe Wine list of the year 2014 The Tate's wine cellar has long been famous for its extensive collection of fine wines, half bottles at exceptional prices. The cellar is curated by Hamish Anderson and he is delighted to make recommendations and decant wine prior to your arrival.
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