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Rex Whistler Restaurant @ Tate Britain

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England (Victoria)
(020)-7887-8825
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Ranked #2,930 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $40
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Victoria
Transit: Tube: Pimlico, Westminster
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Hampshire
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126 reviews 126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here during a break from looking at pictures in the Tate. The dining room has been recently renovated and the atmosphere is very pleasant. We had two courses for two at £23.50 each. A Mackerel starter and a dish of kidneys both good. For mains we had haddock and an excellent rabbit pie. Service was efficient and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Superficially this is an appealing place with whimsical murals and a peaceful atmosphere. The mistake was to order the Salmon Wellington, which arrived overcooked, looking tired, unappealing and tasting stale. It was placed in a puddle of insipid chive sauce that did not revive the dryness of the dish nor its aesthetic appeal. The ordeal was tampered by a glass... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having each enjoyed a coffee plus a substantial muffin in the Tate cafe in the morning our party of three opted to have a lateish Sunday lunch at 2.00 in this very elegant dining room. The staff in the restaurant were excellent and the service was both cordial and effecient. The meal was fairly priced and the setting was superb.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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424 reviews 424 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We managed to get a table here for lunch yesterday when visiting to view the 'British Folk Art' exhibition. The food was excellent - I had the mackerel starter followed by lamb - and the service was very good (despite the presence of some overseas dignitaries at a neighbouring table) and not too overpowering. Definitely worth a return visit.

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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a lovely airy, spacious dining room with of course the famous mural adding to the calm ambiance. The food is generally well done from a limited but well thought out menu. The wine list is deservedly famous for high quality at reasonable prices, although annoyingly for the second time a couple of wines listed on their website were... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This restaurant at the Tate is a serene oasis of quality and service to be relished and enjoyed. Its a long time since my last visit but I cannot fault the quality of the food nor the service in the newly refurbished Tate. The lunch menu of selected courses with matching wines is good value and the food was just... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A famous restaurant within an even more famous art gallery. Walls covered in Whistler murals of green-hued rural scenes. Charming and attentive staff doing their best with a kitchen not quite firing on all cylinders, if the long waits for courses was anything to go by. But the wait was worth it. Nettle soup was a first for me and... More

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

the restaurant was closed for some time because the mural had to be renovated. and the mural is what makes the rex whistler unique. it's location in the tate britain doesn't hurt, either, especially at a nice corner of the building with a patio. the restaurant manages to be well lit by it's big windows and its crisp white linens... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Really unexpected beautiful meal, fantastic staff and to be able to sit and eat surrounded by Whistler master works just amazing. Tube access great. Food well superb, wine fantastic. In London the competition is hot, so you have to be a notch above. I can say, go, eat, enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The restaurant is a great place to eat with very good food and great wines. The restored mural makes the restaurant a special place to eat. The food isn't cheap but it is good value for the quality of food and service.

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