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Rex Whistler Restaurant @ Tate Britain

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England (Victoria)
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Ranked #3,033 of 17,142 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $40
Cuisines: European, British
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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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75% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is spectacular with murals by Rex Whistler on the wall. We had pre-booked a table for 9 and were given a large oval table which meant we were not cramped and could see each other easily. It was occasionally difficult to hear what was being said on the other side of the table due to its size but... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the famous restaurant decorated by Rex Whistler. The food is as good as the setting. We were a party of 5, pre-booked. Given a lovely large round table, white linen and interesting cutlery as you'd expect at a gallery restaurant. We could all see each other easily, didn't feel cramped, and could people watch - a bit naughty... More

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127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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458 reviews 458 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 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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99 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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