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Rex Whistler Restaurant @ Tate Britain

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England (Victoria)
+44 20 7887 8825
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Ranked #2,875 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: European, British
Neighborhood:
Pimlico
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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
Transit: Tube: Pimlico, Westminster
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. It has been the site of political and social intrigue over the decades, as well as gaining a reputation for having one of the capital's finest wine cellars. With a nod to its heritage, head chef Nathan Brewster serves traditional British dishes inspired by menus from 1927 to the present day. 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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Vancouver, British Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I stopped going to whistler restaurant several years ago as food and service there was quite dreadful.also superb and cheap wine disappeared from the menu. after repairing whistler's wall painting we went to try again.after initial problem of loosing our booking we got a nice table on the side,looking on the river .the service improved tremendously.the atmosphere was great, the... More 

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london
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407 reviews 407 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

sorry, but by that I mean it's an ageing customer base and a little devoid of atmosphere. Apart from that, nice enough food, although I have to say that my pork belly had far too much fat on it. My friends meals were fine though, and my Parkin cake dessert was sensational. But the atmosphere is the reason I won't... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Whistler Restaurant used to be members only I seem to remember. Anyway, the plebs are allowed in these days and it was quite a pleasant experience. Sensible sized portions well presented and staff unobtrusively attentive. Food not especially sensational but good. About £35.00 a head. Not much choice of eating places around here and the Tate cafe is not... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had lunch with my family after going to an exhibition at the Tate. We were seated after 15 mins because the restaurant was full and then had to wait another quarter of an hour before even getting water. Service is cordial and professional but extremely slow. The menu yet very intriguing at a glance is quite sad in its'... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

this has been one of the most iconic restaurants in London---surrounded by the Whistler painting and with an amazing Art Gallery. This has been a favourite haunt for well over 25 years. Since the refurbishment -which did not impinge on the restaurant--the standard has deteriorated somewhat. On our first visit last year it was not so good but we thought... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The set menu offers quite a good choice but was nothing special. The service is good and the room with it's Whistler artwork interesting. Total cost for three people with 2 glasses of wine and water plus coffee £118 including service

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

There are not so many restaurants close to the Tate Britain The Whistler is inside the Tate and very convenient. It is a quite smart restaurant with prices to match, but the fixed price 2 and 3 course menus are quite good value at ~£25 and £29 currently. Wine can be purchased by the glass. Service is good. The food... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch after visiting the Late Turner exhibition. Excellent roast beef and good choices of wine with each course.The option of having a glass of wine with each course was a good way of sampling the excellent wine on offer.Starters and deserts were ok but not amazing.Service was good but different people kept appearing. A treat if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

What a disappointment! The menu is limited, unless you like fish, the staff were functional with no interaction, this could have been a language issue. The sommelier had a basic knowledge of wine. We have eaten here a number of times, before the refurbishment and were never disappointed. We won't be going back, definitely not worth the money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Tate Brit is a lovely experience in itself but add in a beautiful, warm, autumnal Sunday afternoon meal at the Rex Whistler and you're talking idyllic. Precede this with a glass from the Tate's café bar on the lower ground floor: wondrous. We had what effectively was a posh roast supported by a good wine. Service was delicate, food very... More 

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Additional Information about Rex Whistler Restaurant @ Tate Britain

Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8825
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Victoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
Cuisine: European, British

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