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About this room

We offer a unique opportunity for guests to dine in the historic surrounding of Tate Britain Art gallery outside of the galleries usual opening hours.

Our signature restaurant features a 90 year old hand painted mural by the British Artist Rex Whistler.

The restaurants menus feature the finest sustainably sourced seasonal British produce.

Tate has long held a reputation for its wine program, wining multiple awards in 2017 and guest can enjoy a wide range of wines from one of the best sourced and outstanding value wine lists in the capital today.




up to 110



up to 80

Starting prices

Minimum Spend - Pay at the bar


18:30 - 23:30

from £6000 Per evening

Package Per Person - Just pay a fixed price per person


18:30 - 23:30

from £55 Per evening

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

All prices are based on a minimum of 30 guests.


Guests are required to pay £500 deposit by Cheque or Bank transfer to Tate caterings bank account. This amount is deducted from the final bill.


All Private dining incurs a charge for Security imposed by Tate £350.00 (Inc VAT)


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Sample catering prices

£18 Per person a selection of 4 canapes, additional canapés charged at £6 each
X goats cheese mousse, honey, walnuts
X salmon tartar, dill dressing
X pigeon, blackberry
X foie gras terrine, brioche, fig jam
X scallop beignet
X cofit duck, cherry sauce
X saffron arrancini

Dinner Menu’s (ingredients subject to change due to availability/ seasonality)
Dinner at The Rex @ £55 per person 3 courses with Tea & coffee
Chicken liver pate, pickled shallots, onion jam
Beetroot & Tate Gin cured halibut Gravlax, remoulade, toasted brioche
Roast Guinea fowl, crisp bacon, spinach, potato puree
Roast fillet of Hampshire trout, spinach, crushed potatoes, brown butter shrimp & caper sauce
Bread pudding, butterscotch sauce, clotted cream ice cream
Tate chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream
The Epicurean Treat @ £60 Per Person 3 courses with Tea & Coffee
Pate of chicken livers & foie gras, quince jam, toasted brioche
Cornish crab salad, cucumber veloute, shellfish bsique dressing
Sea Bass, saffron potato puree, sautéed vegetables, lemon sauce
Roast rump of lamb, pea puree, mint sauce, fondant pota, lamb sauce
Rum Baba, Rum & raisin ice cream
Eton Mess, meringue, season fruits
The Pursuit of Rare Meat’s @ £70 per person 4 course choice menu with cheese course Tea&coffee
Cornish crab & saffron risotto,
Carpaccio of British beef, black truffle, pickled wild mushrooms,
Venison fillet, braised shoulder, beetroot & potato terrine, sautéed beetroot leaves, madeira sauce
Roast fillet Turbot, seafood ragout, sweet potato puree, spinach, bique sauce
Tate chocolate pave, milk ice cream, honey comb, hazelnuts
Seasonal fruit & champagne Sabayon, toasted pistachio


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:30

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



Conference call facilities

Natural light

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Venue welcomes

VIP events

Rules of the space

- No access to the galleries or exhibitions.
- No Open flames are allowed within the building – no candles for cakes as a result for insurance purposes.
- Option to book spaces for pre-dinner drinks reception: The Lower Rotunda; The garden terrace (weather permitting seasonally).
- All Private dining incurs a charge for Security imposed by Tate £350.00 (Inc VAT)
- Events may start from 6.30pm and all guest must clear the event spaces by 11.30pm
- There is no room hire or venue fee
- All charges relate for Food & Beverage
- Plus equipment hire and set up (where applicable)
- AV requirements, entertainment, flowers and décor are subject to approval a organised via TATE pre-approved suppliers

Originally opened in 1927, the Rex Whistler Restaurant takes it's name from the British inter-war artist who created its specially commissioned mural, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats.

Available for private dining seven nights per week along with group bookings for lunch, all subject to availability.

Serving the finest seasonal British produce sourced from the UK's leading suppliers in a truly unique setting.

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