Fine food and fine art at Tate Modern
If you are looking to try one of the newer restaurants in London, then consider the eatery that has opened on the ninth floor of the Switch House extension of Tate Modern. Situated in the world’s first permanent gallery space dedicated to housing live art, film and installation, Tate Modern Restaurant is designed to offer a space away from the crowds to relax and perhaps reflect on the art that you have just seen.
This restaurant is the most formal of the new refreshment areas in Tate Modern, with concrete pillars and oak flooring. However, your attention is likely to be quickly drawn to the windows. The view from this London restaurant is spectacular, overlooking the Thames, the Millennium Bridge, Saint Paul's and London’s magnificent skyline
What’s on the menu?
With diners ranging from tourists to foodies, the menu tries to offer something for everyone. There is a grill section as well as one for more inventive items. Many of the dishes reflect top British produce, such as the Cornish blue cheese soufflé or the line-caught bass with peas, morels and an English sparkling wine sauce. The tilting ceramic olive bowls, which can spin from diner to diner, are a fun addition. These were specially commissioned for the restaurant.
The restaurant has an extensive wine list featuring wines from all over the world. These have been chosen by wine buyer Hamish Anderson, who has been in charge of Tate Britain’s cellars for over a decade. Beer drinkers are also in for a treat thanks to the restaurant’s beer sommelier, Alex Stevenson. Why not try something new in the form of Tate Beer, created in collaboration with Bermondsey’s Fourpure? If you chose to end your meal with a cup of coffee, you can be assured of a top-quality cup. Coffees are selected by Thomas Haigh, head of coffee at the Tate’s own roaster.