Historic Tate Britain restaurant Whistler to reopen following £45m gallery renovation

15 August 2013 by
Historic Tate Britain restaurant Whistler to reopen following £45m gallery renovation

Tate Britain's Whistler restaurant is set to reopen this November after the art gallery completes its £45m redevelopment plans.

First opened in 1927, the art deco-style, 85-cover restaurant will open on 19 November and serve lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

With a menu offering fresh produce including daily fish from Cornwall and meat from Scotland, it will also have an extensive wine list from the on-site fine wine cellar, as well as showcase new pieces of specially commissioned tableware.

The new opening will also see contemporary mural The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats by Rex Whistler go on display afresh, having itself undergone restoration as part of the project.

Nestled in London's Millbank, the Grade-II listed Tate Britain building houses the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, with its oldest section currently undergoing major renovation.

As well as the restaurant, the refurbishment will also see the opening of the old main entrance, a new gallery, the new Djanogly Café, an Arts and Crafts table and seating collection, and three new pieces of work by contemporary artists Richard Wright, Alan Johnston and Nicole Wermers.

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