The latest in a series of impressive residencies at grade-II listed Whitechapel Gallery sees Nick Gilkinson (ex-Anglo and the Lambeth's Garden Museum café) and Joe Fox (ex-head chef at Petersham Nurseries) planning "a modern British dining room"; the name references the gallery's architect, Charles Harrison Townsend.
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This “excellent gallery restaurant” has proved “a great addition to the Whitechapel area”, with “well-cooked small plates of British food on an ever-changing menu”. Chef Nick Gilkinson is making a speciality of this type of venue – he was previously at the Garden Museum in Lambeth. Here, he is joined by Joe Fox, ex-head chef at Petersham Nurseries. (The name refers to the gallery’s architect, Charles Harrison Townsend.)
“Lovely food and fantastic staff” feature in many reports on this – the latest in a series of impressive incumbents at Grade-II listed Whitechapel Gallery, which has (since early 2020), seen Nick Gilkinson (ex-Anglo and Lambeth’s Garden Museum café) and Joe Fox (ex-head chef at Petersham Nurseries) create ‘a modern British dining room’ whose thoughtfully conceived dishes have also won it solid plaudits in the press. It’s a smallish but sympathetic space, whose name references the gallery’s architect, Charles Harrison Townsend.
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|Wine per bottle||£24.00|
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX
|Tuesday||10:30 am‑6 pm|
|Wednesday||10:30 am‑11 pm|
|Thursday||10:30 am‑11 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am‑11 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑6 pm|