Part of an enormous extension for London's Tate Modern; the 10-storey Switch House building on the Bank Side - renamed the Blavatnik Building in May 2017 after the Tate's biggest ever donor - a modern, British restaurant championing small producers from across the UK.
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Limited but positive feedback on Tate Modern’s 9th-floor restaurant in the swish new Blavatnik Building (fka the Switch House). It is now the gallery’s main eatery, having somewhat supplanted the operation on Level 6 of the main building (Boiler House, now re-christened a ‘kitchen & bar’). NB no river views here – just skyline – and they’re best from the non-window tables (as the genius architects put the windows at shoulder height).
All the clichés about architect-designed restaurants are true at this 9th-floor dining room, where only the staff can enjoy the magnificent vistas (whose idea was it to put the windows at head height?). On early press feedback this is a re-run of the Level 6 restaurant, with admirable emphasis on British sourced food, but little culinary follow-through. At least across the way you can see the Thames.
Tate Modern Restaurant, Level 9 Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Our third visit to Level 9 and we enjoyed table 67 right in the far corner with windows on two sides.The harissa marinated tuna starter with roasted aubergine, mint and cumin was good, if slightly overwhelmed by the harissa. The lamb loin with purple sprouting broccoli tzatziki and zhoug was excellent, pink and juicy, while the crispy polenta roasted squash and feta cheese and pistachios was good - whipped feta we hadn't had before. Great hand cut chips on the side - clearly triple cooked, fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside. The yoghurt mousse with rhubarb and granola desert was a refreshing end to the meal. Attentive service, tables nicely spread apart and good views from the windows of the Blavatnik building level 9. Only downside was waiting for a lift on departure, as they fill up at the sightseeing platform on level 10 and often don't stop at level 9."
Level 9, Blavatnik Building (formerly Switch House), Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
|Monday||12 pm-3 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-3 pm|