RestaurantsLondonWestminsterSW1P

survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Why go? The exceptional wines and the magnificent Whistler mural” provide most of the answer at the Tate’s “delightful” dining “oasis”: an “unexpected treat” by the standards of gallery venues, dating from 1927. It is true that its British cuisine “doesn’t match the liquid refreshment”, but it is generally “inviting”; and “the range and depth of wines on offer is reason alone to go”, providing “some gems and at fair prices” (“wine is purchased and laid down, more like a St James’s Club than a commercial restaurant”). “Satiated by stylish cooking and sensational wines – what better way to kick off a trip around the galleries upstairs…”

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Why go? The exceptional wines and the magnificent Whistler mural” provide most of the answer at the Tate’s “delightful” dining “oasis”: an “unexpected treat” by the standards of gallery venues, dating from 1927. It is true that its British cuisine “doesn’t match the liquid refreshment”, but it is generally “inviting”; and “the range and depth of wines on offer is reason alone to go”, providing “some gems and at fair prices” (“wine is purchased and laid down, more like a St James’s Club than a commercial restaurant”). “Satiated by stylish cooking and sensational wines – what better way to kick off a trip around the galleries upstairs…”

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The joy of a wine list (an impressive worldwide selection at not-unreasonable prices) curated by Hamish Anderson, continues to be the star of the show here” in this “wonderful room” whose “murals by Rex Whistler are well worth a visit in their own right”. The other aspects of the experience – not least its British fare – have traditionally played second fiddle here, but won higher ratings this year, with regulars judging both food and service to be “better than in the past”.

Summary

£60
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The room and the wine dominate” as always, when it comes to this “delightful” museum café, where “the restored Whistler murals look fantastic”. The “conventional” British food “is well done, but not over-exciting” – gastronomically the main event is Hamish Anderson’s scorcher of a list with “very well chosen vintages, plus beer and ciders, from all over the world, all at relatively low markups”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Menu
Yes
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £23.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £1.00
Service 12.50%
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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