WhenThe Rex Whistler restaurant originally opened in 1927, it was described as ‘The Most Amusing Room in Europe’. In October 2014, our meal was certainly no laughing matter…The Rex Whistler restaurant, and its famous mural, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats, was the backdrop to the ‘Game Season’ menu we experienced.
Sat in the middle of the room, giving us the perfect vantage point to view the mural, where new surprises pop up with every glance. The Rex Whistler takes inspiration directly from the Tate Britain galleries, with each dish matching a painting.
Eyeing the menu we knew we had hit the foodie jackpot. Highlights of the evening included a starter of venison carpaccio with a horseradish panna cotta, an incredibly delicate plate of flavours and textures. Pike tortellini with crayfish tails over a silky bisque, and a main of partridge with insanely delicious dauphinoise potatoes.
Bragging? Yes we are! Each course is perfectly paired with a chosen wine. The Tate’s wine cellars are somewhat the hidden gem in the city, they are in fact one of the capital’s finest wine cellars.
With Late at Tate events extremely rare (one Friday every two months) tables are booked up pretty quick, diners were already pre-booking for the next session, which is on December 5th. Our names are most certainly on the list…
The Rex Whistler, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG