Tate Modern Restaurant level 9

4.3
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502 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Level 9 Restaurant in the Blavatnik building is a contemporary, architectural space serving modern food with broad international influences, but based around the finest British produce. Head Chef, Jon Atashroo, leads an incredible team who love to produce amazing and unforgettable food. As well as the seasonal à la carte, exhibition themed set menus are presented. The front of house team is looked after by Restaurant Manager, Fernando Requeni, who ensures each visitor experiences the true quality of both food and service. Wine is drawn from the Tate’s award-winning cellars. Tate has long been famous for its wine cellar, built on the reputation of the Rex Whistler restaurant’s award-winning list that focuses on the classic wines of Europe. The Tate Modern Restaurant’s wine list draws on the same core values of low margins and rare aged wines but its emphasis is on the less well-trodden areas of Europe and the New World.
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Elisabet
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's a hidden gem! Well worth a little bit of a wait for the lifts.

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CatherineF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Warhol tasting menu was amazing - good recommendation and description from our lovely waiter. The main menu was lacking in variety though.

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Lovely
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, creative food, marvellous setting.

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LarkG
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place very kind and attentive staff. Good food good drinks and magical view. Not talking about the art next door...

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SimonB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and waitress. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will certainly go again

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vipisabelskin
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views of London riverfront and excellent way to round off a visit to Tate Modern.
The lunchtime menu was full of delicious choices that suited our tastes and interests in well sourced produce.
Good service and seating at tables that were well spaced out - so no intrusive conversations from neighbouring tables.

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AnneberthL
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and the most attentive service I’ve experienced in a long time. Highly recommended. Only shame is that there is no view once you’re seated because the architect put the windows way too high. Pity.

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LawrenceY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A leisurely lunch, with refined food & personal service, not to mention a great view of London’s skyline.

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IanH
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very splendid evening; food was very good - all three courses. Wine list was excellent and some very good value wines that are not always easy to find, including under-appreciated German and Austrian reds - the German Spatburgunder we had was nuanced and well balanced. The waiting staff were all friendly, efficient, well-informed and attentive, without being intrusive. The new dining space is better than the old one above the Turbine Hall, having a sense of more private zones and a less regimented layout. I am a bit deaf, due to a mis-spent youth, and the acoustics were very agreeable for a restaurant of this size. Many thanks to all the staff, front of house and kitchen.

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JennyL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a fantastic venue for a catch up with old friends on a Friday evening. The service was great - attentive but left us alone to get in with it. Food was tasty and beautifully presented. Fixed price menus excellent value. Surprisingly quiet for a Friday evening - can’t imagine its always like that. Haven’t even mentioned the view!!

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EstherM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The salad that came with mackerel was too salty, and the main course, lamb, smelled too much for me and my brother that we couldn’t finish the meat. I normally enjoy eating lamb dishes, but sorry not this one. The waitress was nice, but gave normal coke instead of diet coke as ordered. She came with the lid open, so we just drank it anyways. Good ambience, but I can’t recommend the place due to the food and the price value.

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Nikon
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent wine list. Trendy menu a bit too exotic for my taste. I didn’t fancy any of the starters. I had lamb as a main course which was very good. A mystery glob of something yellow that didn’t taste very nice luckily hadn’t touched the other ingredients.

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HenryB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Location / view: fantastic
food quality: excellent
quantity on / in the plate: not enough at all (client is taken as a fool)
quantity of wine in the glasse (had ordered a glass of wine): not enough at all (i guess there was less then 100 ml)
time between starter and mains: too long (the water recognized the fact and appologized, fair enough)
noise level: much too loud

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AnneMarieL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We were 5 ladies. The food was excellent. We Waited 65 minutes for the second course to be served. (2 parties who arrived after us were served ahead of us, and one party was gone before we were served). Of course we consumed a lot of wine... Personnel was clustered around the computer monitors doing their best to ignore customers I payed a service fee because I had no choice!

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Eveeee
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great. However, because I was there alone, I felt pressured from some of the servers to eat quickly and leave. They also kept forgetting several of my requests and would group on the other side of the room and just stare at me having my meal.
Other than that experience, everything else was wonderful. The view was magnificent, the food was great, the price was reasonable and the atmosphere of the place felt enchanting. Despite the discriminating service I had received, I would recommend this place to another friend or person who will travel to the UK and visit Tate,- only if that person were to have another person travelling with them.

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RhonaW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Menu could not accommodate vegetarian/ vegan nor low carb options. No serious salad options. I had to modify a duck starter which left me with a few watercress leaves and specks of hazel nuts. My first visit was disappointing.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was excellent but two of the dishes we overly salty. Staff were charming, apologetic and offed compensation. Otherwise fantastic location, interesting and very tasty food. Will definitely go again.

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RAGARW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant section does not have a view, lacks ambience and the food was pretty but tasted poor

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MickK
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal in a lovely location. Stunning all round views and not too crowded. Staff were attentive and friendly. We will come back for sure.

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JennyH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my adult daughter here for a weekday lunch with her sister last week and we had a really delicious meal and delightful time. We were treated to a February treat, as members, to some complimentary drinks and a scrumptious pudding that the restaurant generously gave my daughter to celebrate her birthday too. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and the sourdough bread and rosemary balsamic/oil mixture was so yummy we needed to ask for more! So I have no hesitation at all
in thoroughly recommending the Tate's level 9 floor restaurant for a glorious outing.

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Elisabet
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. A hidden gem. Combine with the Viewing level and some great art.

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vipAndrewM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food. Great value. A real gem. And some art to look at on the way........

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Demi
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Confused menu with poor balance, a mix of over and under cooked, quite low quality ingredients and clumsy over zealous spicing.

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BobS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location with fine views. Pleasant calm ambience - not crowded or overly busy. Food was lovely -beautifully prepared and very tasty. Only criticism would be the hefty markup on the wine prices.

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EmmaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely calm venue with good food. Service attentive and a good selection of wines.

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Garry
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my 50th birthday and the staff were really attentive - great food too

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Lynda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Not what we were expecting - had thought we’d booked on the kitchen and bar on floor 6 which has floor to ceiling windows and great views. This restaurant, on the top floor of separate wing only has views when you stand - not when seated at table. Also only a fixed price menu was available which I had not expected. That said, the food was delicious, portion sizes good and felt pretty good value for £29/2courses. Nice touches like free sourdough bread and petit fours. Service was too slow for a lunchtime venue.

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MarkS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We thought the food was very good, though a wider range of vegetables to accompany mains would be welcome. Service was warm and friendly but polite rather than excessively 'matey' and the restaurant is very spacious with attractive decor and excellent views. Best of all, there was NO BACKGROUND MUSIC so we could eat and talk in peace.

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Emeraldpagey
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Visited at 2pm on a week day for a friends birthday. Staff very attentive and efficient. Seating comfortable and not too densely packed in. Great views (even better from viewing platform on level 10) Starter of celeriac soup was delicious. Main of lamb was underwhelming. Ordered tea. Very pretentious way of serving it on a wooden tray with individual timers. I think after all these years I know how I like my tea! Alcohol was pricey. Overall, whilst it was relaxed and service was good, I've had better meals for less elsewhere. Not sure I'd come back.

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ChristineO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for a working or pleasure lunch! The lunch menu is good value for money,

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RichardZ
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I don’t really think I could recommend it to a friend. My dining companions likes their meal, but my crespelle was tough and only warm. The pancake was heavy and solid. I felt it had been cooked well in advance . Staff and service was good, but slow. Views over Thames and London helped but the high windows were somewhat inhibiting. The Bar on the lower floor had a more inviting aspect.

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NickyW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Delicious food if somewhat overpriced and good service. My one big complaint is that once seated, it wasn’t possible to see anything but sky out of the windows as they were too high. Whoever designed this is completely clueless. What’s the point of panoramic 9th floor views if you can’t see them unless you stand up?

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic setting with London laid out before you. The food is excellent with some of the best fish I have eaten anywhere

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely space, airy and light. Plenty of room between tables and a good view over the river. Friendly staff and accommodating to young diners. Would go back again

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Treetop
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service , food and ambiance were all nice . It was a bit pricey

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carolw
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Visited as part of a birthday celebration.
Service was superb and we were not hurried through our meal at all. Staff were attentive but not in your face either. Excellent value for money. We had 2 course meals but paid a supplement for the aged rib-eye which was well worth it. The rib-eye came on a shared plate which would have benefited with serving spoons but then again we didn't ask either. None of us could manage a dessert but the kitchen offered a lovely light dessert plate as a birthday acknowledgement.
Would visit again. Perfect end to a wander around the Tate Modern.

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Sussexgal66
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We partly booked for the views and they were stunning at night with all the sites lit up. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the good was good. The Hake was cooked really well, but I do object to having to pay extra for sides that includes chips when paying these prices.

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GerryN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food2service3ambience5

Waited 45 mins for one main course which was on entree size was not good. Side dish of fries had fried fat bits all through it.

Went away wanting to eat something and that one dish for 2 was £55.? No alcohol . Asked to pay 12.5% plus donation to Tate.

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Sg12
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great experience at the Tate , very attentive service, views at night across St Paul’s - a romantic spot when not too crowded.

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William
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Interesting cooking and good food. Very small portions. Wine by the glass VERY small amount (the least that I have been offered in a good restaurant for a very long time. Bad value which is a pity as the choice on the list for 'by the glass' is interesting and unusual..
Design of the restaurant space means that you have to be choosy about table location as other wise you sit 'in a passage' with staff passing you by on their way to the kitchen all the time. We were very politely shown an alternative table when we asked.

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