Tate Modern London Restaurant

Sir Henry Tate

Sir Henry Tate 3-11-1819-12-5-1899
Sir Henry Tate 3-11-1819-12-5-1899

The Sugar Cube – Main source of Sir Henry Tate’s fortune.

Sugar cubes - the main source of Sir Henry Tate's fortune was the patent for the sugar cube which he acquired.
Sugar cubes – the main source of Sir Henry Tate’s fortune was the patent for the sugar cube which he acquired.

Sir Henry Tate was the founder of the Tate art collections and galleries, two in London, the Tate Modern and Tate Britain, One in Liverpool – Tate Liverpool, and one in Cornwall – Tate St Ives. He made the bulk of his fortune from acquiring the patent for the sugar cube.

Richard Tuttle's 'I don't know' in the great hall at the Tate Modern London
Richard Tuttle’s ‘I don’t know’ in the great hall at the Tate Modern London

I have been to the Tate a few times now and it is one of my favorite places in London , and the world for that matter, to go for art. They also happen to have a very nice and vegetarian friendly restaurant on the sixth floor with an extraordinary view of the river Thames and the city. I went back this year while visiting for the Holidays and found that the quality is still top notch, although one might wish for a menu refresh as far as the Vegetarian alternative goes. The Mushroom risotto is very good but another alternative would be welcomed.

A view from the 6:th ffloor restaurant at Tate Modern, London
A view from the 6:th floor restaurant at Tate Modern, London
Inside the restaurant
Inside the restaurant
Aperitif
Aperitif
Onion soup and a Port to start
Onion soup and a Sherry to start
Mushroom Risotto paired with a nice Côtes du Rhône
Mushroom Risotto paired with a nice Côtes du Rhône

You can also, and it may even be advisable, pair your food selections with excellent beers chosen especially for some dishes – in this case I just felt like wine…

Regional British cheeses, oatcakes and chutney paired with Flight of wines, 3 wines of 50ml each
Regional British cheeses, oatcakes and chutney paired with Flight of wines, 3 wines of 50ml each
Coffee and Cognac in the Memeber's room at the Tate Modern
Coffee and Cognac in the Member’s room at the Tate Modern London

If you plan on visiting more than one of the Tate’s and to come back – it may be worth becoming a member – you will also support this great organization’s work by doing so. Memberships currently – December 2014 start at GBP 62.

 

 

 

 

 

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