Celebrate the British summer with a spot of al fresco dining at the Rex Whistler. The Tate Britain restaurant has launched a brand new seasonal picnic menu to enjoy, which comes complete with Clovelly hamper and picnic blanket, as you laze out on its lawn.

True to Tate Food form, the picnic hampers are filled with the best of British produce, all handpicked from artisan suppliers from across the country. Expect Dedham Vale beef and horseradish sandwiches, Burford Brown scotch eggs with leeks, Pinney’s of Orford smoked salmon and cream cheese and a selection of British cheeses. Picnickers can also enjoy the fine-wines from the restaurants’ award-winning wine list, as well as specially-crafted Rex Whistler Pimms – the perfect summer tipple.

As you settle down to enjoy the sunshine outside the Grade II listed building – you can also satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade scones, Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a coconut slice and lemon tart, all packed into your hamper.

This summer, picnic guests will also be able to view the exclusive iconic statue’Sculpture for Modern World’ from renowned artist, Barbara Hepworth, outside of the cafe at Tate Britain as well as enjoy the exhibition in the gallery.

The Rex Whistler Picnic is the ideal way to relax and unwind in the sunshine with first-class food and drink in a first-class setting. Picnics are available from 1st June at just £28.50 for two people and wine starts at £14.00 for a half bottle. Picnics will be served daily between 12 noon and 5pm. The Rex Picnic area is open when the weather permits from June – September. Guests can also enjoy a two or three course lunch set menu from £27.00 [2 courses] and £32.00 [3 courses] between 12 noon and 3

Tate Britain Also Serves up the Ultimate British Brunch

Enjoy Eggy Bread, Oysters and Bloody Marys –

Food and art lovers can enjoy a side of brunch with their culture as Tate Britain launches its first Saturday Brunch menu at one of the capital’s most fascinating restaurants, the Rex Whistler.

Thr Brunch menu features a bespoke selection of British classics, but with a twist. Eggy Bread with Peaches and Maple Syrup, Omelette Arnold Bennett, (which takes its name after the English novelist), Banana Caramel Pancakes and a selection of Oysters with Shallot Dressing are all highlights.

If your tastes are more traditional, you can choose the Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale. To drink, visitors can tuck into one of Tate’s famous Bloody Mary blends or a cup of delicious coffee made with beans, freshly roasted on site.  

Tate will be championing British produce across the menu and if the sun is out, it’s perfect to be enjoyed on the restaurant’s terrace. Prices on the Brunch Menu start from £8.95 and is served on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm. Visitors can also enjoy a two or three course lunch set menu from £27.00 [2 courses] and £32.00 [3 courses].