The Evening Standard has described the level 6 restaurant at the Tate Modern as ‘one of the best views in London’ so I knew I would be in for a good time on my review – and then it rained. Luckily for me, despite the weather’s best efforts to dampen my view, the mist didn’t manage to cloud the view of St Paul’s from across the river which is the main attraction. The rest of the skyline was left to my imagination which I reckon on a clear day would be beautiful.
Once we were seated and had assigned ourselves to only a fraction of the potential of the view, we turned our attention to the menu which is brimming with classic British dishes. We begin with the Chilled heritage tomato & red pepper soup which is a pleasant, well-seasoned starter.
As a main the Broad bean, pea & herb risotto is the best I have ever had, and I must admit to more than my fair share of risotto. Is has melted cheese throughout which means that with every forkful you get that delightful stretchy cheese that tries to cling on to the cutlery. The ultimate British classic, battered fish of the day (haddock in this case), served with hand cut chips, pea puree and tartare was delicious and fresh although the typical wedge of lemon was noticeably absent.
Under each dish on the menu, a wine is listed that has been carefully selected to compliment the food which is a thoughtful extra, even for the puddings which include temptations like Macerated strawberries with Champagne jelly and elderflower sorbet.
Restaurant at Tate Modern is at the highest floor of the Tate Modern which means after spending the day trying to work out the meaning behind a clear box filled with water, titled ‘Condensation’ you can relax with a cocktail and admire the view. The food is fresh and flavourful and the restaurant is easily accessible without having to traipse through the gallery, perfect for those who are more interested in the food than the art.