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Supper at Tate Modern restaurant

September 10, 2011

After catching the Miro exhibition on a Friday evening we thought we’d try to get a table at the Tate Modern restaurant. It was about time to give that restaurant a whirl so we headed up to the seventh floor.

The restaurant was busy but not full, so the staff quickly found a table for us. The menu is pretty impressive and we liked the idea of the wine recommendations for starters and main courses. It took a little while for our order to be taken so we ordered a couple of glasses of champagne as an aperitif. A selection of breads was offered with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – which was a good job as it was rather a long time before drinks arrived. Surprisingly the glasses of champagne arrived with the wine ordered to accompany our starters – closely followed by our starters… not exactly an aperitif then…

To start F had ordered the tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad with tapenade crostini, accompanied by a glass of Devil’s Corner riesling and I had the duck egg with asparagus soldiers, accompanied by a glass of picpoul de pinet. We both agreed that the food was excellent – my duck egg was poached to perfection.

We both ordered the sea bass with chorizo and fennel for out main course and again elected to try the suggested wine – a bulgarian pinot noir no less. The food was as good as the starters and the wine was surprisingly delicious… so good that we each ordered a second glass.

The Tate Modern restaurant is a vibrant, buzzy venue with glorious views across the Thames towards St Paul’s cathedral. The staff are friendly and attentive (most of the time) and the food is very well prepared. It’s certainly something of a destination restaurant, but it might be advisable to go at a slightly quieter time.

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