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Kitchen and Bar

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Bankside | 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
+44 20 7887 8888
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting the New&the Tate Modern, we need a break, so we decided to have something light to eat. And the Kitchen&Bar was the place. Two little dishes (carpaccio & a soup) madr our dinner qith two beer. Enough, both tasty, and not expensive. And as a gift, the superb views with the Thames&skyline of London at night. Difficult to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We chose this restaurant for it's views straight across the Thames to St Pauls - and in that respect we were not disappointed. We sat by the front windows and soaked in the panorama below. Our lunch was a reasonable meal of tasty meatballs with salad. The staff were attentive and helpful.

Thank HACKER69
Napa, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've written an extensive review of Tate Modern, and included in it our experience with the restaurant. It was perhaps one of the worse customer experiences we've had. The service was slow and inattentive. It took far too long just to receive soup and salad (like forever). The view and seating was really terrible. Do yourself a favor and dine... More 

1 Thank johnnnita
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is not a nice place to eat (very busy and noisy), but the very expensive top level restaurant in the Switch House was closed, only the bar was RUNNING, when we were visiting the new Tate Modern "wing"! The menu was very limited at “Kitchen and bar”, and is similar for lunch and dinner. Even though, a lot of... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We ate lunch here after spending a few hours at the Tate Modern. The views are great overlooking the Thames and the city. On the opposite side, the view is of the other Tate Modern building. Service was friendly and the food (Chicken Kiev, Beef Pie) was tasty and ample.

Thank GPBurdell67
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I came here around 5 years ago and enjoyed a civilised lunch with my sister looking out over the Thames through the huge windows, so thought I would return with hubby for a similar experience. What a mistake. Children were running around the place screaming, gone was the lovely atmosphere, and we had to shout to hear each other over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Members Room at The Boiler House is being refurbished so following a great struggle with slow lifts and badly designed stairways, we visited the Tate Members Room at Switch on the 8th floor. What an overall disappointment and wasted opportunity. We have always enjoyed the views and interesting food served at Tate Modern until yesterday at Switch as there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The restaurant at the Switch House is really out of control - the starter salad was returned half eaten, and the lamb was just tough. The managers comment was can we reduce the price! The chicken was the best but very salty. Chips were greasy. Where can they start to get better. The venue is great but was never designed... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The new members room was a massive disappointment. The original one has great atmosphere, great views and food. The new one is anodyne. Where there is the possibility of great views, the seats are placed with their backs to the wall so you cannot see out. Also, the hot food was not available and a very limited menu. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

found on top of Tate Modern Kitchen and Bar is a good value middle of the road family friendly dining experience....with a cracking view! if you are lucky to get a window seat you can watch the world go by. If you are seated at a table then you can see the view looking past the high tables and chairs.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
British, European, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankside | 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Southwark, London Bridge, St.Pauls
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8888
No-reservation, family friendly dining with panoramic views of London. (Table service, bar service, mains from £8.50)

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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