Tate Britain Café, Millbank

Tate Britain cafe London
Tate Britain Café
The café at Tate Britain is having a refit. Meanwhile, there are two temporary tea places, each an improvement on the former facilities.

I entered the gallery from Atterbury Street, which is interesting as you can still see damage to the side of the Tate’s wall from WW2 bombing raids.

I was excited to find David Tremlett’s Drawing for Free Thinking on the staircase. I had first seen his work in July while enjoying green tea at Fernandez and Wells splendid rooms in Somerset House.

The Manton Café is a light-filled space at the rear of the Duveen Gallery. Large windows, pots of orchids, and posters for forthcoming exhibitions make it a pleasant place to enjoy a cuppa.

There is a choice of Jing tea, loose leaf in biodegradable silky bags. English breakfast, Earl Grey, gunpowder green, chamomile and peppermint. I really enjoyed my jasmine tea. It was fragrant and refreshing, despite being served in a paper cup.

David Tremlett Drawing tate Britain
David Tremlett
Drawing for Free Thinking
After visiting the galleries, I discovered the Millbank Café and Bar which is in a marquee at the front of the Tate, overlooking the gardens.

There is a wider choice of teas. They are slightly more expensive – but are loose leaf and served in a pot.

Inside is lovely and light. Being in a tent is a nice reminder of summer. Even though it was cold outside, it was lovely and warm and the Darjeeling was spot on.

The new café at Tate Britain is due to open later in 2013. I shall look forward to visiting again.

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Tate Britain Cafe, tea
Price of a Cup of Tea in LondonPrice of a Cuppa : £1.90 – £2.30
Tate Britain Cafe, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Leaf in bag in Manton. Loose leaf in pot in Millbank
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : Paper cup Manton/Red pot and white china Millbank
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : None
Tate Britain Cafe, LondonService : Friendly
Tate Britain foodFood : Sample menus
Tate Britain CafeKitty says: Temporary but welcome improvement on permanent cafe.
I look forward to new café later this year
Address: Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG
Website: Tate Britain Cafes

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