Tate Britain has revealed that its famous Whistler restaurant will open for business next month following a major redevelopment programme at the London venue.
The company said that Warwickshire-based Fatboys Catering was the sub-contractor for the kitchen part of the refurbishment, which formed part of a much broader £45m redevelopment project at Tate Britain.
The project is another coup for Fatboys, which has completed numerous schemes for high profile clients since it was launched in 1999.
The Whistler Restaurant will reopen for business on November 19 under the stewardship of new head chef, Nathan Brewster. He was formerly head chef of Tate Modern’s Level 6 restaurant and will lead a brigade of eight chefs.
The novel menu is set to offer a new take on London’s dining scene inspired by the culinary heritage of the city, with a focus on the 20th century underground movement of English cookery.
The menu focuses on traditional dishes from local London boroughs, featuring nettles, cherries and coddling apples traditionally from Hampstead as well as the eponymous Chelsea bun.
It is 80 years since the Whistler Restaurant first opened to the public.