I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at the Rex Whistler Restaurant at the Tate.
Named after the famous artist of the 20th century, Whistler was commissioned to paint the mural called ‘The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats’ and the stunning restaurant has been known as ‘The Most Amusing Room in Europe’. Completed in 1927 when Whistler was just 22, the mural depicts amusing hunting scenes with unfamiliar landmarks on each wall.With a great seasonal menu and an exceptional wine list, Rex
Whistler at the Tate Britain should definitely be on your list of places to dine.
Rex Whistler was commissioned into the Welsh Guards after the declaration of the Second World War. Whilst in the army and subsequently when he was deployed to Normandy after D-Day, Whilster continued painting and fortunately, many of his works during this period are still around today. Whistler was killed in combat on the 18th of July in 1944 and art enthusiasts to this day are left wondering what he could have achieved with the rest of his life had it not have been for his untimely death.