Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lunch and Art at Tate Modern

Tate Modern is the most popular and famous of the Tate galleries. The converted power plant is massive, imposing, and iconic. While not all of the art is to my liking, the images always create conversation. The great thing about Tate Modern is that the permanent collection is free and photos are allowed.

Tate Modern Tower

The other cool thing about Tate Modern is the Restaurant. Located on the 6th floor with tons of windows and light streaming in. We arrived for an early lunch. While the window seats overlooking the Thames were already booked, we could still choose the south facing tables. The 6th floor also has cafe service where one can order and sit at a bar facing St. Paul's Cathedral.

Tate Modern Dining

Window Seats

The menu features a nice wine list and a varied list of entrees from fish to duck to venison. We ordered a nice La Source Rose and selected Salmon and Roast Breast of Guinea Fowl to eat. We were also provided bread and butter.

La Source Rose

Butter and Bread


Roast Breast of Guinea Fowl

We had a lovely lunch with quite a view. Since we arrived early, the restaurant was quiet. Upon finishing our meal we wandered through the various floors in search of the strange, unusual, and occasionally, the familiar.

Tate Modern

Marisa Merz - Living Sculpture

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian - Something Old Something New

Picasso - Nude Woman in a Red Armchair

Donald Judd

Dia al Azzawi - Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Jannis Kounellis

Edward Wadsworth - The Beached Margin

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