Where to Eat Near the Tate Modern

If you are out for a day of admiring art at the Tate Modern, then you are sure to work up an appetite. There is a spattering of your usual chain restaurants near Tate Modern where you can pick up a nice version of your local chain food of choice, but if you want to make a day of it why not eat somewhere that is a bit more unique? Here is a few of our favorites to make finding where to eat near the Tate Modern just that little bit easier.


Capricci is an authentic Italian restaurant and deli just minutes away from the Tate Modern. It is open all week, and offers an “all-day dining” menu, from lunch to dinner, where you can taste the dishes prepared by the chef.

Capricci’s Italian menu is inspired by the highest quality ingredients and changes on a weekly basis according to the seasonal products available. A great option if you are looking for some sumptuous Italian food in London.

Cuisine: Italian
Time to Tate Modern: A 2 minute walk
Address: Block C NEO Bankside, 72 Holland St, London SE1 9NX, United Kingdom


Swan at the Globe

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If you like British food then the Swan is a restaurant near the Tate Modern where you can have a lovely sit down meal. They serve throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. 

Located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, Swan is a beautiful Bar and Restaurant set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s. The menu is full of British classics including fish and chips, sharing boards and indulgent puddings. The drinks and wine list which includes local ales, interesting wines and unique cocktails.

Cuisine: British
Time to Tate Modern: A 6 minute walk to the Tate Modern
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom


The Real Greek – Bankside

Crafting nutritious Grecian cuisine, The Real Greek Bankside blends an authentic taste of the Mediterranean with edgy interior design.

Greek food is all over the menu, so you will have your kebabs, fried cheeses, dips and mezes. All served very fresh and full of flavor. The fish is also very good, sourced locally and always fresh. With the average main coming in at just £8, this is a great spot if you are looking for somewhere cheap to eat near the Tate Modern.

Cuisine: Greek
Time to Tate Modern: A 7 minute walk from the Tate Modern
Address: Riverside House, Units 1&2, 2A Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HA, United Kingdom


Hixter – Bankside

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A stone’s throw from Borough Market and 10 minutes from the Tate Modern, Hixter was originally a metal box factory and is lauded as one of the most unique and versatile venues south of the river. The now restaurant pays homage to its origins with exposed brick and metalwork featured throughout.

Chicken, steak, and most recently, fish and seafood form the heart of the menu showcasing the best of British ingredients. There is also a fantastic Brunch menu for those looking for a special brunch near the Tate Modern.

Cuisine: British
Time to Tate Modern: 11 minute walk from the Tate Modern
Address: 18 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD, United Kingdom


Boot and Flogger

The Boot and Flogger is a lovely pub near Tate Modern, where you will be treated like family and served like a king! The food is British and filling, steaks, pies, mash, fish cakes and all of the pub grub staples like chips and nibbles are available.

Very down to earth and not pretentious, this is a great restaurant stop off after the Tate. A very local feel to a very central pub.

The wines are not to be ignored at Boot and Flogger in London Bridge, with a fantastic range available by the glass and bottle. Enjoy a rare vintage label from the special list of fine wines, while sinking into a plush leather armchair and admiring the wood panelling.

Cuisine: British
Time to Tate Modern: A 10 minute walk
Address: 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, United Kingdom


Theo’s Cafe

If you are looking for a cafe near the Tate Modern then look no further than Theo’s. Theo’s is a nice little cafe that serves up different food options every day. There are usually two hot dishes and a few salad options as well as lighter meals and sandwiches.

The prices are extremely reasonable, making this a great option for those looking for a very cheap eat near the Tate Modern.

Cuisine: Cafe
Time to Tate Modern: A 5 minute walk
Address: Theo’s Cafe, London, Greater London, SE1 9ED


Granville Grossman Members Room

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If you don’t want to go anywhere then check out the actual Tate Modern restaurant. An entire floor of the Blavatnik Building is dedicated to members dining. They serve a basic lunch menu from 12pm – 4pm daily, choose from Salads and Sandwiches that are all reasonably priced. In terms of admission you do need to be with at least one member, but if you know one you can get in as a guest!

Cuisine: Cafe / Light Bites
Time to Tate Modern: 0 Minutes! It’s right there
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom

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