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Thursday, June 16, 2016


The new Switch House wing is just behind the existing Tate Modern’s Boiler House (main) building right above the “Opens June 17” sign.
After a long day of taking in art museum’s like London’s new expanded and architecturally stunning Switch House addition at the Tate Modern (opens tomorrow, June 17) inaugural visitors will have a new restaurant and bar to taste.

Inside the new wing will be the Switch House Bar on the first floor and Switch House Restaurant on floor nine.

Preview crowd at Tate Modern's new Switch House building wing
Evening Standard newspaper reporters note “...The venues will focus on sourcing ingredients from across the UK, and will also serve Tate’s own-blended wines, the gallery’s own gin made by Sacred distillery in Highgate, and a beer brewed especially for Tate by Bermondsey’s Four Pure.

“Dishes in the restaurant will include duck pastrami with dates, blood orange salad and balsamic jelly; trout with leek vinaigrette, air-dried ham and a horseradish velouté; and cured haddock with golden beetroot, samphire and cockle consomme.

Dessert from the new Switch House restaurant 
at Tate Modern’s new 9th floor wing is Victoria 
sponge with coconut cream, mango compote, 
mandarin gel, and orange and almond tuile.
“Not your typical gallery grub: Cured haddock with golden beetroot, samphire and cockle consommé. Puddings will feature a coconut cream with Victoria sponge, mango compote, mandarin gel and an orange and almond tuile.

“The bar will serve rotisserie chicken and a wide selection of craft beers, plus cocktails and wines.

“The bar will serve pastries for breakfast from 7.30 am, while both venues will offer coffee that’s been roasted across the river at Tate Britain in a WWII Nissen hut.

If the new wing’s food venues are packed there’s always the menus found in Tate Modern’s existing Boiler House building, which include a ground floor café, a members’ bar on the 5th floor and the popular “Kitchen” restaurant on the 6th floor.

The new building will also boast a 10th floor viewing gallery, treating visitors to impressive cross the Thames vistas.

Switch House addition (above) to Tate Modern by architects James Herzog & Pierre DeMeuron (below)

For more on the new wing:

View from the Tate’s “older” building cafeteria by Jiwon Eun
Other Images: architects by Richard Saker, The Observer.

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