Tate Modern has an exciting new opening – and it’s not a new exhibition. Opening on July 7 is Tate Modern’s Corner, an all-day cafe and bar that will open onto an outdoor terrace. Corner is a place where everyone is welcome whether its families enjoying a day out or an evening catch-up with a friend over drinks along the riverside.
Corner is a part of Tate Eats which overseas everything to do with food and drink at the Tate, and who’s profits are returned right back to Tate to support the gallery. There is a strong commitment to sustainability that is reflected in the food and drink menu and even the furniture, as Corner’s tabletops have been made reusing Tate Coffee grounds.
By day, Corner will be serving up sandwiches, salads, treats, and snacks which will all be prepared in the kitchens at Tate Modern. Sustainability is at the heart of Corner which is why the chefs and teams are working with suppliers who thoughtfully source local ingredients and focus on regenerative farming. These suppliers include Cobble Lane Cured, Crate to Plate, Natoora, and Hodmedod’s. You can enjoy your food on the outdoor terrace or spill out onto the lawn as you take in the riverside views.
By night, the space transforms into an evening bar where you can choose from a selection of craft beers which champions independent UK brewers, and a selection of wine from the Tate’s award-winning wine cellars many of which are served from Keg in order to reduce carbon impact. There is also a carefully curated cocktail menu that focuses on British-produced spirits and art-inspired playful cocktails, including Kusama’s “CosmopoliTEAn”, Hilma af Klint’s “Adulthood”, and Mondrian’s “Composition with Raspberry. Lighting design by There’s Light signals the transition of the space from day to night.
Corner is a unique space which hopes to connect art with food and drink. Tate Draw which will be located alongside Corner allows visitors of all ages to get creative on digital sketch pads and create their own works of art for free. The drawings can be projected on the walls of the gallery, saved to your phones or even printed on t-shirts.
Regular evening events will also take place that will respond to the art on display at Tate Modern. There will be an extensive year-round programme of music, film, games, reading, architecture tours, life drawing, and food events.
For more information about Corner at Tate Modern, head to their official website here.