Townsend Restaurant, Whitechapel Gallery


A modern British dining room, café and wine bar from Nick Gilkinson (ex Garden Café and Anglo) featuring an evolving menu of creatively constructed seasonal dishes from Head Chef Chris Shaw (ex Petersham Nurseries and BAO Soho). The menu changes daily and focuses on showing the highest quality British produce alongside an evolving wine list.

Action, Gesture, Paint and Lunch at Townsend

Make the most of your trip to Whitechapel Gallery this spring with a two course seasonal set menu lunch in Townsend to accompany your visit to the Action, Gesture, Paint exhibition.

The exhibition and lunch package is available Tuesday – Saturday with exhibition entry between 11am – 2pm and lunch served in the restaurant between 12 – 3pm. The package is £35 per person including exhibition entry and the two course set menu lunch.

Book your exhibition entry slot here and follow the steps in your confirmation email to reserve your table for lunch online in advance. We recommend 1-1.5 hours to visit the exhibition.

Package includes two courses from the set lunch menu available on the day of your booking, additional courses and drinks can be ordered and will be charged separately. Please note, a discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill, all service charges are passed on to the staff.


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Opening times


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10.30am – 6pm
Wednesday – Friday: 10.30am – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Booking in advance is strongly encouraged but we will always do our best to accommodate walk-ups.

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St
London E1 7QX

T: +44 (0)20 7522 7896

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