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Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE +44 2081281464

(((() British
Opening hours
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday – Friday: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00- 18:00.

A super place for afternoon tea! Great food, polite, friendly service and a fantastic view of London. Will definitely go there again.

Jayne Glynn 20 April 2017
from London

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Boasting a stunning 92-foot high location at the top of the National Portrait Gallery, the National Portrait Restaurant delivers modern European cuisine. Simple yet elegant presentation mirrors the beauty of the National Portrait Gallery beneath, and the panoramic London vista outside.

Served on level 3 of the National Portrait Gallery, The Portrait Restaurant menu features seasonally evolving dishes using produces from local suppliers. A la carte options feature grilled bream fillet with potted shrimp butter, spelt risotto with lemon mascarpone, and chargrilled Hereford rib eye beef with hand-cut chips, béarnaise and watercress.

Afternoon tea is a colourful menagerie of inventive creations. Pistachio éclair with praline grains and salt beef and sweet mustard sandwiches can be enjoyed with hand-roasted coffee or loose leaf teas. An extensive selection of New World and French wines can be enjoyed whilst taking in the breath-taking London skyline from the Portrait Bar.

With views stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, The National Portrait Gallery is a 3-minute walk from Leicester Square Station.

Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Contact +44 2073122490
Reservations +44 2081281464

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Customer reviews for Portrait Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 261 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (166)
  • afternoon tea (146)
  • lunch (132)
  • dinner (90)
  • romantic (54)
  • value (41)
  • luxury (37)
  • trendy (33)
  • business (30)
  • breakfast (21)
  • private dining (20)
  • child friendly (12)
  • large parties (10)
  • al fresco (5)
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  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Kelly Fitzsimons from London

    Amazing food! Particularly impressed with their vegan option!
    Views were amazing and every table has a scenic view over London.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Jayne Glynn from London

    A super place for afternoon tea! Great food, polite, friendly service and a fantastic view of London. Will definitely go there again.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by David Brunton from St Martin

    The overall dining experience, the setting, the service and the food.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Christos from Harrow

    The food was very tasty, good quality and the atmosphere of the restaurant was minute.The hospitality of the staff was of high value. We felt very welcome and all the time the waitresses ensured that we are feeling comfortable and that we are enjoying our meal. The dining room was very clean and cosy. The view of the restaurant is extraordinary. You can see easily the Big Ben, London Eye and the Nelson statue. The only negative from the festive yesterday was the small dishes. The rest were perfect. Very good job gyus. Continue the excellent job and if you want something ro improve is the quantity. The portions are quite small, but they are very tasty.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Mark Negin from Ramsgate Kent

    Superb although service a little over attentive.

  • (((** 14 April 2017 by Jessica Farthing from London

    Loved the food, wait stuff could have been more attentive.

  • ((((* 7 April 2017 by Sue Easton from London

    The view is breathtaking. The welcome appropriate and professional. I went specifically for High Tea so was a little surprised that the tea was only ok whereas the accompanying food was spectacular. I am sure the quality of the tea leaves are high perhaps they need to work on getting the strength correct. I really apithat the scones were warm.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Cathie Jenkins from London

    Proper afternoon tea. Substantial and delicious. With great views and very pleasant service.

  • ((((( 4 April 2017 by Z Arnold from London

    Lovely view over London Town rooftops

  • ((((* 31 March 2017 by Colin Solly from Bexley

    Everything perfect before going to theatre

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