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National Portrait Restaurant

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

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flawless service - amazing food and a sparkle with this stunning view... what else you need!

Morgan 08 July 2015
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.

National 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 National Portrait Restaurant

4.4 (((() (based on 16 reviews)
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  • dinner (12)
  • lunch (12)
  • views (11)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • breakfast (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (3)
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  • large parties (1)
  • (**** by from Vancouver

    Chaotic

  • ((((* by from London

    very good food, attention to detail
    acoustics deafening, we arrived at noon to miss it but by 1315 it was unbearable for us

  • ((((( by from London

    flawless service - amazing food and a sparkle with this stunning view... what else you need!

  • ((((* by from London

    We visited Portrait for Sunday lunch for my Mum's birthday. We ate from the 3 course set lunch menu. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. Our total bill came to around £50 per head. I would thoroughly recommend Portrait.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Islington

    Lunch was excellent and enjoyed by all.
    Next time I should like to sit at the opposite end which has the best view.

  • ((((( by from St Margaret's Bay NS

    Always love to see the view. Everything else very nice although prices seemed to have gone up a lot since last visit.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great views, service and food.

  • ((((( by from Brighton

    Excellent from arrival to departure. Staff all friendly and helpful. Food and drink excellent.

  • ((((* by from London

    Food was delicious, service was very good and friendly. Little disappointed they squeezed 5 people on the table of 4. The view is slightly obstructed by the roof of buildings and gets better at night.

  • ((((* by from London

    Fabulous location. Excellent lunch time venue.

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