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National Portrait Restaurant

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

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Great views. Excellent service. Good food. Would recommend.

Elaine Whyte 28 August 2014
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 Gallery, The National Portrait Restaurant menu features seasonally evolving dishes using produces from local suppliers. A la carte options feature sea trout with shaved fennel, a twice-baked cheese and herb soufflé, and a crème caramel with Chantilly cream and shortbread crumbs.

Afternoon tea is a colourful menagerie of inventive creations from world-renowned pastry chef, Claire Clark MBE. Raspberry and rose éclair, salt beef brioche and homemade bounty bar can be enjoyed with hand-roasted coffee or Tregothan 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

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  • ((((* by from London

    Fabulous location. Excellent lunch time venue.

  • ((((( by from Winchester

    I took my three nieces to lunch here yesterday. The service was fantastic...definitely in my all time top 10 - they dealt happily with gluten and nut requests - and the food was excellent. Wonderful views and some sights on the way up - ie all the contemporary portraits - to get conversations quite animated by the time you get to the top. I love this place

  • ((((( by from London

    Great views. Excellent service. Good food. Would recommend.

  • ((((* by from London

    It was a very good experience and the food was very nice. Only bad thing is, they wouldn't let me take a cake in for wife's 30th birthday but other wise it was really nice with amazing views.

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Sutton

    It was my partners 75th Birthday so it was a real treat to be made to be made special, the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, the food was lovely and it arrived hot which we both enjoyed.

  • ((((( by from London

    Very nice atmosphere. Friendly and good service. The food and wine were very good. Great location for the theatres.

  • ((((( by from London

    Staff very welcoming and accommodating. Outstanding service. Food very nice; starters perhaps overpriced. Wine was good value for Central London. Really buzzy atmosphere without being too noisy.

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