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Portrait Restaurant

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

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

The afternoon tea was delightful! The variety of foods was extensive and everything was delicious. The presentation was wonderful and the staff was attentive. The views of the city truly enhanced the experience. I loved it!

Diane Ranieri 09 May 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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4.6 (((() (based on 266 reviews)
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  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Susn Jones from London

    Excellent and reasonably priced good, great pre theatre timing and wonderful friendly staff

  • ((((* 19 May 2017 by Sarah Indge from London

    Had a lovely time having afternoon tea with friends - nice relaxed atmosphere and great views. Excellent service but the food wasn't quite as nice as I remember it from a previous visit and the scones were a bit dry. That's a shame as the first time I went the food was excellent. We would still go back again though and they accommodated special dietary requirements from a couple of our group.

  • ((((( 9 May 2017 by Diane Ranieri from London

    The afternoon tea was delightful! The variety of foods was extensive and everything was delicious. The presentation was wonderful and the staff was attentive. The views of the city truly enhanced the experience. I loved it!

  • ((((* 2 May 2017 by Susan Sacks from London

    The view from the restaurant was fabulous overlooking London. The afternoon tea was delicious with the option of more sandwiches if you wanted although the ones given were very filling. The scones were particularly tasty although the cakes were a bit hit and miss. Would highly recommend this restaurant for afternoon tea and would suggest booking in advance to ensure there is availability.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Doris Vollmer from Monheim

    I did the afternoon tea at the Portrait Café fot the second time and the food you've offered was as delicious than at my first visit.
    The service was great as ever. I've invited friends this time and they mentioned afterwards that this event really made their day.

  • ((((( 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.

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