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National Portrait Restaurant

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

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

Louise Corello 18 June 2015
from St Margaret's Bay NS

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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

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  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (9)
  • views (8)
  • romantic (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
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  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((( 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.

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