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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.

Delicious food, elegant ambience and excellent service. Thank you for a lovely dining experience. Christina

Christina Beamish 16 March 2017
from Cork

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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 250 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (159)
  • afternoon tea (135)
  • lunch (127)
  • dinner (87)
  • romantic (52)
  • value (37)
  • luxury (35)
  • trendy (33)
  • business (29)
  • breakfast (20)
  • private dining (20)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • entertainment (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Carol Sacha from Haslemere

    Very attentive staff - despite them having to cope with a large function at the same time.

  • ((((* 22 March 2017 by Rosie Rogers from London

    Very good, unhurried tea, lovely views

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Jiwon Kim from Suncheon, repubilic of korea

    It was very nice experience! I never forget this delicious afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Christina Beamish from Cork

    Delicious food, elegant ambience and excellent service. Thank you for a lovely dining experience. Christina

  • (((** 15 March 2017 by Veronica Gullo from London

    Fun. Clean. Nice wait staff.
    Stayed for afternoon tea. Food was priced affordable, the tea sandwiches were good, as were the sconces & desserts.

    I'm guessing there are more elaborate afternoon teas available with amazing nibbles, but this one gave us the experience we wanted.

  • ((((( 10 March 2017 by Christine Dixon from London

    Extremely helpful and attentive whilst not intrusive.

  • ((((( 9 March 2017 by Debbie Landray from Oxford

    Excellent in every way!

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Emma Twyning from London

    Absolutely loved it - highly recommended

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Sally Osborn from Hemel Hempstead

    excellent, lovely service, lovely staff and lovely food. Thankyou.

  • ((((( 2 March 2017 by Salina Gani from London

    Superb and special dining experience, wonderful warm attentive service, delicious food and good value for money. Highly recommend

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