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Portrait Restaurant

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

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

Afternoon tea. It is very nice - we could have shared one tea for two so felt very indulgent and we left half!

Milly 15 April 2019
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

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4.6 (((() (based on 328 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (208)
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  • lunch (167)
  • dinner (117)
  • romantic (63)
  • value (58)
  • luxury (43)
  • trendy (39)
  • business (35)
  • breakfast (24)
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  • child friendly (12)
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  • al fresco (6)
  • ((((( 15 April 2019 by Milly from London

    Afternoon tea. It is very nice - we could have shared one tea for two so felt very indulgent and we left half!

  • ((((( 10 April 2019 by Susannah from Lincs

    Great view, food and service though for the pre theatre menu had mainly creamy desserts.

  • ((((* 5 March 2019 by Suzanne from London

    Food was excellent. Ambience is classy ... elegant without being stuffy. The service was polite and friendly, but unfortunately there was rather a delay for our main course - (we each had the 2 course set lunch, starting with the main course, so it felt like a long wait). A problem that I find in many restaurants is that the noise levels become oppressive, making conversation difficult, and not very relaxing ... but this is not unique to the Portrait Restaurant. I don't know what the solution might be, other than spacing the tables further apart from each other and having some acoustic curtains and/or carpets (Not very hygienic, I know).

  • ((((( 1 March 2019 by Bae from London

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  • ((((( 11 February 2019 by Sir from London

    Immaculate!
    And a perfect martini.
    I misread the menu, and ordered fish with spinach.I am allergic to the latter.It was changed without fuss and with beautiful manners by the manager. Please thank them again.

  • ((((* 19 January 2019 by Daphne from Walkern Herts

    Very enjoyable good food and excellent service

  • ((((* 15 January 2019 by Adela from Barcelona, Spain

    Really nice place

  • ((((( 1 January 2019 by Lorraine from London

    Great service, food and location. Views aren’t too shabby either ??

  • ((((( 28 December 2018 by Michael from London

    Really nice relaxed place to meet in the very heart of the city.

    Service was exceptional with very friendly staff who added to the relaxed atmosphere.

    Good choice of food, though competent wasn't spectacular.

    Good wine choice if a little on the pricey side for anything half decent.

  • ((((( 27 December 2018 by Mark from Walton-on-Thames

    Consistently high quality of the menu and of the service. I would not want to change the ambience, the waiting, the range of dishes offered, or the wine list. Lunch is always excellent and the whole experience is friendly and relaxed.

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