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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.

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.

Sir 11 February 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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4.5 (((() (based on 324 reviews)
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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.

  • ((((( 17 December 2018 by Alison from London

    Exceptional maitre d’ looked after us superbly and the Afternoon Tea was delicious and contemporary ... NOT same old same old but a revelation.

  • (((** 25 November 2018 by Katharine from Boaton MA USA

    I took an another American to Tea there for the ambiance, view, and tea. The tea itself was delicious. The sandwiches were a bit dry—it's hard to keep them fresh, I know. There were too many little cakes. I would have preferred to choose a few fresh ones rather than too many slightly stale ones... Our server was neither particularly attentive, nor careful—dismissive might be a better word. There was a very talkative and obviously Important and Wealthy 4-some there and there was considerable hovering around them. We had to ask for water 3 times, and it was given somewhat begrudgingly. I still love going there, but I was disappointed at our treatment and the quality of what we were served for the price. It seemed we'd run into a little "snobbishness" at the hands of the not British server showing off against the Americans, or maybe he was just weary at the end of his day.

  • ((((( 20 November 2018 by Barbara from Liverpool

    Really enjoyed my lunch, beautiful veggie food. Lovely staff

  • ((((( 2 November 2018 by Ronnie from Dumfries

    Service and food were great

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