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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.

excellent from start to finish. made ready a more superior table with minimal wait for us.
provided excellent and attentive service throughout .
wonderful views and food.

John 02 April 2018
from Bedford

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 305 reviews)
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  • views (192)
  • afternoon tea (170)
  • lunch (153)
  • dinner (105)
  • romantic (60)
  • value (48)
  • luxury (42)
  • trendy (36)
  • business (33)
  • breakfast (24)
  • private dining (21)
  • child friendly (12)
  • large parties (11)
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  • al fresco (6)
  • ((((( 6 June 2018 by Gill from Maidenhead

    It was a very pleasant experience, which we had planned for a long time. The food was lovely and fresh tasting (not too heavy).
    The service was friendly and efficient , with a nice touch of light humour. The view was spectacular, which is what attracted us to the restaurant in the first place. We also looked at the paintings beforehand and afterwards !

  • (((** 28 April 2018 by Julian from London

    The location is fantastic, the staff friendly, efficient and helpful, but the food was a bit disappointing. My main course was plaice with a green pea puree, and really it was all a rather soggy, tasteless mush. My pudding was good, however, as was the bread.

  • ((((* 18 April 2018 by John from Leeds

    Pleasant venue, good food, attentive service.

  • ((((* 17 April 2018 by Carolina from Southampton

    Overall good. The service was great and attentive. The pre theatre menu was very limited and the food was ok so we wouldn’t have that again if we came back. Good value overall

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by John from Bedford

    excellent from start to finish. made ready a more superior table with minimal wait for us.
    provided excellent and attentive service throughout .
    wonderful views and food.

  • ((((( 29 March 2018 by T. from Slough

    Delicious cured salmon with fennel and beautifully cooked plaice. Excellent service.

  • ((((( 13 March 2018 by Rosemary from London

    Great location, good service and lovely food.

  • ((((( 13 March 2018 by Mary from Berkshire

    Delicious food

  • ((((* 21 January 2018 by Sharon from Beaconsfield

    We dined with friends and everyone had the set lunch menu but chose different dishes. Everything was very good but it should be for the price. Particularly enjoyed my salmon with lentils and the chocolate pot with salted caramel was first class. The situation of the restaurant on top of the Portrait Gallery is of course very special.

  • ((((* 16 January 2018 by Irena from London

    We were party of 4 and had a Pre-Theater menue. I believe that serving a smallest rollmop I ever seen cut in half on a big plate and calling it herring is not good. The liver mains was very tasty but stringy. The atmosphere and service is great, I will likely come again for the great ambiance and views, but the food was a disappointment and not a good value for money.

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