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Portrait Restaurant

(341 Reviews)
National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE
British, Afternoon Tea
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Top offer

Festive Afternoon Tea with a glass of prosecco

Treat yourself to afternoon tea alongside an unparalleled view including Nelson in Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye

Opening hours

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

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Portrait Restaurant
4.5
(based on 341 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (184)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (25)
  • business (36)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (121)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (176)
  • luxury (44)
  • private dining (24)
  • romantic (65)
  • trendy (39)
  • value (59)
  • views (216)
  • By John K from London
    15 February 2014

    Staff very welcoming and accommodating. Outstanding service. Food very nice; starters perhaps overpriced. Wine was good value for Central London. Really buzzy atmosphere without being too noisy.

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

Available offers

  • Festive Afternoon Tea with a glass of prosecco

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