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Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery St Martins Place , London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HE
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Opening Information

Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:00 (last orders for the kitchen 11:15)
Lunch: Monday-Sunday, 11:45-14:45 (last orders for the kitchen 15:00)
Afternoon Tea: Monday-Sunday, 15:30-16:15 (last orders for the kitchen 16:30)
Pre Theatre: Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, 17:30-18:30 (last orders for the kitchen 18:30) 2 courses - £19.95 per person or 3 courses - £23.50 per person (excluding service charge & beverages)
Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 18:30 - 20:15 (last food orders for the kitchen 20:30)
Dinner on Saturdays
Please be advised that reservations for Saturday evenings can only be made 6 weeks in advance. Entrance to The Portrait Restaurant on a Saturday evening from 18:00 would be via Orange Street.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Gay
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Awesome View
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch
  • Event Space
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi

About Portrait Restaurant

Breathtaking by day and dramatic by night, the Portrait Restaurant’s celebrated view stretches from Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square down Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

It’s a sensational accompaniment to the cuisine of Matthew Harris, who built an outstanding reputation over several years at Bibendum. Expect generous, carefully considered dishes based on British and European traditions, using first-rate produce regardless of whether you join us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

To reserve your table please book below or call 020 7312 2490. The Portrait Restaurant and Gallery spaces are all available for exclusive hire.

Afternoon tea is served daily 15:30-16:30

Cuisine: British, French, International
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Monday, 21 August 2017

Very enjoyable lunch! Very good food and service. Friendly but professional. Excellent Dry Martinis.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

A first class service- food and drink was exceptional but for me, the friendly staff made our experience special. I would highly recommend you to family friends and colleagues.

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Visited On Friday, 18 August 2017

We had an excellent and truly memorable evening. The food, drink and staff were all superb. Everyone was so kind, friendly and helpful. We were also so happy to have a window seat overlooking Nelson's Column. Thanks for the wonderful extra touch of a birthday surprise for my husband David!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

Everything was great but there happened to be a very noisy group sitting near us. I do realise it is difficult for you to control this.

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Visited On Friday, 18 August 2017

Excellent food, very high quality and beautifully prepared, and brilliant, helpful, friendly service from all the staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

Wonderful view. A stunning and memorable experience.

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Visited On Friday, 18 August 2017

A very enjoyable evening. There is a wonderful view from the dining room, however it is really quite noisy and conversation is sometimes difficult.

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Visited On Friday, 18 August 2017

We had a lovely meal here with French friends who were staying with us, prior to attending a concert at St Martin in the Fields across the road. Our friends were delighted with the food and service which we ourselves knew from previous visits is always excellent. They had not visited Britain since the 1970s as they live on Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Their past memories of British food were not happy ones but I am pleased to say they are leaving with an entirely different opinion. Thank you fir helping to bring about that change!

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