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Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery St Martins Place , London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Brunch: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:00 (last orders for the kitchen 10:45)
NEW! from the 26th of October, 2017 : 10:00-11:45 (last orders for the kitchen 11:30)
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).
A reservation for afternoon tea is essential to ensure availability.
All dietary requirements must be submitted 48 hours prior reservation time, to ensure availability.
If you need to inform us about urgent requirements, please do give us a call on 02073122490.
Pre Theatre: Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, 17:30-18:30 (last orders for the kitchen 18:30) 2 courses - £22.00 per person or 3 courses - £25.00 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 Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fabulous as ever. Charming and efficient staff, delicious and interesting food and wine. Always a delight to come here.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Excellent vegetarian choices. Efficient & attentive staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The meal was fine-nothing out of the ordinary. The restaurant is nice and view lovely-it wasn’t amazing or overly friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The food was excellent and very good portion sizes. I had the pork which was just simply the best I have ever had. Great place for lunch being so central and what a view.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Lovely.Relaxed but refined restaurant. Food was really beautifully prepared and presented. Friendly and professional service. Will definitely come again. Thank you x

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Excellent lunch and wonderful attentive staff!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

A special place for a very special dinner!! Staff very friendly! Good quality food! Will definitely recommend to other and will surely go back!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Our Bulgarian male waiter was fantastic … very attentive and quick with our requests but not "In Your Face" … he deserves a raise! The food was super and the drinks too, especially the God Save The Queen cocktail. The views were magnificent and we were lucky enough to get the last table by the window to see London all lit up and sparkly at night. Thank you for a nice evening.... Angela and John …

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The view is gorgeous, the atmosphere is lovely and the food is very good. My only complaint is that although they know I have dietary requirments, and I warn them of these weeks in advance, I end up with a bland array of dishes with most of the flavouring removed because it contains gluten or dairy.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

A wonderful place. We have recommended it to many friends. We travel to London from Darlington in the north east and love coming to your restaurant. Staff are always brilliant and food delicious

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Excellently looked after by Rohan.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Service excellent, food excellent, view stunning

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The food is delicious, ideal for a light lunch, and the ambience relaxing, with a superb view. It is a lovely place to come for lunch, one of my favourites. I haven't been here for dinner as yet but am sure it is great then too with all the lights outside to look at.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

An excellent treat for my 2 friends who were there for the first time.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Wonderful meal, landscape and service! We are Japanese and not English speaker, but the floor staff were so kind for us! We could enjoy special time! If I’ll come to London, I wanna come back here. Thank you very much.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Always a lovely experience!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Just excellent all around! The food was great and the service matched it: pretty much the perfect dining experience Kind regards, Pete Elliott!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon enjoying a stunning view!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Wonderful view, great food and wine. Excellent service.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Stands out for service and setting. Always feels like such a treat to eat here.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

This is one of the best deals in London - very good food, fabulous view from the top of the Portrait Gallery museum, lovely service from the reception through the wait staff, and amazing pre-theatre priced menu. Have also been for high tea and it is excellent and similarly reasonably priced. I have tried other places in this neighborhood but keep going back to Portraits.

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Visited On Monday, 04 February 2019

We had a very special meal despite a rather grey Monday. The food was delicious, the service very attentive by a charming young man. All in all, a memorable time and will highly recommend (although not too much or you will become too busy!). A big thank you to you all. Caroline & Brooke

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Had a lovely lunch with the family.... service was impeccable and staff did all they could to ensure food was served quickly as we were short of time. And very kindly surprised my son’s partner with a birthday surprise :-)) Thank you all so much!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

You need to stop charging extra for water.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

A delicious meal and the prix fixe menu is excellent value. The rooftop views make it even more splendid. Well done!

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