Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery St Martins Place , London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Brunch: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:45 (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 Monday, 20 May 2019

Fabulous food, wine list, and service with spectacular views

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Never again

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

We enjoyed a very special lunch at the Portrait restaurant, service was very attentive and food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch - one had the traditional roast and the other fish. The atmosphere was comfortable, the service good and the good excellent. Will certainly return.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

we love to bring friends who are visiting britain to your restaurant -- great architecture (love that escalator!), fabulous view, very friendly staff and good food. unbeatable combination!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

One of the best restaurant meals all round that we have had for quite a while. We particularly enjoyed the quality and freshness of the ingredients Our waitress whose name I forget was quite delightful.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Beautiful venue with incredible views and delicious food

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Our waitress (a smiley lady from Sicily) absolutely made our evening. She explained the dishes well. She had good knowledge of wine too. She was very helpful getting our food to us quickly as she had asked if we were going to the theatre later that evening. Splendid meal with wonderful views over London.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

I'm a frequent visitor to the Portrait Restaurant. Last night did not live up to the normal excellence in quality of food or service. Nothing was bad but just not quite good enough. the food was adequate rather than first rate and the service was lacking in attention. Not a bad evening but below your usual high standards.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

The service we were given yesterday was absolutely fantastic and made the celebration all the more special. Thank you very much.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

My second visit to Portrait and I was delighted once more. The food was delicious, the service very friendly and attentive and the surroundings are fabulous.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

After a week of disappointing British food we were expecting more from this place. A rissole and a splodge of mashed potato do not a great dinner make.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Great setting and good service with delicious food

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Overall a lovely dining experience - food delicious but drinks rather expensive. Service excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Horrible slow and rude service. Asked 4 times for our drink, never came and the steak was tough as a boot! I’m a member and would never go back!

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Birthday celebration with my sister - thank you for making it special. The sea trout was gorgeous.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Portrait is one of our "go to" restaurants on our bi-annual visits to London. The atmosphere is a bit noisy but in light of the fine food and excellent service we overlook this slight annoyance.

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Visited On Monday, 13 May 2019

Delicious food and wine, great service and a stunning view.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Only criticism is that the restaurant is rather noisy - difficult to hold a conversation if one is hard of hearing.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

Delicious as always

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Great place. We had a set menu which was a good deal. It was a busy Saturday lunch, so it was a little noisy but it was not too bad. Food was good. We had a lovely afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

A delightful leisurely Sunday lunch with an old friend - the service was particularly good and our waitress made helpful suggestions about the menu and readily accommodated a couple of changes we wanted to make.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Starter was a bit uninspired but main course was good. Two of our mains were incorrect and had to be returned.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

All excellent. Thank you.

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