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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 Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Lovely lunch with a friend. Great views and atmosphere with excellent food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

It was a delightful brunch with great food, service and a spectacular view. Given we were a large party, we appreciated the accommodations made by the staff as people switched seats between two tables to mix and mingle. And the poached eggs were awesome!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Exceptional food and well worth the rice. Great view also. Will go back as often as we come to London.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Very enjoyable meal. Great food in a fantastic setting.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Excellent service but rather slow to serve hungry children children’s menu was good. Our waiter was especially kind and helpful

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Very special afternoon tea, made even better by delicious rhubarb Bellinis

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Waitress was very friendly and engaging

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Very nice set lunch menu in this beautifull restaurant with stunning views on the roofs of Londen! Food was great, staff were very friendly. And they tought of the birthday of my husband with a perfect window view table and a "Happy Birthday" with the desert! Very much appreciated!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

My favourite restaurant in London

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Everything was a delight, courteous service and delicious food. And the view can’t be beat! Have visited many times and will continue to do so.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Best place for lunch. Delicious food, top service and great atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Had a really lovely lunch, really appreciated the view from the window table and the service was excellent. The food and wine were rather pricey. Rhubarb crumble was particularly good

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Amazing staff !!

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

The staff at Portrait are always excellent but our waiter was exceptionally excellent yesterday. I ate all he recommended and it was delicious. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We visited your establishment on the 13th April 2019 to celebrate my sister's birthday and it was just lovely. The staff were very professional but friendly and the Afternoon Tea was gorgeous. The fact that we were a party of 19 persons made it all the more special that we were looked after so well. Also the views were wonderful. As the person who booked the occasion over the phone, my job was made so much easier by the members of staff I spoke to who were courteous, friendly and put me at my ease. Nothing was too much trouble which was a big help as I had to increase the numbers for the booking over the course of several weeks.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Simply perfect!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

We had Sunday lunch. We both had the soup which was only warm. The lamb and the beef were both quite fatty and again the food was only warm. It was if the plates had been sitting in the kitchen for some time - not particularly tasty or appetising. Dry carrot and dry potatoes and no mint sauce with the lamb. We did not make a fuss but were not impressed. The desserts were nice as was the coffee. Service was good. I have been many times to the Restaurant and this was not a good meal for the price. I also booked some days before and requested a window seat which was not available. I know it is not always possible, but the waiter was not at all concerned that we could not sit where we requested. Overall disappointing.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Visited for pre-theatre dinner. It is a wonderful restaurant with exceptional views over London. The food and the service were excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Its always fantastic to lunch at the Portrait.You do a great job. Both vegetarians and vegans were really happy.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Fabulous lunch on Saturday. Great food, good and friendly service on arrival and at the table and wonderful views of London. My guests had a very nice time which was the main thing.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We loved our visit to the restaurant, it was a great atmosphere, lovely food and friendly, professional service. It really made our day trip to London extra special!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Even though it was really busy Saturday 13th April, the service was prompt and the staff were polite and professional.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Very pleasant occasion. Lovely to wander through art and to enjoy a London rooftop view while easting good food.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Good food with a lovely view

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Never disappointed, my favourite restaurant in London. I have been for lunch, tea, pre-theatre and dinner. Always a treat!

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