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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
Breakfast: 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)
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
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Food was very average and lukewarm. Location and views outstanding but the food lets the restaurant down.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

We came together to mark a special occasion. The staff were friendly, attentive and the food was delicious. Portrait is the perfect location to mark a family occasion with stunning views over Trafalgar Sq. We had a great time. Thank-you.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

The set menu was excellent. The white gazpacho was delcious. Service was friendly but professional. We will return!

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Charming ... some caring people for service even if was asked several times to move my chair. rather cheeky prices especially regarding wine because it gave me a terrible headache .we filled up with bread a butter ! Which unfortunately took the joy out of the main dishes. Still would go back .

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

good waiter ;Javier. All male staff v. pleasant. Vegetarian food good - not great - and little choice. And - as often -not to the value of meat/fish.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Brilliant as always

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

A fantastic surprise!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Es war ein tolles Erlebnis. Voller Geschmack und das Personal verwöhnt den Gast. Die Atmosphäre in dem Raum ist "kalt", nicht gemütlich.

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Wirklich super Location, um einen einzigartigen und besonderen Afternoon Tea zu sich zu nehmen. Perfekt für besondere Anlässe!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Best vegetarian meal and most delicious cocktails I have had in a long time! Staff were happy, funny and friendly yet extremely professional. Unbelievable view across London. It made my trip to London extra special.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Great views, great atmosphere, great staff and a great place to bring visitors to London

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

We had an excellent lunch, beautiful views over the city, excellent food and first class service would definitely visit again.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Marvellous views and splendid food. Attentive service and good value.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Good experience. Hope to come back

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

I visit the Portrait Restaurant frequently and I am never disappointed. The staff are exceptional good.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We visit frequently and enjoy the menu, the service, and the view.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Attended for Sunday's 3 course menu. Every course was pretty much outstanding. However as a Senior I prefer 2 courses ... 3 is just too much food.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

food excellent but rather spoilt by noisy room

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Great location and service, food good but could have been hotter.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Excellent overall experience. Will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

My partner and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at this restaurant. I booked it for our anniversary which I notified staff during my booking. I had also requested a window seat which we were allocated. The view from the restaurant is just lovely. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The staff are very attentive and will do their best to ensure you are enjoying your evening. We were surprised with a complimentary dessert saying" happy anniversary". This was such a nice touch and made the evening even more special. I would have no hesitation recommending this little gem to friends and family. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

A great place to eat before going to the theatre. Guests visiting London always love the view.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Great experience to dining here!

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

We had a delicious lunch, wonderful view and very friendly helpful staff. Would certainly recommend to friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The tuna was fine, but the rabbit was a bit on the tough side. T~he vegetables were virtually raw. I know some people like them like this, but I do not and an option should be given to have them cooked more. I left most of mine, but nobody commented ro asked me why I had done so.

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