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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
Price point:
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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

I love visiting- end of story

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Amazing as always

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Lovely friendly service and fab food Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

A year ago I had cause to complain about the food in the Portrait restaurant, so it was with some trepidation that I returned for the first time last Sunday with 2 visitors from Denmark. What a difference! The food was excellent - reasonable sized portions & absolutely delicious. The service was discreet but good too. Thank you for such an enjoyable experience .

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Fantastic view. Good pre theatre menu

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

The service was non existent, as the service staff were in a meeting. Had to get the hostess attention to get our water and drinks, which we had already ordered. My roasted cod arrived lukewarm. The noise levels made it impossible to speak in a normal conversational voices.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 October 2018

My first time having Afternoon Tea was the best experience because of your staff and this beautiful restaurant. Thank you so much! The food and tea was delightful!

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

The lunch we had was fine , not as good as previous experiences but OK. My friend had the bubble and squeak and didn't really like it,when she left most of it the waiter asked if there was a problem? so we said it wasn't to her liking and a bit disappointing. The manager came over to talk to us and offered her something else but she declined , so he took the glasses of wine off the bill as compensation. A nice gesture but still expensive at £34.00pp for essentially a bowl of soup and a glass of wine as she didn't eat very much of the main course. My 2 courses were ok, fish a bit bland but ok . Such a shame that the food didn't live up to the views...

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

The view was exceptional, as anticipated. The service was very friendly and attentive. Unfortunately the quality of the food was utterly unconvincing. The dishes on offer can be very tasty if executed properly, unfortunately they have not.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

I booked afternoon tea for my family. The service was excellent. The staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. We really enjoyed the food.. my granddaughters particularly loved the macaroons. Good value for money and the view certainly brightened up a wet and damp Sunday. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Service was excellent, food was delicious - we were eating ahead of going to the theatre so it would have been lovely to have had more time.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Excellent as always!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

We completely enjoyed our afternoon tea and were so impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, the view, and the food. We will definitely return when next in London. Thanks so much!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Will recommend to my friends in the US for their visits.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

A wonderful and special venue Loved the cote de Provence wine but £13 for a glass is a bit steep!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

It was all rather disappointing. As a member this is the first time I had visited the restaurant as a treat for lunch. With hard surfaces the atmosphere is somewhat sharp. When I booked I was informed I would need to return the table by 2.45. We arrived on time at 1.15. It too half an hour to get a glass of wine or menu. I then had to ask if we could order. We finally got food an hour after we sat down, just as well we were not in a rush. We only had 2 courses and not coffee or tea as we ran out of steam. It was 3.20pm by the time we got our bill. The food was great - but will I return? I doubt it.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Good food, nice view, good service. Requested a bottle of wine in the table before our arrival and there it was, a table next to the window that made the lunch taste better.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

The great view is secondary to the warm, friendly service we always receive when we visit. The food and drink are sublime, but it is the people that brings us back again and again. Great for tourists and locals alike. Superb wine list.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Wonderful lunch on Tuesday 9th October. Table by window with fabulous view. Service impeccable, atmosphere relaxed, food great. Loved it!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Excellent. I will be back as I enjoy very much.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Everything was great. Only very minor thing was bread arrived half way through starter.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

The Portrait Restaurant is a great place to meet for lunch with fantastic service and great food.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

Everything was perfect

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

I loved my tea there. Your staff is superb. I’ll bring my mother there for lunch when she comes from America. Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

Great food excellent service and pricey but worth it. Lovely lovey views

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