Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery St Martins Place , London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Brunch: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:15 (last orders for the kitchen 11:30)
Lunch: Monday-Sunday, 12:00-14:45 (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.

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 Tuesday, 17 March 2020

A wonderful experience! We always come to the Portrait a restaurant when we are in London ( we visit from Canada) and love the views, the food, the friendly and expert staff. We understand you will be closing for remodelling, hope you will be open soon. Good luck and all the best. Barbara

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Visited On Monday, 16 March 2020

We had a pleasant lunch here, staff were friendly and polite, although the service was rather slow given that there weren't many diners. Food was good, although my friends fish dish was more like a starter portion. Overall, good but not at these very 'toppy' prices.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 March 2020

As always, I and my party very much enjoyed our early evening meal, which was delicious and such good value, with efficient friendly service.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Superb on every level. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and impeccable service!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Outstanding service. The waiters went the extra mile to make my husband's birthday so memorable. I cant thank you all enough.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Terrific restaurant for a pre theatre meal in the West End. Wonderful view! The food was delicious and we were so impressed by the high standard of service. I'd definitely recommend to others.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Good atmosphere, location and value for money.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Food and service consistently good

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Visited On Thursday, 12 March 2020

Staff are always lovely, food is great but I would say the portions are a bit small for the prevtheatre menu. Beautiful venues and always my first choice when I’m in the area.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Started well, nice warm welcome, nice table by the window (although parts of view obscured by scaffolding due to ongoing building repairs on roof) Ordered afternoon tea and a cocktail for my wife, arrived promptly. Server was excellent; described each facet on the cake stand with real enthusiasm. However, everything had obviously been prepared and put on stand in advance, so everything was chilled - including the bread on the sandwiches, which made them dry. Fillings average, truffle in egg sandwich (in my opinion) too strong - I was still tasting it hours later! Tea very nice and free refill, scones/jam/cream very nice, violet and chocolate macaroons not nice! At £72 for 2 average afternoon teas, with 1 Bellini, including optional 12.5% service charge? Bit pricey!! You did try, but could do much better - we left refreshed, but still hungry!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

I wish I could take away cream and jam, not only scones.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

As always the food and drink were just right and the service efficient and also helpful. It formed part of a most enjoyable evening at the Cecil Beaton private view.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Excellent customer service as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Beautiful location with super views

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Visited On Monday, 09 March 2020

We arrived a half-hour before our reservation time, and they were OK and even gave us a window table!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Good food, excellent service, lovely views, peaceful ambience.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

The service was excellent. Katherine was the waitress and she was delightful. Thank you. Such friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We had a very good pre- theatre meal. The service was friendly and professional . It was good value for money and we enjoyed the friendly buzz of the restaurant and the views of London .

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Either it is an inclusive price or a la carte That means not charging £4 for a portion of mashed potatoes to complete an inclusive price dish. The price for a small glass of white wine seems set to take 'the mickey' out of your customers

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Fantastic service, food was lovely. Unfortunately I’m not sure the views will be the same after the renovation works 😥👍🏻

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Special thanks to the chef. One of us asked for custard with their rhubarb crumble (instead of ice cream) and he/she made it specially.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Wonderful. Loved it

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Very good cooking. Fabulous fish. Stunning view. Exceptional service. Too loud!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Many thanks for the Happy Birthday shortbread! Made the lunch very special😊

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