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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)
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, 17 December 2018

Very busy & even though we had booked table not immediately available but greeting staff were friendly & accommodating. Waitress had difficulty understanding order but it was quickly rectified by other staff. Food was very good & the view wonderful.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

I booked a group of 27 for Christmas lunch. The staff looked after us so well, and the food was delicious and beautifully plated. I would definitely recommend for a large group. The views are very special and overall lovely ambience.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Always a treat to have a meal there

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

I have been to your restaurant a lot over the year and I booked for a Christmas lunch for 8 yesterday. I have to say we were very disappointed generally. It was not clear on your website that it was set lunch only. We were kept waiting at every stage from putting our coats in to getting the bill and I don't mean a few minutes but more like 5/10 minutes. We came in for lunch at 1.15 and left at 3.35 the service was very very poor. I also object to being told I have to order my dessert with my main course like a child. I won't be coming back in a hurry and it is not very often that we don't pay the full service charge but in this case, we did not. The food was ok but again I have had better in the past - everything seemed slightly underdone.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Our meal was delightful from start to finish. The staff looked after us brilliantly and the food was tasty, fresh and beautifully served. Excellent value for the quality of food on offer

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Brunch. Great value for money!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Always a pleasure to eat here - from the moment you arrive to the time you leave! Lovely atmosphere, good pleasant welcoming service, good food and the sun always shines!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

As always, great food. Waited far too long for main....duly compensated with complimentary 🍷🍷..love it and we will return👍

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Incredibly efficient service from Alana. She was very attentive and the timing worked out perfectly. Food great for a pre theatre meal.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Our waitress, Valentina, was outstanding! She was kind and extremely attentive to our requirements. Food and drinks were top notch and we were on time to get to our concert, without having felt rushed through the pretheatre menu 3 course meal. Perfect! Thank you very much to all your lovely staff that made our visit such a memorable one.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Really enjoy this venue and location

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

A lovely end to my visit to see the Gainsborough exhibit. I was kindly seated at a table for one by the window. The staff was very welcoming, and the tea delicious.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

The salmon starter was good, but the vegetarian main course was not good -- rosti was burnt and dry and needed a sauce. The noise level is intolerable -- can't hear each other nor the servers. As a tourist, would appreciate information on buildings, sites in view from window.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Wonderful service

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Delicious pre theatre supper, great service and friendly staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Service was perfect, it there was a too long to wait for all courses.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

I celebrated my Birthday with my sister and a friend we all had excellent meals in a wonderful atmosphere -following on by the excellent Gainsborough Exhibtion.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Had a very good lunch there yesterday. Really appreciated not being rushed. Very good food and service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

I had a superb Dover Sole; perfectly cooked. Service was friendly and promt but not inyrusive. Table by the winfow was a bonus.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Great place for afternoon tea (delicious treats and tea, very attentive service and beautiful views).

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

I had an excellent Sunday meal with Dutch visitors. i wanted to show them good food and the vewi. thank you for picking up during the meal that it was my cousins's birthday and providing a cookie and candle. i had not thought to mention it in advance.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

This is one of our favourite places for lunch. Service is always good. Atmosphere is great. Our food yesterday was 'OK' but not as good as usual. The vegetarian options were acceptable but not particularly adventurous or memorable. One of our party did not have his first choice available which was little disappointing given we were on an early lunch sitting and he wanted the chicken. Please don't let your standards slip! The view is good but not that good without the food!!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Excellent Service. Fantastic ambience Thank you for not incorporatng background music! There was a wonderful buzz - people enjoying an excellent Sunday lunch and Tea - great atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Loved the whole meal! The staff is darling.

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