Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery St Martins Place , London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Brunch: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:45 (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 Sunday, 21 July 2019

We loved every minute of our Sunday lunchtime visit ... so much so, that I posted a 5* review on TripAdvisor just hours later! Everything was perfect - food, ambience, service. We can't wait to return! Thanks to everyone involved in a super experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Very enjoyable evening meal. The service was impeccable. Will certainly come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

We had a completely delightful early evening experience. Fortunate enough to be seated at a prized window seat to start with. Second bonus was an absolutely charming waitress. We chatted and drank for an hour as we weren't pre-theatre and when we did order food, everything we ate was beautifully prepared. Kitchen doesn't try to knock one's socks off, just produces wonderfully satisfying dishes. I usually book the restaurant for lunch but will be coming back more often for the evening menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Excellent food and drink. Service was perfect. We did spend a little bit more than planned but no regrets!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Dur una experiència única, brutal.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

We had the most incredible experience here, stunning views, incredible staff who were so friendly and dedicated, and delicious food. Have been before and definitely will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Delicious meal with a friend. The chef was very considerate of my garlic intolerance. My only bad feedback is that the is was quite cold. The aircon seemed to be up very high and lots of people had their extra layers on. Overal lovely and a great view!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Dependable

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Very pleasant experience

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

The fish entree was especially good. Excellent service, and an amazing view.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

Our server was fantastic. She was very welcoming and looked after us well giving us a really enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Had a wonderful experience. Thanks so much

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

For the money, technically not quite there and nearly everything oversalted, but great drinks, service, view, atmosphere. Some dishes better than others: very good, lamb with coco beans, weird and poor, tuna carpaccio with marjoram. Fish cooking is excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

We messed up and booked for the wrong day. Your maitre d'hôte could not have been more helpful in fitting the six of us in - and we had a very good meal. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

A delight as the experience has been consistently. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

As always, a treat to be in the restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Lovely food in a magical location, served in a professional and friendly way - what more could one ask?

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

A few pieces of Art would have been nice but overall a lovely experience. Our waiter was superb. Just the right balance of friendly and attentive service. I own a resteraunt so know!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

A very special place.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Very good.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

A great evening all-round, with excellent and most charming service, great food and wine. The view across London is stunning which adds to the 'specialness' of the experience - one greatly enjoyed by our party of six & loved by our American guests. Thank you the National Portrait Restaurant chef & staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Lovely team of people looked after us beautifully. Afternoon tea was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Good service with great views over the London skyline.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We had a wonderful lunch on Sunday the starters and roast main (beef) were delicious for all the group (5 of us). Dessert was a bit disappointing though - Four of us ordered the chocolate marquise dessert and whilst the pistachio creams anglaise with it was delicious the chocolate itself was far far too rich like an enormous slab of dark chocolate truffle with no different texture or crunch - no one could even manage half of it and we were all a bit envious of the one of us who ordered the coconut rice pudding - which they said was delicious! All in all a fabulous meal but we wouldn’t recommend the chocolate pudding.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Excellent food and service as usual and a window seat without asking!

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