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.

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, 19 January 2020

We had a wonderful experience, event though 2 of our party memberz didn’t receive the correct Order and had to wait for it to be cooked, whist the rest were eating, I highly Recommend it - the service was very good and the ambience was lovely Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Great location for a pre theatre trip! Staff very attentive and lovely table. Have visited for brunch before and will return!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Excellent service and friendly staff who were happy to help out table requests. The food remains an exceptionally high standard and I look forward to visiting Portrait before it closes for 3 years in June.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

One of our party is vegetarian.. You had one main dish on the a la carte for vegetarians and one main dish on the set menu for vegetarians and this latter dish was not available. Our guest there had only one option. It is very surprising that an up market restaurant in London in the 21st century would cater so minimally for vegetarians. I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Brilliant as ever - that was the 3rd visit in 8 days so you must be doing something well.

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

I always enjoy coming to the restaurant and bringing friends to share the view and enjoy the food. I like the service which is polite and helpful and not too 'full on'. I have never been disappointed on my visits. I do hope that following the refurbishment of the Gallery that a new restaurant will take its place offering the same experience. I will miss you very much when you are closed!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

A special place to eat and the food is delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

The service was exceptional, professional yet friendly.From the women who greeted us and took our coats to the wine waiters (excellent prosecco)and the waiters who served our delicious food. The final touch was the chocolate truffles on a plate with happy birthday decorated around the edge in chocolate for my friend Jane's birthday. Merci beaucoup!

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Prompt service, great views. Very kind and considerate staff that dealt with allergy clearly. Fantastic service.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Whilst the food and cocktails were nice, the £80/head bill was a bit of a shock! Service was very slow to start off with, but food did arrive quickly after finally ordering.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Excellent meal...broccoli rather too al dente however!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Pleasantly surprised based on some of the reviews. Two friends and I had a wonderful lunch and couldn't fault it. Great atmosphere and service with a smile. I definitely recommend and would visit again!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Fabulous restaurant, reasonably priced, delicious food and first class service. What more could you ask for.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Great place for lunch. Such a buzzy atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful setting. Will miss this over the next couple of years!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Very pleased with standards of food and service, slightly too noisy , needs a quiet corner for non groups.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Extremely pleasant lunch, delicious pheasant cooked to our preference and very good and informative service.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Absolutely delicious food and wine. Attentive and charming service. I love everything about this place. Wonderful view too!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Great place to catch up and celebrate good news.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Always efficient and great service by warm and polite staff. One of my favourites.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lovely view, good service - only criticism of food was that it was too chilled... leeks v.undercooked in the starter,and all too cold.. and the truffles were delicious, but virtually frozen when they first came to the table... food needs to breathe , like people!..

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

We enjoyed our meal but found it very difficult to attract the attention of the serving staff, even with two of them standing next to our table. But they were busy talking to one another and then rushed off without a glance at our table. This produced a very disagreeable impression and fairly spoilt a very good meal in very good company.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Very special place

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Food is amazing (perfect fish with crisp skin) sauces and soup full of flavour but not over seasoned. Staff lovely and relaxed. View is heavenly- I absolutely love it here!

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Quite an expensive meal for 2 but the excellent service made us feel special. Both our meals were delicious and as a vegetarian I really appreciated the mushroom bourgignon. The restaurant will be missed when the NPG closes

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

I feel that at a restaurant of your quality the waiters should know who ordered what food at the table. Although there were only 3 of us the wrong dish was placed in front of the wrong person for both courses.

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