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 Monday, 11 November 2019

Food was nice but not amazing Staff not all that on top of things, wrong starter brought out and hard to catch their eye - I gave up trying to get mustard (it wasn't offered to begin with) or another glass of wine

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

All staff were professional and kind, and made every effort to make us feel special.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

More or less perfect Tables not too close Great view Pleasant Waiters Lovely food

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Great food and location. Service was a little slow. Very noisy and hectic. But the food was very tasty

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

A thoroughly enjoyable lunch with delicious food, with super-helpful staff. Just what I had hoped for. Amazingly my guests had never been there before which was an unexpected bonus!

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Wonderful views, really tasty dishes and not tepid, such a pleasure, rarely experienced nowadays to eat food hot that tastes good hot. Staff were attentive but unobtrusive. The

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

A lovely dinner with friends from Switzerland on Friday evening - it always feels special and you did not disappoint

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Lovely location but service slow and clearly staff need more training, brining the food before the wine isn't the way to do it, so more staff needed, better training and then it will be a great venue to use for both business and pleasure

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Beautiful view. Lovely presentation.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Staff are great!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

We had the pre theatre menu which was good quality and excellent value

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Really enjoyed our 'girls' day out after visiting the gallery. Food delicious and waiters unphased by our sharing! Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

It makes you visit to the Gallery that extra special

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Lovely staff, attentive and kind. Brunch enjoyed with a chocolate fondant Birthday wishes written on a plate by a skilled and steady hand in the kitchen. Really enjoyed our hour up there. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

It was a wonderful meal served by very friendly staff and had a tremendous few. It was a lovely end to a very special Birthday. Thank you very much.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

1stly I'd like to thank you for accommodating our change of sitting on the day. That was much appreciated. However we were all very disappointed in the quality of the food and the service. For the main course we all had the beef, which was cold and stringy. We had to ask for steak knives. We also had to ask a number of times for condiments and water. The potatoes supposedly cooked in duck fat were nearly roasted and the Yorkshire pudding was like cardboard. Really not up to the standard we expected ( especially as I have dined here previously). When this was mentioned, there was no real feed back or much of an applogy and yet you added a donation to our bill plus a 12.5% tip!. Really all left a sour taste in our mouths.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Very quick service on the pre-theatre menu - which was excellent - best fishcake I have ever had!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

I have been to PR three times now. I suggested it for a birthday lunch at the weekend for friends because I know I can trust we will have wonderful food in a relaxed atmosphere with fabulous views.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Yesterday’s service was slow and when sides were forgotten you gave them for free but it let down what till then had been a positive experience to compliment a day of arts and culture

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

It was a first time for me to have afternoon tea. Even not along with window, we can see beautiful London scenery. Thank you so much.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Wonderful venue & fabulous food & service. We had dinner prior to a show and it was the perfect start to a wonderful evening. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

EXCELLENT PRE- THETRE FOOD EXCELLENTLY AND QUICKLY SERVED IN A GREAT ATMOSPHERE. I WILL RETURN !

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Very enjoyable meal before our visit to the theatre.

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Everything was good and the birthday writing was a nice touch. However, the cocktail at the bar could have better made, although keeping in mind these weren't on a menu.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

A delightful experience pre theatre Thank you everyone at portrait restaurant.

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