Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

(4.6)
British

We had an excellent meal, celebrating my friend's 80th Birthday with her God-daughter. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was first-rate.

Jane Rowell 13 May 2016
From Corsham

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Boasting a stunning 92-foot high location at the top of the National Portrait Gallery, the National Portrait Restaurant delivers modern European cuisine. Simple yet elegant presentation mirrors the beauty of the National Portrait Gallery beneath, and the panoramic London vista outside.

Served on level 3 of the National Portrait Gallery, The Portrait Restaurant menu features seasonally evolving dishes using produces from local suppliers. A la carte options feature grilled bream fillet with potted shrimp butter, spelt risotto with lemon mascarpone, and chargrilled Hereford rib eye beef with hand-cut chips, béarnaise and watercress.

Afternoon tea is a colourful menagerie of inventive creations. Pistachio éclair with praline grains and salt beef and sweet mustard sandwiches can be enjoyed with hand-roasted coffee or loose leaf teas. An extensive selection of New World and French wines can be enjoyed whilst taking in the breath-taking London skyline from the Portrait Bar.

With views stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, The National Portrait Gallery is a 3-minute walk from Leicester Square Station.

Customer Reviews for Portrait Restaurant

4.6

(based on 137 reviews)

96% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
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  • views (91)
  • lunch (79)
  • afternoon tea (65)
  • dinner (57)
  • romantic (35)
  • value (21)
  • trendy (20)
  • luxury (20)
  • business (15)
  • breakfast (14)
  • private dining (12)
  • child friendly (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (2)
(5)
19 May 2016 by Trish Brooking from Cambridge
Great service and outstanding food. The hake followed by a ginger infused trifle were sublime! And of course the view - wow!
(5)
18 May 2016 by Angelique Chengelis from Troy, MI
My mother, sister and I had just flown in from U.S. --- it was a lovely tea to celebrate Mother's Day. The young woman who was hosting that day was delightful and helpful.
(4)
16 May 2016 by Angela Heward from London
Great lunch in a buzzy space with fantastic views over London.
Waiting staff efficient and friendly without being over the top
Small menu but good choices particularly the fish dishes
We were going to the theatre for a matinee performance so having lunch here was a great start and the timing was perfect
(5)
15 May 2016 by Rosemar from Dorking
I have eaten here many times in the past and in my opinion the food has reached a very high standard. The ambience and service are excellent. Always look forward to dining here usually before a theatre performance or exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery below.
(5)
13 May 2016 by Jane Rowell from Corsham
We had an excellent meal, celebrating my friend's 80th Birthday with her God-daughter. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was first-rate.
(2)
11 May 2016 by Margaret Collins from London
Everything very dry. Bellini tasted of cherryade. Disappointed cos good reviews.
(5)
11 May 2016 by Helen Bernhard from London
Lovely room with fantastic views. Very good service. I arrived half an hour early as I had on my previous visit but was taken to the table immediately. I ate two starters instead of a main course and both were delicious , especially the pea and pea shoot starter, a wonderfully fresh taste.Booking had been very easy and I received a confirmation e mail the day before my lunch.
(5)
9 May 2016 by Ashley Barratt from Auckland, New Zealand
Wonderful pre-theatre experience
(5)
7 May 2016 by Maria Garcia from London
Lovely restaurant. Service was excellent! Views to the city were wonderful as was the food.
(5)
7 May 2016 by Jane Mcvea from Aylesbury
The menu was great, food delicious, service excellent ......all with a stunning view

Portrait Restaurant

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

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