Portrait Restaurant

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

(4.5)
British
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday – Friday: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00- 18:00.

Fantastic food and service and a lovely view. We went for my husbands birthday and put this on the booking. The dessert came with a special message and some complimentary drinks. A lovely and much appreciated touch!

Katherine Crisp 21 November 2016
From Brighton

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More about Portrait Restaurant

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

4.5

(based on 209 reviews)

97% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
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  • views (138)
  • lunch (115)
  • afternoon tea (103)
  • dinner (82)
  • romantic (48)
  • luxury (29)
  • value (29)
  • trendy (28)
  • business (26)
  • breakfast (19)
  • private dining (18)
  • child friendly (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • entertainment (5)
  • al fresco (4)
(4)
1 December 2016 by Renata Baillieu from Chichester
Much enjoyed the food etc. but space too difficult to hear in - too many hard surfaces for the sound to bounce off - unless one is sitting on one of the banquettes against the back wall.
(5)
30 November 2016 by Anonymous from London
Lovely view. Excellent food.
(5)
21 November 2016 by Katherine Crisp from Brighton
Fantastic food and service and a lovely view. We went for my husbands birthday and put this on the booking. The dessert came with a special message and some complimentary drinks. A lovely and much appreciated touch!
(4)
20 November 2016 by Douglas Anderson from Cheshunt
Range of food and quality very good
Plenty of staff - attentive and pleasant.

The restaurant is however 'noisy' once full.
Improvements to the acoustics would make for a more pleasant dining experience
(4)
11 November 2016 by Elizabeth Cox from Godalming
Excellent booking system and reception at restaurant; service at the table was friendly and positive but did not always follow through - orders for drinks had to be repeated for example, so one felt that communication front and back of house was a bit shaky. Food was delicious (particularly the fennel puree) and the view, of course, outstanding. Maybe the price has to reflect this. For me, the price means I would have to have a special occasion to return.
(5)
8 November 2016 by Luc Claeys from TIELT ,BELGIUM
Excellent afternoon tea. ( except for the jelly)
Very friendly( estonian) waitress
(4)
8 November 2016 by Daniel Catovsky from London
Excellent food,service & view
(5)
3 November 2016 by Josh Johnson from Chicago
This was my wife and I's first experience at the Portrait restraunt and first time having afternoon tea. The whole experience including the view was amazing! I'd highly recommend this location to anyone for afternoon tea or just for a meal with wonderful views of the city!
(5)
1 November 2016 by Catherine Parodi from Paris France
Exvellent service and imaginative food
(5)
31 October 2016 by Heinz Krammerstorfer from Krems
Extremely friendly and competent staff, marvelous view over the city, excellent Food and tea.

Portrait Restaurant

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

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