Portrait Restaurant

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

(4.5)
British

The restaurant has an excellent view over Westminster. The staff were friendlier and efficient and the food was great.

David 20 September 2016
From Cambridge

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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

4.5

(based on 189 reviews)

96% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
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  • views (124)
  • lunch (104)
  • afternoon tea (93)
  • dinner (76)
  • romantic (45)
  • value (28)
  • luxury (26)
  • trendy (24)
  • business (22)
  • private dining (16)
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  • large parties (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (3)
(4)
28 September 2016 by Wendy Fallon from Souvret
Great time and great food, lovely and helpful people.
Unfortunately a very loud birhtday party seated next to us made the meal a bit less enjoyable !
(4)
27 September 2016 by Yuko Ishihara from Twickenham
The food is very delicious indeed. I would like to be a repeater. If some portraits were on the wall, we can have more wonderful talk after or before visiting the national portrait gallery.
(4)
24 September 2016 by David Mcgoldrick from Crieff
Very good pre theatre meal. Great venue and excellent service. Very good food at reasonable price.
(5)
22 September 2016 by Milim Kim from seoul
great
(5)
21 September 2016 by Brenda B from Colchester
We had afternoon tea at the Portrait Gallery Restaurant yesterday and it was excellent in every way - the food, the service, the ambience, the location, the view. I have sampled afternoon tea at the Savoy, Ritz, Claridges, Wellesley, Grosvenor House, etc., and frankly I think The Portrait Gallery was the best of them all. And at half the price! I have dietary problems now and was amazed that the chefs could produce such a wonderful tea, just for me, without gluten or dairy. I have to say that I have doubts about posting this because once people get to hear about the Portrait Restaurant there will be queues a mile long to get in:-)
(5)
20 September 2016 by David from Cambridge
The restaurant has an excellent view over Westminster. The staff were friendlier and efficient and the food was great.
(4)
18 September 2016 by Geoff Shepherd from London Borough of Camden
The food was. Very good but there was a quite unacceptable delay between courses . An explanation was offered but very late . We were offered a complimentary glass of champagne to compensate
(5)
17 September 2016 by Lilly Mandarano from London
Such polite & professional staff, great food & lovely view. Happy with our afternoon tea.
(4)
10 September 2016 by Richard Atkins from London
Fantastic view, good service and pleasant food. A little loud but generally a lovely evening.
(5)
7 September 2016 by Andrew Steele from Fakenham
Great views and really good service from friendly staff.

Portrait Restaurant

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

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