Portrait Restaurant

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


It was a good experience

Gillian Burrows 20 August 2016
From London

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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


(based on 175 reviews)

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  • views (114)
  • lunch (99)
  • afternoon tea (86)
  • dinner (71)
  • romantic (42)
  • value (26)
  • luxury (25)
  • trendy (24)
  • business (19)
  • breakfast (16)
  • private dining (15)
  • child friendly (7)
  • large parties (7)
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  • al fresco (3)
25 August 2016 by Meldy from London Borough of Hackney
Nice food, lovely atmosphere and view and the staff are friendly and attentive.
24 August 2016 by Michael Bishop from Norfolk
Excellent celebration tea. Good ambience. Nice view from top floor of NPG.
23 August 2016 by Kevin from Cambridge
Breakfast was disappointing. Very small portions and quite pricey. Won't return.
22 August 2016 by Michelle Hodge from London
Table of six on a Saturday night - everyone felt their food was faultless. My veal main and baked apricot dessert were both perfection, but my favourite dish was the eel starter because it was a new experience for me and wonderfully tasty. Some may think it expensive, but I think the price was really good value (approx £60 each for three courses and drinks, incl tip). Of course the venue was beautiful, but the amazing service (friendly, informed and not at all imposing) really topped off the night. Many thanks!
20 August 2016 by Gillian Burrows from London
It was a good experience
13 August 2016 by Sarah Sargent from Charlotteville, Virginia, USA
Wonderful as per usual. Delicious food, spectacular God, excellent service.
12 August 2016 by Simon Chiverton from London
10 August 2016 by Steve Caley from Tunbridge wells
Very enjoyable as agreed by all
9 August 2016 by Dee Bleach from London Borough of Hackney
It was a lovely lunch great food, lobster starter delicious, great wine - even better if you gave more English wines, wonderful service.
5 August 2016 by Jason Jaeger from London
This is a must when in London. The view is unparalleled. The tea is scrumptious...& walking through the portrait gallery before or after, is amazing. Period.

Portrait Restaurant

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

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