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The Portrait Restaurant

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

Call 020 7312 2490
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Filed under: Restaurant
Location: The West End
Nearest tube: Leicester Square

Sleek and stylish with modern décor and wooden floors, the restaurant's most striking feature is a stunning wall of windows where diners can enjoy the views of some of London’s fantastic landmarks and buildings. Views across Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Big Ben and of course Nelson’s Column.


The National Portrait Gallery is the perfect unique venue for your special event. There is a myriad of spectacular spaces available to offer you a wide range of options from the contemporary to the classic, displaying a collection that encompasses art, biography, history and fame.


Serving modern British food with a Swedish influence, using only seasonal and locally sourced produce. Head Chef Katarina Todosijevic.


Creative and extensive wine and cocktail list offering unique and interesting wines all matched by friendly but attentive service.


Monday to Sunday: 10 - 11.15


Monday to Friday: 11.45 - 14:45 (last orders for the kitchen 15:00)


Saturday - Sunday 11:45 - 14:45 (last orders for the kitchen 15:00)

Afternoon Tea

Monday - Saturday 15:30 - 17:00

Pre Theatre

Thursdy, Friday and Saturday evenings 17:30 - 18:30 (last orders for the kitchen 18:45)

Full A La Carte dinner

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 17:30 - 20:15 (20:30)

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