Review on The Portrait Restaurant

Famed for its awesome views of Trafalgar Square and the London skyline (ask for a window table when booking) The Portrait Restaurant is a family-friendly venue par excellence, catering for hordes of visitors, business types, tourists and art-lovers.

Lunch is the main event (with slightly more ambitious evening meals added on Thursdays and Fridays). The kitchen offers its own take on re-invented British cuisine with eclectic overtones, serving home-made black pudding with scallops, apple and vanilla compote alongside roast fillet of cod with 'bashed' potatoes. crispy bacon and pea cream.

Elsewhere, other influences might show up in the shape of pavé of tuna with vegetable crudités and wasabi mayonnaise or risotto of summer leeks and asparagus, while puds span everything from lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote to banana and chocolate fudge spring rolls with hot chocolate sauce.

The Portrait Restaurant is also featured in: Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern British


Matthew Harris

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 10.00 - 11.00am
Lunch: 11.45 - 3.00pm (3.30 - 4.30pm AfternoonTea)
Dinner: 5.30 - 8.30pm last orders Thu-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Portrait Restaurant

  • Pre theater meals
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 120 covers


The Portrait Restaurant
National Portrait Gallery
St Martins Place
Trafalgar Square
Central London

Nearest tube station: Leicester Square

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