Portrait Restaurant

At the top of the National Portrait Gallery, The Portrait Restaurant is renowned as one of London's most desirable dining venues. With sweeping panoramic views across Trafalgar Square and irresistible British cuisine, National Portrait Restaurant provides an unforgettable and unique dining experience. Alongside the modern European menu, a delectable afternoon tea is served daily, whilst the bar offers a choice of snacks with an exciting cocktail list and wine menu. Set 92 feet above ground level - on the 3rd floor of the Gallery's Ondaatje wing - National Portrait Restaurant features a sleek and stylish dining area with a contemporary decor and wooden floors. The highlight of the interior design is the striking wall of windows, enticing diners to enjoy stunning views of London's famous landmarks. From here, you can enjoy a fine meal whilst looking out at Whitehall, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye and, naturally, Nelson's Column.

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National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
Restaurant Style(s)
Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant Cuisine(s)
Afternoon Tea
Open Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday – Friday: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00- 18:00.
Credit Cards Taken
All Major Credit Cards

Special Offers

Meet the Locals Evening Set Menu. Enjoy a luxurious dinner with fine wines from Chapel Down matched to each course. This sumptuous menu includes Spring vegetable salad, goat’s curd, honey dressing, Bream fillet, crushed Jersey Royals, and classic Rhubarb & stem ginger crumble . As it’s Friday, we’ll also welcome you with a glass of award-winning English fizz. Book this offer

Our classic afternoon tea inspired by the exhibition features Battenburg, fruit cake, scones and savouries. Book this offer



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