88 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH
Mon-Fri 12:00-15.00 & 18.00-22:15, Sat 18.00-22.15
Main courses £15-£20



PortalPortuguese cuisine is a rarity in London, aside from the guilty pleasures of popular chain Nandos. Certainly there is nothing in the city that can compare to Portal, where simple and distinctively Portuguese peasant and fishermen's fare is cooked with enviable flair. Service is cheerful and the food is as comforting and earthy as a Portuguese menu should be, soaked in olive oil and full of shimmering fresh fish. Though it is beautifully presented, the chefs at Portal have resisted the temptation to interfere with the basics, such as the salty intensity of Bacalhau, the sticky delights of custard tarts, the oily crunch of a hot sardine sandwich. A unique restaurant and one that has succeeded in modernising Mediterranean cuisine without sacrificing any of the qualities that make it worthwhile.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Farringdon Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Barbican Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Hoxton Overground Station
25 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Caxton House NCP
3 minutes walk
Cardinal House NCP
3 minutes walk

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    The Zetter Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  37% off
    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Portal
    This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
    Malmaison London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £91  30% off
    18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 3 minutes from Portal
    Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
    Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £79  38% off
    7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 3 minutes from Portal
    Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2015 

    Fabric 4 minutes walk from Portal

    Peter Pixzel, Jacob Husley plus Jamma & Max supply house and techno....More

    The Barbican Exhibition: Building A Landmark
    Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Portal

    Rarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark....More

    Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Portal

    An all-day celebration of music and art....More

    Aaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light Echoes
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Portal

    Los Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the ...More

    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Portal

    A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

    Mystery Of The Missing Brooch: Storytelling
    Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2015 

    Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Portal

    Listen to the story and solve the mystery....More

    The Big Dig
    Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015 

    Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Portal

    Search for relics from the Roman Empire....More

    Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
    Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
    Dance | Until 9th August 2015 

    Sadler's Wells Theatre 10 minutes walk from Portal

    Fifteen years since its premiere, Matthew Bourne's "sweaty, oil-spattered version of Carmen" (The Guardian) is back. The internationally acclaimed ...More

    Katrin Siguroardottir: Supra Terram
    Exhibitions | Until 8th August 2015 

    Parasol Unit 12 minutes walk from Portal


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