The Portrait Restaurant

 
 
ADDRESS
National Portrait Gallery, Soho, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0EP
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sat to Wed 11:45 - 14:45, Thu & Fri 11:45 - 14:45 & 17:30 - 20:30
 
PRICES
Main Courses £11-£23
 

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The Portrait RestaurantHoused on top of the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Restaurant boasts panoramic views across Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, making it a convenient but impressive pit stop after a trip to the gallery. The restaurant reopened in February 2015 following a month-long refurbishment and now has an airy new interior designed by Linda Turner. An elegant stone and bronze bar provides the focal point while charcoal and grey banquettes are alongside bronze accents and lighting to make it both modern and welcoming. The menu has been designed by culinary director Helena Puolakka (formerly of Aubergine, Pierre Gagnaire and Skylon) and head chef Steve Beadle (ex-River Café) and features a number of dishes that celebrate British produce from land and sea. Guests can expect to feast on Middle White pork, Hereford beef, Selsey lobster and Ashdown Forest venison.

 

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Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsLast year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th March until 7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including the largest portrait in the NPG's collection, a2015-03-28T10:00:00+00002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th March to 7th June 2015
VENUE  National Portrait Gallery 
Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th March until 7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including the largest portrait in the NPG's collection, a... More about this event
 
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsSargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsSargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsThe National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features intimate portraits of contemporaries such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the 70 works assembled here show him to be the greatest portraitist of his generation.2015-03-28T10:00:00+00002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  12th February to 25th May 2015
VENUE  National Portrait Gallery 
The National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features intimate portraits of contemporaries such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the 70 works assembled here show him to be the greatest portraitist of his generation.... More about this event
 
Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting Is Dead: Long Live Portrait PaintingWeekend Workshop: Portrait Painting Is Dead: Long Live Portrait PaintingArtist Sadie Lee looks at using photographic images as references.2015-03-29T11:00:00+01002015-03-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting Is Dead: Long Live Portrait Painting
The Drawing RoomThe Drawing RoomA chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.2015-03-30T13:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room
Ben OsborneBen OsborneDJ Ben Osborne plays classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house and disco.2015-04-02T18:00:00+01002015-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Ben Osborne
Live Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival: The TiffiniansLive Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival: The TiffiniansA cappella collective from Tiffin School perform a selection of popular classics.2015-04-03T18:30:00+01002015-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival: The Tiffinians
Easter Holiday Family Activities Setting The SceneEaster Holiday Family Activities Setting The SceneA week of family activities exploring how artists use props and sets to create scenes in portraits.2015-04-06T11:00:00+01002015-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Easter Holiday Family Activities Setting The Scene
Eddie OtchereEddie OtchereThe resident DJ blends rare grooves with popular classics.2015-04-09T18:00:00+01002015-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Eddie Otchere
Live Music: Maz O' Connor: Singing PortraitsLive Music: Maz O' Connor: Singing PortraitsFolk singer-songwriter performs a selection of songs inspired by portraits of women in the Gallery's Collection.2015-04-10T18:30:00+01002015-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music: Maz O' Connor: Singing Portraits
Weekend Workshop: Portraits Of PowerWeekend Workshop: Portraits Of PowerPhotographer Giles Price analyses depictions of the instinctive qualities of leadership.2015-04-11T11:00:00+01002015-04-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Portraits Of Power
 

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