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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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  32% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
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2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 4 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  39% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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Squares
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Thistle Trafalgar Hotel, Whitcomb Street, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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BB Bakery - Covent Garden
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6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
Just a minute's walk from Trafalgar Square, the BB Bakery is a sweet tooth's heaven with a seemingly endless cake counter and the sweet smell of ... More
 
 
 
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Evelyn's Table
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Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street, W1D | 4 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
In the former beer cellar of The Blue Posts on Rupert Street, Evelyn's Table is an intimate dining room from the people who gave us The ... More
 
 
 
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140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
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B&H Garden Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
27-31 Charing Cross Road, 10th Floor Assembly Hotel, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
High up on the 10th floor of the Assembly Hotel the Garden Room , brought to you ... More
 
 
 
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Gaby's
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
30 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
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The Portrait Restaurant, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
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The Portrait Restaurant, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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The Portrait Restaurant, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
 
 
 
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
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Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
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St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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5 New Row, WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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English [Out There!]
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
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58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
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The Lost Alhambra
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
28a Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Artemisia
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant

This first major exhibition of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi's work includes two versions of her painting Judith Beheading Holofernes ...More

Sin
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant

A group exhibition exploring complex theological ideas and depictions of sinful everyday behaviour including works across the centuries by Bruegel, ...More

Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2021 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant

All six works in the series of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', commissioned ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Good
Good
Theatre | Until 19th December 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in ...More

 
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 7 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
 
 
 
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