The Portrait Restaurant & Bar  

 
 
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National Portrait Gallery, Soho, St Martins Place, London WC2H 0HE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 - 11:15 & 12:00 - 14:45 & 15:30 - 16:00. Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 - 11:15 & 12:00 - 14:45 & 15:30 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 20:15.
 
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Average main course price: £15
 

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The Portrait Restaurant & BarAt the top of the National Portrait Gallery, The Portrait Restaurant and Bar is renowned as one of London's most desirable dining venues. With sweeping panoramic views across Trafalgar Square and irresistible British cuisine, The Portrait Restaurant provides an unforgettable and unique dining experience. Set 92 feet above ground level - on the third floor of the Gallery's Ondaatje wing - The Portrait Restaurant and Bar 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. A work of art in itself, the menu has been carefully crafted by Head Chef Katarina Todosijevic to showcase popular culinary creations. Some of the main courses available include the Lamb Cutlets, Organic Salmon, Baked Whole Plaice, and Courgette, Leek and Lemon Risotto. A delectable afternoon tea is also served daily, whilst the bar offers a choice of snacks with an exciting cocktail list and wine menu.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  27% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
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Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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17 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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52 Haymarket, St James's Market, SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Lindsay Posner directs the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's provocative drama, which has been translated by Christopher Hampton. ...More

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