The Portrait Restaurant & Bar  

 
 
ADDRESS
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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Underground Stations

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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
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £43  35% 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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Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
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Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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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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66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 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, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 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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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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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
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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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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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
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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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The Salisbury
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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Wyld Bar
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
 
 
 
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Library
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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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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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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Royal Ballet: Woolf Works
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Dance | Until 14th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

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Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

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Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

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St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

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