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
 
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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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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 £152  29% 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
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  29% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
 
 
 
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Morden & Lea
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
17 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Duck & Waffle Local
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52 Haymarket, St James's Market, SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
The team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle have now opened Duck & Waffle Local, offering a more casual ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The Portrait Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Housed 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 ... More
 
 
 
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FuLuShou
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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The Portrait Restaurant & Bar, Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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 & Bar
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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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Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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
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The Book Of Mormon
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Prince of Wales Theatre 1 minute walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

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Antony Gormley: Object
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Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall ...More

 
Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde And Bosie
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

Contemporary portraits of the literature great Oscar Wilde and his friend and lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, by ...More

Life, Death and Memory
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Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends
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Exhibitions | Until 18th June 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

The National Portrait Gallery presents Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, the first exhibition of portraits by the leading British artist. Hodgkin's ...More

 
Gillian Wearing And Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask
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Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

The National Portrait Gallery brings together the work of French surrealist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing for ...More

 
Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Theatre | Until 27th May 2017 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

Imelda Staunton returns to the West End after her triumphant and Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy to ...More

 
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? ...More

 
Limmy: That's Your Lot
Comedy | Until 22nd May 2017 

Leicester Square Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

A night of storytelling and chit chat with Brian Limond, as he introduces his second book, That's Your Lot, featuring ...More

The Miser
The Miser
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Garrick Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Portrait Restaurant & Bar

Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy ...More

 

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