Restaurants near National Portrait Gallery  

 
 
ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
 
PRICES
Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
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... More
 
 
 
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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 National Portrait Gallery
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... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Set over two glorious floors in the heart of Theatreland, Les Deux Salons is an all-day French Brasserie. The grand interior has a beautiful, ornately... More
 
 
 
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Notes - Trafalgar Square
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15... More
 
 
 
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Fumo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
From the Italian family owned San Carlo restaurant group, who also own Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge and Cicchetti in... More
 
 
 
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Gaby's
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
30 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A friendly, efficient deli-come-diner which serves a range of meals encompassing the cooking styles of the Middle East, Greece and Italy. The plastic menu photo-cards... More
 
 
 
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J Sheekey
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Historic fish and seafood restaurant first opened in 1896. For fish and seafood dishes served with simplicity and style J Sheekey is unrivalled in London. Hidden... More
 
 
 
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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Charing Cross, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Sister to the legendary J Sheekey next door, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a more informal proposition, serving seasonal sharing plates of fish and shellfish,... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
450 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and... More
 
 
 
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Hazuki
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
43 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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Asia de Cuba
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The venue is chic and dominated by fat, cylindrical pillars, each quirkily adorned with a different element. Situated within Morgans Hotel Group's fashionable St Martins... More
 
 
 
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Lupita - Central
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
13 - 15 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Inspired by a modest charcoal grill which drew crowds from all over Mexico City, Lupita is the London manifestation of this 'charcoal taco' haven. Blending... More
 
 
 
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Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Speakeasy bar Blind Spot at St Martins Lane takes both the 'afternoon' and the 'tea' out of its afternoon... More
 
 
 
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Thai Pot
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
1 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Cheap, cheerful and tasty - Thai Pot is ideal for a lunch, pre-theatre dinner or a bite between pints. Don't go expecting stellar service, plenty... More
 
 
 
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Green Man & French Horn
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
54 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The two men behind the highly successful Terroirs group, Ed Wilson and Oli Barker, have come to Covent Garden with the Green Man & French... More
 
 
 
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Terroirs Wine Bar
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
5 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Tucked away in an inauspicious sunken level location between The Strand and Covent Garden, Terroirs is a real gem of a wine bar and bistro.... More
 
 
 
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Massimo Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall... More
 
 
 
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Barrafina Adelaide Street
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
10 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
After a five year wait, restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart open the second branch of Barrafina, this time occupying a corner site on Adelaide Street... More
 
 
 
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Tandoor Chop House
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
8 Adelaide Street, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
North Indian communal eatery meets classic British chop house in Tandoor Chop House , brought to us by... More
 
 
 
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Giovanni's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Goodwin's Court, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Some restaurants are supposed to be a secret. You find them, you tell your friends and you hope that no-one else finds out. Giovanni's is... More
 
 
 
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Mint Leaf Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Mint Leaf is huge. There's a crowded cocktail bar giving on to two large dining rooms. Low lighting, solid wood furniture and delightfully squishy seats... More
 
 
 
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Brumus
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
From the same group who brought us the media trendy Charlotte Street Hotel and the Soho Hotel comes the Haymarket Hotel – and its in-house... More
 
 
 
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FuLuShou
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
32 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks... More
 
 
 
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Prezzo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Kinghouse, 8 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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Browns Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
82 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Part of a major chain, Browns serves the usual modern European fare. Steak frites, pastas and the like. Usually reliable in a Bridget Jonesey, girls-night-out... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
80 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and... More
 
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

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