The Portrait Restaurant


The National Portrait Gallery's rooftop restaurant boasts spectacular views over London, and has established itself as one of the capital's most sought after dining areas, set 92 feet above ground level on the Gallery's third floor. Diners can enjoy an unparalleled vista of Nelson in Trafalgar Square and across Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

It is a smart, stylish place to enjoy dishes based on superb seasonal ingredients sourced from the country’s most esteemed suppliers. Open daily for lunch and three evenings a week – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Reservations are recommended at peak times.

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Prices and Opening Times
Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD39.91) per diner

£26 to £40

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96% customer satisfaction rate

Opening Times:

Breakfast: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:00

Lunch: Monday-Friday, 12:00-14:45 Afternoon Tea: Monday-Sunday, 15:30-17:00

Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 17:30 - 22:00

Pre Theatre: Thursday,Friday & Saturday 17:30-18:30

Venue Details & Map

The Portrait Restaurant

St Martin's Place
+44 (0)20 7312 2490
Public transport:
Leicester Square or Charing Cross
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app

Sample Menu

  • Eggs Benedict £9.50
  • Eggs Florentine £9.50
  • Severn & Wye smoked salmon, lemon £9.00
  • Smoked sea trout, duck egg dressing £9.75
  • Duck liver parfait, port and orange jelly £9.50
  • Bream, celeriac purée,lemon and saffron £20.00
  • Calves’ liver, Castelluccio lentils, baby spinach £19.50
  • Lancashire cheese and artichoke pie £19.00
  • Milk chocolate mousse, salted caramel £8.50
  • Mandarin and citrus pavlova £7.50
  • British cheese selection quince jelly £12.50
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Severn & Wye smoked salmon blini, crème fraîche, capers
  • Salt beef brioche
  • Cucumber, Marmite and cream cheese sandwich
  • Blackberry and bramley apple macaron
  • Homemade bounty bar
  • Raspberry and rose éclair
  • Mini Battenburg cake


Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Children Facilities
Childrens menu
General Facilities
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
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