RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1

survey result

Summary

£98
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau have created an understated classic at this Fitzrovia fixture, with open kitchen on view. No-one minds that the “informal atmosphere is nothing particularly special” or that “tables are too close together” – they value the positive vibes generated by “low-key, friendly and unobtrusive staff who are helpful without hovering or being overly servile”. Most importantly, “if the decor is slightly bland, the food is anything but”: it can be “outstanding”; comes at “a very reasonable price given the location and quality”; and is backed up by “unusual and excellent wines”.

Summary

£97
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Incredible cooking at very fair prices” matched with excellent wines has built a major following for Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s “homely and calm” Fitzrovia destination, with open kitchen on view. “Knowledgeable and classy service” adds considerably to the experience: “it feels like a treat, and yet also has a real neighbourhood feel to it too, which for food of this standard and this central can be rare”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very serious cooking that’s totally unpretentious”, with “exciting seasonal flavour combinations” and “sensational tastes”, won adulatory reviews this year for Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s well-known Fitzrovian. It’s not a flash place – “a simple interior with open kitchen” – but “friendly, highly professional service” and access to “a good selection of sensible-price wines” further add to its appeal.

Summary

£80
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always on form, always interesting” – Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s acclaimed Fitzrovian has won a serious culinary reputation over the years, with both an à la carte and tasting menu available lunch and dinner. Fans say its interior is “lovely and modern”, but – despite its “charming” service – the set-up can also seem a little too no-nonsense; the focus is very much on the modern European cuisine – “every dish is a success”.

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113 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6QQ

Restaurant details

Highchair
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No dress code
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Portland Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Portland Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Portland restaurant.
A N
I'd consider lunch the value play, with som...
Reviewed 4 months, 16 days ago

"I'd consider lunch the value play, with some very nice dishes for the price but which I don't think I would consider value at dinner where I might award a 3. Complex without being overthought and a solid standard throughout. "

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Nigel F
Had a very good lunch. Food was excellent, ...
Reviewed 9 months, 5 days ago

"Had a very good lunch. Food was excellent, as were the mocktails"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £95.00
Lunch   £59.00
Dinner   £85.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Always available 6

Traditional European menu

Veggies
£10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £47.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £6.00
Service 15.00%
113 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6QQ
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9.30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9.30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9.30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9.30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑9.30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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