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Summary

“Great vistas over centuries-old London rooftops to Parliament” lend a frisson to a visit to this top-floor dining room, which remains a highly popular West End destination. Even if the “pleasant”, “unadventurous” food is arguably “nothing to write home about” the “other elements make up for it”. Top Tip: good afternoon tea (“it looks as if Nelson could step off his pedestal and join you – who could blame him with all the goodies on offer…”)

£67
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Views over the rooftops lend a very spacy and special ambience” to this top-floor dining room above the gallery and “justify the trip alone”. “You pay a premium” for “mainstream” cooking, but it’s “not bad” and “great for guests from out of town”.

£67
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“A new arrival is faced head-on with an amazing panorama of Nelson, Big Ben, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square”, at this roof-top dining room, above the gallery. “The food is seasonal, British, tasty, and a bit unimaginative”, but – even if “prices reflect the unique surroundings” – generally “better than you might expect”.

£65
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Stunning views towards Nelson and Parliament” are the exceptional talking points of this top-floor dining room, by Trafalgar Square; fans say the cooking is “amazingly good for a gallery” too, but to harsher critics that translates as “reliable but unexciting” (maybe go for an “impressive brunch”).

£58
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Highchair, Portions, Entertainments
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The Portrait, National Portrait Gallery Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Portrait, National Portrait Gallery Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Portrait, National Portrait Gallery restaurant.
Michael W
We often eat here before the opera at the C...
Reviewed 2 months, 10 days ago

"We often eat here before the opera at the Coliseum. Good food, friendly service and wonderful views."

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Derek B
We had the pre theatre menu which had adequ...
Reviewed 6 months, 23 days ago

"We had the pre theatre menu which had adequate choice and was good value for money"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £29.50 £33.00
Dinner £45.00 £59.00
Pretheatre £22.00 £25.00
SundayLunch   £33.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £25.00 £3.75 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.80
Extras  
Service 12.50%
St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
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Opening hours
Monday10 am-3 pm
Tuesday10 am-3 pm
Wednesday10 am-3 pm
Thursday10 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm
Friday10 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm
Saturday10 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm
Sunday10 am-3 pm

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