Harden's survey result
“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…”)
“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”.
“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”.
“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”).
The Portrait, National Portrait Gallery Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We often eat here before the opera at the Coliseum. Good food, friendly service and wonderful views."
"We had the pre theatre menu which had adequate choice and was good value for money"
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||10 am-3 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am-3 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am-3 pm|
|Thursday||10 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm|
|Friday||10 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm|
|Saturday||10 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm|
|Sunday||10 am-3 pm|