Eat, drink and shop
Breathtaking by day and dramatic by night, the Portrait Restaurant’s celebrated view stretches from Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square down Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. It’s a sensational accompaniment to any meal – breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Join us on Level 3 of the Gallery to enjoy a modern menu featuring seasonally evolving fresh produce from esteemed suppliers such as Cotswold Legbar eggs, Berkshire pork, Hereford beef and Dorset crab. We applaud culinary craftsmanship and proudly bake our own bread as well as capture the best of each season in delicious pickles and preserves.
A stylish, sky-lit getaway from the city bustle, the Portrait Café serves quality sandwiches, salads, stews and soup as well as an enticing selection of hand-crafted cakes and pastries. Our barista-made coffee comes from Union Roasters, one of London’s premier artisan suppliers.
The Portrait café will be closed from Monday 22 – Friday 26 June. The café will be reopening from lunch on Saturday 27 June with double the seating capacity.
The Late Shift Bar
Every Thursday and Friday from 18.00 – 21.00 you can enjoy a beer, glass of prosecco, wine or a gin and tonic at the Late Shift Bar - located in Room 32 on Floor 1 during the Bailey’s Stardust exhibition. Alternatively, relax with a drink in the Bookshop Bar on Floor -3. You can also enjoy music from our resident DJ Eddie Otchere and guest DJs every Thursday in Room 32 during Bailey’s Stardust. The perfect place to people-watch!
Specialising in books on British history, biography, art, photography and costume the shop also stocks a comprehensive range for children. The Bookshop offers the full range of National Portrait Gallery publications and offers an attractive location in which to browse. DVDs, CDS, posters, and magazines are on sale too and a mail order and book ordering service are also available.
Access to our brand new Bookshop in the Main Hall is via the lift situated in the Lerner galleries on Floor 0.
The Gift Shop is located next to the main entrance, on the Gallery’s Ground Floor. The Gift Shop stocks a range of branded and unique products, prints and books inspired by the Gallery’s Collection, exhibitions and displays. Browse our selection of jewellery, stationery, postcards, exhibition catalogues and seasonal products. Using the Portrait Printer you can choose from over 100,000 Collection images and have them printed on paper or canvas to take away or order a framed print for home delivery.