Eat, drink and shop

The Portrait Restaurant

The Portrait Café

The Late Shift Bar The Bookshop The Giftshop

Portrait Restaurant and Bar

Please note the Portrait Restaurant will be closed for refurbishment between Monday 12 January - Wednesday 4 February 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Set 92 feet above ground level, the Ondaatje Wing’s rooftop restaurant features spectacular views over London and a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and (on Thursday, Friday and Saturday) pre-theatre meals or dinner. You’ll find contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients from the UK’s most esteemed suppliers, plus desserts, cakes and pastries designed by world-renowned pastry chef Claire Clark MBE.

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Portrait Café

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.

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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!

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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.

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Gift Shop

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.

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