The Gallery’s rooftop restaurant has one of the most enviable views in London. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner alongside an unparalleled view of Nelson in Trafalgar Square and across Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.
It is a smart, stylish place to enjoy dishes based on superb seasonal ingredients we source from the country’s most esteemed suppliers, for instance, smoked salmon from West Country sustainability champions Severn & Wye, plus Portland crab, Devon Rose veal, and venison from the Royal Estates. We support local producers when it comes to drinks too, serving Chapel Down English wines from Kent, and beers from London’s Meantime brewery.
Those with a sweet tooth will not want to miss our new afternoon tea or dessert range, both of which have been designed by world-renowned pastry chef Claire Clark MBE. This season she has put a contemporary spin on nostalgic recipes and much-loved flavour combinations, creating treats that are sure to delight with every bite.
The Portrait Bar is a destination in its own right – a fun place to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne, cocktails, beers and bar snacks and still take in that fabulous view. Whatever your reason for visiting us, we look forward to welcoming you on Floor 3 of the National Portrait Gallery.
How to book
To reserve your table please book below or call 020 7312 2490.
Spring Flavours in the Portrait Restaurant from March
Join us in the Portrait Restaurant to savour dishes that capture the vitality of spring. Delicious English asparagus is coming into season and we have plenty of tasty ways to serve it. Early radishes, tender loose-leafed cabbages, bright green spinach, leeks and purple sprouting broccoli will also feature on our new seasonal menu. Got a sweet tooth? Look out for our sensational new rhubarb desserts and teatime treats designed by Claire Clark MBE.
New afternoon tea menu
A creamy mocha éclair and refreshing fruit tart have joined the ever-popular chocolate and coconut 'bounty' cake on the new afternoon tea menu. Preceded by savoury sandwiches and warm scones with jam and clotted cream, these pastries designed by world-renowned pastry chef Claire Clark MBE finish this elegant British occasion in style. 'Afternoon tea is experiencing a real revival,' says Claire, who is known for her creative modern style of patisserie. Add a glass or two of champagne, or one of our tea cocktails, and you are sure to enjoy a memorable afternoon looking out over the Restaurant's sensational views of London.
Book your table below or telephone 020 7312 2490.
Our Portrait Restaurant vouchers make wonderful gifts email for details.
If you wish to have just tea or coffee we would recommend you visit the Portrait Café, which is located by the Bookshop on Floor -3.
Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:00 (last orders for the kitchen 11:30)
Dinner on Saturdays