The National Portrait Gallery's roof-top restaurant boasts spectacular views over London, and has established itself as one of the capital's most sought after dining areas, set 92 feet above ground level on the third floor of the Gallery's Ondaatje Wing.
Diners can enjoy an unparalleled vista of Nelson in Trafalgar Square and across Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. Operated by the renowned catering firm, Searcy's, Portrait Restaurant offers some of the finest modern British food daily for lunch and three evenings a week – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Please see information at the below regarding Saturday nights.
The head chef is Swedish-born Katarina Todosijevic. Katarina has worked for several prestigious Searcys outlets, starting at Waterstones Piccadilly, she opened 1802, the bar & dining rooms at the Docklands Museum in 2003 & joined us at Portrait Restaurant in October 2005. Her previous experience was with the Conran Group
The 80-seat restaurant and adjacent 25-seat bar area are open throughout the day. The Dixon Jones partnership, the architects for the new wing, created an interior in the restaurant and bar to make maximum use of the restaurant's spectacular panoramic views.
An a la carte menu with British dishes.
To reserve your table please Book online. Or call 020 7312 2490.
If you wish to have just tea or coffee we would recommend you visit the Portrait Café, which is located by the bookshop on the lower ground floor.
The Portrait Restaurant
Portrait Restaurant opening hours
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:00 (last orders for the kitchen 11:30)
Lunch: Monday-Sunday, 11:45-14:45 (last orders for the kitchen 15:00)
Afternoon Tea: Monday-Sunday, 15:30-16:45 (last orders for the kitchen 17:00)
Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 17:30 - 20:15 (last food orders for the kitchen 20:30)
Pre Theatre: Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, 17:30-18:30 (last orders for the kitchen 18:45) 2 courses - £17.50 per person or 3 courses - £20.50 per person (excluding service charge & beverages)
Dinner on Saturdays
Please be advised that reservations for Saturday evenings can only be made 6 weeks in advance. Entrance to The Portrait Restaurant on a Saturday evening from 18:00 would be via Orange Street (see map).
Visit the stylish bar for a selection of fine wines, cocktails, beers, soft drinks & bar snacks.
The Portrait Bar