Portrait Restaurant and Bar

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 the cuisine of Matthew Harris, who built an outstanding reputation over several years at Bibendum. Expect generous, carefully considered dishes based on British and European traditions, using first-rate produce regardless of whether you join us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

How to book

Terms and Conditions

To reserve your table please book below or call 020 7312 2490. The Portrait Restaurant and Gallery spaces are all available for exclusive hire. To find out more click here.

Sample Menus

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Exhibition Ticket Packages

Make the most of your visit to the Gallery’s spring exhibitions and combine a ticket to Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun or Howard Hodgkin with breakfast or lunch in the Portrait Restaurant. To book both your table and exhibition ticket, contact the Portrait Restaurant directly on 020 7312 2490 or email reservations@portraitrestaurants.com.

New Supper Club at the Portrait Restaurant

Like good food, good drink and good company? Join us Saturday April 29 for an intimate supper club with chef-director Matthew Harris, who will take us on a culinary journey to his beloved south-western France.

The son of an importer of fine French digestives, Matthew will be cooking with favourite ingredients from the region

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Our five-course menu, including aperitifs, wines and coffee, are £80 per person but as a Gallery Member, you can claim your 10% Membership discount on booking.

Tickets for this exclusive culinary event are available by calling 020 7312 2490 or emailing events@portraitrestaurants.com

Afternoon Tea

Looking for a special afternoon tea venue? At Portrait Restaurant, where afternoon tea is served daily, you can relax and enjoy an unparalleled view including Nelson in Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, a cheering situation whatever the weather.

Our set tea features a generous range of savouries, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, and seasonally changing fancies crafted by our pastry chefs. The current menu includes Chocolate pot, salted caramel, Upside down rhubarb cake, Lemon meringue pie and Canelé, griottine, vanilla whipped cream. An excellent choice of tipples is available for those in a festive mood.

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Restaurant Vouchers

Delight friends, family and colleagues by introducing them to your favourite Gallery restaurant and its superb rooftop views. A Portrait Restaurant gift voucher makes a delectable present, company incentive or raffle prize. Choose a champagne afternoon tea for two, or a general restaurant voucher for your preferred denomination.

Just a cuppa?

The Portrait Café, is on Floor -3, is a cosy sky-lit spot for light meals and scrumptious cakes, fine teas and hand-roasted coffees.Coming to see Picasso Portraits? Treat yourself to our sugar-crusted blueberry éclair, perfect with an espresso or cup of tea before heading home.

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Portrait Restaurant opening hours

Breakfast: Monday-Sunday, 10:00-11:00
Lunch: Monday-Sunday, 11:45-15:00
Afternoon Tea: Monday-Sunday, 15:30-16:30
Pre Theatre: Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, 17:30-18:30 2 courses - £19.50 per person or 3 courses - £23.50 per person
Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 18:30 - 20:00 (last order 20.30 and building closure time 22.30)

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 after 18:00 would be via Orange Street (see map).

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