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.
The Portrait Bar is a fun place to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne, cocktails, beers and bar snacks.
We look forward to welcoming you.
How to book
Download the Sargent exhibition Special Events Menu.
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
John Singer Sargent Afternoon Tea
12 Feb-25 May
John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was considered the leading portrait painter of his generation and this exhibition is devoted to his portraits of artists, writers, actors and musicians, many of whom were also his friends. We have chosen one of his best-known works Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose as inspiration for our new Afternoon Tea menu.
Served alongside the Portrait Restaurant’s magnificent rooftop views, this elegant treat comes with an exhibition ticket included in the price of £35 for afternoon tea, or £45 for our champagne tea.
The Portrait Restaurant’s fabulous views give a sense of occasion to every visit. Whether it is a romantic table for two, a family gathering, or an office party, we will ensure your meal is suitably celebratory.
Delight friends, family and colleagues by introducing them to your favourite Gallery restaurant and its delightful 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. Order online here.
Just a cuppa?
The Portrait Café, by the Bookshop on Floor -3, is a cosy sky-lit spot for light meals and scrumptious cakes, fine teas and hand-roasted coffees.
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 - £18.50 per person or 3 courses - £22.50 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).