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
Picasso Portraits Exhibition Specials
Celebrate your visit to Picasso Portraits with a meal or drink at Level 3 Portrait Restaurant and Bar. Taking inspiration from the great artist’s life and career we’ve devised a delectable range of specials. At lunch or dinner, indulge in the rich flavours of bouillabaisse. A speciality of the South of France, where Picasso spent much of his life, it comes with saffron-laden rouille and toast and is the perfect antidote to cold weather. From the bar we have enticing drinks including the Olga, an absinthe martini including vodka, lime juice and lemonade, and the Paloma, a classy aperitif made with Campari, Italian vermouth and prosecco.
Our new Fernande bellini is inspired by Picasso’s Rose Period and exclusive to afternoon tea service, when we’ll also be featuring a scrumptious rose and orange macaron topped with creamy orange mousse and, denoting the Blue Period, a sugar-crusted blueberry éclair.
The geometric shapes of the Cubist period are referenced in our canapé menu for events, group bookings and private parties. Enjoy cubes of beef, chip and béarnaise, Provencale vegetable frittata with salsa verde, fig wedges with goat cheese and truffle honey, and smoked eel toasts with crispy bacon. Speak to our team about devising a party drinks and canapé package to suit your needs.
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 our special éclairs and macarons created for Picasso Portraits, plus familiar favourites including opéra gateau and blackcurrant jelly with vanilla cream and honey madeleines. An excellent choice of tipples is available for those in a festive mood.
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.
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).
Terms and Conditions
For the month of December all Saturday evenings are now available to book.