Eat and drink

From coffees, cakes and brunches, to cocktails and fine dining with panoramic views, the Gallery has a range of different hospitality offers

The Portrait Restaurant by Richard Corrigan

Floor 4 | Table service | Booking recommended.

Audrey Green – Café

Floor 0 (street level) | Counter service | No booking required.

Larry’s – Dining and Bar

Floor -3 | Table service | Booking recommended.

The Portrait Pavilion – Café and shop

Gallery forecourt, Charing Cross Road | Take-away only.

The Portrait Restaurant by Richard Corrigan

The Borthwick Room

Images of the Portrait Restaurant in the day and at night and an image of plates of food on a table

Table service. Booking recommended.

The Portrait Restaurant is a contemporary British dining destination with renowned chef Richard Corrigan at the helm. Situated on the fourth floor of the National Portrait Gallery, The Portrait offers an all-day menu that highlights the finest flavours of the British Isles while providing diners with spectacular views out across Trafalgar Square and beyond.

At the heart of The Portrait Restaurant is Chef Corrigan's comfortingly unpretentious approach to food: Source the best, treat it with respect, and the flavour will follow. Whether you're taking a break during your gallery visit or seeking a memorable dining experience in its own right, the à la carte menus showcase a fusion of classic dishes from Corrigan's storied career and innovative modern creations. The restaurant also offers an enticing wine selection featuring timeless favourites and exciting new cellar discoveries.

For those searching for a quicker dining option, a set lunch and pre-theatre menu are available, starting at just £34 for two courses or £39 for three courses.

The bar serves classic cocktails and bold aperitifs, including the new signature ‘Salt & Vinegar Martini’ and a delectable snack menu.

Designed by the luxury hospitality design studio Brady Williams, the restaurant features an open kitchen, expansive glass window and spacious dining room offering all diners breathtaking vistas from every seat. It also incorporates sculpture and hand embroidered wall coverings by de Gournay.

The Portrait Restaurant is available for group dining and event bookings. To find out more information, please visit The Portrait Restaurant website.

Gift vouchers for The Portrait Restaurant are available on the restaurant's website.

The Corrigan Collection are delighted to once again work alongside one of Britain’s longest-running luxury hospitality group Searcys at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Floor 4, The Borthwick Room
After 18.00, the Restaurant is accessible via a dedicated entrance on Orange Street.

Opening times

Sunday to Tuesday
Lunch: 12.00 - 17.30 (last sitting 15.30)

Wednesday to Friday
Lunch: 12.00 - 17.00 (last sitting 15.30)
Dinner: 17.00 - 22.30 (last sitting 20.15)

All-day dining: 12.00 - 22.30 (last sitting 20.15)


+44 (0)20 3872 7610
[email protected]
The Portrait Restaurant website


The Good Food Guide 2024
Highly accomplished southern European (food) with a bit of bare Irish genius.
The Times, Giles Coren
An absolutely cracking new restaurant up on the top floor. Some top-quality materials, highest-level craft skills and inspired creativity.
The Financial Times, Tim Hayward
The National Portrait Gallery's in-house fine dining spot offers views for days and seriously great cooking from an Irish masterchef.
Time Out

Audrey Green: Café 

Street level, The Weston Wing

Cafe counter and chairs and tables; there are photos on the walls

Counter service: no booking required.

Audrey Green is the Gallery’s café and is easily accessible from the main ticket hall and has its own street-level entrance from St Martin’s Place. The café is counter service and offers a range of fresh juices and drinks, including Audrey’s speciality coffee, as well as delicious cakes, salads, sandwiches.

Photography and sculpture throughout Audrey Green celebrates the West End, featuring stars from London’s performing arts scene, including theatre, film, music and dance.

Café menu (PDF)

Location: Floor 0

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 17.30
Friday 08.00 - 19.00
Saturday 09.00 - 19.00
Sunday 09.00 - 17.30

Photo of tables and seats along a set of large windows
A lamington and a coffee

Larry’s: Dining and Bar

Floor -3, The Weston Wing

The interior of the bar with gold and red features

Table service. Booking recommended.

Occupying the newly restored vaults of the Gallery, Larry’s opens from 10.30 when the Gallery opens and features brunch all day and a light lunch menu and cream teas. Surrounded by works from the Collection, Larry’s celebrates Soho and theatre land.

In the evenings, there is a twist on classic cocktails inspired and named by famous sitters from the collection, using some of London’s best small spirit producers, including Highclere Castle gin and Gattertop vodka as well as bitters, shrubs and infusions made in house. These are accompanied by bar snacks and small plates with a focus on local London sourcing, including truffled Brie de Meaux, Charcuterie, Scotch eggs and lobster rolls.

Live Jazz, Wednesday to Saturday, from 20.00 until late.

Location: Floor -3
After 18.00 Larry’s is accessible from the street via St Martin’s Place.

Opening times:

Sunday to Monday 10.30 - 17.30
Tuesday to Thursday 10.30 - 23.00
Friday and Saturday 10.30 - midnight

Book a table

Use the calendar below to book a table for Larry’s or open it in a new window. Please indicate if you have any accessibility needs on booking so we can ensure there is a member of security staff available to provide any assistance.

A platter of cheese, olives and breads
Chairs and tables next to a pale pink wall

The Portrait Pavilion: Café and shop 

11a Charing Cross Road
Take away only

Positioned opposite the Gallery’s new main entrance, The Portrait Pavilion is a new pop-up space occupying a disused theatre ticket kiosk. Offering speciality coffee and pastries, cakes and sandwiches, Audrey Green will bring their outstanding offer to gallery visitors and passers-by alike. There will also be a pop-up shopping area featuring seasonal goods and gifts.

Location: Gallery forecourt

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 08.00 – 17.30
Saturday 09.30 – 17.30
Sunday 10.00 – 17.30

Opening hours are subject to change.

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