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
The Borthwick Room
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 and to view current menus, 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.
New Year’s Eve at The Portrait Restaurant
Experience the extraordinary this New Year’s Eve and join us for a special dining menu accompanied by panoramic views of the London fireworks. For those looking to kick off the celebrations a little earlier, lunch and early dining offers are also available. Visit The Portrait Restaurant's website to book.
Floor 4, The Borthwick Room
After 18.00, the Restaurant is accessible via a dedicated entrance on Orange Street.
Sunday to Tuesday
Lunch: 12.00 - 17.30 (last sitting 15.30)
Wednesday to Saturday
Lunch: 12.00 - 17.00 (last sitting 14.30)
Dinner: 17.00 - 22.30 (last sitting 20.15)
Audrey Green: Café
Street level, The Weston Wing
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.
Location: Floor 0
Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 17.30
Friday 08.00 - 19.00
Saturday 09.00 - 19.00
Sunday 09.00 - 17.30
Larry’s: Dining and Bar
Floor -3, The Weston Wing
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.
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. 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.
New Year’s Eve at Larry’s
Head to Larry’s for the ultimate bash in the vaults of the Gallery! Enjoy Champagne Piaff on arrival and at midnight, live jazz from Kitty La Roar & Nick Shankland and dancing til late with a choice of classic cocktails and lavish bar snacks.
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
Monday to Friday 07.30 - 17.30
Saturday 09.30 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
Opening hours are subject to change.