It is a smart, stylish place to enjoy dishes based on superb seasonal ingredients we source from the country’s most esteemed suppliers, for instance, smoked salmon from West Country sustainability champions Severn & Wye, plus Portland crab, Devon Rose veal, and venison from the Royal Estates. We support local producers when it comes to drinks too, serving Chapel Down English wines from Kent, and beers from London’s Meantime brewery.
Wonderful service, gorgeous food and views after an afternoon of art & what more could you ask for?
It was our first day in London. Our transatlantic overnight flight landed in the morning and I knew we had to stay awake as long as we could if we were to enjoy our week in the city. So I planned a walking tour from our Bloomsbury hotel to the British Museum and on to the National Portrait Gallery ending with a mid afternoon lunch. It was perfect. We were awake, the food was lovely, the chitter chatter from the busy tables kept us going and the view of the buildings around Trafalgar Square from our window table gave us something to talk about. So thank you, one and all, for a perfectly wonderful start to our holiday.
Good pre theatre menu. Good choices and served promptly
Lovely quality tasty food and so well presented .
We had a set menu and 2 course which was reasonably priced .
Lovely views of London .
We had a good evening at the restaurant. We had only been for lunch before but had always found it to be good. The downsides were that it was more noisy than usual and that they didn't seem to have our booking (obviously through Open Table).
Otherwise the food and service were good and our guests enjoyed it too. We would go again.
Had a delightful brunch and the staff could not have been nicer. Will go again.
Always a pleasure to eat at The Portrait Restaurant. Delicious food served in such a wonderful setting. The pre-theatre menu is such good value. One of my favourite places to eat in theatreland.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Smoked mackerel starter was heaven. Good value food with expensive drinks. Can't wait to go again.
The great combination of a glorious view with superb, professional service and very good food. Sadly there wasn't enough time (or room left) to sample the desserts.
My guest was both impressed and delighted, and is determined to come again. As am I!
Very good experience... we were lucky to have a table by the window... in any case all tables look to be in good position to have the view... the food was excellent... service very good and friendly.... we had a very good lunch time.
Friendly service. Wonderful views.
Good advice from staff with regards to the menu
Lovely restaurant to meet a girl friend for a delicious, light bite to eat in a delightful, bright setting. Staff are amazing and there is no pressure to eat a 3 course meal.
Had the pre-theatre menu and there were three choices per course - vegetarian, fish-based and meat-based which I guess is standard fare but we struggled to find a starter that really appealed so we just had a main and dessert. Wine menu wasn't extortionate.
Atmosphere is great even if a little noisy. Service was top class.
Pre-theatre dinner - lovely restaurant with good views and atmosphere. Tasty well presented food and very good and prompt service from some excellent waiting staff. Great value and ideally placed for Theatreland.
Lovely ambience and service. A bit pricey hence a special occasion place. Could do with another vegetarian main choice in the Set Menu.
Wonderful service and atmosphere and views and fabulous food!
Loved every minute..
Great service, superb location, interesting menu, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening!
A view to die for. Friendly and efficient staff. Menu has limited choices but we found a main course pheasant and a pudding poached pears which we very much enjoyed. Would recommend you book in advance.
Enjoyed it as always...love the view, ambiance, relating to staffand food.
Staff always know about the menu and staff are always fiendly and enthusiastic.
Like the menu and the way it changes.
Good wine choice.
Altho it isn’t the Shard you feel on top of the world there!
I always have a meal there when I go up to London from rural Dorset.
It was our first time here and we were impressed. The ambiance is lovely and the service excellent. We had the pre-theatre menu which was both delicious, and good value. The only negative was the lack of toast with the game rillette - just one tiny piece for a slice of rillette. The chocolate/salt caramel dessert was to die for.
Friendly efficient staff, excellent food for Brunch especially, on this occasion, crisp bacon and perfectly poached fresh eggs and good coffee. This is a very relaxing and unpressurized ambience before hitting the galleries and the view is always a bonus.
Good all round from ambience to food to service. Nice relaxed atmosphere and comfortable seating with splendid view
Great view. And great photos Perfect thing to do is have tea air champagne after viewing the national portrait gallery
View was so nice.
Also plate is good
Excellent service and very good food. Portions were surprisingly large for a fancy restaurant.
I did the “Wine and Dine” set menu with wine pairings for each course. Soup was the best I’ve ever had. Vegetarian main course was “braised chicory” - I didn’t know what that was, and still don’t, but it didn’t taste good. It had a weird perfumy aftertaste. The potato rosti it was paired with was as good as the soup though, and helped save it.
I’d give it 5 stars but for the chicory and the high price. For the most part you get what you pay for, but it’s not cheap.
Exvellent service and good set menu for pre theatre dinner.
Christmas post theatre catch up with lovely views over the rooftops of London
Lovely view, pre-theatre menu excellent value for money and service was efficient and professional
Good food and great service with the bonus of a lovely view over London rooftops.
Lovely location with good food and fabulous service.
Excellent service and food but a little overpriced on drinks. Everyone makes you feel special in this restaurant which is quite an art.
Visited Portrait Restaurant this afternoon with my friend and our daughters after a visit to the portrait gallery.
The service from the beginning to the end was brilliant.
We had an afternoon tea and extra ice cream for the girls.
Have to say, that unlike the service and the atmosphere, the food selection, and especially cakes on the afternoon platter could have been better for the price.
Nether us not the girls likes the deserts as much. And at that time unfortunately there was no other alternative available.
On the menu, the description of the sandwiches and cakes is limited. All food is of very grown up flavour and taste- not suitable for ‘normal’ fussy kids.
The tea itself was very nice and the refill was offered.
Whilst I would go back to the place, I would not chose the afternoon tea again unless the selection of deserts is improved.
La gentille attention pour l'anniversaire très touchée
We and our friends have Christmas lunch here every year and we are never disappointed
Food is excellent as is the location
Wine list a little pricey for basic French country wines but never mind that
Date night on a weekend spent in London without kids. Fantastic ambience, great food, amazing views and good service. Nothing to complain about!!!
It's the location that makes this a special place to eat. The view over the rooftops and Trafalgar Square is so lovely. Service was very good too. Food very nice, but to be expected at a restaurant like this. Drinks expensive and made it quite a dear lunch. But worth it for the view and the company!
Courteous efficient service; good food and great nighttime view over London. Close to theatre.