Portland Restaurant

4.8
1053 reviews
£41 and over
British
Portland opened in 2015 and received a Michelin star the same year - which we have retained to this day. We try to offer the best contemporary example of fine dining in London – the finest produce we can find cooked with precision and a high level of technique led by our head chef Theo Clench and his team.

We offer a la carte and also a Tasting Menu at lunch and dinner.

Wine is as important as food and service at Portland. Our main wine list aims to offer brilliant value on interesting, different wines which we hope you seldom see on restaurant wine lists. Our Single Bottle List contains around 100 bins of some of the world’s finest wines and also more accessible offerings from our favourite producers.

Apart from the main restaurant, we hope that our private room and its offer of secluded and separate dining is just the thing you might be looking for as we take our steps back into eating and drinking with the people we love…We are looking forward to we

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1053 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect balance of relaxed informal atmosphere and amazing fine dining food - will definitely be returning!

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Mac3
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, as always, great combinations, top quality and always some surprises.
It’s treat territory and worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Virtually thrown out at end of meal after 2hrs which was dictated completely at the restaurants pace. Handed jackets whilst still finishing meal. Very poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Memorable meal which was wonderfully prepared and presented. Some great wines from the standard list and amazing service from Gabor and his team.

JB
JudiB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All round good but food wonderful. They took a while to notice us standing at the door but apart from that the service was great. Hope they feed the staff properly.

PW
PaulW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep going back because it never disappoints !!

RS
RichardS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food and service, a great escape from Covid restrictions!

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vipEdward
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an outstanding place to dine from the moment you arrive to the moment that you leave you will be impressed with everything that you experience.

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SebF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Greta food in a relaxed setting, with very friendly staff. The sourdough was amazing and even if you’re not usually a big fan of roe and cockles, like me, the squid ink linguini was a true revelation !

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victorias
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful restaurant for a celebration evening!

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Sarah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately we were not impressed with the food. We had the taster menu and really enjoyed the venison and dessert but the rest wasn't very impactful. We felt most of the dishes lacked robust flavours which was a shame. We like the wow factor when we do these dinners. Overall we were disappointed with the food but the service was great!

JP
JonathanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had pretty high expectations after reading other reviews, and they were surpassed. Amazing food, fantastic service, great wine and excellent value

BL
BabetteLondon
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Portland is wonderful. We had a stunning, memorable meal there- again- with a delicious main course of venison- to die for- and everything superb, including the bread, which we can't stop eating. Bravo, the Portland. Our favourite in London.

SH
vipSueH
London
38 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, good and friendly service, covid safe.

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Rhiannon
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just superb - perfect meal before 2nd lockdown. Food was exceptional and service attentive but not overbearing

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vipNono28
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent creative restaurant. Well done! Hope to come back soon!

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vipjoy2dine
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Such a shame
Restaurant was too busy , too many people waiting for tables.Staff keen to move diners along to get the next seating . Have dined there before under restrictions and it was calm and excellent .Very secure and relaxing . Not this time .Love the food but not sure we will go again in this climate.

CV
ClaudiaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meals, superb service, casual and friendly atmosphere..... well deserved Michelin star !!

GL
GillianL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional value & quality benefitting from the early bird special offered up to October 31st. Waiters & sommeliers both excellent. Great choice of wines for the wine pairing accompanying the tasting menu. We will definitely return.

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vipXxxxx
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service were all first class. Delicious fresh flavours. A confident chef / kitchen.

HG
vipHGHF
London
186 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the tasting menu, which was great. Enjoyed the open kitchen too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Son’s birthday

SM
SaagarMehra
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Portland was excellent as was the service throughout!
From the friendly front of house to the head chef all the staff were warm and welcoming helping set a more casual dinning atmosphere despite the fine dining menu
You will not be disappointed with any of the dishes on the menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful food and wine pairings

DC
DavidC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and good value
The service from all of the staff was exceptional- very unstuffy but still very professional

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vipSlumber
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Covid, staff are all wearing masks and very careful so it was great. Food was amazing and if you can dine early you get a discount as well

JV
JessicaV
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service as always! Can't recommend enough!!

SC
ScottC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a relaxed environment. Every bit of food was outstanding!

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vipAdele
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive fine food....always a great dining experience!

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is outstanding, the food, service, ambience. It was my fifth visit and so I can vouch for their consistency too!

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vipGordon
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything executed to a very standard. A set lunch here is outstanding value in these straitened times. Great wine list, with prices to suit every wallet, and great options by the glass. Have the pain perdu dessert. To die for.

LG
LaurenG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, with lots of little extra special touches. It was my friend’s birthday and they went above and beyond to make it special - so so nice!

SC
StephenC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabor and Rob looked after us very well, the service is both excellent and welcoming.

I came with the intention of trying something different, but as always I fell for the Roast Duck.

Can't recommend Portland enough!

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vipRestautantlover
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brilliant, as ever.
When will the pithiviers return?

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twinkle
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and lovely setting

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roym
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THis had been on my list for years, probably since it opened. Delighted to see some incredible standards and really great service. Highly recommend!

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vipverodinnone
London
43 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is top notch coupled with great wine and service. Theo Clench is a real talent.

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Nosebag
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relaxed and professional service. Made to feel welcome, like we were old friends. Excellent food, cooked to a high standard. Great recommendations for wine by glass with our food.

CJ
ChrisJ
South Wales
1 review