Portland Restaurant

4.7
712 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Portland is a new restaurant on Great Portland Street.

The kitchen aims to cook very good produce, as simply as possible but with imagination and plenty of care. The menu is driven by what arrives from our suppliers each day.

Our wine list changes every month
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday- Tuesday Closed

Wednesday- Saturday 12.00pm – 2.30pm,

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Sundays: Closed (except for Private Hire,
please email info@portlandrestaurant.co.uk to enquire)
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Phone number
020 7436 3261
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Zach Elliott-Crenn
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Private Party Facilities
Our private room seats parties of anything from 6 to 16 people. We offer the Tasting menu as well as the a la carte menu. Further details to be found on our website.
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Private Party Contact
Portland: 020 7436 3261
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Public Transit
Oxford Circus - 6 minutes walk
Great Portland Street - 5 minutes walk
Warren Street - 10 minutes walk
Goodge Street - 10 minutes walk
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Portland is a great restaurant in the vein of so many in London that focus on simple ingredients and offer a reasonably priced tasting menu.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 712 People Are Saying
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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

if there were options beyond five stars, i would tick the highest one possible. everything from the food to the service/sociability of the staff — the overall experience was delightful. i had just mentioned in passing to one of the staff that it was our anniversary and upon getting our bill, they brought dessert morsels and a beautiful personalised card signed by the entire staff. truly a memorable night.

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LF
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with staff who clearly care about the customers.

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SU
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

grear , it was a best experience of london dinnig for me.

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ST
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Food was lovely and fresh with clean flavours, The Service was very friendly and helpful all served in a relaxing and calm atmosphere.

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasting menu and wine pairing. Helpful yet unobtrusive service.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son took me here for my birthday lunch. He is a chef and highly rated the food which I loved. Great staff, setting and food. We had 3 courses and nibbles all of the highest standard, wine was excellent and the staff were very helpful and informative without being overbearing. Enjoy.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, food was exquisite, staff delightful and a lovely evening. Would definitely come again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Bright fun restaurant and interesting menu. Food good on the whole but too fussy mixing too many
flavours and grouse (part of the reason for going was for the the game) was not cooked properly,
which was disappointing.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went for her 30th birthday. I had popped a note on the OpenTable booking to mention it was her birthday, so when we arrive there was a card waiting for her. The birthday card had been signed by the whole team and was a lovely start to a great evening.

We had the tasting menu, which was varied, delicious and full of inventive presentations of some beautiful core ingredients. I must say the smoked carrot tartar was just stunning.

I really got the impression that the staff all knew the menu and had insight into the wine list and menu.

The ambience and design is definitely a welcome less formal presentation; relaxed elegance. Perfect for a celebration.

To further the birthday celebration, the chocolates had a candle in and at the end of the meal the birthday girl was given a little present to go home with (a recipe and the ingredients for lavender shortbread).

For a tasing menu, I actually think the price was very reasonable. This is not a cheap evening, but so worth choosing for those times when you want to treat yourself or celebrate.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and brilliantly creative food made a perfect celebratory lunch

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The creative and interesting but absolutely delicious Tasting Menu is the focus of this restaurant. You must go here to eat and drink. Staff are knowledgeable and personable but busy as well.

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SN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & friendly service. Our waitress was excellent with her manners and explained about food and wine.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb tasting menu and wine pairing. Excellent friendly but non intrusive service.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mum here for her Birthday last week and we had the greatest time. We were treated so kindly, the staff all signed a birthday card for her and gave her a little gift, it was really touching. The food was INCREDIBLE as was the wine. Can't speak highly enough about the whole experience. Thanks again! Hannah

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food experience. Dishes are very finely prepared and with original selection. The restaurant itself is pretty basic though but the food was good. A little bit over priced for the experience I would say, but worth checking it out!

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KG
E. Tennessee
194 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've dined here several times on visits to London and each time it has been wonderful. Each time, we've done the tasting menu and let the restaurant pair the wines for us, which has worked out great. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the food is excellent, wine pairings are well considered, and in general it's a great place for a meal. Be aware that it can get busy some nights, so reservations are highly recommended. We would highly recommend Portland.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always - classic like Longhorn Beef and crispy chicken skins are always great. Always something knew too......

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and incredible food with single ingredients and techniques

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DS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, fantastic service and lovely atmosphere. Massive bonus that it’s neither stuffy or pretentious.

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellentl from start to finish on every level , will go again ( & again )

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great. The best service. Wonderful food

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g
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. Wonderful seasonal combinations. Great textures and perfect seasoning. Beautiful presentation. Good value for money. Good service.

Make sure you order some snacks- we had the fried chicken skin and a wonderful black steamed squid bun which were both delectable, melt in the mouth delicious.

Will be back.

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JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here. Great tasting menu and good wine. Very exciting food.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Overpriced. Food was good but most of it was veggies (which were of good quality but just veggies, in the end...not really surprising) and portions ridiculously tiny. I have spent 200£ in other London restaurants but eating oysters, tuna, steak tartar...not carrots, beetroots and cucumber. Service was average, not rude but not super friendly either; we ordered a couple of drinks before the tasting menu and they served the menu while we were having the cocktails. Seemed they were in a hurry all the time. We needed to ask for a wine cooler. The wine list was decent but service didn’t provide any comment or recommendation, whice one would expect in such a restaurant. Disappointing.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch deal is the best value Michelin Star meal in London. Flawless food, presentation and service. Delicious wine. thoughtful little birthday card and desert where a nice touch

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter's birthday

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C
London
31 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our fourth (?) visit, and another really enjoyable evening. We brought two friends- new to Portland- and they were most impressed.

The cooking is not fussy, but there are innovative things that give the taste buds tantalising flavours and varying textures.

Every dish was enjoyed and the French sparkling wine was pleasingly different and inexpensive. Perhaps the NZ Pinot disappointed marginally considering its price.

But not worth cavilling about this.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening and thank you to Portland.

Christopher and Hilary

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was incredible - such a variety of different tastes and textures, and just the right amount.
Service was outstanding.

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great attention to detail, delicious food, and exceptional service

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NS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

first time at Portland but it won't be the last. Really enjoyed our lunch. Excellent food, friendly, efficient service but not at all stuffy. Straciatella (how do you spell that?) starter was sensational. Lamb delicious. Nicely curated wine list at probably not the cheapest but still reasonable prices with a separate fancy wine list, which is a nice idea. We enjoyed a well-chosen cotes du rhone, well described on the list. My only regret was getting glasses of English sparkling wine, which I thought was expensive for what it was, but I guess that is a matter of personal taste.
Altogether, thoroughly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu. Excellent value in a cosy setting. Went their for a birthday dinner and the staff went above and beyond (card, candle on dessert, DIY shortbread to takeaway). Highly recommended

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a relaxed environment. I don't think we had a weak dish or issue at all. Thoroughly recommended.

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PL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. I would expect to pay a lot more for this standard of cooking. Amazing flavours, nice little touches of additional bites and treats. Would recommend.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, the bread was notably good. Interesting wine list though relatively expnsive wines. Food well prepared and service was nice! Just a good quality restaurant with some interesting choices.

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SJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is a must - absolutely wonderful dinner.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Very vegan friendly. Great wine pairing.

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A
London
60 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant. Special mention for Patrick who was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine selection.

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JT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with attentive service. Enjoy being able to see the kitchen in action. Enjoyable Greek wine

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l
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

lovely dinner for two. Food very good and good wine list

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