Portland Restaurant

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British
Portland is a restaurant on Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia

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 is international and offers roughly three quarters of our wines by the glass
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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KB
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing; it lived up to and exceeded our expectations. The service was equally amazing and although quite tight in terms of proximity to other tables, this adds to the atmosphere - just a little difficult to negotiate going to the loo with a poorly foot (which was me!)

CR
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in London. Far more worth to spend than Michelin restaurants

v
London
37 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever with Theo Clench at the helm

G
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Game Pithivier made me want to lick the plate. Another thoroughly enjoyable evening.

WN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Portland never disappoints! Exciting, creative flavours and textures- we never know what to expect yet always come away amazed and delighted!

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so amazing, very nice and accommodating.

PW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Sat down and waited 20 mins before even an acknowledgement we were there. No offer of an aperitif. Staff rushing around like headless chickens. No personal service. For the price it’s a disaster

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday with family - the staff went over and above to make the experience so special! The food was also amazing, couldn't fault it. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion!

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Poor wine list need more affordable wines and selection no French sauvignon Blanc or selection of Loire wines

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. Along with welcoming staff with great knowledge of the menu. I am not a wine drinker however our waiter help us choose a wine that was a reasonable price and still great quality for each course. I will be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing. I will be there ASAP

ZN
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Went there to celebrate my best friend's birthday! She went there to find a card addressed to her signed by all the staff and they gave her a birthday dessert which was very sweet and thoughtful! We had two bottles of really good bottles of Beaujolais that went very well with the tasting menu, which is very flexible and provides for pescatarian mixes and there is a completely separate vegetarian menu! Would totally return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
As always a wonderful experience, and a very nice personal touch with a birthday card handwritten and signed by all staff.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with my mum for my birthday and oh my goodness the staff of Portland treated us amazingly. A little treat to take away, a birthday card on the table and superb service throughout. We had the tasting menu, which was a very enjoyable little culinary jaunt. Delightful! Thanks guys.

GA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

thoroughly to be recommended. We had a business lunch, service was fast, and efficient with the food interesting and not too rich.

Q
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed with not only the excellent food, but also the wonderful generous service and attention that was given to my son on his birthday. We have already recommended Portland to many of our friends.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and inventive food, wonderful servers, nice atmosphere! I have been there twice for special occasions and have never been disappointed.

PF
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilled , unpretentious and excellent. Rare combination of really high standards and very relaxed environment. Will be back

RP
London
19 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We liked the lunch set menu. Our waiter was excellent as was our sommelier. If I had one gripe, small as it is, it’s that there isn’t enough time given between courses. I’ve found this at Portland and I wish it wasn’t a 100 yard sprint! After all there aren’t two sittings at lunch.

b
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent restaurant! The food and especially the dessert was very good, original and the presentation was lovely.
Will definitely come back.
Very set back for a michelin restaurant

g
Tulsa
24 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value for a tasting menu that lives up to expectations for a Michelin star. Staff is incredibly attentive, friendly, and passionate about explaining your meal. Quality, wide-ranging wine selection and intimate atmosphere. An overall solid experience with incredible value and top cuisine.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value! Love this place!

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has become my old and new favourite restaurant. The food is seasonal and always incredibly inventive , delicious and special . I love that the vibe is very informal, unstuffy , relaxed but yet the food is worthy of a Michelin star, which they have. On this occasion there were some larger and loud parties, louder than normal. But that wouldn't put me off going. The staff are great , wine list excellent

N
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent creative food and very nice service.
Wine list is pricey but we ended up by find a good one in our price range.
Simple and relax setting with open kitchen. All is in the plate!
Would go again with pleasure.

CR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked last minute, we had an amazing experience, the staff has been super kind, very attentive and nice. The food was excellent too, but it is really the experience that we appreciate the most. We will definitely go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Delicious wines. Snacks, starter and dessert were amazing. My main course of pigeon and suck wasn’t good. Great service

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, the tasting menu was excellent. Perhaps the portion were on the small side but a great evening.

CC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service for a fair price

P
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Having read some excellent reviews - I was rather disappointed with the food. The starter was a rather underwhelming grains risotto . I chose the game and fois gras pithivier for mains feeling rather guilty about the fois gras. The pie itself was ok but in the middle was the whole fois gras apparently barely cooked & sinewy and not at all palatable .. just a horrible reminder of the poor goose’s fate.

RH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, tremendous food and service, would really recommend

N
Oxford
42 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner party with friends - five of us. Wine list now longer and even better. Service outstanding.

MB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Loved the venison with foie gras pithivier was outstanding.

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - can not wait to go again.

It was my birthday and they really went the extra mile

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining! Lovely space, friendly AND professional

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

truly outstanding food and ambience as well as staff. We had the taster menu with wine and each dish was an adventure!

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, delicious food, very good service and ambiance

c
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food with great service. Lunch is a great value for quality of the food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent overall. Wine list is challenging with few options on the reasonable end of the scale.

YH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at Portland to celebrate my anniversary :-)
Stunning taste with beatiful plating!

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Sorry can’t remember what i had but lady who works there was very kind