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Portland Restaurant

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977 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
We try to offer the best contemporary example of fine dining in London – this doesn’t mean cloches and tablecloths (we don’t own a single one of either!) but 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.

Wine has always been central to what we do and more so now than ever 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 welcoming you at Portland soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 977 People Are Saying
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EOB9
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb. Squid ink tagliatelle, Cornish fish and the chocolate dessert all jaw dropping.

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Nich
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very enjoyable and exceptionally good value 3 course lunch menu.

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GerolamoC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good value for outstanding food. Great wine selection. A nice experience.

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BabetteLondon
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their first night and our first night out. It was wonderful! Superb in every way and service so friendly and delightful.

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ChrisS
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing well presented food and friendly attentive service
Very special

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TomR
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great restaurant.
Perfect food and atmosphere.

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vipKaren
London
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was fantastic. The different flavours, presentation and service were all magnificent.

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vipFuDog
London
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st day of reopening after lockdown, and it was as though they had never closed, if anything it was better than before!

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SebF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Inventive take on classic flavours, impeccably presented in a relaxed atmosphere. Amazing value for a Michelin restaurant. Try the carrot financier 😋

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Hayesvalley
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. Best meal we had in London. Appreciated the diversity of the menu and the high quality ingredients. Inventive, but not weird. Just delicious. Excellent service and location.

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LouiseC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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DavidS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portland remains one of the most underrated places to eat in London - menu is always interesting, service is nicely understated and the execution is excellent.

It's an expensive meal, but for special occasions never fails to deliver a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken parfait and cured gurnard are exquisite, the play of flavours was bold and interesting. The service itself was very chilled and relax, they really give the homey vibe.

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JustineS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for lunch and was amazed at the fantastic value for money you get there (£35 for 3 courses). The food was simply incredible, the wine delicious (very hard to pick given the length of the wine list!) and the service was attentive and friendly. What I really liked and differs from many Michelin starred restaurants was the relaxed atmosphere there. It proves you can have both a remarkable and unpretentious service! I will be back to try the tasting menu :-) Thanks again!

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vipLondondiner
London
51 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and friendly service just ridiculously sized portions would go elsewhere at this price level.

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ClaireG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in low key surroundings.
One of our favourites

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ABrindleyD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding -the most exquisite flavours and utterly delicious dishes.

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DomM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really interesting beautiful food, flawless friendly service. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great discovery

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SebF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxed atmosphere considering the really sophisticated and well balanced tasting menu. Definitely a memorable experience ! Best lamb I’ve ever had and really intriguing amuse bouche starters.

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DolfK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and friendly discreet service. The dining room is quite austere (but stylish) and the tables are not far apart. I could imagine that it could get noisy although out was not when we were there.

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, this was a great lunch.

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Marcyboy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had heard some time ago the Portland was something special & on a few occasions had walked in, with some hope of getting a table - always been unlucky & had on those occasions walked around the corner to their sister restaurant The Clipstone. There we have always had the most excellent of meals - with sparking service and always at a price point that was commensurate to such enjoyable time.
Sadly - most disappointingly - Portland was none of these.

We arrived @ the time we had booked, & were unattended to for more time than was appropriate. I was obliged to ask the very smiley waitress if she was none too busy to take our coats - whilst we stood and waited to be shown our table that was not ready.
We were duly sat. Then §ignored. No waiting staff, no menu, no water, nothing to really acknowledge we were in fact visible.
Eventually I was able to gain someone's attention and three menus were unceremoniously 'plokned' on our table. No careful explanation of the dishes - no recommendations, no enthusiastic suggestions, just three pieces of paper.
More time passed still we were feeling invisible. I was able to attract the attention of the coat collecting waitress & asked her if it was possible to now order - she smiled and said 'yes of course' & then walked away.

Finally a waiter appeared - he did not think it necessary to introduce himself, nor to advise on the menu, nor wine parings. We ordered and finally we were underway.

In the interval between ordering and the water & wine being organised, one might had thought the wait was to let the grapes fully ferment. It was apparent as to how noisy the place was. The ambient noise was such that it was not possible to speak in soft tones to my dining partner and the row clatter of pans, dishes and the overall hubub from the open kitchen and we were sat almost as far away as it was possible to sit was more than a little intrusive.
A unmemorable meal. Slow service. Tolerable food.-Poor value & will not return

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roog
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great service, delicious amuse bouche & well executed dishes.

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RosaCastrovilli96
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and also really nice food! I’m so happy for the service and I will come back!

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kevinp
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Staff is extremely friendly, food is amazing, we had vegetarian tasting menu, it did not disappoint

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OpenTable Diner
Osaka
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dishes were very tasty!
The day was my birthday.
We had a marvelous time.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and great wine selection to go with it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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manuelag
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and amazing wine in cosy and not pretentious atmosphere.

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Andy
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic - very friendly and attentive front of house. Wonderful food.

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DocJones
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portland is fast becoming one of my favourite London restaurants. A short but really well curated menu provides enough choice and it is obvious that a huge amount of care goes into the construction of each dish. Add to that the really friendly and attentive service and it really does stand out. I've entertained a number of clients there and all have been impressed.

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Linds
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable experience, food was amazing.

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JKCGLI
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cosy place with unique and excellent food. Service is slightly slow but we have no issue. Will go again and highly recommended. Good value for money. A wee gastronomic gem!

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Nonickname
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One waitress standing at the door wasn’t too friendly almost giving me a dirty look as I walked in. Other than that everyone was extremely friendly and really looked after us especially our waiter who went out of his way to get me a small glass of orange wine. Food was amazing...and impressive seeing how well those in the kitchen worker well together in such a small space.

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ClaireR
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , nice variety and great team
Will come back

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vipSzilvia
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us had dinner there, we all have food intolerance / preference (two dairy intolerant and 2 pescaterians) that usually causes major chaos in many places so we informed the restaurant in advance . They have created a very fuss free (no added dairy replacement nasties or mix ups between dishes) and extremely enjoyable set tasting menu for us. Service was excellent, attentive and precise but not pushy. It was an amazing evening and a thoroughly delicious meal. Can highly recommend to anybody who enjoys honest cooking paired with exceptional culinary skills in a fuss free environment. Well done for all the team!

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vipFCury
London
44 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic new addition to the restaurant scene in London. Amazing food and great service. Scallops were sublime. Pork with pumpkin, rhubarb tart with ginger ice cream. Great.

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vipHungryrabbit
London
461 reviews