Portland Restaurant

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£41 and over
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British
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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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DT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service - we had a very good time and will definitely come back.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience as always. Food, wine, service, ambience - all spot on. Would go again and again to check out the ever-changing seasonal menus. Big love for this restaurant!!

JM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute steal for £35 for three courses at lunch. The food was brilliantly cooked. When the dessert came out, although it looked pretty, I didn't think it would taste anything special. How wrong was I.
Others bits I liked- offer still or fizzy water at no extra cost (how often do restaurants try and get you to buy bottled water) and the coffee was normal price - again unusual.
Would we go back? - we will go back.

d
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Main Dishes, a bit disapointed with the desserts though. A superb restaurant overall. However, a bit overpricy.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Portland for my friends 40th. The food was exceptional and the service complemented it with the same standard.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Starters were ok but not special.

Main courses tasted almost like airline food. Over cooked fish, watery mushrooms in a vegetarian dish.

Priced as a Michelin star restaurant with very mediocre food.

Not a good experience.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing from all points of view
Staff cute and nice

R
Surrey
26 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very friendly welcome and the lovely smells coming from the open kitchen are what greets you one you walk into Portland. And it just gets better. The service is relaxed but attentive and the food exceeds the expectations that the descriptions on the menu and the smells that greeted you set when you arrived.

You won't be disappointed. An interesting wine list, sadly not cheap, but then that seems to be the norm in central London restaurants these days.

JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and very pleasant service, big sister to Clipstone, even better food, although prefer ambiance of Clipstone

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot, will repeat.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, slightly small servings but not extremely so. Super flavours. Would recommend

SP
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great relaxed atmosphere and some lovely personal touches from the staff for my partners Birthday. Amazing food, excellent service!

B
London
30 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portland is a consistently excellent restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service always excellent, and it's very comfortable to sit there and talk to one's fellow diners, as the music level is very low indeed. Altogether one of my favourite restaurants in London.

R
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We all had the tasting menu. This is well thought out. Started with a small tomato soup which had a lemon grass foam. Excellent. A few more nibbles, chicken skin with parfait, prawn toast and some pickled veg. All good. Moved onto mackerel with daikon followed by pollock with samphire
Meat was lamb in three cuts with aubergine. Pre dessert followed by dessert of strawberries ,ice cream crumble and white chocolate tuile.
A fine finish to the meal
No criticism at all with good service and friendly staff. Good value as well. All in for just under a £100 each including two bottles of wine and tip.
Dining area is the only thing I would improve by having a new floor. Current one somewhat dingy.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Would definitely go back again when we’re in town.

PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliantly eclectic combinations that taste great, sensible portions (ie not too big) and excellent service.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was spotty, wine consistently served towards end of the course.

F
London
31 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and incredible service. Such a great restaurant. Make sure you get the chicken wings stuffed with bone marrow, and the chocolate and coffee dessert.

It was our anniversary and we got a hand signed cars congratulating us from all the staff. Such a lovely tough on arrival. We will be back for more that I am sure of. Thanks for our great waitress who made some really great recommendations (including some rather delicious Greek wine) and was super helpful and kind.

All in all a lovely evening with beautifully presented food

FR
London
25 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal with caring service and excellent wine

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning meal. Amazing service lovely cosy place!

RD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food relying mostly on British staple ingredients with a good balance of European influences. Lovely service, patient with our party of adults and children.

DS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food every time we’ve been, and the service is always perfect - not too overbearing, but suitably attentive. The chicken skins are a must-order.

SG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly fantastic experience at Portland and will certainly be back. The atmosphere was warm and unpretentious, the music was unobtrusive and enabled conversation, the service was attentive and welcoming and the food was outstanding. We had the tasting menu and each dish was beautifully presented and tasted even better. Furthermore, we both have complicated dietary requirements. We mentioned this to the restaurant when we made our booking and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Honestly, no restaurant has made such great efforts and it added a huge amount to our experience that we were able to fully trust that we could eat each dish. Overall, we enjoyed every aspect of our meal and highly recommend.

D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - great service - can’t recommend enough.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to everyone at the Portland for an amazing evening.

We had the tasting menu paired with wines. Just an outstanding meal, course after course of taste and texture that delighted the palate and left us wanting to ask for each dish again!!!

We will be back and back and back again!

Thank you all!

DA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, the food is fantastic. Also the bread is the best I've tried!

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual an outstanding meal at Portland, always interesting flavour combinations, beautifully presented and delicious

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had wonderful evening & service was fantastic.
The general manager was serving us and did an amazing job at recommending a great selection of wines for every dish.

It was a nice touch that the chef himself served us our mains and added a very personal feel. Great place to dine .

Desert is also not a dish to miss !

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from the waiters, and really attentive and classy approach to celebrating birthdays. The food is unlike anywhere else and very memorable.

Most definitely will return at some point.

j
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have visited quite a few times , and this is the first time that one of the dishes was not 100% . My meal was delicious having the pigeon and then the sea bass . My wife had the burrata which she loved but her lamb was tough . Even though she left most of it , no questions were asked which is unusual in this restaurant.
We love this restaurant because the food is normally superb and we love the informality .
We will go back again .

FB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Portland today. The food was just right- special without being pretentious- and the ambience was very tasteful without being stuffy! Highly recommend !

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food and nice staff. Watch the bill though we were originally charged£301 instead of £186

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice! Good service for a social occasion. Only issue was that the air conditioning was not cold enough on the day.

AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine, beautifully presented and Alix was delightful!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Michelin star food
Superb service
Great value (£35 for a three course lunch menu is incredible!)

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Portland is a firm favourite: food is focused on excellent British produce cooked in interesting ways, with a broad and eclectic wine list. The staff are welcoming and genuinely nice people. Marvellous grown up dinners are to be had here.

MV
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine recommendations and the pithivier of duck and pigeon to share was delicious!

KG
E. Tennessee
213 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've dined here a number of times while visiting London and always return when in town. We've done the tasting menu with wine pairings each time and each time around it has been great. Service is outstanding and friendly. The food is both local and fresh and beautifully prepared and plated. For this quality meal, the price is at a good price point. Be sure and book to get a seat, since it's a small place and can be pretty busy. Highly recommended!

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

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