Portland Restaurant

4.7
671 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
Merlin Labron-Johnson
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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 671 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a really good time. The service was impeccable and food is just delicious. Great place for a small group who would like to be able to enjoy a good conversation and some nice food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

So fantastic. Beyond any restuarant experience we've had before and so personal. Unrivalled service. Feels like you're in a family home (if your family home was run by an award winning chef!) The personal touches, like a card signed by all the staff for my partners new job, or the fact they gave us the ingredients and 're how to make cookies at home, was so thoughtful and felt very authentic. Can't fault it

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Good fresh indredients beautifully and imaginatively cooked

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Really lovely service, and wonderful food. They treated us so kindly and everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Excellent food and wine. Refined atmosphere and very pleasant overall

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Tasting menu was varied and tasty! A series of small plates as starters (mixture of pickled vegetables, liver parfait in crisped chicken skins, a pea and clam tartlet, and some tomatoes in a green almond and basil sauce) was followed by small but perfectly cooked portions of turbot then lamb. We traded the dessert for cheese and were pleased to have done so. Accompanying wine flight was generally good although we felt the Zinfandel didn't quite do the lamb justice. Overall, however, an excellent meal with attentive but not intrusive service. We will return.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Fresh, exciting plates of food and a great wine pairing. Friendly staff and a casual setting. Great value Michelin star dining. A must visit.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

All dishes well presented and flavourful. Only caveat is if you get the white chocolate, gooseberry and malt pudding dont try just the granita (it’s definitely an all components together dish)

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

One of my favourite restaurants, not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Awesome food! Highly recommend the lamb main course!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Very nice people and very good food. The restaurant's employees joined us to celebrate my husband's birthday ! We didn't expect that ! It was a marvelous surprise. Thank you so much !

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

We had the tasting menu. Food was absolutely incredible - everything we ate made us smile! The menu was innovative and married great flavour with a few little surprises here and there. Service was second to none and we felt very welcome. Would absolutely visit again.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

We celebrated my son’s birthday here and the whole experience was really good. We’d certainly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Amazing food. Very creative and beautifully presented. Very good service. All staff knowledgeable about the dishes served which is unusual nowadays !

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Very enjoyable, highly recommended, laid back atmosphere and great food

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Lovely lunch time menu with friendly service and delicious food. Good value given the quality.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Food with character and attitude. We came for dinner with my wife and were seated next to another couple - the space was tight and helped create a sense of casualness about it. The food was amazing - from the starters, through the mains and the desserts - very creative and meticulous.

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Exceptional food
Excellent service
A little bit expensive

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

My fourth visit to Portland and I was not disappointed. The lean, sleek ambience has been improved with the removal of the blackboards. Service was excellent and speedy - though I was dining early at a quiet start to service. Food was outstanding. Not over fussy, no smears of anything, just simply and beautifully presented. Lovely flavours. Something on a leaf was super, followed by plump sweetbreads. I then had lamb which was the essence of lamb flavoured perfectly cooked. That may sound obvious but lamb is rarely done this well. Excellent wines available by the glass, and a good elderflower martini kicked things off. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

We visited for an anniversary lunch treat and weren't disappointed. We had the tasting menu and wine flight and at £55 for the food it was excellent value - probably no better Michelin star value out there.
The menu was really creative and the wines well paired.
My only criticism was that the service was a bit on the rushed side and could have been a bit more relaxed.

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Most amazing experience in London so far. Great service and amazing food

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Exceptional food, wine, and service. Went to celebrate a special occasion and we were made feel incredibly special. Now my favourite restaurant in London. Would 100% recommend without hesitation or qualification.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

I write one every time I go here. You're a robot aren't you. You don't really care what I think, unlike at the Portland, they always care about you when you go there.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

A very good experience. The atmosphere at the restaurant was great and the service efficient, but relaxed and unobtrusive. The food was excellent and the wine menu both a good match and interesting.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Another great evening at Portland.
The tasting menu never fails to surprise and delight.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

We went for our Wedding anniversary. Very nice to be welcome with an Anniversary card.
The service was quite quick which was good. We tried the tasting Menu. Everything was tasty except the Chicken which was a little bit dry.
Every else was good.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Perfect! Everything was top quality. No faults.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Overall excellent experience from reception through food, wine and service!😊

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Excellent dinner recently at Portland Restaurant. We were tempted by the tasting menu but in the end opted for the a la carte. Of the snacks the squid buns and crab & turnip rolls stood out. The eel starter was also particularly good. Service was friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Portland is one of my most favourite restaurants. If you appreciate 'taste' this is the place to be. Superb.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

We've been to the portland before and the food was as stunning as I remembered. However, it feels like the restaurant has really settled down: everything was unhurried and felt much more relaxed. Bravo.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Excellent food and very friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Great food and services. A little expensive, but would recommend for special occasions

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Very good restaurant, deserved 1 Michelin star! Very good value for money! Recommended!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Everything was very well done - amazing staff, very well executed menu and experience. Go!!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

This small cosy restaurant is magical. The stuff is fun, friendly and super professional. The food once again was pure, honest, amazing. They use the best ingredients -I had the monkfish which was the best quality piece of monkfish I have ever tasted and the accompanying puree was just perfect! A friend had the chicken which was ( he said) absolutely delicious. As for the gluten free bread, no other restaurant or producer offers anything as good as this! Do not forget to try the drinks. I once tried the homemade lemonade which i loved. But i now have a new best ever favourite, the rhubarb induced gin and tonic. Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Phenomenal dining experience and a wonderful waitstaff made for a great birthday dinner!

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