Portland Restaurant

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£41 and over
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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
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
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

a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Excellent in every way: Food, Wine, Service, Ambiance.

BB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere. For a central london restaurant, it felt relaxed and intimate in a way you would expect from more local locations. The tasting menu and wine pairing doesn't make for an inexpensive friday night out but worth it for a special occasion

R
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic restaurant - and good value for quality of the food (and all the bonus courses). I thought the chicken main was one of the best I have eaten.

AB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive and knowledgeable staff, lovely relaxing ambience and delicious well thought out dishes. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our visit for his birthday and the little touches by the staff made it all the more special. Thank you Portland Restaurant!

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Not huge portions and son did mention that he wasn't completely satisfied until he'd had a sweet treat - but then he said he felt totally happy! I didn't need pudding. The plates are 'delicate' - but honestly delicious. Lovely ingredients beautifully cooked. - wonderful used of British ingredients - fallow deer, wood pigeon,..etc. Charming service - not intrusive but always helpful.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great staff and overall nice restaurant ....

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unpretentious creative cooking. Friendly, enthusiastic and unfussy service. One of my favourite places to eat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We got the Tasting Menu and we loved it. The staff are also very fast and attentive. Pretty good wine selection too. A very pleasing experience, I will come back.

MK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was absolutely lovely, creative and prepared to perfection. But most importantly, we loved the service. We met up for dinner with a friend who's not only fussy, but also has a rather impressive list of allergies. Still, the (French) waiter and the kitchen were ever so patient, considerate and friendly (whilst I would have hated cooking for our friend) and managed to create some dishes which did not only meet her dietary requirements but also made her very happy. Thank you very much!

YH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best place in my life. Compared to Michelin 3, it is better for my singing and skills. And I went to celebrate my birthday and received the happiest event letter in the world and the ingredients for making it in Hwi Nangsi as a gift. I shed tears and lost my heart here. The service was the best, but the food here is adventurous and has a rich taste of food ingredients. Everyone should experience this place once in a while.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service, would deffinetly come again
Thank you

P
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On honeymoon the staff signed a congratulatory card. Food was amazing; great experience!

KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning, like always!
I'm celebrating my birthday here second year in a row!

DF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. We had a really enjoyable evening, everyone was friendly and happy and the atmosphere was relaxed.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fabulous service. A must visit if you enjoy fine dining.

DK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here several times and the food is exceptional. They also seem to hire and train their staff extremely well - the service is friendly and attentive, while also being discrete and very efficient.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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