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
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4.8
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4.5
Ambience
4.4
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Hayesvalley
San Francisco
10 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
2 reviews
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
6 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
London
1 review
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
11 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
London
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
1 review
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