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Portland Restaurant

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1017 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Portland opened in 2015 and received a Michelin star the same year - which we have retained to this day. We try to offer the best contemporary example of fine dining in London – 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.

We offer a la carte and also a Tasting Menu at lunch and dinner.

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

Dine Local: 6 course Tasting Menu and Half A Bottle Of Wine £79

Sep 1-30, 2020·Wed 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:45, Thu-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-18:30 21:00-21:30

Our 6 course Tasting Menu (£75 on its own) starts with a selection of snacks from the kitchen before 3 savoury courses, a dessert and petits fours; dishes change each day but are always those our head chef Theo Clench and his team are most proud of. This is paired with half a bottle of wine per person - a rich and fruity semillon from Cape Mentelle for the white and to follow a super-fresh high-altitude malbec from Terrazas de los Andes.

What 1017 People Are Saying
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StephenC
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gabor and Rob looked after us very well, the service is both excellent and welcoming.

I came with the intention of trying something different, but as always I fell for the Roast Duck.

Can't recommend Portland enough!

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vipRestautantlover
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Brilliant, as ever.
When will the pithiviers return?

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twinkle
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and lovely setting

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roym
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THis had been on my list for years, probably since it opened. Delighted to see some incredible standards and really great service. Highly recommend!

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vipverodinnone
London
40 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is top notch coupled with great wine and service. Theo Clench is a real talent.

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ChrisJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service.

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vipLondonfoodlover
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal for a birthday celebration. We were very well taken care of

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunch menu 3 courses for 35 was fantastic value for money, would recommend!

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genuinely fantastic. Food was brilliant, had a lovely bottle of Greek wine, the team was friendly and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Highly, highly recommended!

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Sharron
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little gem restaurant with excellent and creative dishes and wonderful service

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vipLocal
Yosemite
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb!
The server made me laugh

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Lollies
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, creative food. Very attentive service with a nice gesture for a special occasion.

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AJ20
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were superb. They made a huge effort to make sure our birthday celebration meal was as special as it could have been.

The food was all exceptional and the wine was amazing. All of it is very reasonably priced given the quality. The atmosphere was great too, the waiting staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The open kitchen was a nice addition where you could interact with the chef and his team, all of whom were friendly.

It was a really great evening and we would highly recommend eating here.

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vipNancyF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Moved from NYC last year (which has an incredible restaurant scene) - Portland is by far my favorite restaurant in London and could dine here a million times over. You can order any item off the menu knowing without a doubt it will be delicious. Ambiance is lovely for a small intimate dinner or date. All the staff is gracious and knowledgeable (Lucy who is one of the waitresses is the best and so sweet!)

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vipCharlotteF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really lovely restaurant. Staff were all lovely and did their best to make sure our visit was as good as it could be.

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Sofiaadot
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service team was super lovely, very helpful and in general did a fantastic job! We were in the private room, which was nice and cosy and the team that served up was awesome!

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Archaway
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Portions a bit small, food was exceptional. Overall very good experience

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vipelvisp123
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A return to the Portland after lockdown. Comfortingly a repeat experience of what the restaurant was before the crisis. Everything top notch.

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AmberP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a fantastic experience at Portland, both the food and staff were incredible. I took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday and they had a card waiting for him on arrival and a little gift box after we had our meal. Will definitely be returning. Thank you!

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GeorginaA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Thank you for looking after us :)
They even wrote a card for our anniversary!
Food was EPIC

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Abby
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and creative dishes, beautifully presented

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the stellar service to the outstanding food, I could not recommend Portland highly enough whether you're a keen foodie or simply looking for somewhere to enjoy lunch or dinner in town. Chef Theo Clench and his team deliver on the amazing menu, which is such great value for the variety of dishes you can select from. The squid ink linguine is a must-try, and I will be dreaming about that chocolate dessert for the rest of 2020. The staff are really friendly and helpful, and help create a relaxed experience as opposed to something stuffy you might expect from other fine dining restaurants. Huge props to the Portland team, looking forward to going back again soon!

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vipSpike21
London
44 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic staff, gorgeous presentation, excellent food. A real find, we will be bask!

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vipjpddd
London
61 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Really enjoyable food, nice and interesting wine list. Staff warmth a little muted, but mostly good. Enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would love to come again

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FayeE
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing evening at Portland. I had taken my friend as a 30th birthday treat and everything was perfect. Warm welcome on arrival, friendly and attentive service, incredibly delicious food (I’ve never had lamb so good), top notch wine and an ambience that took me back to how things used to be!!! Well done Chef Theo Clench and team - we’ll be back soon.

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Chris
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gorgeous petite restaurant with open kitchen. Food sublime beautifully presented and very affordable.
Service was sharp and very attentive.

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Callan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational food. Great value for money (set lunch menu).

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Stewie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to Portland and the food and service were as great as our first visit, we will definitely be back

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MikeS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and fully deserving of the Michelin star. We had tasting menu and wine pairing. The service was excellent as was the food. Its a great location in central London. There are no airs and graces and the atmosphere was lovely.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and we plan to return.

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DanF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Clipstone and on our first trip to Portland we were not let down. Fantastic all round.

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SwJ1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent innovative menu superbly presented and served.

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Yingying
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice restaurant and nice service! A great place to go on a date.

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vipDerekH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Friendly & well paced. Every dish was wonderfully presented- hard to decide which one was my favourite as every thing tasted amazing. (Beautifully presented as well)
Big thanks to Gabor for an absolutely perfect evening.

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CristianoM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and professional service in a relaxed environment right in the centre of London.

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Portland - definitely one of my favourite restaurants in London. Relaxed service, amazing food, perfect execution every time we visit.

Lots of space in the restaurant and felt very comfortable with the amount of distance in place.

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SophieH
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was amazing and great value for money! We were the youngest in there by about 5 years but didn’t feel out of place which often happens.

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Porkypine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time. Food was very good.
Staff was so attentive, we didn’t have to ask for anything, it seems they just know what we need.

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vipLondonfan
London
9 reviews