Portland Restaurant

4.8
826 reviews
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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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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 826 People Are Saying
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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RC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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MV
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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KG
E. Tennessee
210 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ice cube delivery. Merci

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fabulous evening at Portland. It was my girlfriends birthday and our waitress and the manager went above and beyond to make sure we had a seamless and delightful meal. We had the tasting menu with the drink pairing and we were seriously blown away by the quality of the food, wine and service! We will be returning soon that's for sure, thank you team Portland!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Portland for our first wedding anniversary. The whole tasting menu took about three hours and every single course was a new experience. We even got a sweet card from the team!

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious! I would love to go again. Wines host have quite a mark up!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice tasting food. A balanced flavour combination with pure products. Very friendly service and good explanation of the wines, which were also surprisingly and were adding something to the dishes. Nice open kitchen.
The only thing that bordered me a bit was the tempo in which the dishes followed up to each other, that was really a bit to fast.
Even if I asked to slow down a bit I finished my tasting menu within two hours.
All together, a fine experience and I can recommend this restaurant to food lovers!

Success for the future!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - every course was delicious. Staff are lovely and friendly while still being professional. Really lovely ambiance as well.

Meal for two came to £150

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GR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday celebration lunch with my mother. Excellent food albeit modest portions with lovely service. Surprisingly quiet for a Friday afternoon. Hopefully this is not a sign of lack of custom...

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I come here fairly often. the last time caught the restaurant on form.
everything was delicious.

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Brazil
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, they placed a birthday card on our table, since it was my wife’s birthday. The food was one of the best of our trip.

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting food, well prepared. Friendly approachable service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal there ever

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fabulous and imaginative cuisine, very friendly and good service. Only 2 problems - noise level is too high and air conditioning too cold.

Portland Restaurant
Responded on 20 June 2019

Very sorry to hear that Coline. We do try and maintain an equilibrium for all our guests, but can only apologise wholeheartedly if it affected your meal with us. I will make a note to always sit you in the quietest possible section in future. Thank you very much for your kind words on the food & service We look forward to seeing you again soon Patrick

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BL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved it, as always......it was a brilliant place to take an Australian friend.

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IM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened.. although at the start it used to be incredibly difficult to get a table..

The food remains at the very high standard that it set for itself.. and quickly gained the reputation of being, since it opened..

Snacks are so good.. why don't more restaurants do this.. I guess they do in the form of amusebouches.. we had the chicken skin, the langoustine toasts and the gouda financier were delicious..

Starters kept the high standards and we had asparagus and chicken tartlet and some awesome gnochi with goats curd lard and courgettes.. I loved my main course.. smoked ricotta with some sort of pasta and the suckling pig was very tasty.. served in a rather innotive manner..

Desserts were a triumph with gariguette straweberries with a mascapone icecream.. just wonderful..

They have a tremendous selection of wines by the glass and i had a sicilian white.. a cracking St Romain.. which had beautiful rich nose and a fantastic long finish.. and I even snuck in an auslese to accompany the strawberries.

a special word to the service.. it was informative.. efficient.. friendly and fun..

thank goodness it's easier to get a table now.. FABULOUS

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S
N. Ireland
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary
We both went for the tasting menu with wines. Overall probably one if the best tasting menus we have ever had. The food was excellent with the right balance between light but incredibly complex flavours.

Portion sizes all good.

The wines were an excellent pairing.

Good value for Michelin tasting in London.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, amazing wine pairing and good service. Great night!

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l
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried a few months ago and thought the restaurent was great we revisted this week to see if it was as good as we thought it definitely was . service thats friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, a stunning taster menu, all courses good. Wine tasting menu was a real adventure.

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y
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always enjoy my meals at Portland Restaurant on this occasion we tried the Pithivier of Duck & Pigeon, Hispi Cabbage, Morels & Truffle Jus and the Gloucester Old Spot Suckling Pig, Roasted Alliums & Baby Beetroots as mains. Thoroughly enjoyable! The starter to mention in particular is the Cured Mackerel, Baby Artichokes, Broad Beans & Old Winchester.

Dining here is always pleasurable, and this time was my first luncheon, a little more "manic" for the staff unlike dining at dinner.

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Y
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First rate. Nothing amiss. Highly recommended.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly, approachable restaurant (great for a date night!). The food and service were on point. Awesome wine list.. Happy days!

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a
London
58 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a fantastic experience at Portland. Fabulous food and the wine pairing was tasty and interesting. Great service. Will be visiting again!

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TR
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a good restaurant. Such variety of flavours and a really calm and pleasing atmosphere. One of my faves in London.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

From the moment we walked in we felt welcome and special. Staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Bravo

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful staff
Super helpful and accommodating
Highly recommend

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. Food - extraordinary. Considered, produced with exceptional craft. A rush of flavour taste and freshness. Service - Welcoming, intimate, thoughtful. Ambience - the place is simple, uncluttered, restrained. The idea being perhaps to let the food and service take centre stage. Tip - arrive earlier than your guest to give you time to drift through the beautifully presented wine list. Fascinating even if you don’t drink at lunchtimes. Have a lovely time if you go. My new office is 200m up the road. I couldn’t be happier. W

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C
London
34 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve written really enthusiastically about Portland in the past, so this will be brief!

Another lovely evening - really a pleasure being here again. Very good food and such relaxing and pleasing service.

Thanks to all at Portland once more.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding dining experience. I dined at Portland with a friend who visited from abroad on a Monday night. All seats were filled, and the restaurant had a lively, but comfortable atmosphere.

I thought the tasting menu was great. Specifically, the "London stracciatella" on the menu was terrific.

My friend did not enjoy one of the dishes, but was given a beautiful alternative dish when she pointed this out to the waiter. The waiter was very attentive all night.

Overall, a great restaurant. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant without being fussy. Service was spot on. We tried several items on a la Carte menu from snacks (loved the carrot financiers and laungostine toast) starters (mackerel was delicious and presentation was gorgeous) and mains (sirloin lovely but overpowered by sauce- but delicious nonetheless). Desserts also lovely-pink peppercorn gelato was a standout. One really nice feature was great selection of wines by glass and carafe so pairings are made easy. Thanks also for lovely birthday card and cute recipe (with ingredients).
Al in all super meal and great experience. We’ll return often.

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IA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly one of the best meals I've had in New York or London in such a long time! Portland is outstanding!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was friendly and attentive, food excellent. A superb meal

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Their Lunch Menu was excellent value for this class of restaurant. We had one Vegan which we gave virtually no notice about. They were offered choices from the Vegan Tasting menu - which I am told were good. (Did not look so tasty as the main menu!) Would definitely recommend but give notice of Vegans!

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CE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful, elegant and contemporary restaurant with neighbourhood feel and good staff

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my father for an early Easter dinner and remained in awe of the quick and professional staff, great food and Michelin restaurant worthy presentation. Definitely a must in Fitzrovia.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish we had was incredible

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

It’s a balance of all flavors in one dish. It may be salty or plain if you eat each ingredient separate. But when combine, it’s phenomenal!!! Hope this one will earn one extra Michelin Star soon!

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