Portland Restaurant

4.7
755 reviews
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British
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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

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 755 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe. Lovely modern space with retro g-plan chairs. Not starchy, excellent service in casual clothes. Food magnificent. One of the best. Not cheap but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and services.

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

The whole meal was wonderful and really relaxing ambience. Service was great! I ordered tasting menu, and I enjoyed crab bun and venison so much!!!! Especially venison, the meet was juicy and tender. The waiter and waitress introduced me every course I ordered. They were really friendly, nice and professional.
I ordered wine as well. Unfortunately I carelessly broke one wine glass....They were so nice and cared about me and cleaned the mass immediately.
Absolutely worth the value and will visit again.
PS: the waiter placed a shelf of books in front of me before having meal Hahahaha. So cute and I did read some pages. They were all about food hahaha thanx ;)

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JA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous from the greeting by Patrick to the food and wine. The mallard and pigeon pithivier was fantastic. Well recommended.

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j
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Portland. The atmosphere was intimate and jolly. We took the tasting menu, lost the count for the number of plates brought to us, we were definitely entertained!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and we really enjoyed it !

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Cannot recommend the tasting menu enough. It's British and modern, full of surprise, dazzling, delicious. The place is quiet and cosy (you can actually have a conversation here). The staff is a bit in a rush, but helpful and kind. A fantastic place. A bit pricey of course but totally worth it.

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

Is was so mimuch great meal and staffs.
Strongly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning food, and great service! I went for my anniversary, and even got a lovey card from the staff! Go!

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b
16 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing and so was the service, good ingredients cooked in such interesting ways. Service was amazing and felt so looked after, they did so much for my wife's birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Inventive, personable, professional, comfortable.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and impeccable service, as always.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food - every dish on the tasting menu was delicious and beautifully presented - and awesome service all evening.

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CU
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful and knowledgeable staff. Great ambiance with impeccable food to match. Would highly recommend to fellow visitors to London.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Hit and miss dishes, which is a shame at this level. Only a couple of dishes of the 8 or so we tried (including the snacks, starters and mains) seemed worthy of the star this place has got. Others were distinctly average. For the so-called standout main of glazed duck, they put on a show of bringing and showing you a whole duck that will be carved and served to you. However, you are not actually served the impressive bird you are shown and what subsequently came out did not resemble what we were shown!

In terms of service, of the three that served us, one waiter was excellent, another fairly surly (she couldn't get away any quicker from the table once she'd served our course) and the last, apparently the owner, needs to up his soft skills - we were aware that the table had a two-hour limit, but the restaurant were at pains to emphasise this to us and didn't display any finesse in wrapping up at the end. We felt particularly harried and unwelcome after spending a considerable amount on food.

We've eaten in a number of Michelin starred establishments and sadly this will go down as a fairly underwhelming experience.

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SH
19 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, excellent standard, casual no pressure setting. Very good value. Hard to think of many centrally located restaurants this good at that price point! (Also check out their sister restaurant Clipstone another gem!)

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and atmosphere, only suggestion would be to dim the lights slightly more for dinner service.

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IC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Wonderful service and amazing value for the quality of food.

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b
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food & outstanding service! what more can u ask? already planning another visit, this time bringing friends.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had the lunch menu for our first visit , and thought it excellent value for the high quality of the food. We will definitely be back.

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NF
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our go to place in London. Excellent food with high quality ingredients, imaginative cooking.

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c
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, tasty and innovative food as usual, with great wines. Supremely helpful and attentive service, nothing too much trouble.

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s
14 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

third or fourth visit to the restaurant, the Food was not exceptional on this occasion , maybe the menu needs refreshing ...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Impeccable

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P
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were very impressed with Portland Restaurant. We had the tasting menu with paired wine and every course was fantastic. The service was efficient and attentive without being stuffy and the casual ambiance allowed us to fully enjoy the experience. I will definitely go back again for another special occasion (the price is reasonable for the quality of the restaurant but unfortunately not affordable on a regular basis!).

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SC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service - well balanced menu and interesting wines

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JC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. Had a great time with my family. Service was very attentive.

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CG
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is a very small restaurant with nowhere to hang out, so arrive on time, not early. Once seated though the food is great, from the snacks served to star to the coffee at the end the food was very good. The service was good too, waitress excellent and even the chef served us a course.
Great value food for a 1 Michelin star and proof you do not need a flash building and cocktail bar! I would go again this week!

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B
27 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Late dinner. Everything excellent: service, food, ambience. One of the nicest restaurants in London

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. We had the duck for two.
Great service. An overall great experience

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RM
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our favourite restaurant in London, and we have been to quite a few, where the quality of the ingredients and the chef’s skills are outstanding. Very reasonably priced for cooking of this standard.

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J
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in Fitzrovia. Patrick and the team are very friendly and helpful plus the food is fantastic. Definitely have all of the snacks and the duck for main.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best restaurant I’ve been to this year. It was my bday and when we arrived the staff had all signed a card, and they also gave me a little gift when we left. We had the tasting menu which was exceptional. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

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OT
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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A
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best food - natural and fresh ingredients, beautifully cooked and artistically presented, lovely atmosphere. We all love this restaurant!

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s
92 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit to this small charming restaurant. What a find! The menu was interesting with wonderfully innovative vegetarian options and the service excellent. It was not noisy so easy to talk.
We’ll definitely be back.
Highly recommended.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food (the tasting menu), considerate and knowledgeable staff. Will recommend the Portland to friends and colleagues.

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DH
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great restaurant, lovely food - good wheelchair access. highly recommend.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food every time 5 STARS, Great service all the staff have an amazing knowledge it's a must try restaurant when you in London's west end.

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OT
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant

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