Portland Restaurant

4.7
787 reviews
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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.
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 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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CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious and attention to detail was phenomenal. It is a small, understated and reasonably priced restaurant with outstanding, friendly service and beautiful food. I dined at lunch time to celebrate an upcoming birthday and the hugely attentive waiter noticed the birthday card and brought me a dessert, appropriately dressed with a pretty candle. On leaving, the restaurant gave me a beautifully presented gift box consisting of a house recipe for shortbread with the dry ingredients. It was most unexpected but says it all. An absolute gem.

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Service is attentive, but not intrusive. My husband and I had one of the best meals of our lives. You can taste every component of dish. The vegetables really blew us away with a popping freshness. The pithivier was so good we couldn't stop talking about it. Thank you!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

main is very sweet and delicious food. but the dessert a little bit bad.

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CN
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband's birthday and the Portland tasting menu was perfect. Service is attentive yet relaxed and the food was delicious. They even gave him a lavender biscuit mix to make at home for a birthday present!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great restaurant.

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c
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the guys and girls at the Portland put on a special evening

It’s my favourite spot for a business lunch and the evening menu was superb

Cracking!!

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu was the perfect choice to get a bite of all the delicious food they make. Everything was perfectly well presented on arrival by the waitresses and after enjoying every bite my taste buns couldn't complain at all. The proportions every course were well thought through to make sure the overall amount of food was in line with normal dinners.

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j
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giles Coren called this the perfect restaurant he was right!

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London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the service and hospitality were lacking.
We went for lunch with friends and three children but there was nothing in the menu or any attempt to cater for them.
Staff also seemed vacant and disinterested in making it a fine dining experience.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in the door there is a warm welcome. This was our second visit and we were remembered from the first. The service was perfect, attentive without being intrusive. The food was beautiful. We had the tasting menu. The variety of texture, colours and flavours amazing. The wine pairings well chosen and the wines themselves eclectic and interesting. A great restaurant and as a result a wonderful evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and wine was amazing.

Confident and knowledgable staff who made great recommendation. Enjoyed every second in my dining experience at The Portland

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RR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was excellent. We thought we had booked for 7:00 but had actually booked for 9:00PM. We sat at the counter for first part of dinner and when a table opened, moved there to finish dinner. Staff could not have been more accommodating and both food and wine were great. I'll definitely return.

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D
London
29 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Stunning tasting menu, are a broad variety of very seasonal products with specific provenance, each masterfully prepared. The staff is young, enthusiastic and unpretentious, the latter of which can also describe the wine list. Some highlights were pollock poached in a butter topped with squid ink sauce, and charred eel served under thinly sliced picked root veg. Even the petit fours were marvellous - a chocolate truffle with rosemary oil run through it. Hugely enjoyable, I recommend it strongly

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food, gorgeous service.

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j
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Michelin starred food in an in pretentious ,relaxed ,and friendly atmosphere . Well trained , knowledgeable team .

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Kent
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went with two other friends and we all thought it was a fantastic restaurant overall. The service was impeccable, the staff were very polite and attentative to our needs. The food was of excellent quality and there was a good choice of wines available on the wine list. Very strong experience and would highly recommend to others.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Portland to celebrate my 21st birthday and was not disappointed. The staff were so attentive and went the extra mile to give you a top dining experience. The food was absolutely incredible and was so creative. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat.

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s
London
144 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We very much enjoyed the food. We had booked this for s birthday celebration. The service whilst polite was not friendly and it was also very rushed. We ordered the tasting menu and flight of wines. Before we could finish one course or glass the next would be along.

For this amount of money I would expect more personalised service.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing to have blood orange sorbet with rosemary infused cream.....worth it for just one spoonful.

The Portland team really looked after us as they knew it was a birthday. Really nice young staff with proper old fashioned manners. Wonderful.

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g
London
265 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food at Portland, can't fault it! Will be sure to visit more frequently 👌🏽😀

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick was a great waiter, the food was all amazing!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tasting menu as always.
Great flavours, subtle touches, nice surprises
and all in just the right sized portions.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was casual yet contemporary. The service is incredible. But the food was not what expected as michelin won a few years ago. Food was plain, not so special but I could see the effort and concept. Maybe I expected too much of NOMA influenced meal on this restaurant but why not.

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MA
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely surprise lunch - the set course is really good value for this level of cooking. I think that anything on their menu would be superbly cooked. Really lovely lunch!

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always lovely to eat at the Portland restaurant. Amuse bouche and a trio of mini desserts with the bill is always a delicious and very welcome touch.

The snacks to begin with were probably the highlight of the meal - the Kernow spider crab bun - who knew bread could be so soft?! Also the Carrot & hazelnut financier with Cornish Gouda cheese was delicious - melt in the mouth.

The tastiest part of the mains were surprisingly the cornish greens - very generous portion size and made side vegetables taste like a delicious main meal!

Look forward to our next visit.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacularly delicious with consistent top quality (4th time there), top service, fantastic wines and relaxed cozy atmosphere

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RP
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, couldn't fault them in any way.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gdybym miał opisać restaurację, która sam bym otwierał, to właśnie w tym stylu, z taką atmosferą i świetnym jedzeniem. Miał być lunch, ale Chef przygotował dla nas degustację- niespodziankę.

Było pysznie- nie mogę doczekać się kolejnej wizyty !

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h
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and innovative as always, efficient and pleasant staff and interesting wine list

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. We came for an anniversary and it was so special! Really lovely night out. The food was delicious with some incredible vegetarian options. The wine list is more than reasonable. Thank you for making such a lovely experience.

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JB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and services.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 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
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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 February 8, 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
Munich
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and we really enjoyed it !

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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