Portland opened in January 2015 with the aim of cooking the best produce, simply but with imagination and plenty of care. Our menus have changed a great deal since then, but that overarching idea has not.
In September 2015 Portland won a Michelin star and in 2016 its sister restaurant Clipstone opened just around the corner.
Our wine list is given just as much attention as our menu and changes almost as frequently – it starts at £25 a bottle and goes up to our ‘Special’ bottles which are all available by the glass. We also have a ‘Single Bottle List’ of rare and esoteric finds.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday.
We very much hope to meet you at Portland soon.
OPENING HOURS & ADDRESS
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12.00pm – 2.30pm,
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Sundays: Closed (except for Private Hire,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire)
Christmas Opening Hours: Closed 23rd December to 3rd January
You can find us at 113 Great Portland Street (half way up, opposite the Horse & Groom pub and next to the BBC).
Our private room seats parties of anything from 8 to 16 people. Because it is designed for larger groups, we offer a set menu for the whole table. The room is all yours for the afternoon or the evening and you will have a dedicated member of our team looking after you.
Christmas bookings: For all bookings in December, we offer a Christmas feasting menu only at £70 per person (unfortunately we are unable to provide a Tasting Menu during the month of December). Please select one of the feasting choices from the drop-down menu for all bookings during this period.
To view an example of a Christmas Feasting Menu click here
We offer two different menus :
A Feasting Menu at £55 per person and a Tasting Menu at £75
Option 1: Feasting Menu
The Feasting Menu offers a selection of seasonal dishes designed for sharing. Our homemade bread and charcuterie will kick things off, followed by 4 first courses on sharing plates for your party to enjoy.
After this, one main course will be served on large platters along with a number of vegetable sides.
Your main course options are the following:
Rare breed pig
Cornish fish, cooked ‘en papillote’
You can then choose dessert for the whole group from these three options:
Pear & almond tart
Buttermilk pudding with Charentais melon
Chocolate mousse with Chantilly cream & candied nuts
To be followed by coffee and petits fours.
The price is £55 per head.
To view an example of a Feasting Menu click here
Option 2: Tasting Menu
Please note, we kindly request two weeks notice should you wish to opt for the tasting menu. Unfortunately, the tasting menu is only available for parties of up to 12 guests.
The Tasting Menu offers an experience more akin to dining upstairs in the main restaurant in Portland. All dishes are individually plated and each guest will receive their own dishes unlike the more ‘family-style’ sharing nature of the Feasting Menu.
The Private Room Tasting Menu begins with three snacks (one each for each guest) followed by four individually-plated courses (usually two fish, one vegetarian and then finally one larger meat main course).
This is followed by a plated dessert course devised by our pastry chef to suit your requirements and preference.
The price is £75 per head.
To view an example of a Tasting Menu click here
We will of course cater to all dietary requirements for either menu option and there is a text box in the booking page below to enter these.
To check availability and book the room, please click the link below.
Reservations for the private room are taken here online only.
If you find the room is already booked, please do email email@example.com
Many thanks for your Private Dining Room reservation here at Portland Restaurant. We will be in touch shortly on the phone number you have given us to confirm the details and take credit card details to secure the booking. Should you have any queries, please don't hesitate to be in touch on 0207 436 3261. Here is a summary of your booking:
We take reservations. You may find booking online below the quickest way to secure a table, or please call us on 0207 436 3261. For parties of 5 or more in the main restaurant we request credit card details and a cancellation fee will be charged in the event of a cancellation less than 24 hours before the reservation.
To book the private room, please click here
We are currently hiring waiters and chefs at all levels. To find out more about working here at Portland see the below short film we made.
Please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be straight back in touch.
We are always on the look out for stagiares, young, hungry cooks who might want to spend from 1 day to 1 year working with us here at Portland. You will be fully involved in the day-to-day running of the kitchen and you will not be hidden anyway peeling vegetables all of the time!
Our stagiare programme is run by our head-chef Zach Elliott-Crenn and he would love to hear from you – email@example.com
PORTLAND x 108
Sunday 22 October
Bookings from 6pm onwards
We are delighted to be welcoming Kristian Baumann, head chef and co-owner of Restuarant 108 in Copenhagen, to Portland. A Korean-born Dane, Baumann spent his early career at noma, later helping to set up Relæ, before becoming head chef of 1.th. In July 2016 he opened 108 with noma’s René Redzepi. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in February 2017.
Merlin wrote to Kristian inviting him to Portland as he was keen for the team to witness this inspirational chef in action. We can think of no one better to host the first in our series of guest chef dinners due to our great admiration for his work and the synergy between Portland and 108’s philosophies.
Kristian and Merlin’s tasting menu will pay tribute to 108 and comprise of:
4 snacks + bread
4 savoury courses
1 pre-dessert course
1 dessert course
James Fryer, Portland’s beverage director, has carefully considered the menu and created a wine flight for the evening.
Wine Flight £40pp (optional)