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This all-dayer at the top of the National Portrait Gallery wears its spectacular skyline view lightly, & it’s worth coming up just for the visual distractions. The main menu features
rustic-sounding dishes such as homemade black pudding with devilled sauce, & confit duck with cassoulet. A set menu is linked to major exhibitions – although you won’t find much under £25 on
the fairly interesting wine list. Plentiful, courteous staff also make it an ideal choice for afternoon tea with elderly friends or parents. The design is clean, modern & warm, but surprisingly
light on portraits – though you can lock eyes with Cary Grant & Joan Crawford.
Trying to pick a venue for afternoon tea in London when you're from Rutland is no mean feat! Thanks to another friend who lives in London, my friend Suzie and I chose the Portrait Restaurant for our afternoon tea. Our criteria was "good, but not too smart", knowing we'd be needing a rest from all those galleries!The Portrait Restaurant, run by Searcy, is on the top floor of the National Portrait Gallery so amazing views of London rooftops are the incredible backdrop. Luckily, our table was next to the window and we could enjoy being almost eye to eye with Nelson on top of his column. Due to the incredible...
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