FOLLOWING the National Portrait Gallery’s colossal transformation, Irish chef Richard Corrigan has taken centre stage at its top floor restaurant, The Portrait. The 70-cover dining experience seeks to encapsulate the long-applauded career of Corrigan with the art-centric location, combining his unwavering focus on seasonal produce with the central location.
With views from every seat that overlook Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament, the sights are equally as impressive across the range of dishes on offer. Like many of his previous ventures, seasonality is a pillar in the kitchen and so is picking ingredients from across the British Isles. While the walls below the restaurant showcase a plethora of individuals, the food is all about this country.
Starting of course, in true Corrigan style, dressed oysters are available, alongside kippers, Cornish mackerel and a whole Artichoke, to name a few. Mains fluctuate between Huntsham’s Farm Pork to Aged Hereford Beef and Cauliflower steaks, bringing the best of British to the plates.
Speaking on his new opening, Corrigan stated: “Every inch of the place is filled with world class art so I’m thrilled to be opening The Portrait Restaurant on the Gallery’s top floor. We have stunning views across London and some beautiful food to complement the surroundings”.
by Imogen Clark
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Sunday to Tuesday 12.00-17.30
Wednesday to Saturday 12.00-22.30