Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan is thrilled to announce The Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery in partnership with hospitality group Searcys is now open. Situated on the corner of Trafalgar Square, The Portrait Restaurant pays homage to the dishes of Richard’s culinary career, while welcoming new classics to his repertoire in celebration of the Gallery’s much-anticipated relaunch following its multi million pound transformation.
The Portrait Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner for visitors to the Gallery (Sunday to Tuesday 12.00-17.30, Wednesday to Saturday 12.00-22.30), as well as those visiting exclusively to dine. Alongside the 70-cover restaurant, a six-seater kitchen counter gives guests a front-row seat to all the action of the open kitchen. The new destination restaurant and bar opens across the top floor of the Gallery, in an intimate space with unrivalled views of Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament.
In true Corrigan style, The Portrait Restaurant’s menu celebrates the very best ingredients from the British and Irish Isles developed by Richard and Head Chef Simon Merrick who previously held the role of Head Chef at Daffodil Mulligan, Corrigan’s restaurant in Old Street. Dishes (£4-30) include; Duck Heart Vol Au Vent, Whipped Chicken Livers, Spinach Royal; Whole Artichoke, Crab Mayo, Kombu; Cornish Plaice, Coastal Herbs, Buttered Vegetables; and Huntsham’s Farm Pork, Barigoule Of Fennel, Apricot Mostarda. It wouldn’t be a Richard Corrigan restaurant without his beloved oysters; at The Portrait Restaurant Dressed Carlingford Oysters come with Ginger, Lime, Coriander.
Reservations can be made via The Portrait Restaurant’s website theportraitrestaurant.com