Portal Restaurant

Portal Restaurant


0.5 miles
88 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1M 4EH
The name Portal is a fitting one for this refined restaurant - not just because it hints at the type of cuisine you'll find here, but also because its menu will make you feel like you've passed through a gateway into Portugal itself.

Inside, the design is bold and inviting; exposed brickwork and wooden floors exude stylish comfort, while the glass-walled restaurant area, softly lit and surrounded by greenery, provides a wonderfully tranquil place to dine. There's a separate bar area too; a chic, relaxed place to meet friends or loved ones, either for a few glasses of something from the extensive wine list, a light snack - perhaps octopus salad or grilled chorizo skewers and olives from the selection of Latin tapas - or for an aperitif.

Portal's classic menu centres around Portuguese cuisine, cooked in a sophisticated French style. Legendary chef Victor Felisberto has recently breathed new life into the menu by integrating some traditional techniques he's picked up on his travels across Europe. Perhaps begin your Portuguese expedition with bacalhau tartare - dried and salted cod - accompanied by tomato concasse, crispy bread and coriander sauce, before moving on to lamb medallions with honey and rosemary, broad beans and a wild rocket purée; or perhaps grilled sea bass with king prawn and oyster risotto and Champagne sauce. Vegetarians are no less spoiled here - try sautéed shitake with halloumi en papillote and mixed leaves. Finish with some baba de camelo (a Portuguese sweet milk dessert), and you'll be left in no doubt as to this restaurant's ability to surprise, satisfy and enthral.
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Open: Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-3pm (last orders), 6pm- 10.15pm (last orders); Sat 6pm-10pm (last orders) Tapas Served: Mon-Fri noon-10.15pm; Sat 6pm- 10pm (last orders)

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