Portland | Fitzrovia Restaurant
Interesting fact: 85% of pie charts resemble Pacman.
Which also coincidentally brings us to Portland: a small, independent, 45-cover modern European restaurant which not only specialises in serving high quality produce and wild game…
… but which also specialises in serving pie.
Specifically (when in season) you’ll find them dishing up wild-game pithivier – a choice cut of the freshest available game meat that day, baked in pastry to purple-rare with mushroom duxelles, and accompanied by a black truffle and rouge game gravy, designed for two – which, in itself, is reason enough to visit. But if you’re visiting anyway, then why not sample the rest of the menu, which includes plenty of fish (confit of steelhead trout and tartare of mackerel, oysters, beetroot and wasabi), vegetables (pickled shitake mushrooms with soy and ginger), other game (from pigeon to deer and hare) and desserts (like muscovado sugar tart with Glenmorangie whipped cream).
Based in an understated room built on the site of what used to be a Fitzrovian clothing showroom, Portland also – you’ll be relieved to hear – serves wine, the menu for which is completely rewritten every month. Hailing predominately from France, the monthly selection is split into ‘textbook’, ‘left field’ and ‘special’ categories, and is accompanied by a small selection of classic cocktails and bottled beers from guest brewers.
All of which sounds wonderful, however…
NOTE: Portland is open for dinner Mon-Sat, and lunch Wed-Sat. You can find out more, and reserve a table, HERE.
Portland | 113 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6QQ
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