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The Porterhouse

21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2 E7NA, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
44 207 836 9931
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Ranked #75 of 1,179 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Good selection for a tourist trap, great beers election on the grow, yet decreasing over the years Good service Dark and dirty Will go again but can't love it

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was a lovely bar the décor inside was lovely and it was much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside! BUT it was way too overcrowded we got there at about 9:30pm and it was so jammed that you could barely get passed people and we had to stand for at least an hour. We were... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Never have I stood at a bar and been ignored for 20 minutes, whilst 3 bar staff potter about doing everything BUT serve the customers. What made it worse, on the odd occasion they decided to serve, they were not monitoring who had been waiting the longest - this meant a really bad atmosphere with lots of unhappy people simply... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Porterhouse has become one of my favourite bars in London, purely because of it's brilliant drink selection. They have a huge number of different beers and ales to choose from, and the place itself is huge! They have live acts occasionally which is also good, and the food's not too bad either. Would definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great authentic pub/bar with a wicked atmosphere - totally buzzing. Excellent choice of beer,ales and bitters from across the world all reasonably priced for Central London. Ample seating and spread over 3 floors with plenty of quirky seating areas to relax with friends. Don't go to covent garden and miss this place. Love it!

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I regularly go in this pub when I'm in london, mostly for the atmosphere and the unusual drinks on the menu. If you're really into your beers you'll love this place but there is also some different ciders and the usual spirits available to. I have eaten in here a couple of times and the food is ok but probably... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to celebrate a friends birthday, live band did some covers downstairs bar. Door staff very friendly and professional. What let it down is the female member of staff downstairs who was nearly rude. I don't know what the problem was. even sober she was mean to us. had a fringe. woman serving food was moody too, overall, cool pub,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Generally I've had a great experience in the Porter House in Covent Garden, but this weekend the bar staff we're doing something really strange! They kept taking peoples orders and then started to serve someone else at the same time before finishing! Which meant every time I was at the bar I had to wait 3-5 minutes for my drinks.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had a superb day at the Porterhouse last Saturday. Started at 8.30am to see New Zealand v England rugby game. We had Lunch which included Burgers and Pizzas which were very tasty and extreamly large. Service was great from the bar staff and having left for the afternoon to explore more of London we headed back in the evening. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Expecting a casual relaxed pub lunch with friends, we didn't expect to be faced with the appalling service we received. My order came out as something different to what I thought I had ordered, the stroppy waitress huffed and puffed as we informed her the dish she had place in front of us wasn't our order. Moments later the bartender... More

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