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The Port House

#240 of 1,901 Restaurants in Dublin
#262 of 2,101 Places to Eat in Dublin
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South City Centre
Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 0298
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Located at 64A South William Street this beautiful and solely candle lit...
Located at 64A South William Street this beautiful and solely candle lit wine cavern has been stripped back to its original features. As a traditional Spanish tapas bar it boasts a fantastic selection of authentic tapas. The Port House wine menu is varied and full of interesting wines, ports and sherries at a very reasonable price, carefully selected from Spanish and Portuguese regions. It is the ideal place for one to relax, enjoy some tapas with a glass of wine and soak up the ambiance that makes this spot a must try.
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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 21
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I had a great time with my friend there. Friendly staff, jug of balanced (not too sweet, not too rough, not too strong) sangria, cheese and sausage plate. Pear relish absolutely fabulous. Roasted almonds in spices - a mastery. Interior a bit dark and cellary, but we felt that it should be so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Justyna K
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Athlone, Ireland
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  • Romantic
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English first
Athlone, Ireland
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I had a great time with my friend there. Friendly staff, jug of balanced (not too sweet, not too rough, not too strong) sangria, cheese and sausage plate. Pear relish absolutely fabulous. Roasted almonds in spices - a mastery. Interior a bit dark and cellary, but we felt that it should be so- among the shelves and barrels of wine.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this place is the location - smack in the middle of the buzz & action of this great city. The ambience is also up there and I think it is these two reasons why people come here. The food is very average and definitely not of the best quality. If you want authentic tapas there are... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The port house is definitely worth a visit. The atmosphere inside is very warm and cosy despite the fact that it was really busy during dinner. The staff was more than accommodating and the food was great too. Good selection of tapas. It all came with a reasonable price tag.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

good central location in dublin. Good ambiance and decor. Candle lit tables. The menu is comprehensive with a wide range of tapas dishes. Service is friendly and quick once seated. Good "date" location. Be early on Saturday as queues can develop.

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Belfast
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great tapas restaurant, excellent, found this after recommendation by local shop owner and we were not disappointed, great service, attentive staff, flavoursome food and we will definitely return on our next visit to Dublin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I adore this restaurant! I was here for the 2nd time recently for my partner's birthday. The candlelight and rustic brick walls make you forget you have just walked in off a busy Dublin street. The staff are welcoming, food is so enjoyable - the churos for dessert are a must! This restaurant is just a gem and is well... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Bustling little restaurant set over a few floors, but with little nooks and crannys where you can hide away and forget about the other people all around you! Good selection of tapas and plenty of options for the for the fussy vegetarian or carnivore. Good wine and drink menu too!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This would probably be my Tapas place of choice! There's enough on the menu, and its tasty and not overly complicated, so it is suitable and enjoyable for anyone! Good value too. Will be back plenty of times! Suitable for friends, or couples, it's dark with exposed stone, kind of like a cave. I think it would be a great... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A busy little place in the center of Dublin was the perfect place for a brief break, snack and glass (or three) of a nice Spanish wine. We had some lovely Spanish cheese. The patatas were a little disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Overall the food was lovely really tasty, but the portions of bread are tiny and should be free. The staff weren't very attentive, it took a half hour before they took our order and a full hour before we got our bottle of wine. The restaurant was very busy at the time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 0298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Located at 64A South William Street this beautiful and solely candle lit wine cavern has been stripped back to its original features. As a traditional Spanish tapas bar it boasts a fantastic selection of authentic tapas. The Port House wine menu is varied and full of interesting wines, ports and sherries at a very reasonable price, carefully selected from Spanish and Portuguese regions. It is the ideal place for one to relax, enjoy some tapas with a glass of wine and soak up the ambiance that makes this spot a must try.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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