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The Port House

#181 of 1,831 Restaurants in Dublin
#196 of 2,015 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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 220
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  • 151
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Small plate/tapas restaurant with very romantic atmosphere. Cave like with candles everywhere. Service was great and the pitcher of sangria amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lynn7336
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
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440 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Milltown, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The interior in The Porthouse in both Dundrum and South William st are perfect for a social dinner with friends. Low lighting and old spanish traditional furniture. The food is delicous, the churros and chocolate is a must have. The tapas are small but at a reasonable price so you can get a few and share with friends and there... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Small plate/tapas restaurant with very romantic atmosphere. Cave like with candles everywhere. Service was great and the pitcher of sangria amazing.

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County Kildare, Ireland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The port house is a reasonably small restaurant where bookings are not accepted but they turn tables quite quickly. You can turn up and wait with a glass of wine for a table to become available. There is a very wide menu available to suit all palettes and prices are good resulting in a great quality meal at a reasonable... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice place to have a drink and try out all of the interesting tapas. Not the place to come if you're expecting to rush through a meal, so just relax and enjoy.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped here for drinks one night. We sat outside as it was a nice evening, the service was excellent and the staff were friendly. Really couldn't fault anything.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Back to my favorite restaurant again on Fri night with my friend. We had to wait approx 30mins to be seated but as always its worth it. We normally have a drink at bar while waiting. When we did get seated the food was delicious with a few new items on the menu. And there wine list always a great... More 

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England, UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Found the port house whilst in the area, looking for lunch and we were not disappointed. The setting is very traditional Spanish style and gives a real vibe for your food. We had the lunch menu who was 2 course for €12 a absolute bargain !!!! Calamari and goat cheese to start then stuffed peppers with chicken and a veggie... More 

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review our restaurant. We recently re-launched our lunch menu and it’s proving to be a great hit among our customers. Please do come dine with us again in the near future. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The quality of the food here is brilliant, and the value for money is great especially with Dublin being so expensive. We ordered about 5 dishes between us including a sharing cheese board and it was more than though! The portion sizes were surprisingly generous and served with a smile and lovely conversation. No complaints whatsoever!

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

It is such a pleasure to read this wonderful review of our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed the quality of our dishes and found us to be great value for money. Our goals are being achieved! We look forward to welcoming you back to dine with us in the future. More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The food and wine is amazing however the service is OUTSTANDING! My fiance and I had a waiter named German from Argentina and he went over and beyond for our needs. He suggested the best tapas to eat and wine to have as well as engaged in conversation which has made us want to come back. Its great when you... More 

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for this outstanding review of our restaurant and staff. We are delighted German went above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and to ensure your dining was exceptionally good. We will certainly commend German and pass on your gratitude. More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ok the reason it is getting only 4 is because they have changed the menu and have taken off 2 of my favourite items the Salmon and the lamb chops so i am hoping they see this and may decided to bring at least one of these back.... Please be aware everything else about this restaurant is fab the food... More 

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are delighted that we are one of your favourite restaurants and have traveled so far to come dine with us. We are constantly updating and reviving our menu and try our best to keep it interesting and appealing for our customers. We provide dishes using ingredients which are in season and readily available. Frequently the popular dishes do return... More 

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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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