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The Port House

#185 of 1,971 Restaurants 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 35
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  • 18
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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
Cloistered, intimate atmosphere with delicious options for herbivores/carnivores

Since my friend introduced me to the Port House, I've already come back within the space of a week! Somewhat discretely located on the crowded South William Street, you descend from street level into a cosy, atmospherically lit basement restaurant. Bottles of Portuguese wine line the walls behind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
MsMitford
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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415 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Since my friend introduced me to the Port House, I've already come back within the space of a week! Somewhat discretely located on the crowded South William Street, you descend from street level into a cosy, atmospherically lit basement restaurant. Bottles of Portuguese wine line the walls behind the bar, and the tables line the stone walls, with romantic illumination... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended the Port House by a friend who visited Dublin just before us who said it was the best tapas she had experienced, well she was not wrong! There was a great range of plates on the menu, we had 3 each and shared all between 3 of us which was plenty. The food was all brilliant, I... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Tapas were delicious especially the Fried Aubergine And Goats Cheese Sandwich, The Tetilla Templada and the Chick peas, great value too for the Centre of Dublin! It was so nice we went back the following day for some more!!

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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was here recently on a romatic date and I have to say that it is the perfect place for it. We had a couple of drinks each, a lovely bottle of wine, more food than we could possibly eat and the best of all, the damage was under 100 euros. If you like tapas and want a to eat... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was here in January with friends, I had tried to book but they don't take reservations, this could prove a bit annoying on arrival but I think it is worth the wait. We were lucky, there was a queue but mostly couples, we were a group of four and were only waiting about 5 minutes. The place is quite... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Love this place,a little pricey but the food is delicious especially the manchego burger and the sangria is to die for!! Staff pleasant enough,lovely atmosphere too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely tapas, friendly staff, great atmosphere, definately a must visit for all tapas lovers. Reasonbly priced and very cosy couldnt recommend this place highly enough

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

Thank you very much so highly recommending our restaurant. You’re brief description of our restaurant, menu and setting is a delight to read. Thanks again and do come dine with us again! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited Dublin from Leeds in early March. We were recommended this restaurant by some locals. The food was gorgeous, we ordered Prawn Pil Pil, Chicken salad, Scallops and Mini burgers. The restaurant was busy and we were lucky to walk in and get a table straight away. Would highly recommend visiting for a truly authentic experience.

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

It is such a pleasure to us that you chose to dine in our restaurant during your recent visit to Dublin. We do hope your trip was just as good as your dinner! Thank you so very much for this wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you again, should you return to Dublin! More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Great tapas . Very reasonable and good size portions . Great selection . Chicken and prawns to die for.

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

Thank you so very, very much for your review. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed dining with us and have recommended the prawns to future visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back time and time again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I really liked the atmosphere, it's a little cozy and rustic cottage in the Dundrum shopping centre and the serving is really nice and fast. We went there yesterday for a quick lunch. We had jamon iberico, seafood paella, fried calamari (very good) and fried chicken empanadas. Even though I liked all the little plates we shared, I found them... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Whilst it has fallen under our Port House Restaurant on South William St in Dublin, we have duly noted your feedback and will pass it on to our management and staff in Port House Ibericos, Dundrum. We appreciate any feedback at all whether it’s positive or negative as without your... 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: Romance

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?