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The Port House

64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 677 0298
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Ranked #210 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I love tapas and I thought the food here was excellent, very tasty with a good selection. The staff were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, good service. However, I have to compare with London, the prices are high, as in Ireland generally - but also the dishes are really very small. I had an aubergine dish (it was over 6 euro)... More

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I loved this place! It is undeniably popular so expect to wait for a table during prime dining hours. Its totally worth it, however. They have an interesting and extensive wine and port list at varying price points. The food is excellent, especially if you are as big a fan of manchego and iberaco as I am. The empanadas were... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review! Yes, The Port House is a chain of five at the moment; we also have restaurants in Temple Bar, Bray and Dundrum! Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening and thanks again. More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a great restaurant ! Have been here many times and it has yet to disappointment . It has a wonderful selection of delicious tapas and is very reasonably priced . Nice selection if wines and beers which are also reasonably priced . The decor is very tastefully and the ambience is calming . The restaurant is beautifully lit with... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon! More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been here and to all of the Port House restaurants (yet to try the new one in Bray though!) and I have never been disappointed. I'm still yet to try everything on the menu as I have my favourites that I can't resist (the duck leg). The food is reasonable and so so tasty. You really can't go wrong... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thanks a million for the great review! Great to hear you're a fan of our restaurants and food (the duck is one of our favourites too!). We look forward to seeing you again soon in any of our branches! More

Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I always look forward to visiting this lovely place! Firstly the decor and atmosphere is always wonderful and intimate whether you are on date night or with close friends. The food is so tasty and I love the fact that you can choose from many different plates and get a taste of everything without feeling too full. The calamari, chorizo... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoy our food, wine and service and we hope to see you again soon! More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Have been here quite a few times for lunch and dinner and it is definitely my favourite place to go. Have tried various things on the menu and will probably have tried everything soon enough. The food is always delicious as is the wine and the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. On the last visit there they forgot to... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! Hope to see you again sometime soon. More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This could be my favourite tapas place in Dublin. Went there for a mid week lunch and availed of the lunch deal of 2 tapas + drink for €10. We had chicken with lemon, chorizo, patatas alioli and goats cheese tortilla. All exceptionally tasty. House wine was good too. The service was quick and friendly. I can't recommend the place... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review, its great to hear you enjoyed your lunch! Hope to see you again soon. More

Ireland
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Have been here six or seven times and went again recently on a Saturday night. While all my previous experiences have been positive, my most recent visit was poor, let down by some awful service. While I probably will give it another chance, you can do a lot better for tapas in Dublin in terms of service and overall dining... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience in our restaurant. Thank you for your feedback, we will certainly take it on board. We don’t take reservations so it is our practice to run a waiting list for tables on busy evenings. Our staff work very... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

One of my favourite dining experiences was had at The Port House in Dublin city on a busy, sunny Sunday afternoon. This quirky little treasure chest boasts a wide selection of dishes and a seemingly endless array of great wines. Of you are any way unsure or have never indulged in Spanish tapas, like I was, I must insist that... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with your service. We look forward to seeing you again! More

Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I must admit I'm not a big tapas fan. Went here for a business lunch recently. The place is really cool and looks like a wine cellar. The service was a little slow on the day we visited, 8 people in all, which is not great when you are on lunch from work. The food came and was very tasty... More

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ThePortHouse_Dublin1, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are glad that you found the food tasty but sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good experience overall. If you were to return for lunch we would recommend availing of our lunch time offer of two tapas and a glass of wine/soft... More

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