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64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 677 0298
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Ranked #247 of 1,917 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $11
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Basque
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had a selection of lovely vegetable and fish tapas all served promptly and with a smile. Atmospheric dining room. What's not to like.

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Toulouse, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great atmosphere in the tapas bar and great food as well. No electrical light in the cave restaurant - only candels. A really great evening with friends. Will come back :-)

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went here with friends with friends for some late night munchies with my friends . The menu had a lot of delicious options to choose from, and making a decision was not easy! We chose about 8different dishes between 3 of us and were stuffed after the meal! We also got a lovely bottle of house red. It was... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited here in December 2014 on a Monday evening. No problem getting a seat a 5.30pm but it was full when we were leaving around 7 so definitely try and get there early as they don't take bookings. These were best tapas I've had in Dublin and they have lovely wine too! So tasty, can't wait to visit again!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Faultless food which was let down only by the smell of the toilet! Totally foul, I didn't want to mention it as we visited on Saturday as part of a bridal party and didn't want to cause fuss, but I actually gagged and threw up in the loo because the sewage smell was so strong! So disappointing...

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I visited here on a Friday night in January. We arrived at about 6.15pm. We expected that it would be quiet and were duely given a choice of tables. By 6.30pm all the tables were full which given it was January shows how popular this place is. They don't take bookings for less than 4 people so you will just... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You know what its like wandering around with so much choice of places to eat and yet not knowing which to choose. Thankfully when I saw the name The Port House I knew I had seen it on tripadvisor so in we went and we were not dissapointed. It was packed and very dark indeed but I suppose that added... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant has some really great tapas,with a menu covering both the traditional dishes and some more contemporary takes on the theme. We visited on a very busy Saturday evening and despite this the food was excellent and the staff attentive without being overbearing.

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I could go the whole "He Said, She Said" route, but it just makes me angry again. The bottom line was we spoke to the wrong person when we arrived in. Not that we knew this. After 30 minutes patiently waiting for a table, a different person who was actually the hostess told us it would be a 30 minute... More 

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Yesod Hamaala, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to the Port House on Sth William Street just after Christmas, and had a great dining experience. I've visited here with my family and we loved the food the atmosphere. our waitress was great. He was able to advise us on both food and wine. We ended up with a gorgeous deserts I. Would definitely recommend this to... More 

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Additional Information about The Port House

Address: 64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 0298
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

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