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The Port House

#240 of 1,894 Restaurants in Dublin
#263 of 2,094 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Port house

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Niall C
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 reviews
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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It used to be the best tapas bar in town. Something went wrong with this place. The quality of food went down sharply. They should review the prices considering the poor quality and service or they simply have to upload their knowledge about spanish food Won't be back and definitely not recommend this place. Disappointed

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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited here with a group of friends while on a day out in Dublin. Lovely atmosphere, decor and environment. Staff were all friendly and accommodating and very quick service. There was plenty of choice for food and the items we had were all tasty. Will definitely visit again.

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Tione di Trento, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

restaurant interior very nice, all candle lit. food was mostly good but customer service very bad. wine served was not same as on menu, waitress was very rude when told this... customer service put me off going back... cannot fault their sister restaurant in temple bar though!

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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 to 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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