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The Port House

#178 of 1,978 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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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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  • 212
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    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
A chance visit !

We popped in for a glass of vino during some retail therapy and decided that we liked what we saw and would call back that evening. The staff told us that it was usually busy between 7 and 9 so when we pitched up about 8 and had a wee wait for a table it was no trouble and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Tim W
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We popped in for a glass of vino during some retail therapy and decided that we liked what we saw and would call back that evening. The staff told us that it was usually busy between 7 and 9 so when we pitched up about 8 and had a wee wait for a table it was no trouble and very... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I dropped by to have a glass of wine. But, the people at the next table seemed to enjoy their food, I just had to give the kitchen a test. So, starting off easily, I had the Pimientos de Padron, a fairly straight forward dish. And then I had the peppers with morcilla. Loved them both and the wine was... More 

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Restaurant a bit dark - and cramped - but generally a nice space. Seafood paella good (if you expect only prawns and calamari) whilst chorizo in red wine excellent (but some bread to mop up the juices would not have gone amiss). Patatas bravas just OK (hardly rocket science, one would have thought!).

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We take great pride in the décor of our restaurant as it adds to the ambience and enhances the Spanish setting. We regret that we didn’t fully meet your expectations. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What an amazing little restaurant! Fantastic atmosphere and superb food. Can't fault it, would definitely go again and again and again!

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

It is such a pleasure to read such a glowing review of our restaurant, thank you very much. We look forward to welcoming you time and time again! More 

Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful, from the service and food to ambience and value. The restaurant is dark with candles everywhere creating a romantic atmosphere. Service is very friendly without being over intrusive. Loads of choicevon the menu, I recommend the calamaris, croquette, chicken wings, portobello mushroom, aubergine and cheese platter. Also get the churros for dessert. For four people, 14... More 

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

Thank you for your very positive and detailed review of our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal so much. The churros are hugely popular amongst all of our valued customers. We are also so very proud of our pricing and quality. Please do come dine with us again in the near future. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Me and my partner stumbled across this restaurant by chance and it was fantastic. bare stone walls and wooden tables and lit by candles its very cosy and the food is delicious - big portions too! Would recommend the calamari and scallops

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We are delighted both you and your husband enjoyed your dining with us. The calamari and scallops are very popular indeed! Please do come visit us the next time you are in Dublin! More 

Oslo
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have been to this restaurant every time I have been in town and my review would not change on any of the occasions. Warning: This restaurant does not accept bookings so be prepared to wait. But trust me, it is well worth it. Menu; Great choice of tapas and a great wine menu. They are focused on spanish wines... More 

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

Thank you so very, very much for your very positive and descriptive review of our restaurant. It is our greatest pleasure to learn that you always visit us when in Dublin. We take great pride in our locality and the exposed brick work really adds to the ambience in the restaurant. Thank you so very much for highly recommending us... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The restaurant is in the heart of the city and has a very relaxing atmosphere inside, perfect for couples. The prices are affordable compared to many restaurants of the same standards in Dublin. The seafood dishes were delicious, as were the patatas bravas, however I ordered chicken skewers which were bland (tasted like boiled chicken with a bit of salt)... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We are extremely proud of our prime location and affordability on prices. It is unfortunate that our chicken dishes were not to your satisfaction. However we are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your seafood dishes. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are overwhelmed to have received such a detailed, descriptive and positive review of our tapas restaurant. Thank you very much. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and that you have since dined with us again, in the same week! We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for dining in our restaurant and indeed for posting such a wonderful review of our menu and restaurant. We are also very grateful to your friend for recommending us! Be sure to dine with us again in the near future. 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?