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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 #234 of 1,804 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
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
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I don't know what's happened to this place but it has improved hugely in the last couple of years. I used to avoid it because I found the food quite oily. It is really delicious now and there is a great selection. I also like the dark, candlelit interior. Was here on a warm Monday night in Dublin and the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to this place a number of times now, for different kinds of visits, and it is one of my favourite spots in Dublin. The most recent visit was just for a glass of wine on the patio with a friend, but I've been there for lunch and dinner. If you like romantic, candle-lit, exposed stone, then this is... More

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Navan, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Went last Wednesday night around 7.30, Place was busy as usual and was given a seat fairly quick. Nice food but a little too dear for what you got. Not our cup of tea. Won't be back

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Drogheda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow. Blown away by my experience here. Three of us went looking for somewhere to get tapas (difficult in Dublin!) and stumbled upon this great venue. Small restaurant, and it is difficult to navigate between the tables but the place looks smashing. Real character. The waiters/waitresses were brilliant. Attentive, jovial and incredibly helpful in telling us about the dishes (including... More

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ClaireOBrien, Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Looking forward to seeing you again! More

kildare
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My god this little restaurant is a very dark secret hidden in the city centre. Went in with friends and was pleasantly surprised. Loved every minute of my experience here and food was to die for. Can't wait to go back again.

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ClaireOBrien, Digital Marketing Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Hope to see you again soon! More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Absolutely loved this little gem! Fantastic, intimate setting. Great service, delicious food and tasty sangria. Brilliant for a light meal. If I lived in Dublin, I think I'd bring all my friends here!

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ClaireOBrien, Digital Marketing Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your meal at The Port House, thanks for the review! More

Leeds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went there last night for our last meal in the city. Absolutely gorgeous food and wine in a lovely small candle lit room. Perfect.

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ClaireOBrien, Digital Marketing Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, hope to see you again! More

Sligo, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just perfect if you are just a tad Hungary and want to nibble on some tapas Really neat little location on busy busy South William Street

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ate here with my sister on a girly night out. It was really good choice - the staff were lovely and very helpful, recommended some excellent wine and there was a really relaxed feel to the night because of this. Tapas were reasonably priced and very tasty. The setting is really cosy, definitely a date night location with mood lighting... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Delicious tapas, lovely wine and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Dublin. The cheese boards are also very tasty.

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