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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 #229 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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Restaurant details
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, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky to get a table here last week, usually there is a queue. Not surprised,as it's a long time since I've eaten so well for such a small price. Astonishingly good tapas, treat yourself there soon!

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant. We went on Friday evening after a long walk around town and were warmly greeted even though they were incredibly busy. We sat at the bar for about 10 minutes before being shown to our table. My only slight complaint might be that the room is just a tiny bit too dark. It was actually hard... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Always delicious tapas. I always have hot chorizo, patatas bravas - exceptional. Everything I tried there was good. Service is great and the atmosphere too. Decor is very interesting. Good value as well.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Thanks for the review, great to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. We'll do our best to have the chorizo back in time for your next visit! More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Thanks a million for taking the time to write a review, we're delighted to be one of your favourite spots! More

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

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

Thank you for your review. We do our best to offer value for money and cater for everyone's tastes so we are very sorry if it wasn't your cup of tea. If there was anything you feel we could improve on we would love to hear your suggestions. More

Drogheda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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

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