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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 #219 of 1,826 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Best tapas rest I have been to bar none. V dark inside adds to character of the place. A real find.

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

Thanks a million for the great review, we're delighted you enjoyed you're visit! More

Liscannor, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I came here for dinner with three others and had a really fantastic evening. We chose several dishes to get us going and were not disappointed with a single one. The scallops were to die for, the chorizo, the portobello mushroom dish...I could go on! The wine was fantastic, although they are apparently updating their list so a lot of... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for the lovely comments about our food, staff and wines! We are in the process of updating the wine list so we do apologise for the inconvenience! Hope to see you again sometime soon. More

Ashbourne, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my first time visiting the port house and it will definitely not be the last! The staff were very polite and attentive. We were waiting about fifteen minutes for a table as it was busy. Whilst we waited we had a glass of sangria which was very nice and only €5.50 a glass. The gentleman who i'm assuming... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Our staff will be delighted to hear that you were happy with the service and I'm glad you liked the Sangria! Hope to see you again sometime soon! More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a lovely little spot on South William St - a very trendy area and one of my favourite street. I have eaten here on a couple of occasions and it has alway been pleasant. I love to sit outside when the weather is good but getting a seat on their little terrace is nearly impossible if there is... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! We're delighted to hear that you are a fan of The Port House. I understand that the lighting is quite dark, it is purposely done to create an intimate atmosphere. Were sorry if you found it too dark. Next time you're in you might ask your server to... More

London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Really nice restaurant, maybe a teensy bit too dark but romantic atmosphere (even though I was there with friends!!!!) - the food was very good, there was lots to choose from. Wasn't too pricey either and the wine was good! Overall a very nice meal out in Dublin.

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

Thanks so much for the review, we're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! More

Beijing, China
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262 reviews 262 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks and desserts with my friends. The desserts were excellent. SERVICE was AWESOME too! They gave us more water before we even asked. Super friendly staff, did not try any main courses but would love to check it out again, even if just for dessert!

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

Thanks for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your deserts and our staff will be delighted to hear you were happy with the service. Hope to see you again soon! More

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

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

Thanks a million for the review, hope to see you soon! More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

Thanks for the lovely review! We are delighted you like our restaurant so much. If you find it too dark next time you're in, ask your waiter and they will be more than happy to get you some extra candles. Thanks again, looking forward to seeing you soon! More

Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Thanks so much for the review, its great to hear you enjoyed the food! We look forward to seeing you again. More

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 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

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