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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 #240 of 1,795 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
kildare
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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

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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Leeds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sligo, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing food, relaxing, warm and romantic atmosphere! Recommended to go on romantic dinner, with friends, family... Every time I go there everything is apsolutly amazing! Thank you so much

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband tried The Port House about 8 years ago and he was happy to see that they were still around for our recent vacation to Ireland. I enjoy tapas so this was a wonderful treat for me! I was not disappointed with any of our selections. We tried the Chorizo (Iberian sausage w/a blend of spices), Picon (bleu cheese... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I always come back as it is one of my favorite places to eat in Dublin. Real authentic mysterious Spanish atmosphere, the food is never a disappointment and the experience is always tops. No matter what Ruairi and I order, we never feel guilty about it having too much portions or pigging out as each portion is so tasty and... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

My first visit here was very pleasant, I enjoyed the food, the service and ambiance. However I've since returned twice, and maybe my palette has developed and changed, but I really find the food disappointing. Some dishes are a little oily, and others lack serious flavor. They all seem quite bland and just not up to scratch. Staff are great,... More

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