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The Port House

64a South William St, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 (0)1 6770298
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Ranked #251 of 1,756 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Galway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I have eaten in this restaurant a few times and have never been disappointed. A group of us recently ate there and tried about 18 dishes between us, we really enjoyed all of them. The menu is pretty extensive but the staff are always on hand to help and advise. The atmosphere is really cosy with candles everywhere and low... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great location and lovely atmospheric surroundings, I went here with a friend to celbrate her brithday as I hadnt been here in years. I found the tapas were overpriced and really very average and thats being nice! the only think i enjoyed was the galss of wine...

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ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ate here last night, 3of us.after reading so many mixed reviews i thought that I should post mine. I found the staff quite friendly, contrary to alot of reports, we had no problem there at all. I was recommended a lovely bottle of red wine by a nice waiter. Most of the food we had was very nice, one thing,... More

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Hoi an
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Port House was always a favourite of mine. Good decent sized portions and good service. I went this evening with two friends. I haven't been there in quite a while. Firstly I noticed they don't do the large size meatballs or bravas anymore. Instead they are tiny portions. I couldn't believe the size of the calamari portion. Absolutely tiny.... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Extremely disappointing experience with serious concerns about the quality of the food. Stale bread, rancid tomatoes, inedible croquettes, fish that smelt funny... I would continue, but I would rather forget. Would never ever go back and wouldn't recommend it even to my worst enemy.

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The Port House s, General Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Ragazzi, I would like to discuss your review on tripadvisor about your experience at The Port House. We treat all feedback seriously and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me directly on 01 6770298 / 086 375 4785 Alternatively you can email me: odile@porthouse.ie Kind Regards, Odile McCabe General Manager The Port House South William St More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate here recently and what a pleasant haven to find coming in from a busy wet dublin day. The girl behind the bar suggested a really nice red wine and we happily soaked it up along with the soothing ambience this place gives while we waited to be seated. They were busy but everyone seemed to be happy to... More

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Pori, Finland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I decide to visit this place,because I have heard from a few friends about the place and I am really happy,because the place is very nice,food delicious and friendly staff, we were sitting upstairs, our server took our order and we got the food very fast,he was very friendly For sure a nice place to return!

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Been going to that place for about 6 years now, and I love it. Place is always buzzing,only downside is that hard to get table on a weekend, and they don't take bookings for 2 people.The atmosphere is great, food delicious ( garlic chicken skewers, fried aubergine, tortilla port house being my favourites), they also have an amazing wine list.... More

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dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I REALLY wanted to like it here. The dining room is lovely, looks cozy and romantic (just like the photos here on TA) but it's SO small I felt as if I were in the way of servers and customers the entire time. Actually it felt as everyone in the room was in the way of anyone that needed to... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I'm not a fussy eater at all but found I didn't like any of the tapas that I tasted and was very disappointed. My friend and I got 7 tapas to share. These are the ones I can remember: The chicken skewer - completely tasteless. It was just a piece of chicken with paprika on it. Too dry and tasteless... More

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