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The Port House

#201 of 1,869 Restaurants in Dublin
#219 of 2,070 Places to Eat in Dublin
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South City Centre
Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 0298
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located at 64A South William Street this beautiful and solely candle lit...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Intimate setting

Great food with very good service the value was outstanding try the seafood paella and the zucchini blossoms stuffed with cheese everything was fantastic along with great wine list

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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  • Romantic
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Lanzarote, Spain
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of my worse food experience in Dublin, very disappointed with all the food that we had, I can't said I enjoy anything at all.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food with very good service the value was outstanding try the seafood paella and the zucchini blossoms stuffed with cheese everything was fantastic along with great wine list

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place rocked. Awesome vibe. Couldn't have been better. Well, I suppose the tables were a little small. But it didn't bother us. That's what happens when lots of people want to visit a cool place :)

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ireland
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Port House is a wonderful place to go if you want candle light and atmosphere. Wine and tapas were great and the service was excellent. Megan was so professional to deal with when we had an issue with candle grease and a new pair of jeans! We will definitely be back!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very good food and wines. Lovely place for tapas and a bottle of wine after work or even for a more intimate first date. The price is reasonable too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Every time we visit Dublin, we head here. It's great too see standards haven't slipped. Superb. The prawns were great, as was the asparagus and the paella was the best I've had in years. See you next time!

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Dublin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I am a native Dubliner but somehow this fabulous gem of a restaurant escaped me for many years. Since I discovered it a year ago, I frequent it as regularly as possible. I love that you can't book because it means that if you're prepared to sit and wait, you can usually get a table in 10 or 20 mins.... More 

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are delighted you’ve finally stumbled upon our little cave and we are delighted we didn’t disappoint! Your reasons for us not taking reservations are spot on! We believe that our diners, like yourself, should be able to make a last minute decision to go out and have the opportunity to eat in a really good restaurant on any night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was so good and there were plenty of small dishes. Each dish has reasonable prices around 6euro so that you could choose several dishes with your wine.

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to post this review of our restaurant. We are ever so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Dublin
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, headed to The Port House for some lazy pintxos and tapas and maybe a nice dry glass of Manzanilla or Fino. The little restaurant is located in a buzzy spot near Dublin's Grafton Street and has some outdoor tables (which I'm sure are fully occupied in Summer months!) but we were happy to be guided... More 

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this truly wonderful review of our restaurant. We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your dining with us and had the opportunity to sample a sherry or two before deciding on Manzanilla! It is very tempting to order extra dishes as our menu is quite extensive and each dish is quite filling too! Nonetheless we are... More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really nice setting, the staff are extremely knowledgable on their wine selection and the food is excellent...the salmon is to die for!

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porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting this positive review of our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to hosting you again. More 

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Additional Information about The Port House

Address: 64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 0298
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 to 11
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 0298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 to 11
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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