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The Port House

#178 of 2,036 Restaurants in Dublin
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South City Centre
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64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 0298
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12:00 pm - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic
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
Great tapas selection

Lovely little tapas bar with a nice variety, only downside being that it's a little cramped and dark otherwise a lovely place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
195niamhc
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little tapas bar with a nice variety, only downside being that it's a little cramped and dark otherwise a lovely place.

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Thank 195niamhc
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the atmosphere in this restaurant for dinner with friends or as a couple. Great tapas, great wine, great price point, somewhere I've gone back to again and again.

Helpful?
Thank Isobel M
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Isobel Thanks for your review. We love that you come back again and again! If you're in this month show your one4all gift card (if you have one from 2015/16) and we will give you 20% off your food. Thanks for your loyalty Isobel! More 

Oslo, Norway
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice menu, good selection of wines and port. No complaints about the service, although the table or should I say bench was were seated at upstairs wasn't comfortable and I felt a little claustrophobic. We were told by the friends we were with, that had been there before, that the downstairs seating is much better. After trying a handful of... More 

Helpful?
Thank mandieree
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Mandieree Thanks for your review. Nice that you appreciate our walk in service, we think it is much more accommodating given how busy our location is. We like to keep the alioli balanced thus not to over power the flavour of the dish. The honey is a contrast between the savoury cheese to balance, but of course ask your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Port House was our first tapas experience and it was absolutely delicious. As my partner has ceoliac's it was very important that we went somewhere that could accommodate and everything on their menu was either gluten free or gluten free adaptable which was a pleasant surprise. It had a very nice atmosphere with candles everywhere and the food and... More 

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Thank Elliot D
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Elliot Thanks for your review. We feel its important to progress and adapt to an ever changing health conscious world and we all know one or more with some different allergy so we strive to make eating out safe and enjoyable for everyone! Thanks again, and we definitely hope to see you again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an unassuming spot with a great selection of fresh dishes with wonderful flavours and great wines to match - the dining room upstairs is a hidden gem and the staff are really friendly.

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Thank Sue B
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Sue Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Belfast
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to here and another great lunch, food was excellent wine was amazing and staff are friendly.

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Thank Sharon G
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Sharon Thanks for your review. Really happy to have such great feedback from a repeat customer. Looking forward to having you back. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you looking for Spanish European cousin in Dublin you need to visit The Port House! It’s always busy but it’s worth. My favorite food is Paella and you can ask for Vine to taste it b/4 ordering. Prices are very good, and you will not wait for food long. Portions are not big so you can order few thinks... More 

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Thank Karolina S
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Karolina Thanks for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit to us. Hope to see you again. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner for husbands birthday- couldn't fault it. Wine menu was extensive and although not cheap was reasonably price and delicious! Tapas was delicious and again good menu to choose from- as veggies it was a rare and lovely thing to actually have some choice in a Spanish restaurant! Really relaxed, intimate atmosphere- seemed to be frequented by... More 

Helpful?
Thank HarrietLouiseWyatt
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Harriet Thanks for your review. We love a good birthday party! Glad you chose us as your venue and that everything was great for you. We love our vegetarian foods too and love the great feedback. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Dijon, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere in the restaurant Food outrageously expensive for the quantity and quality. Wine (alabarino Pionero Mundi) was good but also really expensive for the quality (32 euros...) Service was ok,

Helpful?
Thank Alix D
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Alix Thanks for your review. Shame it wasn't a fit for you. Our produce, dishes and wines are decided in Spain, so we aim well with quality and authenticity. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for a bite to eat mid afternoon. No problem getting a table. The tapas selection was impressive considering the size of the place. Good wine list too. Food was good quality and who can resist warm Portuguese custard tarts to round off a meal? The service was a little erratic but not enough to spoil the experience. Will... More 

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Thank Josefina60
ThePorthouseIreland, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Jose Thanks for the review. Delighted you enjoyed so much. I am close to marrying a custard pie at this stage... totally in love! We can get super busy but work hard to keep the experience perfect. Thanks and see you soon hopefully. More 

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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 - 11
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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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