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The Port House

#207 of 1,948 Restaurants 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 - 2:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty tapas

Great tapas . Very reasonable and good size portions . Great selection . Chicken and prawns to die for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
foodie672015
,
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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406 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great tapas . Very reasonable and good size portions . Great selection . Chicken and prawns to die for.

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

Thank you so very, very much for your review. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed dining with us and have recommended the prawns to future visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back time and time again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I really liked the atmosphere, it's a little cozy and rustic cottage in the Dundrum shopping centre and the serving is really nice and fast. We went there yesterday for a quick lunch. We had jamon iberico, seafood paella, fried calamari (very good) and fried chicken empanadas. Even though I liked all the little plates we shared, I found them... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Whilst it has fallen under our Port House Restaurant on South William St in Dublin, we have duly noted your feedback and will pass it on to our management and staff in Port House Ibericos, Dundrum. We appreciate any feedback at all whether it’s positive or negative as without your... More 

Rotherham
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

After a long day of slogging it round the streets of Dublin we stumbled into this little Gem. Staff were great, the setting is origenal and comfortable and the food was really good. We ordered in excess of 20 dishes. All but two were really good. The only ones I had any problem with was a boiled chorizo dish (which... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We are so pleased with how you have described us, a “Gem”. We are thrilled your dining experience with us was so pleasurable and we look forward to welcoming you in the future should you have any plans to return to Dublin! Thanks again. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

While all other restaurants were fully booked the only place we could find to eat that didn't take reservations was The Port House. It was very busy and there was a queue but we seated within about 15 minutes and were able to enjoy a drink whilst we waited. The atmosphere was lively and fun and the service excellent. The... More 

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

Thanks a million for your very positive review of our tapas restaurant. We are delighted that your wait for a table wasn’t too long but yet you were able to enjoy a drink and relax beforehand. We are especially pleased that you will pay us another visit when you return to Dublin, hopefully in the near future! Thank you. More 

East Grinstead, W.Sussex
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Dublin and we popped in here by chance on a Saturday night. So glad that we did. Not seeking a full blown meal - Tapas was the perfect option. We were seated immediately and our drinks order taken. Efficient service and divine Tapas. Thank you. My partner came back roaring with laughter at the loos! Or... More 

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

We are so very pleased your visit in Dublin and indeed to our tapas restaurant was pleasurable and indeed memorable! We hope the remainder of your stay was just as good! Thanks again. More 

irish
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing food as usual .. Waitress was a bit cold to start with but under a bit of pressure. As evening went on she was amazing. Service was amazing. Another great evening here ...

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

Thanks a million for the wonderful review of our restaurant. We are delighted your dining experience met your expectations and was indeed a pleasurable. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It's a very nice place, dark, the atmosphere was great every time I was there. The meatballs are amazing there! It is ideal for a dinner before a night out, they are serving till late - and the location is just perfect, or a date - it's casual enough but is still a nice restaurant. They don't take reservations, and... More 

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

It is our greatest pleasure to receive such a glowing, informative and positive review of our restaurant. Thank you so very much. We are delighted that time and time again your dining experience meets your expectations and we endeavour to continue to do so in the future. We will see you back again soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

really enjoyed our meal here. located in a lovely atmospheric little cellar, the tapas is delicious, great value and the staff are very friendly. You cannot go here and not have the churros!!!!

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

Thank you for your very positive review of our restaurant. We are very proud of our locality and our intimacy. Thank you for recommending the Churros, I will pass your compliments on to the chef and staff! Many thanks and we look forward to hosting you again. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The quality and diversity of the tapas here is the best I have encountered. Very attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere, it is hard to believe you are in Dublin city centre whilst dining here. Another plus very good value for money 10 tapas and a decent bottle of white wine for ~€90. As a visitor to the city this... More 

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

Thank you so very much for firstly, taking the time to write such a glowing review of our restaurant and secondly, for choosing to dine with us during your stay in Dublin. We are very proud of our high standards of quality and authenticity as well as our highly customer focussed staff who take great pleasure in their work. We... More 

Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited on our last night in Dublin and the food was brilliant, along with the helpful friendly staff and the ambient Spanish feel to the restaurant, you do have a bit of a wait when you get there but it is so worth it the food is fabulous x

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

It is our greatest pleasure that during your recent trip to Dublin that you chose to dine with us. We are so pleased your dining experience with us was a memorable and you enjoyed your tapas. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you! 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, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?