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“Great food, very dark!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porterhouse Pub

Porterhouse Pub
21-22 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA, England (Covent Garden)
+44 (0)20 7379 7917
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Ranked #3,190 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, very dark!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Downstairs is ever so dark even midday! However if you make your way up the stairs, it does have some lovely light spots and the food is delicious! Not cheap but not great expense either. Good to go for drinks with a fascinating, gorgeous scene inside. You wont need conversation starters you can just talk about the pub itself! Bar staff can be pretty miserable, but if you approach them with high spirits they usually respond well.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“LOVE IT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I didn't eat here - just had a few drinks before heading out with friends. What a great vibe! Really highly recommended, although depending on the time of day, there can be a lot of city tossers. Get a table in a corner and you'll be fine!

Visited April 2013
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South Yorkshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Awesome as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I love this pub.

Great selection of beers and actually fairly good prices for the area.

Love it and fully intend on visiting again!

Visited June 2013
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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

London Prices, good atmosphere!
Good beers, mediocre wines.
You can't reserve a table at weekends, which would have been fab.

I will be back.

Visited May 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great beer & great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I love this place. The oyster stout is velvety and smooth and the food is very tasty and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit the next time you are in Covent Garden.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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