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The Porterhouse

#50 of 1,267 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2 E7NA, England
Phone Number: 44 207 836 9931
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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visited on Saturday afternoon. Had 2 Ales which were very nice. Lots of flavour. service was good . the actual pub is on many levels and gives it lots of character. I would visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

visited on Saturday afternoon. Had 2 Ales which were very nice. Lots of flavour. service was good . the actual pub is on many levels and gives it lots of character. I would visit again.

Thank garry557
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere... Lots of little hidden tables in a traditional pub type feel. Great worldwide beer selection. Very busy as very popular. Diverse with all nationalities...

Thank Louise S
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb venue ! Real character , vibrant great drinks selection , live music on Fridays , great place for a night out with your friends or even better with a bottle of bubbles with your girlfriend !

Thank Rob B
Harlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday lunch time and think perhaps the bar man was a trainee as he took a while to serve our two drinks but didn't seem to have much help unfortunately. Within about 15 minutes the place started to fill up and some people were still waiting after we'd finished our food so we didn't stay for another drink.... More 

Thank Jobenina
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this pub a few times. Last time was last week. Staff is always very helpfull as there are so many beers to choose from. Bar is spread in a few floors, really worth a visit.

Thank angiebrb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Went into the Porterhouse for a few drinks for a birthday and the atmosphere and general venue is really great! Awesome for a rare occasion pub but if you were to go on a regular basis you need a fair wad of cash!

Thank Jye C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends on a Saturday evening was a great atmosphere and great beer. Despite being very busy every time one of our group returned to the bar the barman remember our order which was a nice touch of service. Will definitely be back here again when I'm in central London

Thank Pete L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have had a Beer or two here before but today was my first Meal. The Chicken Ham and Leek Pie that I had was very tasty, better than expected. There is always a choice of interesting Beers here, my selection, "Big Wave Golden Ale" was from Hawaii had more than a hint of Pineapple and tasted like more. I... More 

Thank AuldJimmy
Swansea, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Great pub with a relaxing atmosphere a block off the main street. We went there for lunch and enjoyed the food and drink. They have a large variety of beers to choose from. The shepherds pie and chicken were very good and our server was friendly and didn't hesitate to explain the different beers and make some great recommendations. It... More 

Thank LovesToTravel918
Kirkkonummi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

What a night! :) This place definitely is worth of visit. This place reminds Hogwarts with many stairs and after a coupe of pints you don't know where you are anymore but it doesn´t matter you´ll have fun anyway :) Go and see you self!

Thank Ninna2014

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