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The Port House

#70 of 17,006 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with our daughter for an evening meal. Just great tapas here. Very tasty with friendly, slightly cheeky service that made the night fun. Make sure you get a range of tapas and share to get as many chances to try the different tastes. We also had a port sampler at the end with a range of ports with different... More 

Thank BeamMeUp_Melb
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most tapas in London tastes and looks like it came from Iceland or Lidl - not here - it is fresh and tasty - good veg and fish options Splendid wine Lovely staff with magnificent haircuts Owner is a national treasure - font of knowledge

Thank Venuesrated
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited after seeing a show, lovely ambiance, very friendly and helpful staff. Ordered several tapas which were all delious,hot and of q generous size for tapas. Could fault nothing, a must if your in the area

Thank Karen C
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with a friend of mine who really likes Port (I dont) so thought this would be an ideal treat for him. I really liked the 'cellar' decor. The staff were were very helpful, knew the menu and offered suggestions (especially about the port) and were pleasantly cheeky (Good evening sirs, and what can I get you drunk on tonight?'... More 

Thank SiandSteve5
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this on Trip Advisor whilst on a short break in London with my partner. Can't fault it: friendly staff, superb ambience and great food (the really important bit). Will visit again next time we're down.

Thank Justin L
London, United Kingdom
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453 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A brilliant atmosphere welcomes you as soon as you walk through the door - it's dimly lit with plenty of candles flickering against bare brick walls, the staff are wonderful and attentive their service is seamless and the food is great - so much to choose from plus a bonus gin cocktail list!

Thank VR747
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been trying The Port House today for my lunch break and I need to tell you that Cesar and Belen are so helpful and friendly! The food is great, the Spanish Wine is great especially the Rioja Reserva with Viridiana's high-lights. Try the almonds and get the staff's suggestions. Enjoy Strand!!

Thank Ignacio F
Linden, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Look for Jennifer at the bar! We found this spot on our first visit to London, and went back the next two nights of our stay. The second time we went to London, just had to stop in again! We learned that you should pour tonic down the swizzle stick so as not to break the bubbles. The tapas selections... More 

Thank Diane S
London, United Kingdom
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373 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's often tough to find authentic tapas in the UK - but this is the real deal. Typically as with the best places a friend took me because she loved it - and so did I. Move beyond the bar area at the front and you'll be given a table for dinner in the restaurant areas upstairs or at the... More 

Thank lonewolf44
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

London w.end staying at Strand Palace hotel & this little gem is just a few steps away - on this occasion (Sat 13th Aug 2016) we managed to get seated outside which was lovely - we will come here again for sure as the quality & value is right up there. M&K (Derbys)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 442078367764

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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