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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“tapas” (152 reviews)
“ox cheek” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to Porta Saturday night, waited about 45 minutes for a table as no bookings allowed but had a drink and soaked up the atmosphere. Staff were friendly and the food is absolutely amazing! Cannot wait to visit again!

Thank Laursieuk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's just amazing here, I can't find any fault. The best tapas I have ever had. We've worked our way through the menu pretty much now and everything is just lovely. Treat yourselves.

Thank VSS8
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another visit to our favourite UK tapas. Five of us enjoyed numerous dishes, many of which we have never seen on menus before. The old favourites of Potatoes Bravas and Croquettes are joined by Braised Ox Cheek and Blue Cheese with Walnuts and Honey. Pleasant...More

Thank Slongers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out on a Monday night and found this gem. Lovely Spanish food. Fabulous service. If we come back to Chester we will definitely pay a visit again.

Thank georginapink
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to porta a number of times and loved it every time. The ambience is lovely; the food is great; menu is varied and service is fab. I was particularly impressed on our last visit with the way the staff handled some very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd had a rather damp visit to Chester on the weekend, and following a trek around the walls in continual rain and cold wind and increasing darkness, we were very glad to descend some steps and find Porta - we wanted to eat something, but...More

Thank IgorStrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to Porta by the waitress from the secret cocktail bar and glad they did. Good selection of tapas and jug of wine. Great ambience and attentive waitresses. Sweet little location snuggled under the city wall.

Thank sally h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real authentic tapas place. Not a huge menu but the food was delicious. My first time here but I would definitely return to this restaurant. Great place for couples, really cosy and nice atmosphere too!

Thank KellyArathoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As title says this restaurant must be experienced. Friendly staff, open kitchen, incredible selection of food. Everything about this charming place is worth waiting with a dry sherry for.

1  Thank SimonJester1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Porta is a true gem and it’s been so since the day it opened. Not only is the menu amazing and the best olive oil I’ve ever tasted, the staff are brilliant. Whilst it’s pretty much permanently busy you never need to wait too long...More

Thank 487RichardS
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28 May 2017|
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Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
3 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
19 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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