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Porta

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food to die for. Service amazing. Wine top notch. Really busy so had to wait, but not too long and well worth it.

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Thank wends
Chester, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here early on a Saturday evening just after 5pm opening ( only open in evenings) small and tucked away with a rustic feel, Tapas is very good good choices of Spanish beer and wine. Food / tapas very good with some slightly unusual choices such as slow cooked cheek , clams and jamon. Service good ,A great option for... More 

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Thank Woodychester1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy little place with lovely atmosphere. Food was great and price good. Great staff in a warm & friendly small eatery. Will visit again.

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Thank Pat G
Skipton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had really high hopes for this place, when searching for small romantic places to visit, unfortunately we were disappointed. There was only one other couple in the place, and I fully appreciate that if it was fuller the atmosphere would have been better. The olives that we got were awful, to the point we had to send them back... More 

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Thank wildbobedwards
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my brother. We ordered a bottle of wine and some tapas. Everything was alright, I liked the wine and the location is cute. My only problem was that I could not eat one of the tapas. Didn't even taste it, and I let the waitress know that I am not able to eat it because it... More 

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Thank Diana c
Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyable. Fantastic atmosphere. Went on a Tuesday night, lovely buzz. Excellent drinks list, amazing food. Felt so authentic, great variety without being too extensive. Super quality food, the blue cheese and walnuts are to die for! Great Fino and excellent gun with orange and juniper berries. Thank you!

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Thank James P
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit for us to Porta. Beautiful food. Lovely drinks. Really friendly and attentive staff. We like being on the upper deck to watch all the action below. You can't book but you rarely have to wait long and can always have a drink. The olives are out of this world.

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Thank Robert N
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on a fairly busy Friday night but was soon found a table. The whole place has a real Iberian vibe, it is almost as if Porta has been lifted from Barcelona or Sevilla and dropped into Chester. Great range of really tasty tapas - ox cheek is gorgeous and awesome patatas bravas. Good range of beers and wines.... More 

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Thank Simon B
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Porta is a very cosy tapas bar which serves great food and drink. The food and level of service is 10/10. We regularly visit Porta and have never always left feeling happy :-)

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Thank jess2087
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a really great time at Porta. Very friendly staff! This place is really worth a visit. Great food!! Space is a bit intimate but still really lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?