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The Port House

417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
+44 20 7836 7764
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (344 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (21 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place. Great staff, wine and very, very tasty food. If your out and about in London, you should look this place up.

Thank camillasolimeo16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place a few years ago and it’s now the Ho to tapas, we like the atmosphere and it is priced fairly for good food.

Thank Roman R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovey little find! Had never been there before and only did as a friend suggested it as somewhere to meet. Very relaxed atmosphere, cool decor, the food was good, the wine goes down well, Staff were nice and surprisingly it wasn't over crowded, which I...More

Thank truediner18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my most favourite tapas restaurants. The food is delicious and the gins look fabulous! I love the atmosphere as it feels like you could be in a lovely bar tucked away in a corner of Spain. The staff are lovely and...More

Thank Jasmin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very dark in the inner recesses and patchy service. One meat and one cheese platter, two beers and two glasses of house wine - £90. Insufficient bread and olive oil - these had to be replemished three times. The company compensated for the slightly lacklustre...More

Thank Sm0ky
PortHouseStrand, Manager at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sm0ky , Thank you for visiting The Port House. Your review has confused us as we genuinely feel that we are good value for a restaurant in central London and more importantly your calculation of £90 doesn’t add up. Please see below for correct...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My colleague and I went for dinner at The Port House on a Thursday evening. We had a 10 minute wait before getting a table upstairs. Upstairs was quite dark and intimate which is cute. Everything we ate was fantastic! My new favourite tapas in...More

Thank gemmxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there based upon Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We arrived about 7pm and there was a queue for tables. It only took about 10 minutes before we were taken to one. The restaurant is long, narrow and dark but our table...More

Thank SuttonKevin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot comment on authenticity but on a visit with a friend we had tasty food, excellent wine (glasses of white and red Rioja) and a relaxing experience. We shared 4 tapas dishes and particular loved the prawns in garlic and the cannelloni. Finished by...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We stopped in without a reservation for an early supper one evening. Staff was super helpful and let us in, saying it was fine as long as we were out in 3 hours before a different reservation came (seriously, not a problem at all). We...More

Thank Nicole O
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place to eat. We were seated at the bar until a table was free, called in 10 mins as promised. The food was amazing both in tapas selection and quality. Staff were so friendly and happy to help with plenty of water...More

Thank hbosslady
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Melissa M
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I concur with the other replies, call them. It is a fairly small establishment and if I recall they do not take bookings for small parties, but the staff are very helpful so ring them.
February 29, 2016|
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Response from KABC1980 | Reviewed this property |
We went for dinner last month, I called to book but the automated machine said that reservations are only accepted for parties of 8 or more. We got there for an early dinner and only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table... More
November 9, 2015|
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Response from EastLondonKiwi | Reviewed this property |
It's a Spanish tapas place. So the menu has plenty of variety. Vegetarian wise I would stay the Mushrooms stack, and eggplant slada would have to be up there. Not sure if you also eat fish, but if you do there are loads to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 7764
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