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The Porterhouse

#982 of 17,868 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
Bar, British, Pub
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21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
+44 20 7379 7917
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beer and food really good. Service quite efficient. Sadly no lift so I couldn't enjoy any other floors. The decor is amazing, lots of copper piping and old wood. The bathroom was flooded and not pleasant. On the way out, had to fight our way through suits all smoking and trying to out talk each other!

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Thank TravellingThelma
Teesside
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185 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good interior with the copper pipes etc. drinks are ok A very busy place, worth a visit, has lots of crafted ales etc

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Thank Simple_blokeTeesside
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly fun place. The internal architecture and copper themed decor makes this place unique. There is a variety of brewed beers available, all at reasonable prices. Every Friday there is a live band in the basement. This always turns into a bit of a lively area, which is always fun. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Leeholidays38
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome nights out here, especially on Canada Day it's definitely the place to be (July 1st). They have good Canadian beer such as Moosehead and also appetisers are really yummy. Never had a full meal here though so can't comment on that! Definitely go here for a night out with friends or as a couple...we did my birthday here last... More 

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Thank Donia H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to watch the rugby. Nobody likes when the English win but I still enjoyed it, must be Good. 5 stars.

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Thank laurahagan2016
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My central/west end go to. Always a great atmosphere, great service.. food isn't amazing but not a bad platter.

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Thank HWCSA17
London, UK
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it does claim to be an Irish Craft Beer Pub, the design and feel is more like a North American Craft Beer Pub. Dark wood, copper and brass handrails etc. Reminds me of the interior of the original TGI Fridays. I've been to this place a few times now. It does get busy in the evening - particularly on... More 

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Thank Desiato53
Luton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met with a group of work friends and found the pub to be lively but easy to get served. Massive selection of beers to choose from. A delight in the heart of London

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Thank Colin K
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a huge rang of beers. Interesting place for a beer. The food isn't anything special. I would recommend for a couple of drinks.

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Thank JRad17
Banstead, United Kingdom
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1,124 reviews
838 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've walked past this place dozens of times and been put off by the number of loud suits congregated on the patio outside but, on a quiet afternoon, its a delight to find the tardis like interior and its extensive copper piping, dark corners and decent beer. One of the staff made the rounds with free samples of the beers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 7917

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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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