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The Porterhouse Central

#157 of 2,008 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Brew Pub, International, Gastropub
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45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin, Dublin D02 P285, Ireland
+353 1 679 9204
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch with a group of 14. Decent food button nothing special. Wide range of home brewed beers.

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Ireland
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just drop in if you want to grab a drink with friends. Plenty of seats. Just like any other pub in Dublin, good beer and wine selection .

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Thank ew559
David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope you will be back to visit again soon. More 

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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this pub at about 4 PM to have a lunch and a beer. The place is very large and there is a great selection of craft beers. We ordered a Pulled Pork that was very good. Good place where to stop and have something to eat since it is not very crowded.

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your food & craft beers. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here ! Good portions and fast friendly service! I had Irish Stew it was full of flavour !

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Thank harky3
David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Porterhouse Central & look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great wee craft ale bar, good food, attentive servers and good in-house ales. Red, Hop Head IPA and Dublin Pale Ale were all good. Not the cheapest place for beers though. Chicken and pancetta pie was tasty, as was Cod and chips.

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are delighted to read you enjoyed your food & drinks while visiting us. Do be sure to come back again soon. More 

Kildare Ireland
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a spot in here after going on a tour in Dublin for 15 of us. When we were nearly there I rang ahead and ordered our food. Platters for €20 each. Plenty of finger food and very tasty. It was served the minute we arrived and we were shown to our reserved area. Music was brilliant and there... More 

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, We are thrilled to read you had such a nice time with us & we look forward to serving you again soon sometime. More 

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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can probably spent every day of the year in here and still wont had it all. Lots of great handcrafted beers, really good cocktails and long drinks and the food is also amazing. They have also a proper vine selection if u re into that. People are friendly and its not too loud in here, so you can really... More 

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time time to review Porterhouse Central, we are delighted to read you enjoyed our beer menu so much & we are looking forward to serving you again, you have many more beers to try :) More 

hawaii
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service here is absolutely superb! I would recommend this place to everyone just based on the service alone because they really went above and beyond, and that is besides being incredibly friendly and checking on us often. Food came out fast, which was great because we were starving and all the dishes were on point. Atmosphere is also terrific,... More 

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are thrilled to read you had such an enjoyable time with us & we really look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Eat here one night with friends and all in our party were disapointed with the food. The portions compared with other places was on the small side and arrived very quickly after ordering which suggested it was not freshly prepared. The drinks were still as good as the sister pub in The Temple bar, and the staff were helpful and... More 

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear your party were disappointed with their food, however we would like to assure you that all food served at Porterhouse Central is freshly made to order. We aim to keep portion sizes in all Porterhouse Bars consistent, so thank you for bringing it to our attention. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I would visit various Porterhouse locations several times per month, I am guilty of not posting reviews on my visits. My most recent visit was the day after Paddy's day, Myself and my friends from the uk came in for lunch and a few drinks before I seen them off on their return to the UK. The pub was busy,... More 

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David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, speaking to senior management they have confirmed that the bar was unexpectedly busy earlier than anticipated on that day & therefor the bar was understaffed slightly. Management would like to assure you this was an isolated incident & we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Brew Pub, International, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin, Dublin D02 P285, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 9204
Description
Porterhouse Central is located just off Grafton Street and opposite Trinity College Dublin. Serving over 150 of the world's best bottled beers and over 15 craft beers on tap. International food menu offering our welcome visitors a wide variety of light bites, main courses and desserts. Groups of all sizes welcome. Food served from 11am to 10pm daily, with nightly nibbles from 10pm to 2am on Friday and Saturday! Additional tables available in our upstairs restaurant Lillie's Bordello. Our sister bar Porterhouse Temple Bar is located 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.

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