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The Port House

#198 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 0298
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11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing here. Good portion sizes. Friendly atmosphere. Lovely little place to stop for lunch while exploring the city.

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Thank Jemma H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! One of my party is vegetarian and it can be quite hard to find places with a good selection of food for her. This was not the case here, she had a large selection of edible vegetarian options to choose from at a fairly reasonable price. We were seated in the wee alcove "cave" at the back,... More 

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Thank ccowan06
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed dining with us and were pleased with our vegetarian options, we take great pride in offering variety for all dietary needs. We have noted all your comments and are very appreciative of your feedback, thank you. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here on a whim on a Friday night with a group of four. As we had no booking the waiter who greeted us asked us to wait while he went to scout out the table situation. He came back shortly and informed us that a table of 4 had just ordered their desserts and we could wait for... More 

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Thank EwanE1
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for this fantastic review of our restaurant. This is such a true reflection of the friendly, helpful, knowledgeable manner of our staff. Thanks for the great recommendation too. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sangria was awesome. The duck was so amazing that I had to order the second one. We also ordered Patatas Bravas but it came so late. People working in there are so nice and friendly that they gave us %20 discount because the mistake they did. I highly prefer you to spare a night of your time to have dinner... More 

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Thank Giray Ç
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic review of our restaurant. We are delighted you received the warm welcome and customer service that we strive to deliver each day. Thank you for the recommendation also. See you soon! More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch and had a lovely tapas lunch. Cosy little quirky venue. Good service. The lunch menu was 12.95 euros for 2 tapas and a drink. We had a glass of wine each and tortilla, croquetas, chick peas with chorizo and chicken skewers. Was just the right amount for lunch. Would recommend. The one in London is fab... More 

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Thank 16Lippy
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

We are delighted you are taking a tour of our restaurants! We are more than delighted you have thoroughly enjoyed dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon, possibly in another one of our tapas bars! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here recently, great atmosphere and the food was lovely! It was a little expensive, but tapas always are! Definitely worth the money though! Great staff and a great restaurant!

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Thank NiNiS65
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

Thanks for posting this review about your time with us, we enjoyed having you in. See you again soon! More 

Dublin
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This atmospheric bar/tapas restaurant is the perfect place for a casual dining experience that's a bit different. Lovely staff, who are very attentive, keep the tapas coming. Extensive menu - amazing choice of all sorts - great seafood, fish, veggie options and scrumptious meat dishes (try the meatballs - delicious). We had three (or maybe four!) rounds of dishes and... More 

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Thank CKSage
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are especially pleased you enjoyed our gluten and dairy free dish options. We can't wait to see you all again soon. More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their food at Port house is decent tapas. It's not mind blowing tapas - but then again tapas rarely is. It is decent food, strengthened with a good wine list. It ticks all the boxes taste wide, but doesn't leave you in awe. Their big downfall is the staff. They are not able to cope under pressure and can be... More 

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Thank Keith Ó
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Courtesy and customer service is a key element of our business. It is disappointing that you felt this wasn't the case during your visit to our restaurant. Nonetheless, thank you for your review and indeed for dining in our establishment. More 

1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service due to lack of staff and the ones that were working we had to either chase or wait a long time for. Never checked up on us. Food was decent but there are better tapas to be had in Dublin for the same or cheaper price.

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Thank Benjamin K
PortHouse2016, Customer Services at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in offering high levels of customer service each and every day in our business. It is disappointing to receive a review that doesn't reflect our hard working efforts by all staff and will look into this in greater detail. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll get a tastier, prompter meal from Spar. Inattentive service coupled with lackluster cooking. The best thing about this place was the lack of light. At least I couldn't see what I was paying too much for.

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3 Thank Peter D
PortHouse2016, Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Hi Peter, we are hugely disappointed that you didn't enjoy your dining experience in our restaurant. We regularly receive tremendous reviews on Trip Advisor for our Customer Service skills along with our food offering. Thank you for sharing. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 0298
Description
Located at 64A South William Street this beautiful and solely candle lit wine cavern has been stripped back to its original features. As a traditional Spanish tapas bar it boasts a fantastic selection of authentic tapas.
The Port House wine menu is varied and full of interesting wines, ports and sherries at a very reasonable price, carefully selected from Spanish and Portuguese regions.
It is the ideal place for one to relax, enjoy some tapas with a glass of wine and soak up the ambiance that makes this spot a must try.

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