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The Port House

#187 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
As featured in One Day in Dublin
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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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Be prepared to queue when you arrive as it is always busy on the weekends. You feel like you have stepped into a secret little hide away from the bustle of town. The food is amazing and the combination of flavours are beautiful. For a foodie like myself this is food heaven. The cocktails are sinfully... More 

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Thank Amanda C
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for rewarding us with such an outstanding review on Trip Advisor. We thrive on such fantastic feedback from our valued customers. Reviews such as this assure us that we are achieving our goals in creating an authentic, luxurious and intimate atmosphere as you quite rightly mentioned “away from the bustle of town”. Thanks again and... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Had a selection of lovely vegetable and fish tapas all served promptly and with a smile. Atmospheric dining room. What's not to like.

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1 Thank ajf1982
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time out to write such a glowing review of our restaurant. We are delighted we met your expectations and you received the excellent customer service we aim to deliver each and every day. We look forward to meeting you again in the near future. More 

Toulouse, France
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Great atmosphere in the tapas bar and great food as well. No electrical light in the cave restaurant - only candels. A really great evening with friends. Will come back :-)

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1 Thank Kenneth M
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

It is with great pleasure that we read your very positive review of our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere that we strive to deliver. We look forward to greeting you and your friends again in the near future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

I went here with friends with friends for some late night munchies with my friends . The menu had a lot of delicious options to choose from, and making a decision was not easy! We chose about 8different dishes between 3 of us and were stuffed after the meal! We also got a lovely bottle of house red. It was... More 

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3 Thank KatieKairns
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our restaurant. We are charmed that you and your friends had such a pleasurable dining experience and that our wine list and pricing was reasonable for you all. Thank you for your suggestion with regard to the pre-selected menu, we welcome all of our customer’s suggestions and... More 

County Meath, Ireland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Visited here in December 2014 on a Monday evening. No problem getting a seat a 5.30pm but it was full when we were leaving around 7 so definitely try and get there early as they don't take bookings. These were best tapas I've had in Dublin and they have lovely wine too! So tasty, can't wait to visit again!

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1 Thank Leitrim-Lady25
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for such a positive review of our restaurant. We thrive on such fantastic feedback and are very grateful for the same. We are also very proud that our tapas are the best you’ve had in Dublin, thank you very much! We look forward to welcoming you again the near future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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183 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

I visited here on a Friday night in January. We arrived at about 6.15pm. We expected that it would be quiet and were duely given a choice of tables. By 6.30pm all the tables were full which given it was January shows how popular this place is. They don't take bookings for less than 4 people so you will just... More 

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2 Thank rovingrebel
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking time out to write this very positive review of our tapas bar. It is reviews such as this that assure us we are doing a good job and we greatly appreciate the feedback. We take great pride in our menu and wine list. Each dish and bottle of wine is very carefully chosen... More 

Ireland
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

You know what its like wandering around with so much choice of places to eat and yet not knowing which to choose. Thankfully when I saw the name The Port House I knew I had seen it on tripadvisor so in we went and we were not dissapointed. It was packed and very dark indeed but I suppose that added... More 

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2 Thank VALEDIreland
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are delighted that Trip Advisor has stood to our reputation! Thank you for posting this wonderful review particularly in relation to the menu and our pricing. It is such feedback such as this that assures us we have done a great job in ensuring the opulent settings of our restaurant compliment the Spanish style that we are aiming for.... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

This restaurant has some really great tapas,with a menu covering both the traditional dishes and some more contemporary takes on the theme. We visited on a very busy Saturday evening and despite this the food was excellent and the staff attentive without being overbearing.

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1 Thank Kl181
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are extremely grateful you’ve taken the time to post a review of our tapas restaurant. We take great pleasure in knowing that during very busy periods our staff still retain professionalism at all times and ensure that each and every customer’s dining experience is a memorable one. We look forward to hosting you again. Many thanks! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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303 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I could go the whole "He Said, She Said" route, but it just makes me angry again. The bottom line was we spoke to the wrong person when we arrived in. Not that we knew this. After 30 minutes patiently waiting for a table, a different person who was actually the hostess told us it would be a 30 minute... More 

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1 Thank Cristin L
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are so very apologetic for your unfortunate experience in our restaurant. We can assure you that we have addressed this issue and “briefed” our staff for future reference. It is so very unfortunate that you missed the first part of your gig due to the wait in our restaurant. We do hope that... More 

Yesod Hamaala, Israel
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

I went to the Port House on Sth William Street just after Christmas, and had a great dining experience. I've visited here with my family and we loved the food the atmosphere. our waitress was great. He was able to advise us on both food and wine. We ended up with a gorgeous deserts I. Would definitely recommend this to... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?