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The Port House

#92 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Covent Garden
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417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
+44 20 7836 7764
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fancied a Tapas and found this place with good reviews. Didn't disappoint, service efficient and friendly. The food was really nice and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Negative? Wine a bit overpriced and the Almond cake lacked (almonds). Will be going back.

Thank Sporty_Wales
Twin waters
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Port House is wonderful! A great, diverse range of port or, if you prefer, wines and other drinks. Thee food is excellent - tasty, varied, catering to all tastes. Lots of different tapas. The old building is very narrow and double storied which adds to the charm and atmosphere here. It's close to the theatre district, so it's ideal... More 

Thank paulandtrish
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The port tasting menu is definitely worth a try. The tapas that they offer here was so good, very tasty and filling. We only had a few but were not that hungry... but looking at the other people's dishes they looked amazing! Our dishes were very tasty and very reasonable priced

Thank Divya85
Bromley, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found online from researching dinner before the theatre. The port house was highly recommended and I highly agree! Such a cute little restaurant, low lighting, candles, well arranged and a huge menu choice. I can't see how anyone couldn't find something to eat here! Ordered about 10 dishes to share because we were so spoilt for choice. Recommend the black... More 

Thank Charlottelawrence
Chico, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of small plates available at prices from £5.75 to £11.95. Very good food and their wine and sherry list was impressive.

Thank chicogardenguy
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends and being highly recommended. It turned out to be a bit of a let down. Quite a few items were not on the menu, the portions are tiny and the lighting is terrible. All my food looked grey!! I'm not sure if they have deliberately set the lighting this way to disguise the colour.

Thank Fraz H
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times and usually the food is usually outstanding. Not tonight. Tonight it was greasy and horrible. Slow service. Didn't enjoy it. Also got the wrong order which we should have kept as it looked nicer than the food we did order. The prawn dishes were nice. The tempura aubergine was just so very greasy. It actually... More 

Thank Teresa Jane W
Austin, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleague and I were taking in the sights around our hotel (Strand Palace) and came across The Port House. Wow, were we lucky! It's like sitting in a restaurant at the Plaza Major in Madrid. It's a bar and restaurant with great wine choices and as you would expect a fabulous selections of ports. My colleague embraced the gin... More 

Thank Sherm1972
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dive off the chaos of the Strand and into this Oasis of calm. A dimly lit, elongated restaurant which was playing the best of Roy Orbinson when we went in and serving carafes of rose and with a gin menu. The menu itself is tapas and more tapas all equally good . Excellent service. Thoroughly recommended

Thank nscottphillips
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited The Port House 4 times after finishing work on At a main West End theatre next door. Usually on a Tues-Thurs night. Each time (except the last time) I've asked for a table to eat.. I'm then asked (by a different person each time I've visited) if I've booked (usually there are about 10-15 people in there, so... More 

Thank smarv
PortHouseStrand, General Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Dear Smarv, Thank you for taking the time to write about your concerns following a phone conversation yesterday evening. I am fully aware of the phone conversation that took place. We normally do not to respond to TA reviews as we feel that it is a forum for customers to express their view. Whether good or bad we welcome the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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