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The Porterhouse

#990 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Covent Garden
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21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
+44 20 7379 7917
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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Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like beer and sports, this is your place. This is an Irish chain who has several bars in Irland and England. The bar is huge in 4 different levels with a well stocked main bar and several small ones aswell. They show a lot off different kind off sports on TV, with a huge screen over the mainbar.... More 

Thank Per D
Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys have been here many times love the place especially when Irish games are on we decided to visit when in London had few drinks lovely huge venue lots of places to sit up down stairs decided to have bit to eat before going to show Food took quiet awhile to arrive over half hour and was cold when... More 

Thank pamelairwin
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing range of beers including my absolute favourite strawberry beer Fruhli on tap. Lots of different levels and plenty of seats with a nice beer garden including outdoor heaters. Friendly staff, perfect location.

Thank Panderys
Brighton, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met a friend at this pub on a busy Saturday Lunchtime! It was packed with lads watching the football! We had trouble squeezing through to the bar!! Old fashioned London Pub serving food and different guest real ale! Managed to find a table in the end, extensive pub menu! although the wait for food was long! Expensive pub but it... More 

Thank Jacqui C
Reading, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Friday night to this pub - good place for a social - massive pub and huge beer list to choose from. Its crazy busy early evening but thinned out a bit as evening went on.

Thank MrAJPage
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub has the feel of a good old fashioned pub and/or brewery. It's decor and surroundings are great and it has a vast array of different public spaces for every occasion. Being just off Covent Garden and nearby some great restaurants, this pub is always busy and always has a buzzing ambience and great atmosphere. It's London and it's... More 

Thank jrapeter
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is a fantastic little place down behind the Vaudeville Theatre in Covent Garden. It's got a few split levels with old wooden staircases and chairs, it's really quirky and the lager/ale selection is really nice. It's not an expensive place to drink and I've heard the food is good too. Mark behind the bar is always fantastic and... More 

Thank ExpertTravel2212
Malton, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited here on a Friday night hoping to watch Wales v Ireland rugby match. We were lucky to get a seat near a TV. and enjoyed sampling a couple of their stouts. Although I do prefer Guinness I couldn't complain about the quality of the beer. Even though the place was heaving the service at the bar was excellent.

Thank MisterD25
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here on numerous occasions and it never fails to disappoint. The staff are friendly and live band is amazing. It is a great atmosphere where everyone is having a good time. 100% recommend a visit you won't be disappointed.

Thank LMain1
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This Irish pub has a fantastic array of choice with beers, stouts and porters from all over the world. We had the oyster stout, very similar to Guinness but, with a lighter taste. We went at lunchtime but, it was already very busy, the barman was helpful in explaining the different stouts available. The atmosphere was great, there are 3... More 

Thank Anna I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
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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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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