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The Porterhouse Central

#159 of 2,000 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 - 22:30
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank jive3238
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great drinks! Also the bartender (tall with dark hair) was lush!!! Anyone knows his name?

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Thank elliexthompson
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Cocktails, Good music, food average, limited menu with a lot of stuff score off and staff lacking customer service.

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

Thank you for your review, we value your feedback. We are changing our menu very soon & hope you will return to give it a try. We pride ourselves on our customer service, please be assured we have taken your comments on board. More 

Okehampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a choice! Took a while to decide what to drink. We came back to this pub every day during our stay because it was such a nice bar to sit, relax and chat in. Friendly staff.

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Thank CMCCC
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 our bar. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

There is always a fantastic selection of beers and a range of meals to suit all tastes. Dining area at raised floor level is quiet and tables can be reserved.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Porterhouse Central. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Kildare, Ireland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We arrived on a busy Thursday night for food and drinks and we were not disappointed. Looked after brilliantly from beginning to end. The drinks menu is huge. Great variety from all over the world and a different draught on special each day. The Oyster Stout is a welcome change from the norm and look forward to having it again.

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

Thank you for your review, we are thrilled to read you enjoyed your time with us & look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I came here with a friend to watch the rugby match on Saturday. There was a good screen for the match and good atmosphere. The drinks menu was extensive and we had some great craft beers and ciders. We also ordered lunch which wasn't as impressive. I got the fish pie, which was consisted of mostly the mashed potato topping... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed watching the game with us & we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Galway, Ireland
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had a drink in the porter house recently. It has a massive menu of craft beers from all around the world. They serve food also..

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Thank podge30
David M, Owner at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Porterhouse Central, we are thrilled to read your comments & look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Staff were friendly, nice atmosphere, not the strongest hot chocolate or latte and I think fairly slow but fine.

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Thank s j
David M, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Looking forward to serving you 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, Groups, Local cuisine
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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