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The Porterhouse Central

#338 of 2,196 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€American, Irish,
45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin, Dublin D02 RP20, Ireland
+353 1 679 7539
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“porterhouse” (109 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Brew Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin, Dublin D02 RP20, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 509 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Myself and my partner shared the chilli & garlic prawns and the sharing board and it was absolutely delicious! So much so we’re going back tonight! Cocktails and selection of alcohol were brilliant.

Thank Danielle-Gemma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here while wandering around Dublin. My husband loves craft beers and tried a few of them. We were in Ireland for 9 days and the best beer he had the entire time was here - Slurpasaurous! He's still trying to figure out how he...More

Thank Valerie O
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Valerie, Great to get this brilliant review. Our beers are available in our 2 bars in lower Manhattan New York if you are in the area. Thanks again for the nice comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick bite/snack here while we waited for our reservation for the Book of Kells. Service was prompt. I enjoyed the porter with a nitro infusion. It is a brew pub, so you will not find Guiness, Murphy's, or Smithwicks here. I had...More

Thank j3dominik
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dominik, thanks for the great review. Hope you can stay for longer next time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait staff great. Excellent food and location as well as service. Highly recommend. Had the beef stew with mashed potatoes, black pudding roll and beef dipped sandwich. All excellent as was the beer.

Thank rebeccaanderick
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your feedback is much appreciated, really glad you enjoyed our bar. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at Porterhouse Central on 9/27/18. This was a bustling pub with a huge selection of draft beers. The seafood chowder was outstanding with the brown soda bread, and the service was excellent.

Thank CHS4456
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this 5 star review. Hope to see you again if you are in our area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This very central bar is unfortunately a hidden gem, I would have not been lucky enough to visit unless part of our girl group knew of the place from a previous visit! The bar is lively, modern, but still has an Irish pub charm about...More

Thank alaladg
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 star review, much appreciated. Glad to hear you were well looked after by our hard working team. We have made some improvements to our food menu recently to compliment our extensive drink selection. Hope you will be back soon now that...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing service and food. A huge selection of alcohol and beers. One of the best pubs in the area!! Highly recommended

Thank Sahar P
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Sahar P for this fantastic review.

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I have gone to the Porterhouse a few times for food in the past and was never disappointed, it wasn’t ground breaking pub grub but was pleasant. I wish that was the case the last time I went, it was like a comedy of errors,...More

Thank CiaraDwyer
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi Ciara, Very sorry you had such a bad experience with us last week. We had a few issues with some kitchen and service procedures, which are being addressed. We strive to give our customers the best possible service and provide high quality, tasty food...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Food was overcooked, kids menu said mini burger and it was the same size as the adult one and overcooked ( burnt black in parts). Credit card receipt showed a higher prize than actual bill, certainly not a place to eat!More

Thank Nadine B
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi Nadine Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us last week. I am very sorry that your food was overcooked and that the problem was not addressed on the day. We ran out of kids burgers on the day and...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

I'm not much into craft beer, but there are exceptions to every rule! This is a nice lively bar with friendly efficient staff. Worth a look. The food is good too.

Thank R1747RLjonathanb
Robin D, Manager at The Porterhouse Central, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Excellent stuff R1747RLjonathanb!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin, Dublin D02 RP20, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 7539
  • E-mail
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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