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#283 of 2,146 Restaurants in Dublin
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South City Centre
0.3 km from Dublin Castle
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Catalan
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Amazing food at this tapas restaurant. Staff are also wonderful. We arrived late after a concert just as the kitchen was closing but they agreed to keep it open and served us. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

Sadly put off by the filth at the entrance, i went prior to eating to discuss the food options as i have various allergies. The femail member of staff i spoke to was very unhelpful. Decided best and safer not to eat there.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

We’ve been excited to try this place after hearing many good reviews from colleagues and friends. The food was fantastic, however the evening was spoilt by the (most likely Eastern European, judging by our similar accents) host, which was extremely rude, and dismissive, not only...to us but also other couple we’ve spoken to on the night that sat next to us. All in all good food but the host needs changing, as she clearly can’t coop with the pressure and fast pace of the place taking her frustrations on guests.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, General Manager at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2022

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear your feedback, unfortunately on the day you visited we had some issues and we are very sorry if the standard of service slipped on your visit. This is something we will look into...More

Reviewed 24 May 2022

Stopped for Lunch while touring Dublin. Everything we ate was amazing and they were super celiac and gluten free friendly and aware. One of our best meals in Ireland - if you are gluten free, make sure to stop in here for some small plates...(and their incredible croquetas!)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Hi Erin, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review!

Reviewed 20 April 2022

Amazing setting cosy and relaxed and amazing food and service !!! Good prices and serves until late which is another good thing as we got there 10.45pm... definitely will come back and early here again... thankyou

Date of visit: April 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

I have been here so often and keep coming back as it has to one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. I love the atmosphere, sitting outside in any weather, heaters on, music playing and I could be in south of Spain because the place...transports me to another world. Food always amazing, the wine and the service never disappoints. Thank you Eric for looking after me. What a lovely way to finish off Easter weekend. Breda Fahy (Galway Girl)More

Date of visit: April 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Hi Galway girl, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review and see you soon!

Reviewed 18 April 2022

Just love this place, great vibe, beautiful space, fantastic staff. Large selection of dishes and wines, perfect for a date.

Date of visit: March 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Incredible find... in the middle of all the bars and restaurant this tiny restaurant serves incredible tapas , and they do so with a smile ! The food was incredible ,if you get a chance: go !

Date of visit: April 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Thank you so much for a great review!

Reviewed 12 April 2022

Our family of four with young kids arrived for dinner at 5pm on a Tuesday and the place was already buzzing. The menu is extensive and full of delicious things, with more than enough for the most picky of children. Our 5 year old son...enjoyed the battered cod pieces and the plain potatoes. The restaurant was also great with our daughter’s milk and nut allergies. The manager went through the entire menu and circled the dishes that were suitable for her, and her food was cooked and delivered to the table separately from everyone else’s. My wife and I also loved our food, particularly the sliders and the chicken paella. All four of us had a delicious dinner and a great time at the restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review!

Reviewed 2 April 2022

First time I try this restaurant and will definetely come back. We had a nice table for 10 in a private room with only 4 tables. The atmosphere is lovely as well as the food. Really good wine for reasonable price. Our waitress (Mariana) was...fantastic, she provided an excellent service and was very attentive to all customers even though the restaurant was busy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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ThePorthouseIreland, Marketing at The Port House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2022

Hi , thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! hope to see you soon!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5