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The Porterhouse Gastropub

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
We opened "The Porterhouse Gastropub" in the height of the recession in December 2011, year on year business has continued to grow. We pride ourselves in serving good pub grub accompanied with live music. We have a full bar, which is known to be a lively spot on the weekends. We offer live music 7 nights a week - all year round. If you are looking for a quiet fine dining meal in a restaurant environment, we aren't the place for you.
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Gastropub
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the porterhouse last night for the first time and we were not disappointed!! We had no reservation and just got lucky with one of the last indoor tables so I would recommend pre booking as it was totally full on a Wednesday evening!...My partner had the steak on the stone and I have the house burger. We both has zero complaints everything was cooked perfectly! We also had a cocktail each which again I would highly recommend - the nicest pornstar martini I’ve ever had in Killarney. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive, will definitely return!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touring Southern Ireland the food here was insane and the service from our lovely waitress Ilza was second to none, definitely need to eat here 😋

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the ribs - a single serve - for the 2 of us. It was plenty and SO. GOOD. Staff are wonderful.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. I had the steak and my partner had the burger. Both were to die for. Can't fault a thing. Staff were super friendly and service was excellent. Will be back soon!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to porterhouse killarney yesterday thursday 21st of july to book a table for friday 22nd...we were told we didnt need to,,that we cud just come as walk ins....went up to door tonight,,,6 adults,2 kids,(2 yr old and 11 months old),,we were then told at...door we needed an appointment and that they were full....2 x 4 seater tables free outside that we asked them for and were told NO...6 women celebrating a 30th birthday came up behind us with NO booking were then told that they cud have the 2x 4 seat tables...an absolute disgrace they are...simple as,,, do NOT go to the porterhouse killarney with children...THEY ARE NOT WELCOME....DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR FROM THEM....More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and cozy although large. Food was incredible and real tasty. Spent my birthday here and glad I did! Claire was our waitress and super sweet. A must stop at Killarney.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal at The Porterhouse. The pub was packed, even midweek, so it must have a very good reputation. This is well-deserved as the food was excellent and the service fast and friendly. The booths were good too as this meant you...were not disturbed any loud diners.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

We had the best meal we have had in such a long time, great value and delicious food. Fajitas are amazing, will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

To begin with this review refers to our most recent and previous visit. We previously went to the porterhouse and had the most awful experience. I contacted them privately and the support I received was amazing. They handled it so well. So because of this...i decided to book again. We went last Saturday night and the experience was overall poor. I got the steak. The steak itself was cooked beautifully however what we received with it was not. The green beans we’re supposedly cooked in garlic butter i believe but they were just boiled green beans. Portobello mushroom was average and there was this batter like flakes on top that were so stale they stuck to my teeth. Jameson sauce was good. My friend was happy with her burger. Now the cocktails is where the issue grew. I asked my server about a certain type of cocktail and she said it was this one that i ordered when in fact it was not. It was sour and unpleasant to drink. Guinness was very bad. Second cocktail i ordered turned out to be the cocktail i wanted and didn’t even have blue curaçao in it. When paying twelve euro for a drink i expect it to be as described and i do not appreciate the waitress giving false information. This experience was not as bad as the other experience i had and if i were to write about that i would be here all day. That is why i am giving the porterhouse 2 stars. I will never step foot inside in this establishment again and i am baffled how people love it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

We had a really enjoyable dinner here, enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were friendly. A good recommendation by our hosts at the Old Weir Lodge.

Date of visit: June 2022
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No dress code I know of but many people in Ireland dress a bit less casually than North Americans. It's a nice place, I'd suggest dressing well and make more of an occasion of it!
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Yes, The Porterhouse Gastropub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Porterhouse Gastropub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5