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The Port House Dublin, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The Port House Dublin, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The Port House Dublin, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The Port House Dublin, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The Port House Dublin, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Port House Dublin

4.3
4.3
188 reviews
€30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
The Port House is located in Dublin's city centre. The restaurant and bar is one in a family of five. The offering is tapas style dishes such as Piquillo con Pollo and Tosta de Salmon. The bar is open late over the weekend evenings and offers a wide selection of drinks at the bar.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (01) 677 0298
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

188 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit at the end of our road trip round Ireland as we enjoyed it so much the first time we visited 2 weeks ago. Ok, it was a bit "cosy" with the tables being very close together so we could overhear next couples conversation, but we get that, as space needs to be maximised. Good vibe and authentic with a very extensive wine list and good value too. If in Dublin and you fancy Tapas, this is the place.

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  2. Dillyboo

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining experience. We weren't sure about our wine choice - got good advice & had the Ribeira del Duero - really nice wine!! Order a selection of 6 tapas - all fab but the standouts for us were the calamare - fresh, crisp, perfectly seasoned, good aioli & also the pan am tomaquet - so simple but you could eat it all night!!! Lovely atmosphere, very relaxed & the bill came in at about €90 - excellent value for city centre.

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  3. Alina

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good like always and the staff very friendly. Everything was perfect!😊

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for the birthday surprise for my friend. She was so grateful and appreciative

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  5. DublinBear

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and venue, reasonably priced given the quality. Only downside is the short booking durations which can mean you get rushed out because they are busy.

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  6. Roberta

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere with a great buzz. Gabriel, our waiter, was very attentive throughout the evening, a big thank to him! The food is tasty and it also has an extensive wine list. Food and wine is reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend.

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  7. MaggieM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so disappointed. Some of the food was cold. We sent 2 dishes back and 1 came back out cold and the calamari reheated and soggy. The prawns pil pil also cold but we ate a few so couldn't send back.

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  8. TracyL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. Great food, service and staff were very accommodating

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  9. Shauna

    Limerick

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection to choose from. Always a good spot to visit

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  10. LouiseR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were lovely and very accommodating when we wanted to move tables. Food was delicious.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time, and it won't be the last! They have a great selection of tapas, which were delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to go with a group so you can try as many dishes as possible. The food is absolutely delicious and so is the red sangria. We’ve tried about half of the menu already and all are great. The portions are perfect for everyone to try and leave satisfied. The first dishes come out quickly so you’re not waiting forever for your food. It’s a very casual vibe with great music….a lot of fun after a long days’ work.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dundalk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delightful experience, food is fantastic, great value and lovely friendly staff. Highly recommend

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  14. GuardyGirl

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There's a great atmosphere in the Port House and it reminds me very much of small tapas bars in the north of Spain. Possibly a bit squashed for us as the tables are a tight fit, but overall very enjoyable.

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  15. Joek880

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing place full of character and charm, the food was outstanding.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A literal whole in the wall space. It was very busy when we went, so it was loud — not a bad thing, people were just having fun. The spinach croquettes were heaven and the Mexican Espressotini was delicious.

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  17. Colette

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic and our waitress, who was french was just lovely, the service was great.

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  18. JohnB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food and lovely cosy setting. We will be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere is faaaab !! First time in the port house but won’t be the last ! Cami gave us an excellent wine and food recommendation and she was lovely. My favorite tapas : prawn pilpil Favorite dessert : pastes denata

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  20. PeadarM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal. We were particularly pleased how you cater for gluten free people. One item to mention is the glass table located close to the entrance,my wife hit her leg off it. I think it is due to the light that makes it almost in visible, putting a dark cloth or something at the end may help. She was not the only victim of the table as she witnessed other people hitting off it.

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  21. Samari

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is amazing. The food and drinks are outstanding. I have eaten here many times and will still go many times in future.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Have been many times to the port house. It’s not what it once was. Disappointing

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  23. Bugs

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall ok, but the 7 small plates we ordered were not piping hot! Our drinks we ordered were forgotten so they finally arrived halfway through our food .We were seated upstairs which unfortunately was not warm and cosy(perhaps the draft around the stairs)

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  24. Hello

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal for excellent prices. Great choice of tapas.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most beautiful restaurants in Dublin I’d say, atmosphere was amazing and the food is just the best. Always love coming here, staff were really nice too

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  26. BrianM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, we had a window seat upstairs and had a fun evening.

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  27. CaolainnC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone!

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  28. AoifeM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the Port House.Food very good and love the wide variety of choices.Service excellent. Loved the ambiance.

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  29. Ellen

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Port House is a favourite of mine and I go to the South William Street one and the Dundrum one a few times a year. The service was fine. No cutlery or napkins on the table so we needed to ask a couple of times. I order the same few dishes always as I love them! They tasted as lovely as always but were warm, not hot. I wasn’t bothered enough to say anything. The desserts were delicious. Over all it was fine, not brilliant.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This came as a recommendation from a local Dubliner. Every single dish was delicious. Very attentive wait staff and a great vibe

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  31. Laurent

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really nice restaurant, located near Temple Bar, for couples and groups alike. Tasteful, warm and balanced dishes that left us very much fulfilled. We will be back!

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  32. LornaD

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, atmosphere and service were good. We were 10 mins late being shown to our table which we didn't have any issue with but we were then asked to vacate the table approx 1.5 hours later for the next sitting. We were also asked for dessert orders 3 times within 2minutes of our mains being cleared. We felt quite pressured to finish up, settle the bill and leave. Usually you could expect 2 hours on a table. It's certainly not the place to go to relax.

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  33. Manta

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere wide range of food helpful staff. Highly recommend

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  34. SouravB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but the portions are very tiny considering the amount we are paying but I guess because of that we ate variety of food. Won't so very expensive but indeed it was expensive somehow.

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  35. NicNac

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second visit, stumbled upon this wee gem on our last trip & booked to secure it for this trip. It’s like a wee cave, fabulous food & atmosphere. Great choice of drinks/wine menu. It is very low lighting, candle lit which adds to the experience & buzz. Staff friendly & pleasant.

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  36. BarryFitz

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff. Food was great. Picked 9 dishes and 2 deserts and all great

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  37. Reb1

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening dinner date whilst visiting Dublin. This restaurant is suitable for coeliac and produced very tasty food. We enjoyed sharing the tapas - the flavours were amazing. Staff were friendly and it had a great atmosphere as well. Thank you very much - We would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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  38. LLSP

    London

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience with tasty food and good wine selection. It was a busy Sunday night after a home rugby match so pretty busy. We sensed the staff and kitchen were under a bit of pressure which resulted in some dishes not being as hot as I would have liked but it is mainly tapas so these are minor quibbles

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  39. AdrianT

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Describing the dining experience at The Port House is a bit of a mixed bag. While there were highlights like the delightful Haddock with veg, the overall impression was hindered by inconsistency. The prawns, unfortunately, fell short with a greasy and bland taste, and the piri piri Chicken wings failed to leave a lasting impression. Among the sauces provided, only the garlic mayo managed to shine, Sangria tasted nice, but again, just average nice. Service was satisfactory, but nothing exceptional. The ambiance initially seemed promising, but the strong scent of cigarettes at the entrance was unpleasant and hardly welcoming. To make matters worse, encountering dirty ashtrays inside the restaurant was a glaring oversight that detracted from the overall dining experience. Dirty ashtrays were stored to the left side just after entering the restaurant, which was surprising and concerning as it was inside the guests area. This detracted significantly from the overall ambiance and cleanliness of the establishment. Very unlikely we will be coming back.

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  40. John

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was tasty but quite small portions for the prices

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The Port House Dublin is rated 4.3 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for The Port House Dublin

64 South william Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 XW99

Additional information

  • Area
    Portobello
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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