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Porters English Restaurant- MOVED

17 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH, England
+44 20 7836 6466
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
18 Aug 2017
“Real English food!!”
3 Mar 2015
“Loved it!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH, England
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Porters is now our favorite restaurant in London where you can actually get true English food such as steak and kidney pud, toad in the hole, fish and chips (duh!), bangers and mash, and many more. And they serve London Pride as well as other...More

2  Thank steamfan007
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for dinner on our second night in London. We loved the location as it was so convenient near Covent Garden. We loved the atmosphere and the service at this restaurant too. It's everything an authentic English pub should be....More

5  Thank Sperkins63
Reviewed 24 January 2015

It was a shame that the restaurant was closing down the Monday after our visit. Even though the staff only had 2 day's left to work they were all very friendly. The food was brilliant.

1  Thank Farr-Duvall
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Great pies as advertised. We had the Steak & Mushroom and Lamb & Apricot. Steak pie was puffed very high and much different that most pies I've had. Servers were energetic and and friendly. Too bad they've been priced out of the neighborhood.

1  Thank Deac83
Reviewed 18 January 2015

The wonderful English restaurant in Covent Garden is closing after 36 years. I have eaten here many times over the years most recently just 2 days before they close. The owner will be opening a new English Restaurant in Berkhamstead soon and I am certain...More

3  Thank ParishOfBray
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for years and always have a lovely meal. We went on 7th of January the service was fantastic and the meal as always was lovely I was so saddend to see a card on the table informing us...More

1  Thank tracy66Essex
Reviewed 16 January 2015

As they claim, their pies are delicious. I had one with beef and mushrooms, pretty traditional. The beef was very tender and done just right. The mushrooms and sauce were just what you want on a cold winter evening. We really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, this...More

2  Thank Ole_Roll
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We were shown a table even though we had not booked and the restaurant was nearly full. Lovely, unusual pies! We had a very good Game Pie and a succulent Chicken Pie. Free water in a caraffe was a good idea, too. Only one type...More

Thank CJWG
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Yes, it's closing after 35 years, next week, along with the annexed Covent Garden Grill - because the landlord wants to make it into a boutique. It will be a sore loss to the area, even with the opening of the Ivy Market Grill just...More

Thank Rhondajune
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Like others...so very sad that this fabulous Covent garden restaurant is closing down. The first time I viisited Porters was almost 35 yrs ago - not long after it opened. After that first visit, it became a family tradition to eat at Porters whenever visiting...More

Thank OdieUK
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 6466
  • E-mail
Established by the seventh Earl of Bradford to serve 'good, simple, traditional English dishes', Porters remains a succulent stronghold of hearty British fare. Situated in busy Covent Garden, the relaxed and family-friendly restaurant offers a well-priced range of classics such as steak and kidney pudding, beer battered cod and chips and shepherd's pie. There are afternoon and evening fixed price menus, including one for post-theatre diners, and afternoon tea is available.
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