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The Port House

#78 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
+44 20 7836 7764
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I visited London last year and loved the port house so much, we visited on our London weekend again this year! Food is lovely, prices are reasonable, the food came fast and the staff are very welcoming. See you next year! Xx

Thank niclister85
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My mum and I came here after reading the great reviews. The staff were very friendly but the food had much to be desired. Make sure you order lots as the portions are there tiny! We left still hungry. I can't say it was a taste sensation either. Nothing stood out as delicious. Also be prepared to eat in the... More 

Thank Rachael L
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try and go here every time I'm in London, great food, wine and service make it a must if your in the area

Thank Swannie67
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my girlfriend to this restaurant to celebrate a late Valentine's Day meal. I'm a fan of tapas and found this to be the highest-rated Spanish restaurant in London - I thought this must be a sure thing. Unfortunately this did not prove to be the case. I didn't mind the wait for a table in the slightest, this... More 

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PortHouseStrand, General Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for visiting The Port House and for taking the time to review. We believe that reviews are a fantastic tool for our improvement and as such we are delighted for feedback whether it is good or bad . Quality control is of the upmost importance to us so we are glad that we are able... More 

Groton, Connecticut
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here twice for a quick dinner before theater. Both outstanding experiences. Small space but the dark lighting and exposed masonry walls make a pretty setting; high energy but not too noisy. Efficient friendly service. Asparagus, goat cheese salad, spinach and potatas bravas were all huge hits. The port was perfectly chilled. We'll be back.

Thank PAUL M
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fed up of the same chains in London tourist spots? Then try the Port House on the Strand towards the Trafalgar square end, probably a 5 minute walk from the square. Cosy atmosphere with 2 levels and bar area to queue / drink. We went in on a Saturday at 5 and it was quite busy. We waited for a... More 

Thank ferretsfriend
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really amazing restaurant for tapas. It is very small and so you could be waiting as they don't take reservations unless you are a party of 10+. We came on sat around 5pm and we were seated straight away. Service is really good, very attentive. Food was great and amazing and came out so quickly! The dishes are small (as... More 

Thank LondonTravellerZi
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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552 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dingle, Hendricks, Larios12 - and loads more. Lovely atmosphere and attentive service. This is our favourite haunt during our visits to London.

Thank James P
Newtown Square
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in at about 6:15, and it was crowded (saturday). Five minute wait till a table opened. This is a tapas place, and it is good. Loved the calamari, potatos bravas, and octopus. Cod croquettes were so-so. Nice Spanish white wine in 50ml carafe. Would definitely return.

Thank winefishhoops
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place ~ beautiful little dishes of yumminess accompanied by a gorgeous port flight. It's cosy and has a holiday vibe about the place. We were surprised how cheap our bill was ~ we plan to visit again soon x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 7764

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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