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The Port House

417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
+44 20 7836 7764
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (292 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (9 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (19 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place seems as though its always busy. Were there after a show and there weren't many tables spare. Its mental before shows! The tapas was delicious and well presented. The waitresses were really helpful and the wine was good. I liked the busy atmosphere,...More

Thank GillJezz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on Thursday evening. Maybe it was bad timing (pre theatre), but it was manic! We weren't going to the theatre so had plenty of time but no-one asked and we were whistled thro' in 45 minutes. Food was nice enough but not special. Not...More

Thank MEGtwo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time here, the ambiance in the restaurant is surprisingly cosy (candles and dimmed lights), the staff is very friendly and the food was so tasteful and pure! The vegetarian section offers enough choice as well! Most tapas items cost around...More

Thank rosannetk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best tapas I’ve ever had. Gorgeous setting, great staff, superior food that takes tapas to a new level. Wine selection is difficult to navigate for a novice however the staff are remarkably astute in translating my laymen description into a perfect choice. When in London...More

Thank yatyas48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food - every single tapas dish, both meat-based and vegetarian, was outstanding. And the veggie options were abundant, which my discerning friends loved

Thank Rumbi P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this little place. Food arrives very quickly once ordered. Nice cosy seating although seats are hard wood. Great for pre theatre, good ambience. We had tapas for two with glass of wine for £35. Great for central london. You cannot book but turnover pretty...More

Thank Christina075
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a great spot, nice and cosy in the cold weather. The seats are uncomfortable and too small but it’s not a place you’d spend a lot of hours. The service was very good and we enjoyed a good selection of dishes. All were tasty...More

Thank X5964DIdavem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was such an amazing surprise, firstable my friend is celiaco and he can eat more or less everything, the quality of the food is very good from Spain and the staff was super nice with us. I really recommend the hummus and the patatas...More

Thank Clara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice venue although acoustics upstairs is poor. Good service. Good tapas and stay with the smaller servings. The larger servings are not that interesting.

Thank Poul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to visit this eaterie because of all the positive reviews, plus its location near theatres. It's a narrow strip of a place, but well fitted out and atmospherically candle-lit. The choice of tapas and pinxos was good, and the quality of the food...More

Thank Ttravellingfan
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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Melissa M
6 September 2016|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I concur with the other replies, call them. It is a fairly small establishment and if I recall they do not take bookings for small parties, but the staff are very helpful so ring them.
1 March 2016|
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Response from KABC1980 | Reviewed this property |
We went for dinner last month, I called to book but the automated machine said that reservations are only accepted for parties of 8 or more. We got there for an early dinner and only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table... More
10 November 2015|
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Response from EastLondonKiwi | Reviewed this property |
It's a Spanish tapas place. So the menu has plenty of variety. Vegetarian wise I would stay the Mushrooms stack, and eggplant slada would have to be up there. Not sure if you also eat fish, but if you do there are loads to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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