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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (132 reviews)
“ox cheek” (28 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Food to die for. Service amazing. Wine top notch. Really busy so had to wait, but not too long and well worth it.

Thank wends
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here early on a Saturday evening just after 5pm opening ( only open in evenings) small and tucked away with a rustic feel, Tapas is very good good choices of Spanish beer and wine. Food / tapas very good with some slightly unusual choices...More

1  Thank Woodychester1
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Cozy little place with lovely atmosphere. Food was great and price good. Great staff in a warm & friendly small eatery. Will visit again.

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had really high hopes for this place, when searching for small romantic places to visit, unfortunately we were disappointed. There was only one other couple in the place, and I fully appreciate that if it was fuller the atmosphere would have been better. The...More

Thank wildbobedwards
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I went there with my brother. We ordered a bottle of wine and some tapas. Everything was alright, I liked the wine and the location is cute. My only problem was that I could not eat one of the tapas. Didn't even taste it, and...More

Thank Diana c
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable. Fantastic atmosphere. Went on a Tuesday night, lovely buzz. Excellent drinks list, amazing food. Felt so authentic, great variety without being too extensive. Super quality food, the blue cheese and walnuts are to die for! Great Fino and excellent gun with orange and...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Second visit for us to Porta. Beautiful food. Lovely drinks. Really friendly and attentive staff. We like being on the upper deck to watch all the action below. You can't book but you rarely have to wait long and can always have a drink. The...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on a fairly busy Friday night but was soon found a table. The whole place has a real Iberian vibe, it is almost as if Porta has been lifted from Barcelona or Sevilla and dropped into Chester. Great range of really tasty tapas...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Porta is a very cosy tapas bar which serves great food and drink. The food and level of service is 10/10. We regularly visit Porta and have never always left feeling happy :-)

Thank jess2087
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a really great time at Porta. Very friendly staff! This place is really worth a visit. Great food!! Space is a bit intimate but still really lovely.

Thank Naomi M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where's the best place to park if going to Porta? I don't know Chester well.
29 May 2017|
Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
Hi, Do you have gluten-free options on your menu?
3 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
Hi, Does this place open on a Sunday afternoon? I've been once previously and loved it but that was on a Saturday. Website doesn't give this information
20 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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