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The Port House

) #97 of 18,121 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, European, Spanish
417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
+44 20 7836 7764
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (258 reviews)
“chorizo” (30 reviews)
“gambas” (7 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
417 | Strand, London WC2R 0PD, England
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1 - 10 of 676 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were on a short weekend stay in London. The restaurants around Covent garden were all bit overcrowded, so decided to use 'nearby' places in tripadvisor. The Port House stood out as a good choice; weren't in for a fancy or big...More

Thank stevenvg2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great tapas, little on the pricey side, but so is every other tapas place we have been to. Great service, really romantic restaurant, perfect for a date night. Bread should come with your meal seems weird they charge 3.50 for bread when you order shrimp...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good dinner and good quality wine! Very friendly staff and fast service. Most definitely recommended!

Thank AlexRl2
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this restaurant after reading many positive reviews and prior to seeing a show in the Adelphi theatre just a few doors down. We were hoping against hope to get a table as we'd read that they don't take bookings and that it gets...More

Thank Nicola L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely great place for a weekend lunch. Superb mix of tapas on the menu, really easy to choose gluten free as virtually everything is GF. Only downside, I missed the Sherry tasting board on the wine list - a really good reason to be going...More

Thank Barnaby W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited after seeing Kinky Boots next door. Couldn't reserve, so dashed in quickly once the show had finished. Had a quick drink at the bar whilst the table was cleaned. Ordered 3 tapas each which were all delicious. The cocktails were pretty good too. Highly...More

Thank Magb1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were literally on our way to the Adelphi and spotted this tapas bar so decided to have a few tapas before the show. We explained we were going to the theatre and didn't have a lot of time and had our drinks delivered and...More

Thank AnnieSW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second visit here and it didn't disappoint. Wonderful staff, great g&ts and fabulous food. I'd recommend the stuffed courgette flower - but all the dishes we had (and we had quite a few) were delicious. Will definitely be back.

Thank Mairead D
Reviewed 1 week ago

May well be the best place to enjoy a G&T, good flavours and interesting concoctions. The food is great too. The bar area has limited space but there is some seating outside too. Staff friendly.

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visits to London we make sure we go here & on 10/6/17 we went & loved it. Top quality food & wine every time so thank you M&K (Derbys)

Thank CORTINA1600E
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Melissa M
I would like to make a reservation for 8 people at 10:15pm on Friday, September 9th. Can you help me? can I make them on line? do I need to call? thank you. Melissa Monk
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.
do you need to book
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
Please can you advise on suitability for vegatarians?
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
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
Romantic, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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