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The Porterhouse (Bar, Restaurant)

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21-22 Maiden Lane, West End, London, WC2E 7NA
Cuisine: Pub Average Price: £12.00
Tel: 020 7379 7917 | Email to The Porterhouse | Transport: Covent Garden | Write review

The Porterhouse Description

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This Covent Garden bar and restaurant is loved by thirsty Londoners all year long. A front courtyard attracts hordes of after-workers in the summer who also make the most of its three spacious interior levels in the winter. Part of Ireland's largest independent brewery, The Porterhouse has an undeniably Irish flare with hundreds of award winning stouts, lagers and ales on tap, all brewed in the Dublin brewery. There are almost as many whiskeys. There are four bars over five floors and it can get very busy, especially at the weekend when there's live music every night.

Customer Reviews for The Porterhouse

Average (based on 8 votes): 8 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“This place totally rocks atmosphere wise!!! Awesome live music and such a great crowd of eclectic people. Just love it. I had such a good night. The drinks could be improved on though - i ordered a vodka and lemonade, and they gave it to me in one of those mini bottles so that when i had poured it into my glass it was only three quarters full. I had to ask them to top it up with soda water. and it didn;t even have any lemon in it. i didn't appreciate that.”
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superman, london (8 years 2 months 16 days ago)

“Probably my favourite pub in London! It's so nicely decorated, the live music is lovely, and the range of beers is very impressive.”
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Maxine, London (9 years 7 months 15 days ago)

“To sarah, No disrespect but do you actually know the first thing about beer? Maybe you should stick to the tourist ridden clone bars in the West End.”
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andy, london (9 years 8 months 26 days ago)

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“Dont bother with this place. Overpriced, dirty and generally a poor poor atmosphere.”
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Perry Ward, [ Unknown ] (10 years 1 months 10 days ago)

“I was totally bemused that this pub was ranked amongst the worst pubs. It has a really unusual and interesting layout/decor and is almost unparalelled for variety and quality of drinks. If you only like mass produced and tasteless beer this place is not for you. If, however, you like drinks with individuality and taste then I can't recommend this place too highly. Service at the bar isn't the fastest in the world, but this is made up for by table service and the fact that the drinks are well worth waiting for!”
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Toby Steele, [ Unknown ] (14 years 27 days ago)

“For me this one of the worst bars in Covent Garden. The over-priced over-hyped beers are possibly the worst I have ever tasted. It was such a disappointment.”
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sarah das, London (14 years 7 days ago)

“I used to go to this pub quite a lot, but gradually I became more and more disillusioned so now I go elsewhere.”
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Mark Smith, London (14 years 1 months 22 days ago)

“This is a great place for those who like their beers and wines. The place not only does not do any of the usual tipples, but have a great alternative selection, esp Chiller from the US. Probably the only good US lager. Try some more exotic beers, like Crazy Ed's Chili Beer which is kinda hot! You can also get a taster platter for the more common beers to get your ideas of what you would like etc for not more than a fiver. All in all, a great bar/pub near to Covent Garden, that is a great tucked away place..”
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b_fillmore, [ Unknown ] (15 years 6 months ago)

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The Porterhouse Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Friday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm    

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The Porterhouse Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Pub
  • Average Price: £12.00

The Porterhouse Food Menu

Delicious homemade pub food with an Irish twist, including Pot of Irish Mussels and Beef and Porterhouse Stout Pie. 100% Irish Beef Burgers with a variety of toppings are extremely popular, along with gourmet pizzas and the famous Porterhouse Frying Pan. Traditional Roast is served every Sunday.

Updated 10/02/2011

Item Description Price
Porterhouse Frying Pan Smoked bacon, chorizo, mushrooms, onions, piquillo peppers, potatoes,eggs and cheese. All served in a frying pan, with crusty bread. The best hangover cure ever...?? Vegetarian option also available £ 8.95
1/2 Dozen Irish Rock Oysters £ 8.50
Baked Camembert Served with warm crusty bread £ 6.25
Beer Battered Fish and Chips Fresh cod, in our own beer batter, served with mushy peas and chunky chips £ 10.75
Pot of Irish Mussels cooked in a white wine and cream sauce, with chunky chips and aioli £ 9.50
Classic Burger 100% Irish Beef Burger with cheese, mustard, relish, pickles and mayo, served in a warm flur bap with salad and chunky chips. £ 8.75
Father O'Brien Pizza Delicious thin crust pizza base, topped with fresh tomato, mozzarella, goat's cheese, roquette, roast peppers and olives £ 7.95

The Porterhouse Drinks Menu

The Porterhouse is famous for it's lagers, stouts and ales, all brewed at our brewery in Dublin. The delicious award winning Oyster Stout is the most popular. In addition our extensive bottled beer list features over 100 weird and wonderful beers from all over the world. Alongside our own TSB cask ale, there is always another guest ale option. Come and join us this summer and watch the world go by from our large outside terrace!

Updated 05/06/2011

Item Description Price
Chiller American style lager, without the chemicals! £ 3.60
Temple Brau Clean cut pilsner with German hops and Irish barley £ 3.60
Plain Porter Award winning stout, smooth and easy drinking £ 3.60
Oyster Stout Best selling, award winning, brewed with fresh oysters, smooth, aromatic, delicious! £ 3.70
Porterhouse Red Traditional red ale, creamy, fruity with a touch of caramel. £ 3.60

Special offers, discounts and deals at The Porterhouse

St. Patricks Day Parade - Sunday 13th March

Updated 03/03/2011

Events and other great things going on at The Porterhouse

Oktoberfest at The Porterhouse. Beer as nature intended

Updated 08/10/2011

The Porterhouse Hire Details

We have a variety of areas for private hire, depending on your requirements, whether it be for drinks after work, a private party, business meeting or bespoke lunch.

Updated 18/02/2011

Name: Basement
Type: Restricted Area
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: None
Capacity: 100
Notes: Book our basement bar for your meeting with full use of our projector and drop down screen. We offer tea and coffee throughout the day and lunch as required. We can accommodate up to 50 people

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"Hi guys, I come here with my friends and have very good time. I like your place very much and is very good times. I come back when I can soon. Thank you very much." Which venue is this?


"Dreadful pub, run by people who have zero idea about hospitality or running a pub. Upon arrival we sat in the back garden that only had one other table occupied , when we tried to order off the lunch menu..." Which venue is this?

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