The Porterhouse (Parliament Street) restaurant

Parliament Street le Bar, Temple Bar

Dublin 2

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81 reviews
4 stars - based on 81 reviews
Situated in the heart of Dublin’s busy tourist area the Porterhouse le Bar is quite simply your favourite pub waiting to be found.
With its warm wood and brass design, it boasts 3 floors of beer loving Nirvana.
The Porterhouse brewing company is the world’s largest genuine Irish brewery, brewing 9 beers (3 stouts, 3 ales & 3 lagers) added to by seasonal specials.
With a selection of guest beers on draught and a huge collection of bottle beers from around the world, The Porterhouse offers a drinks menu which is unbeatable this side of Willy Wonka, should he have chosen beer instead of chocolate!
Bookings for large groups (i.e. 10 people or more) can be made Monday – Thursday until 7pm, Friday until 6pm.
No bookings are taken Saturday or Sunday.
There is no charge for bookings however tables will be reserved for a maximum of 1 hour.
Full evening menu is available throughout the day until 9.30.
A finger-food menu is available at €10 per person.
Bookings for Christmas are accepted.


Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

100 people

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European, Gastro Pub, Irish, Kid's Menu, Pub Grub, Steak


Veggie options available Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Wheelchair Accessible Coeliac options available Will accept party bookings Accept major credit cards

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The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)


1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 05th April 2013 (visited 5 April 2013 )

I never write these reviews but I just experienced literally the rudest most offensive waiter ever to surface. We were almost an hour waiting for the wrong order to be delivered to the table and when we advised the waiter that he had gotten two orders wrong, he was rude and even went so far as insisting that the customer is not always right and he had written down the order exactly as we had said it. The fact of the matter was my colleague and I had ordered the exact same lunch and the other 4 people at the table can testify to what we ordered, however the waiter still insisted he was right. When we spoke to the manager who we had already noted when ordering drinks due to his snail like progress in delivering on drinks orders, he smiled inanely whilst noting he knows our faces from being regulars at the premises and would shout us both a free lunch next time we were in. This would have been fine only for the disingenuous delivery of his speech and also the fact we hardly ever frequent the porterhouse and I can sincerely add we most certainly won’t be doing so again. If you like craft beer then happy days enjoy the range available but excuse the poor bar service If Mr Incompetent of the year Sir Bar Manager is serving. However, if you are contemplating eating there, then my advice would be to walk on by.

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

47 reviews


Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 18th April 2012 (visited 17 April 2012 )

I was here with a few friends I like the Porterhouse in Temple Bar for a few drinks. I was here for food at Christmas and wasnt impressed with the burger but I was hungry and said I would this the food the benefit of the doubt this time. The service was a little slow and the orders were wrong one of my friends got a half Caesar Salad instead of a full and another girl got a wrong drink, I ordered the Porterhouse Pie but they didnt have any so I went with the pasta instead. It was just ok for €11 I would have expected more flavour, the chicken was bland and bacon fatty with a watery cream pasta sauce. I just ate the pasta, some bacon and the mushrooms. I like Porterhouse for the night as the beers are good but wouldnt rush back for the food.

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

14 reviews


Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 29th August 2011 (visited 7 August 2011 )

I brought my parents here while they were in town on a week visit. They don't drink, but I insisted that we could go here - with lively music, over 200 different beers on tap and good food they surely could find something of interest. Despite their protests about going to a "pub", they had a great time, enjoyed both the food (the ham sandwich and soup is enormous) for the value - you don't go away hungry - that's for certain. I even managed to get them to try a few of the beers on tap, with their favourite being the locally brewed strawberry beer.

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 23rd June 2011 (visited 21 June 2011 )

Great food. Great service (professional waitresses). But the best thing was the home brewered beer!

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)


48 reviews


Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 20th June 2011 (visited 17 June 2011 )

I had 2 friends visiting from overseas and they wanted good Irish pub food so we came here and we weren't disappointed! We had 3 mains and one dessert and all the dishes were very tasty, we all cleaned our plates. We sampled some of the fruit beers and some of their own brewed beers and all of them were very good, especially the fruit beers. There was a great atmosphere in the pub and the service was very good. We got seats at the window so we had prime viewing of both the pub and outside. I would definitely recommend!

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

54 reviews


Credibility Score:40%

Reviewed 10th February 2011 (visited 30 December 2010 )

This is the original Porterhouse, there is an amazing array of beers on offer and the pub menu is pretty comprehensive. A lot of what is on offer is modern but traditional Irish cuisine!!! Good portabello mushroom burger and chunky chips.

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:32%

Reviewed 02nd November 2010 (visited 27 August 2010 )

Porterhouse is always a nice option when you want good pubgrub, huge portions and great craic. I've made several groupbookings here for work and the waiters are always very friendly.

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 08th October 2010 (visited 3 October 2010 )

I love coming here for food and few drinks. The atmosphere is always great. Food is your standard pub grub but it's top quality.

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

30 reviews


Credibility Score:70%

Reviewed 19th July 2010 (visited 16 July 2010 )

Best for those who need to soak up the Porterhouse’s excellent beers If you fancy a good sized dry overcooked burger and oven chips this is the place for you......

The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)

21 reviews


Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th July 2010 (visited 14 July 2010 )

Nice pub grub, but won't get anything too extravagant on the menu! can get very busy and packed, so service can be slow

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