The Porterhouse (Central) restaurant

45-47 Nassau Street, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Gastro Pub

Price Range:

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107 reviews
4 stars - based on 107 reviews
Breakfast now being served in the Porterhouse Central 10.30 - 12.00 Monday - Friday & 10.30 - 15.00 Saturday & all day breakfast on Sunday. Prices are €9.95 for the full Frying pan including coffee & €6.00for the Frying Saucer. Opposite Trinity College at bottom of Grafton Street you will find the Porterhouse Central.
Entrance is on Grafton street (near the bus stop shop) or on Nassau street.
Porterhouse Central is a lively pub with a welcoming atmosphere. We offer great pub dining with an extensive range of imported bottle beers, wines and cocktails and of course nine our own micro brewed draught beers including Stouts, Ales & Lagers.

With food served daily from noon till 9.30, Central can cater for large groups of up to 25 people, with finger food options available for larger groups and the more drink orientated parties. If your group is less than six you need not book as we’ll accommodate you when you arrive. The latest we can accept bookings over the weekend is 7.30pm.
We offer a late bar Wednesday’s to Sunday’s with live music on a Monday night, quiz on Tuesday & a dj Wednesday through Sunday.
We’re equipped with numerous plasma TV’s & a big screen for all major sporting events.
We also have a secluded seated area outside the rear of the pub looking onto Grafton Street.
Young & Old Porterhouse Central Caters for all tastes…

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OPENING HOURS

Mon10:30am - 11:30pm
Tue10:30am - 11:30pm
Wed10:30am - 11:30pm
Thu10:30am - 11:30pm
Fri10:30am - 12:30am
Sat10:30am - 12:30am
Sun12:00pm - 11:00pm

CAPACITY
80 people

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

FACILITIES

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

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The Porterhouse (Central)

kimmcdonald22
Dublin
19 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th September 2014 (visited 3 September 2014 )

I used to eat here quite a lot but the prices increased and the portion sizes decreased. I tried it again recently and was pleasantly surprised. It is very hit or miss here and this time it was a miss. I ordered the bacon & cabbage (my usual). The bacon was burnt around the edges and they covered it up with sauce. On the plus side they don't charge for minerals. Services is always good & efficient.

The Porterhouse (Central)

milly3333
Cork
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th April 2014 (visited 7 March 2014 )

At first sights you think this is just another overpacked pub/restaurant in Dublin but once you get in and are seated the atmosphere overwhelms you. Lovely staff, great value for money if you like seafood cheap and cheerfull it is a gem. Would highly recommend cannot wait to go back for more

The Porterhouse (Central)

Gilyb
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th February 2014 (visited 28 February 2014 )

great bar with a nice atmosphere , but most definetly do not go for the food , Chips and fish were frozen and the wings were re fried , Very disappointing

The Porterhouse (Central)

ciaramcdona21239939
Dublin
19 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd February 2014 (visited 31 January 2014 )

The food is grand, nothing to praise as I'm pretty sure it's all frozen food just cooked (the platters, anyway). They have a great range of beers and a good view on all floors (if you're not stuck in one of the many dark corners!) . Nice place to go for a quiet drink during the day

The Porterhouse (Central)

spock
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th April 2013 (visited 15 March 2013 )

Dont go here for the food, its ok, but the main reason to go here is to have a drink. The porterhouse brews are very good, there are plenty to choose from so its easy to find one you like. When it gets busy the service can slip so be warned.

The Porterhouse (Central)

Cleavers
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd November 2012 (visited 14 October 2012 )

I've been here a lot in the last few years and I keep coming back. Great location and friendly staff. I don't care much for the in-house brews so I always order a pint of Erdinger. Best not to have too many of those. The food always comes quick from the kitchen. The burgers don't look that great to be honest and the steak sandwich is a little disapponting but the wings far outweigh the discrepancies of the other menu items. Get them Salt & Chilli style with hot sauce on the side. Best wings i've had in town. (Just don't expect a big chilli kick)

The Porterhouse (Central)

choupette
Dublin
12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th July 2012 (visited 10 July 2012 )

This place has a nice pub atmosphere and I've dropped by here for a drink few times. I ordered the scampi and chips for a snack and was actually quite filling although kind of standard. They serve a very extensive range of beers and cider and all priced very reasonably. Their cocktails are quite steep though the ice cream based ones are delicious. The atmosphere is very friendly, less of a family place and more of a professional / student crowd. Will definitely continue to come back here.

The Porterhouse (Central)

lollymcd
Dublin
54 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th January 2012 (visited 29 January 2011 )

I've always been fond of The Porterhouse, it used to stand out as a beacon among main stream before anyone knew what "micro brewery" meant. Our recent trip though was a bit of a disappointment, we ordered a number of things to share, chicken wings (hot/spicy), onion rings, chips and scampi. Aside from the chicken wings, which were tasty but most definitely not spicy as suggested on the menu, everything else was bland and to my mind tasted exactly the same. The servings are generous and while I felt full after my meal I also had a strange unfulfilled feeling. We tried some of The Porterhouses own larger brews to accompany the meal, all of which were more satisfying than the food. I seem to remember the Porterhouse having a range of other Irish beers aside from their own brews, but I could be mistaken. Perhaps as the whole micro brewery idea has been catching on The Porterhouse have been circling the wagons and protecting their own? Not a bad idea so long as they improve the food!

The Porterhouse (Central)

Muldowj2
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th January 2012 (visited 23 December 2011 )

Love this place, perfect for cocktails and and beers with great food. Brilliant value for money. Though I am a little frustrated coz they took my favorite item (Goat Chz Salad) off the menu :( The pizza's are huge and the wings are awesome. Location couldnt get more central either!

The Porterhouse (Central)

Seated
Dublin
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th December 2011 (visited 21 November 2011 )

Very good value for money. They changed the menu since the last time I was there and it seems to have been for the better. I ordered the 3 mini burgers, which was a little dry and it could have used some kind of sauce to make it better. Chips was great. My Girl Friend had a ceasar salad which was massive and looked and tasted great. Anyways it was a very cheap dinner and I believe I might have been unlucky with the burgers, so very nice. Atmosphere was good and service was a little slow with getting the first contact with us, and showing us a table but. Minor detail... It is a pub = find your own seat, I guess...

The Porterhouse (Central)

dayo85
Dublin
13 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th July 2011 (visited 24 June 2011 )

Perfect location for a quick pint and evening dinner in the heart of Dublin city centre. Quite dark lighting inside but a good atmosphere on a busy evening. The food was exceptional for pub grub and one of the best i have had yet. On the evening menu I had spicy buffalo wings for starters. The chicken was cooked perfectly, fell off the bone and the sauce was a great accompaniment. Main course i tried the Italian ham pizza and it was amazing and very good size. I had no room for dessert but left the pub very happy with the food and the service and all for under €20.

The Porterhouse (Central)

Frank83
Dublin
12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd June 2011 (visited 4 June 2011 )

I came here with a group of my friends and thought it was fairly average. I had the steak salad. Literally just steak with lettuce and baby tomatoes. I asked for extra dressing as it was very bland. Made no difference to the flavour. To be fair all the rest of my party were fairly happy with their food and the staff were really nice. I do like the porterhouse just wouldn't be rushing back to have food again.

The Porterhouse (Central)

woodchuck
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st June 2011 (visited 26 April 2011 )

I find you can't go wrong with the food and atmosphere here! The food is fairly reasonably priced for what you get. I like the sweet chilli chicken pizza for a pizza that's a little bit different (haven't come across a sweet chilli base anywhere else yet!). Their desserts are also good, particularly the brownie. There's a great chilled out atmosphere that's perfect for meeting up with friends in the evening for some food, drinks and some laughs. The only downside is that the service is a bit slow. They tend to forget about you once they give you your main meal and it's hard to get their attention.

The Porterhouse (Central)

BP
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th May 2011 (visited 20 May 2011 )

This place is just fantastic. We have been there with friends for couple of drinks on Friday night. Great atmosphere, nice food. Busy place in brilliant location.

The Porterhouse (Central)

onlysaying
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th May 2011 (visited 2 May 2011 )

So being the food and Beer lover that I am I have heard the aforementioned in The Porterhouses were very good but nothing could have prepared me for what i got in their Grafton street Porterhouse Central. A massive bowl of tongue tingling salt and chilli wings which had me full before an excellent Scampi and Fries. Washed down by their own Porterhouse Red ale. Yes I will return and Yes I will tell my friends.

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