Porterhouse | Covent Garden, Greater London
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Good based on 64 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

21 - 22 Maiden Lane,
Covent Garden, Greater London England WC2E 7NA [ print map ]
020 7379 7917


Hours: M-S 11-11, SUN 12-10.30

Mayor: altonbrownd (2) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 180


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Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse Dublin Pale 37, Greene King Abbot Ale (Filtered) 44, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 68, Porterhouse Red Ale 46, Porterhouse The Devil’s Half Acre 89, Porterhouse Louder 73, Porterhouse Plain Porter 78, Porterhouse Hop Head 81, Porterhouse Kolsch , Porterhouse Temple Brau 18, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 94, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 81
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64 reviews for Porterhouse
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  60%
 Selection  70%
 Food  66%
 Value  62%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Bennettonbeer  (11) , England | May 24, 2013
An amazing multi-level place with copious amounts of metal piping everywhere - pub meets factory, but it works so very well. It plays host to an excellent range of European and North American bottled beers in addition to the fine products of the parent company, the Porterhouse Brewery Co of Ireland. An extensive and excellent menu serves salads through to juicy steaks and from 12 midday to 9pm Mon-Sat (7pm Sundays) Outside, heated facilities are available for smokers and provide a delightful setting in the warmer months for families. The Porterhouse really does bring a large dose of much needed Irish friendliness and hospitality to the very heart of London and long may it continue to do so.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos  (149) Xalapa, Mexico | January 26, 2010
A little too crowded and the bar tenders somethimes misshear what ou say. Nice ebers though they have a huge selection from bottles and their own.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vas  (17) , New Zealand | December 7, 2010
Ignore the "it’s not a proper London pub" crowd and indulge in the great ambiance - chaotic interior, lots of exposed shiny metal, crazy clock, bottles in cases all over the place. A welcome refuge just off Covent Garden. Not all their beers are great but the Oyster Stout, Porter and Red Ale (which Michael ’Beerhunter’ Jackson liked) are all worth a try.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jow  (194) New York | July 20, 2011
This is where me and the misses decided to end our night after randomly finding this place. chaotic, huge and fun. band was just ok but all sorts of beers i hadn’t heard of and it was quite fun. after being on no sleep and this being our 6th pub of day we only stayed for a few before heading back to hotel to pass out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (181) London, England | February 2, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (741) London, England | October 5, 2010
Solid spot. Has lots of the Porterhouse beers on draught, along with a good bottle selection. There is tons of seating space. The decor is pretty nice, although it is a bummer that they decorate with full bottles of beer. There are some AWESOME bottles of very, very old beer just sitting in glass cases. Prices are decent. I didn’t have any food. I’ll visit here again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rune  (499) Tromsø, Norway | August 22, 2008
Welcome to real ale Disneyland! Nothing less than three sample trays, each with three ales plus a seasonal one. In addition to their own draught lagers, stouts and ales there is a quite impressive international bottle menu. Delicious food the Porterhouse Frying Pan is highly recommendable. Decent service and cosy atmosphere. Best time for sampling beers should be in the afternoon before it gets too busy and crowded (“kick-off” to GBBF, 05.08.2008)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe  (84) Brooklyn, Alabama | August 2, 2004| Updated December 6, 2004
Enormous pub with a good selection of their own brews plus a huge selection on bottles! Good food too, you should try their wings....!!
jbrus  (167) Delft, Netherlands | August 11, 2007
I liked the place. Nice combination of old english and posh. Very crowded with mainly young people. Great selection of beers and even a very good own stout. Didn’t have any food but it looked good. Friendly staff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing  (159) London, England | February 26, 2011
If you like beer this is a fantastic place. Basically what the Americans would call a ’Brewpub’. With the exception of Samuel Smiths pubs where else in Central London can you visit a pub where the Brewer has a really big range of its own brewed beer from stouts, porters, bitters, through to lagers, red beers and ales. All on tap and all really good. Atmosphere is not quiet in evenings and it can be a bit loud and busy, so one to visit with friends rather than a quiet drink on your own. Always amazes me that this type of place doesn’t get listed in CAMRA beer guides, when the quality and choice of beer is fantastic. We need more places like this in London.

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