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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“tapas” (150 reviews)
“ox cheek” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went out on a Monday night and found this gem. Lovely Spanish food. Fabulous service. If we come back to Chester we will definitely pay a visit again.

Thank georginapink
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to porta a number of times and loved it every time. The ambience is lovely; the food is great; menu is varied and service is fab. I was particularly impressed on our last visit with the way the staff handled some very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd had a rather damp visit to Chester on the weekend, and following a trek around the walls in continual rain and cold wind and increasing darkness, we were very glad to descend some steps and find Porta - we wanted to eat something, but...More

Thank IgorStrav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to Porta by the waitress from the secret cocktail bar and glad they did. Good selection of tapas and jug of wine. Great ambience and attentive waitresses. Sweet little location snuggled under the city wall.

Thank sally h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a real authentic tapas place. Not a huge menu but the food was delicious. My first time here but I would definitely return to this restaurant. Great place for couples, really cosy and nice atmosphere too!

Thank KellyArathoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As title says this restaurant must be experienced. Friendly staff, open kitchen, incredible selection of food. Everything about this charming place is worth waiting with a dry sherry for.

Thank SimonJester1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Porta is a true gem and it’s been so since the day it opened. Not only is the menu amazing and the best olive oil I’ve ever tasted, the staff are brilliant. Whilst it’s pretty much permanently busy you never need to wait too long...More

Thank 487RichardS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place feels authentic, relaxed and friendly. The food tonight was absolutely delicious and the staff were lovely. Favourite dishes for me were the broccoli and the king prawns; scrumptious! Oh, and the gin was pretty good too!

Thank dbmum
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

For a lovely tapas you could not do better. Although the range of choices is modest it does have an original feel which is far superior to so many so-called tapas bars. The staff and service cannot be faulted. The wines could be expanded...how about...More

Thank kattyukres
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We ordered a range of dishes - highlights included the ox cheek, black pudding special, seared broccoli and pardon peppers. However no dishes were disappointing and we thoroughly enjoyed every plate. Would recommend without hesitation and we are sure to return again in the future.

Thank SazzyC
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29 May 2017|
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Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
3 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
20 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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