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The Porterhouse

#935 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
+44 20 7379 7917
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Malton, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here on a Friday night hoping to watch Wales v Ireland rugby match. We were lucky to get a seat near a TV. and enjoyed sampling a couple of their stouts. Although I do prefer Guinness I couldn't complain about the quality of the beer. Even though the place was heaving the service at the bar was excellent.

Thank MisterD25
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here on numerous occasions and it never fails to disappoint. The staff are friendly and live band is amazing. It is a great atmosphere where everyone is having a good time. 100% recommend a visit you won't be disappointed.

Thank LMain1
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Irish pub has a fantastic array of choice with beers, stouts and porters from all over the world. We had the oyster stout, very similar to Guinness but, with a lighter taste. We went at lunchtime but, it was already very busy, the barman was helpful in explaining the different stouts available. The atmosphere was great, there are 3... More 

Thank Anna I
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great pub with a good atmosphere. Modern and clean inside with a lot of choice of beers and drinks. We didn't try any food but some of our party did and they enjoyed it.

Thank Leah B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great pub with a HUGE selection of beers from all over the world. The interior is fantastic with so many different levels. The food was good too, which is reasonably priced for the location.

Thank TravellerDave18
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here late afternoon with a friend and service very good, food reasonable, nice and hot. Would recommend.

Thank Posh2008
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beer and food really good. Service quite efficient. Sadly no lift so I couldn't enjoy any other floors. The decor is amazing, lots of copper piping and old wood. The bathroom was flooded and not pleasant. On the way out, had to fight our way through suits all smoking and trying to out talk each other!

Thank TravellingThelma
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188 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good interior with the copper pipes etc. drinks are ok A very busy place, worth a visit, has lots of crafted ales etc

Thank Simple_blokeTeesside
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A truly fun place. The internal architecture and copper themed decor makes this place unique. There is a variety of brewed beers available, all at reasonable prices. Every Friday there is a live band in the basement. This always turns into a bit of a lively area, which is always fun. I would highly recommend.

Thank Leeholidays38
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Awesome nights out here, especially on Canada Day it's definitely the place to be (July 1st). They have good Canadian beer such as Moosehead and also appetisers are really yummy. Never had a full meal here though so can't comment on that! Definitely go here for a night out with friends or as a couple...we did my birthday here last... More 

Thank Donia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 7917

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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