The Porterhouse


The Porterhouse is renowned for the wide selection of porters, stouts, and ales on offer, brewed at their own Dublin brewery. Customers can also choose from hundreds of brands of bottled beers from around the world. They serve a range of modern bar cuisine with an Irish flavour. There is live music every night from Wednesday to Saturday, and a traditional Irish music session on Sunday afternoons. A big screen TV shows all the major sporting events. Catering for private parties of up to 200 people.

Venue Details & Map

The Porterhouse

21-22 Maiden Lane
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7379 7917
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 112 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Porterhouse

5.0 out of 5 16 March 2015
by Jonathan C.

I love this bar. It's my go to bar to grab a few drinks with mates. It's a bit of a warren of a place with all the different floor levels but it has plenty of seats and little areas to chill with friends. A great selection of drinks anf the staff a friendly. A nice bar to go to if you're im the covent garden area.more

5.0 out of 5 15 January 2015
by Paco H.

This is my go-to bar in Covent Garden. The space is really big, so on average days there's lots of places to stand, maybe even sit, both inside and outside. They have a really great and constantly changing selection of ales on tap. They're quick to pay and they don't have credit card surcharges and stuff.

It's hugely popular, so if you think you're gonna duck in for a quick pint on a Thursday...more

4.0 out of 5 17 December 2014
by Karen C.

Spacious beer house in Covent Garden! Not overcrowded! Plenty of beer choices :) and outdoor heated tables is a huge plus. There is live music, which is refreshing, and plenty of seating/tables if you feel like sitting and chatting as opposed to standing on the floor in front of the band.

Only negative is it closes sooooooo early (midnight) even on a Saturday!!!more

3.0 out of 5 23 October 2014
by Carrie B.

I'm a bit meh on this place. It's incredibly dark and difficult to find your way around, and there's no way of knowing when your food is coming - one member of our party didn't get his food until the rest of us were nearly done (and all he by far had the simplest dish).

That said, they have a good (albeit expensive) beer selection.

One to visit if you're in the area and looking for a good...more

4.0 out of 5 14 October 2014
by Sarah O.

Porterhouse is a complete maze of floors and stairs but once you've worked out how to get from your table to the bar you're fine!

A couple of friends were visiting London and staying in Covent Garden a few weekends ago and we met up for Sunday lunch. Whilst deciding where to go I found it really hard to find somewhere that did a good Sunday roast and wasn't ridiculously expensive close to...more

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