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
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 125 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Porterhouse

4.0 out of 5 17 January 2016
by Stefan P.

The Porterhouse had slipped out of my consciousness for several years after a spate of visits. I was therefore long overdue another trip. We went on a Friday and was a bit nervous that it would be so packed there would be nowhere to stand/perch//sit or just generally "be". However, as the other reviews make clear this place is so big there is always somewhere to stand if you can't get a seat....more

4.0 out of 5 15 November 2015
by Liam R.

Fun place to come to mix things up from a regular pub. Live music on Saturday night playing rock covers (maybe other nights as well?)

Drinks aren't super expensive. Enjoyed some pints of the pale ale then moved to gin and tonics. Lots of floors to be on but the basement was where the music was.more

4.0 out of 5 18 October 2015
by Alex D.

We visited the Porterhouse to watch a Rugby World Cup quarter final game. Outside is a decent sized smoking area with umbrellas, tables, chairs and a screen. Outdoor heaters would be a pleasant addition for the winter!

Inside the Irish pub is like a rabbit warren - split over three or four floors, there are multiple bars, ante-rooms, nooks and crannies. It was well set-up for the rugby, with...more

3.0 out of 5 16 April 2015
by Emma D.

When you first walk into the absolute cavern that is The Porterhouse you think, how could this place ever get busy!? But get busy it does, and reasonably early on too. You can't make a booking on Saturdays and their live acts go on at 8 to a crowd.

It's a good place to take a break from the crowds in Covent Garden, and even catch the football. The food is reasonable pub fare, nothing to rave...more

4.0 out of 5 14 April 2015
by Sanj M.

I love how big this place is, though it doesn't look it from outside, so you can always find a place to perch. I love the crazy staircases that make you feel like you're in an Escher painting, or Hogwarts, that link all the levels together and make you feel like you may never get back out to the ground floor where you started. I love the overload of shiny lacquered wood around the bar, and...more

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