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 120 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Porterhouse

4.0 out of 5 27 April 2015
by Emily P.

A great venue - it's huge! Lots of hidden areas where you can either drink, dine or watch sports.

It was rammed on the London Marathon day and wouldn't let children in (not that I was complaining).

Will definitely visit in the future!more

4.0 out of 5 19 April 2015
by Christopher M.

The inside of the Porterhouse feels like an MC Escher drawing: steel staircases criss-cross the space leading to and from the varying levels. It's nicely done. In this large space, that makes it quite easy to find a cozy corner to sit with friends and have a pint.

There are several service spots. So you're never far from your next tall boy. TVs dot the walls in places. So, if you situate...more

4.0 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

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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