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“food & music” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Porterhouse Gastropub

The Porterhouse Gastropub
Ranked #9 of 182 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$29
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a family run business, with live local musicians 7 nights a week. We opened "The Porterhouse Gastropub" in December 2011, Our mantra is locally produced good food at a good price.
legnano
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157 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“food & music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

In the very middle of the city a traditional crowded pub with an excellent musician entertaining drinking and eating guys without being boring or noisy.
Maybe you’re you late to be the first in line, but don’t worry: a pint of beer waiting for your table will not add too much money to your bill which, for three people like us, was nearly seventy pounds. And food was very, very good.
We had two pots of steamed mussels for entrée; lamb stew, salmon à la cajun (both very well) and a tasty hamburger as main dishes, with french fries; One slice of Bailey cheese cake for dessert and one more pint of Guiness (plus the two we had waiting for the table).
Some delay (more than a short one between entrée and main dishes) but waitress very agreable..
Finally very good live music with a guitar man singing traditional and modern Irish songs.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Have the early bird before 7pm!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

The early bird value here is amazing - 25 euro offers 3 courses with a diverse menu, large portions and a heavy wine pour. My niece and I were starving after hiking the Gap of Dunloe and went searching for an early dinner. We were very happy with the Porterhouse and wanted to go back but didn't have the appetite for such a large meal again!

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1 Thank RMLoves2Travel
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dublin
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A really wonderful meal had by all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

I just want to say thanks to the staff and Chef of the Porterhouse in Killarney. We really had a lovely dinner. We had a lovely leak soup for starters. Followed by the special roast pork. my children had the Pannie sandwich with chips and the Tacos with chicken, which were both served in generous amounts. The service was great and we really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank goodasgoldmark1
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Cork, Ireland
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful food,fantastic service, all ruined by unnecessary music”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Had a beautiful meal here recently with friends, the food was simply wonderful. The place was buzzing and the way the tables and seating was managed was 1st class.
Then it all went horribly wrong, a very talented guy started singing and playing at the top of the restaurant. end of lovely conversation end of night. Why would an establishment which was packed to capacity anyway spend silly money on music which destroyed a wonderful ambience.
Luckily we were coming to the end of our courses, we pitied those who were just arriving for their meal.
Will we be back,
Unlikely

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ger222
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Excellent top range pub food. Served well and good service. Range of wines very good. It gets really busy and we were lucky to get in just in time. Told those who were waiting as we left that it was worth the wait.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank JBM1960
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