One of my all time favourite things to do is while away a Saturday afternoon nibbling food, drinking wine and people watching.
Located on one of the Dublin’s busiest corners, The Port House on South William Street is the perfect place for such a whimsical lunch. I love this Spanish tapas bar and regularly feast on its Basque Pintxos and traditional hot and cold tapas.
Their €10 lunchtime deal includes two tapas dishes and a glass of wine – most importantly good quality wine. In fact this place prides itself on a vast range of wines, ports and sherries. The tapas is authentic and the portions are big.
This ‘Menu Rapido‘ dishes include; Chickpeas with black pudding, spinach and pine nuts, Spicy lamb stew with hot smoked paprika, peppers and garlic and Mediterranean vegetable stew topped with manchego cheese. Like the name suggests; if you don’t get served within 15 minutes, they will give you your money back.
Surprisingly this place is owned by The Porter House but it feels authentic. If you can afford a weekend break to a Spanish city – do it. If you can’t, just grab an outdoor table here and enjoy the Spanish food, wine and staff. The only thing missing is that big ball of fire in the sky… I can’t remember but I think it’s called the sun.