The Port House Group, part of the Porterhouse Group, has opened its latest restaurant in Dublin, Port House Cava on Camden St.
The fifth member of The Port House family of restaurants, the new opening focuses on Cava served alongside tapas inspired by the pintxo bars of San Sebastian.
Located within a converted town house at 21 Camden St Lower and formerly home to Delfino restaurant, the 100 seater Port House Cava is open 7 days a week for lunch through to evening for dining and drinks.
The candlelight filled interiors have been inspired by the Spanish word Cava, which translates to cave or cellar, overseen by Jill L’Estrange Designs. The new restaurant and bar features exposed brickwork and a palette rich in burgundy, teal and auburn shades finished with soft furnishings. At the top of the three storey building, a 35 seater private dining room is available for group bookings, private hire and Cava tastings.
Along with the kitchen team, founder Lee Sims has put together an extensive menu made up of their favourite pinxtos (pronounced pin-chos meaning thorn or spike).
Signature dishes include the pork loin, pimiento padron and smoked paprika aioli on fresh baked flute bread; and grilled Spanish black pudding topped with fried quails’ egg and piquillo peppers. The Plato de Queso y Chacineria (Spanish heese & hacineria tasting board) showcases a weekly changing selection of Spanish cow, goat and sheep cheeses, Iberian cured meats, quince paste, honey, guindilla peppers and Galician bread.
To finish, desserts include crema Catalana (a Spanish cinnamon crème brulee), tarta de Santiago (Galacian almond tart) and churros con chocolate. As with all The Port House restaurants, the menu is extensive, with a large proportion dedicated to vegetarian and vegan dishes and gluten free options where possible.
The restaurant and bar showcases sparkling wines produced across the official Cava producing regions of Penedes, Rioja, Utiel-Requena, Ribera del Guadiana and Cariñena. For those after something a little different, red Vermut (vermouth) will be available on tap, whilst those looking for a non-alcoholic option, the 0% Freixenet will be available by the glass or bottle.
The Port House director Lee Sim commented: “We’re delighted to be opening our fifth location on Camden St. This amazingly diverse area is a fantastic opportunity to introduce our tapas, ports and wines to its audience of food and wine lovers, whilst shining a light on Cava, which we feel currently doesn’t get the attention it deserves.”
Open seven days a week from 12pm – 11.30pm Sunday through Thursday, and until 1am Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant is available for bookings for groups of 8 or more and walk ins.