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The first ‘Porta’ was opened in Chester in 2012 by restaurateur brothers Ben & Joe Wright. It is located next door to their eponymous restaurant, Joseph Benjamin. A second site opened in 2016 in the market town of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, opposite the bustling market hall.

The aim at Porta is to keep things really simple. A relaxed, totally informal environment inspired by the tiniest independent tapas bars of Barcelona and Madrid. Lots of bar stools and casual tables create a busy, buzzing atmosphere.

The menu is enthusiastically Iberian, representing many tapas bar classics. Joe works with his team of chefs tirelessly perfecting recipes for every sauce and menu item – everything is handmade in-house.

No need to book, just come along and grab a space. Simply put, Porta is the kind of place to relax in – unpretentious and comfortable with good music, beer, wine and food.