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No-one Parties Like the Irish

We may not have invented the “Party”, but here at Rí Rá in the heart of Portsmouth, we sure have perfected it.


Rí Rá has a wide selection of menu packages and can host the best party in town. We have private and semi-private party spaces where we can create the perfect environment for your party or function. We can cater for lunch, dinner or other occasions such as cocktail parties, holiday parties, corporate events, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and much more!

Our Event Manager can tailor the menu to meet your individual needs. If you would like us to provide music or other forms of entertainment, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

The Main Dining Room

From Formal to Informal

The Main Dining Room is situated slightly raised from the pub floor and offers a great semi-private setting. The room can accommodate up to 45 people for dinner and up to 70 people for a cocktail style party. The giant window overlooking Market Square and ornate decor provide an extraordinary unforgettable atmosphere perfect for any occasion. This space features a raised stage area and a TV for slideshows or presentations.

The McMorrow Vault

A delightful spot for a small party

The McMorrow Vault, which has been beautifully transformed into a unique, semi-private dining area, is ideal for more intimate, small gatherings. With seating for up to 15 guests, enjoy dining where all of the bank valuables were once stored.

The Mezzanine

Looking for something a little more private?

The Mezzanine, located on the second level, offers a one-of-a-kind private dining space for up to 25 guests seated and 35 guests cocktail style. The beautiful railing overlooking the pub allows for an exuberant atmosphere to flow up from the pub floor below, adding to the celebratory ambiance. This room features a decorative fireplace, originally from the Pulpit Pub in Waterford, and a TV with HDMI connection for slideshows or presentations. 

Full Pub Buyout

Casual or Elegant, Large or Small

We can host up to 120 guests for a seated dinner and up to 230 guests for a cocktail style reception. The pub makes a great location for a wedding, reunion, anniversary or holiday reception. Whether you are looking for casual or elegant, large or small, we have everything you need to exceed your expectations!

All Your Party Needs Taken Care Of

Sales & Events Manager, Rachel Huddleston

No matter how big or small your party is, we are always ready to make it the best for you. Each event is unique but all of them gets the same treatment - a warm and truly authentic Irish welcome.

Everything about my experience was amazing. From the planning to the service to the cozy atmosphere. Everything was so smooth and easy-I couldn't recommend a better space. Thank you so much!


Thank you for being able to accommodate a party of 18 with a last minute request. The food and service was fantastic! Everyone had a great time! We will definitely be booking large parties again.


Everything was great from the initial call to start planning to the service at the restaurant the day of.


Thanks for making my event easy! Staff was great, food was great!


The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted!


The staff was truly amazing and continuously helped to make it the best day ever.