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41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
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  • 33
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always great service

Honestly my favourite restaurant in Cockermouth. Great service. Kind and pleasant waitress and delicious food every time. All for a reasonable price too. Can't fault it. Great atmosphere and a lovely evening meal out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Lesley-Anne95
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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English first
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Honestly my favourite restaurant in Cockermouth. Great service. Kind and pleasant waitress and delicious food every time. All for a reasonable price too. Can't fault it. Great atmosphere and a lovely evening meal out!

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cumbria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we ate here as a couple in early December, and were expecting great things after reading reviews. However we were a bit disappointed. The decor in the restaurant is very basic with cheap furnishings which make it feel more like a cafe than a restaurant, and as others have said the room is very small which made it feel quite... More 

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worcester
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I thought the food was very well cooked with a good selection of options. Being a big wine drinker I tend to be Fussy and found the £25 charged for our red wine was a little high for the quality. I will be travelling to the area more on business from now on and look forward to a return trip.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The second time I've been here and I wasn't disappointed. The food was wonderful,the service great .Only a small restaurant, suggest booking as both times I've been there they have had to turn people away. Nice for an intimate dinner or a family or friends gathering. All are made welcome .

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North Yorkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate at Portofino's some years ago & decided to try it again while we were visiting Cockermouth. It is just as good as we remembered. As it was a Sunday evening we did not book & when we arrived the restaurant was closed. Relying on the sign on the door we returned at 6.30 & were the second customers... More 

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Driffield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited on Sunday 12th Oct. The meal was very average with bought in deep fried brie and uninspired salad. I had fillet steak which was cooked very well and tender however the onion rings and chips were bought in and possible frozen. My wife had the duck which was overdone. Both meals again had an uninspired salad. The house wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What a great little restaurant/bistro. Some of the best, freshest most imaginatively cooked food I've ever eaten, great friendly attentive service and reasonable prices. Super atmosphere and great location. Not to be missed. What a terrific evening. Highly recommended. Worth driving from afar to go there. 15 out of 10. RG - London

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I have eaten in. The fillet steak was just awesome - perfectly cooked and can't wait to eat there again.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Late Sunday arrival looking for restaurants who would serve us at 9pm-Portofino came to the rescue- a very pleasant restaurant- excellent seafood dish & all fresh vegetables- thank you for accommodating us at short notice

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a super meal in this lovely restaurant. The service was excellent and the surroundings were cosy and friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Continental

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