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Portofino's Bistro

41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
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Ranked #8 of 56 Restaurants in Cockermouth
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Quite the nicest risotto I have tasted! A lovely meal, friendly and efficient staff. Can highly recommend.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My partner and I visited this fabulous restaurant on Sunday evening July 13th and what a find, the food we ordered was absolutely fantastic, all home made and delicious, we could not fault the food and would recommend this restaurant for quality food.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent fillet steak, perfectly grilled as requested. As were the accompaniments.Anita and staff as always efficient and friendly.

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Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Cosy restaurant, attentive waitress, well-priced and GREAT food. Unusual and delicious black pudding starter (wife had tomato and feta salad); delicious and generous duck a l'orange (wife had gamberetti). If I can think of any criticism is that the house wine was only ok, bit it was ok. But I'll be back next time I'm in Cockermouth - it'll be... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I was recommended by a friend for the awesome fillet steak with a bed of flattend Yorkshire pud and patee. Of course I went for rare, it was perfect. My girlfriends meal was faultless too. I will be back, sooner than later. Thank you

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We dined here one evening during a visit to the Lakes and were delighted with the food, service and ambiance of this small bistro. They have only about 6-8 tables and the room feels quite intimate. The menu is mainly Italian with a selection of English favourites. The main courses are about £8-9 for pasta and £14-20 for other dishes.... More

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