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Portofino's Bistro

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41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food spot on

Love this bistro....food always amazing and service is too.,...would totally recommend........need to book again....best steak ever 😃👍

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
jilly2000
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Cumbria
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cumbria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Love this bistro....food always amazing and service is too.,...would totally recommend........need to book again....best steak ever 😃👍

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Although the restaurant was empty the food and service could not be faulted. We were a little apprehensive to be the only diners ( another couple came in later) but we were assured that the restaurant is normally fully booked. Food and service was first class. Enjoyed it!

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Workington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited on Easter Saturday and found this restaurant to be very friendly and very reasonably priced. The food was excellent although the drinks menu is somewhat limit. The wine menu was very reasonably priced. Staffing though was a minor issue with only one member of staff serving drinks and food to approximately 30 diners.The young lady however was very polite... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I booked Portofinos for a family meal. There were 7 of us, including two children and an 8 month old baby. The restaurant is small but the staff made every effort to fit us, and the baby's pram, in. I ordered the fillet steak wih peppercorn sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection and was melt in the mouth tender.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have had dinner here with three different sets of friends over the last year - and its a responding thumbs down from all of us I'm afraid. Food that could be 'boil in a bag', and the most indifferent waitress service in the world. So disappointing - last time there, we all vowed never to go back

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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, Seafood, Continental

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