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Porto Restaurant

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3 Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake...
Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 754
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday visit for my wife

Excellent and warm welcome. Food was very good and of excellent quality. As it was my wife's birthday, they had decorated the table with "happy birthday" sprinkles. Nice touch. We did not stay for dessert, but they did present my wife with a happy birthday chocolate tasting plate. Would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Suri Z
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent and warm welcome. Food was very good and of excellent quality. As it was my wife's birthday, they had decorated the table with "happy birthday" sprinkles. Nice touch. We did not stay for dessert, but they did present my wife with a happy birthday chocolate tasting plate. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant relying on its existing reviews. When you are on holiday you do not want a bad meal to spoil your stay. Four of us were welcomed and we each enjoyed the dishes sampled. We all chose the Porto fish plate of salmon pate and prawns on a puree of advocado to start our meal. Very tasty... More 

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Cumbria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Food and staff are great but I have one downfall, there is only one choice on the main menu for Vegetarians! I would say every restaurant I visit now has at least three. .

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, great service and good price, highly recommend this eating establishment. Try the Smoked Haddock with seared Scollops, the Pork Belly is meltingly delicious with a reasonable Wine List.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Ate here last weekend while staying close by. The food was delicious and the service very good. We had to book due to it been so popular. Overall it was very good and staff were so friendly. We would recommend to all but felt it was a little over priced. But still a must to try

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Food was fantastic, service and waitress great, the orange dessert was the best I have ever had the chicken main I had was also lovely and a good portion size. The only thing that could be improved is the decor, but the food excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The menu and wine here is wonderful and it has a nice atmosphere. It's more up market than other restaurants in the area and a must visit for all foodies! From the presentation and the friendly staff- just couldn't fault it.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We've just got back from a meal here, called in on the off chance and they were able to accommodate us. The food was just divine, both my dishes and my husbands were perfect. Even though we were full we just had to try dessert and then couldn't leave any! My personal recommendation would be the sticky toffee soufflé if... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

If ever visiting Bowness you must try Porto! The food was very good and beautifully presented - the twice baked sticky toffee soufflé has to be one of the best desserts I've had! The service was excellent and really made the meal a special occasion. The meal was very reasonably priced, £80 for a three course meal with a large... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Absolutely amazing food, very quick service and friendly staff, probably a good idea to pre book a table :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 48242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?