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3 Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Really enjoyed are visit, looks quaint from the outside and just beautiful inside. Friendly stall who are very attentitive and polite. Food was excellent with Soup starter really filling and followed by an exceptional Main, the quality and presentation was as good as any London TOP bistro. A night to remember with a great selection of wines and enjoyable surroundings.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good service, good menu, good food, good wine in a pleasant atmosphere. They offer a good selection of interesting dishes using Lakeland fare. Well done, we'll be back.

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Lyndhurst
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Both me and my partner are true foodies and this adorable little Bistro could not be faulted! From the friendly accommodating staff to the thoughtful presentation and condiments for a fish soup, tasty scallops and to die for soufflé! We have told everyone we know about our fantastic evening! THANK YOU!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had a great meal here the 4 of us all said how good it was . Later found out that we had been charged quite a lot for two special drinks ,had we been told politely how much they would be then probably would not have ordered them . This small thing tarred a very good night the food was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A lovely hidden away restaurant and a must visit during any trip to Bowness. The food was amazing, with great variety and the staff were very polite and friendly. We had a three course meal with drinks and we were very surprised that the bill only came to £75. Fantastic top class service and exceptional value for money. We will... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful meal. We both adored what we had. The venison was cooked to perfection for both of us. Highly recommend. Make sure you book.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just gets better. Despite it being cold Jan night in lakes with other restaurants closed the Porto was busy. Friendly staff on arrival and prompt service. Soup of the day starter was terrific followed by a very tasty fish main. Lovely taste and savored every bite. The presentation and taste are comparable to London's best and if you take a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visit bowness a lot and have been to many restaurants there but this was our first time here. We had decided to give it a try after reading the great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. Food and service were exceptional. Loved the chocolate spoon with my egg and soldiers.

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West Cumbria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Booked this restaurant on friends and tripadvisor recommendations and went there on December 19th. We were not disappointed all four of us were of the same opinion this was top quality food. The staff were very attentive, the wine was fantastic and the cocktails good. We are already planning our next visit, thank you

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited Porto for the first time after reading great reviews on Tripadvisor. I can confirm that the praise it gets in this forum in for very good reason. The staff were excellent. They were exceptionally welcoming, polite and helpful. The food was outstanding. I cannot recommend the pork belly enough. If you find yourself in Bowness-on-Windermere and you are... More 

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

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