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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Lovely Evening

We visited here at the weekend, we walked past during the day and liked the look of the restaurant so decided to pay a visit. The service was very good, friendly staff, attentive (but not in your face) The menu was nice and lots of choices (to suit everyone) The food is presented very nice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Scott_Kate
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Horwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Horwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here at the weekend, we walked past during the day and liked the look of the restaurant so decided to pay a visit. The service was very good, friendly staff, attentive (but not in your face) The menu was nice and lots of choices (to suit everyone) The food is presented very nice and was very tasty. I... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had read good reviews so had try for ourselves on a recent stay in Bowness. We weren't disappointed. We had risotto balls and venison cottage pie for starters then smoked haddock and scallops for my partner and the duck for me. Both were delicious. We were so impressed we had to try a sweet. We both had sticky toffee... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a surprisingly large restaurants made up of a number of small intimate areas. The food is excellent and matched by the service. We didn't feel rushed but weren't left waiting either. It was a great evening thanks.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We booked last minute and were very glad we did as the lower floor was completely full as we entered. We are used to good seafood from our local restaurants as we live on the North Yorkshire coast so Porto had a lot to live up to and it did. I had the shellfish soup - don't be put off... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing, friendly staff and excellent service. We had 3 courses all of which were very good. The chicken dish with mushroom gnocchi was especially good. Will definitely go again!

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food was absolutely stunning, we enjoyed every single course. The staff were also lovely and friendly. Everything about this restaurant is excellent. We highly recommend it!

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went for a romantic dinner at Porto and had a brilliant time. The venue is pleasant and the service was very good. The food was excellent, some of the best food I have ever eaten. The wine list is quite extensive and we chose an excellent red for ourselves. The menu was varied, and included some standard options for those... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Me and my fiancee decided to visit this restaurant after reading trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The menu was extensive and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was nice and staff were attentive but not overly so. To start I had Arancini Balls which were absolutely delicious and my partner had the Venison Cottage Pie which he was equally... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I booked a meal for the 13th February, arrived and shown straight to our table which was on the 1st floor, it was a booth which was really nice and quite private. Had an excellent meal, we both had smoked salmon to start which was yummy followed by rib eye steak again excellent, could not fault the... More 

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Every mouthful was delicious, my husband was also impressed with his food. The Friday night champagne offer, the service and my favourite wine ever was on the wine list. What not to like?

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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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