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Porto Restaurant

3 Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
015394 48242
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I agree with previous reviews, this restaurant was fantastic in every aspect. We hadn't booked for Saturday night but arrived early to secure a table. The wine list is great and my wife had the Gruyere soufflé starter which was divine. I had the Arancini starter which was also delicious. I had a melt in the mouth ribeye steak for... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A must if you are visiting Bowness on Windermere the food is superb and the staff so friendly and helpful. We would defiantly visit Porto again in fact wish we lived nearer to it as it is so good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We booked a table a Porto on Saturday for my partners birthday,as we were staying in Bowness at the Old English.The food was lovely and of a very high quality.We loved the meal from start to finish,and I must say I was full to the brim having the rib-eye,it was cooked to perfection.My partner had the lamb.The staff are very... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were staying a couple of days in the area and wanted somewhere to eat for my wife's birthday. After reading various reviews on the internet we settled on Porto. Just off the main street in Windermere this is definitely a hidden gem. On arrival FOH greeted us and showed us to our table and made a special note of... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

excellant food with very helpful staff. I am Coeliac and nthe staff could expalin what I could and couldn't eat. the weather was very hot when we visited and the roof terrace was a brilliant feature

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a genuinely excellent restaurent of a very high standard. There is a good choice on offer with the presentation and ranges of tastes / textures on each dish being superb. They clearly have an excellent chef who has invested a lot of time and effort into his menu and is hopefully rightfully proud of his/her work. There is... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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184 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a rather small restaurant seating no more than 20-30 people. Quite an interesting menu ranging from Italian to British influences. The food is cooked to perfection but the service could be improved. The ambiance is pretty good, perfect for a date.

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Bishop Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Unbelievable food. Great menu, great setting, great service. Food was local and fresh. Tasted great.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food was good and nicely presented. The rooms are small and therefore tables close. On the evening we visited it was very hot and humid and the place could have done with aircon as the open windows face across the narrow street to equally tall buildings so there is no natural breeze. The cost was ok at £100 for... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wouldnt be surprised if a Michelin star is due here. Friendly laid back atmosphere obviously frequented by return dinners. The food was outstanding with decent portions! My wife said her lamb was the best ever, my son said likewise about his pork. The desserts were definitely Greg Wallace territory - my strawberry trifle has usurped by mother in laws -... More

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