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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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Cambridge
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited Porto on the penultimate night of our stay in Bowness-on-Windermere. The whole experience - from the welcoming reception to leaving - was a delight. We had eaten in several of the top rated restaurants in Bowness-on-Windermere and, whilst we had been satisfied, none were in the same league as Porto. Porto was a little more expensive than the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

On arriving at bowness I researched via trip advisor for nice places to eat. On reading the reviews we booked Porto for the Saturday night of our stay, and so glad we did! The restuarant was full and having to turn people away but still delivering good service. The food was amazing and the best we had all holiday. Portion... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Best meal we've had this year (can't say for a "year" as we ate here last Sept!). My starter was a little too salty (duck noddles), however the main of lamb was fantastic. Not sure I believed the waitress that I was the only person in the restaurant to finish the trifle (I would have licked the bowl out -... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We decided to celebrate our first anniversary at Porto after reading good reviews - we were not disappointed! Very nice table with 'happy anniversary' confetti sprinkled on top which was a lovely touch! Great atmosphere and service. Both myself and my husband were very impressed with the food. Only very slight criticism was that my chicken dish was a touch... More

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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You have to visit this restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff were excellent. A brilliant experience.

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Liverpool
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Booked on the day whilst walking round Bowness, after reading reviews of this restaurant, the meal was excellent. Variety of starters and mains made choosing a delight! The restaurant itself was spacious, allowing for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. The waitresses were polite, attentive but not over bearing. Do t miss out if you are in Bowness.

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Borrowdale, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We have visited Bowness on numerous occasions and have always wanted to try Porto, I don't think we will go back to Bowness now without going back, it was excellent in every way. First rate seafood and steaks, not often we have 3 courses but here we did. Can't wait to return

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Bromley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very happy with our food. The duck leg soup was amazing, deserts were exciting too. Mains (salmon and haddock) were delicious. The staff were very kind too.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Came across the restaurant whilst walking around town. Decided to give it a whirl later that evening. So glad I did. I had the lamb ... delicious! The menu is varied, so was hard to make a choice. Cosy atmosphere, intimate, but not too cramped. Will be sure to come back next time I'm in the Lakes.

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Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant on the 26th August - we hadn't made a reservation and as we had my 5 month old daughter was unsure if they could fit us in. The restaurant staff were very accommodating, the menu is more than adequate, the food was cooked to perfection, all four of us had three courses. There is a good... More

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