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Porto Restaurant

3 Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
015394 48242
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I found this restaurant using TripAdvisor and based on its great reviews we decided to book for our 1st wedding anniversary. We were greeted by a lovely lady who served us for most of the evening she was friendly, always smiling and very helpful. We were shown to a booth and the table had been decorated with little sparkles which... More

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hampshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We wanted to make sure we got a table here after we had a fantastic meal here back in 2012! So after booking our table many weeks beforehand we couldn't wait to go back! Thankfully we weren't disappointed! I had requested a table upstairs, and this was given, in fact we had a private booth. The waitress was really lovely,... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

My family of 4 ate here a few nights ago and we were all so pleased. I had the arancini starter (best I have ever had!) and the chicken cassoulet, which was juicy and so flavorful. The kids menu is also wonderful - for the same price you would get at another restaurant for frozen chicken nuggets and chips, the... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Booked in for a meal last night not knowing anything apart from what Ive read on Trip advisor. It is a lovely little restaurant with friendly staff. We ordered 2 courses each because if you go between 6pm-6.45pm you get a free bottle of wine per couple. There was not much choice on the menu and struggled finding one I... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went here a few weeks ago. Service and food was outstanding and I'm actually surprised it hasn't been awarded a michelin star yet. Highly recommend.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I went to this restaurant on 31st March with my wife based on Tripadvisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Good service and fair prices for posh nosh. I highly recommend eating here, for your starter go for the Smoked Mackerel, delicate and delicious!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We eat at Porto at the beginning of March with friends. This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Porto is certainly one of the best restaurants we have eaten in and we will be back! Highly recommended. If your in Bowness you have got... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

There are very few places that we eat at twice because my girlfriend and I like to try new haunts, but when you taste the food and atmosphere here you cant help but wonder if it can maintain that standard day after day. The Porto did not fail, in fact it improved on what was already one of our favourite... More

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Liverpool
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Ate here whilst on a break in the Lakes with my fiancé. Visited on a recommendation. We had starters and a main- usually go for dessert but portion sizes are quite big so was feeling quite full. Had the shellfish soup which was tasty and partner had the mackerel starter. Both nice not spectacular though. Fiancé had chicken for main... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We used to eat here a few years ago when it was the Porthole and that was fantastic then it became Lucy's and it went downhill rapidly, however we had been told it had changed hands and it was good so we went to try it. It was definitely the best thing we had done for a long time starting... More

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