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Porto Restaurant

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3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 10
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  • 19
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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
Fabulous. Really fabulous.

We had dinner here with friends, who live locally, whilst we were on holiday in the Lakes. Absolutely fabulous meal and service. We will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mljohnson00
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Warwickshire UK
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Warwickshire UK
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here with friends, who live locally, whilst we were on holiday in the Lakes. Absolutely fabulous meal and service. We will definitely return.

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Thank mljohnson00
Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, wines, decor, . Perfect place for a girls' special meal. No chips and pies just beautifully crafted dining experience. Lunch is better value. My friends all love it.

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Thank Tina S
Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couple of years ago I wrote a glowing review of Porto, but over time I feel the standards have dropped and feel compelled to write this review. Let's be clear, if you go to Porto you will have a good meal - but you used to have a great meal. And I'm measuring the restaurant against the standards I... More 

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Warrington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited between xmas and new year and had a lovely experience again. Romantic surroundings, fresh local produce and a good wine list, wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Little bit pricey but worth it - back in Feb.

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Thank Ian H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Porto for my boyfriends birthday on Halloween! I liaised with the restaurant over email and that made the meal very special. We arrived to a table with birthday confetti and they also brought out a dessert with candle! We had the steak for main and it was excellent. I still think about the chips! The shepherds pie starter... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is amazing, the service was as good as it gets,the staff could not do enough for you and were very polite and friendly. The resturant is in an old building but the decor is quite contemporary and embraces what it has rather than covering it up or making it something it is not. Loved everything about our visit....

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Thank Janis C
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is Amazing!! The presentation is stunning and its matched with the taste. We sat upstairs in a booth and the décor was lovely. We weren't able to sit outside however as it was raining but it looked lovely.

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1 Thank Keith E
cheshire
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108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my Mother here in April to celebrate her birthday. The food is excellent and the service very attentive. Imaginative menu and lovely atmosphere.

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Brough Sowerby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

I felt like I was a million miles away from life.. Cosy, opulent, great menu, faultless service and superb food!!! Can't fault this wee gem of a place!

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Thank Julie M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Second time we've visited this lovely restaurant and once again we were not disappointed. The whole experience was wonderful, from the booking to arrival to service to food. The first time we visited we said we'd be back and we're glad we kept our word. Thank you all again for a truly outstanding dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, 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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?