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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 767
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Bob

We were visiting the lakes for a short break and decided to try Porto after reading other reviews on trip advisor. I have to say my partner and I were not disappointed, firstly the service was second to none, we had our 3 month old baby with us who was playing up but all the staff were very patient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
almondburybob
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were visiting the lakes for a short break and decided to try Porto after reading other reviews on trip advisor. I have to say my partner and I were not disappointed, firstly the service was second to none, we had our 3 month old baby with us who was playing up but all the staff were very patient with... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We like many others went to Porto based on the reviews and were very disappointed by what we found. The portion sizes were so small we couldn't even taste the 'delicious' food. 2 prawns and some crab paste do not in fact make a seafood platter! My husband ordered the lamb koftas and received 3 balls of meat similar in... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had an 8pm reservation with Porto. We walked from our guest house and arrived at Porto about 7.50pm. At first we were ignored and stood in the entrance way for a couple of minutes. After confirming our name and reservation time we were told that we could have our table but would be unable to order... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called for dinner last night, seafood platter for starters was very nice . My gripe was the main course,smoked haddock with scallops . Served or should I say swimming in some sort of oily watery buttery liquid . If you have a healthy appetite this place certainly is not for you. Very meagre portions,plenty more restaurants locally far better value,because... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Booked this because of the good reviews on TA. We were not disappointed, Beautifully presented meals, good quality food, not too over priced. The staff were friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a busy mid-May Saturday night - truly excellent. Starters of arancini and a beetroot cured salmon were extremely good and the main course of slow roast belly pork was spectacular. Lovely food, balanced flavours and textures, beautifully presented. Service was friendly and efficient all in pleasant surroundings. Definitely recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant on a Friday evening to start off our weekend away, we booked in 2 days before as it was number one on trip advisor. It was absolutely fantastic food. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant on our next visit to Bowness! Delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had an evening meal here, mid week with the other half. What a lovely little place, excellent food and great service. A really enjoyable evening.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to Porto on a Monday evening. We made a reservation but it probably wasn't needed this time of year during the week. We sat upstairs in a nicely appointed room at a table overlooking the street. Service was perfect and all the food was delicious and interesting and perfectly done. This was a perfect way to end our... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited on a Saturday evening, with reservations at 9pm so not too busy. The restaurant has lovely decor and feels high end as you walk in, however we were slightly disappointed with the food and customer service. The good things: - lovely restaurant/decor, has that 'special' feeling as you walk in - there's a good choice on the menu... More 

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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?