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

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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england
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Me and my boyfriend visited the area on a last minute decision for an adventure in the lake district.... looking for a nice place for a meal we happened to literally stumble on this place... really glad we did! :) Being an unplanned trip we didn't book a table, but we were quickly seated nonetheless. We enjoyed a gorgeous 3... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant for my wife's birthday meal and our first anniversary. They were able to book us in at short notice for table at 21:30 which was perfect timing for us. We were given a table for two downstairs and then moved upstairs to a larger table to accommodate the champagne bucket, bottle of wine and still leave... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There are many restaurants in Bowness but if you try just one, it has to be Porto. The menu promises much and it really delivers. The smoked haddock and scallops with Cullen Skink was amongst the best meals I have ever eaten. And the dark chocolate brownie, with popcorn, salted caramel and Madagascan vanilla ice-cream was just heavenly. The service... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited porto after reading TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The interior tries to be up market and the staff are very polite. The food we had was very good indeed. £50 per head including wine was fine for this quality. We will go back at some point.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Food was outstanding - would definitely visit again, not too pricey, but not for those travelling on a tight budget

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Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Being (fairly) local, we took the steamer down from Lakeside to visit Porto for my birthday meal after hearing such amazing things about it the place! On arrival we were swiftly shown to our table and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Such hard decisions choosing from such an deliciously sounding menu... When the food arrived it was amazing,... More

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York,
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I first visited Porto last year and loved the restaurant so much so, we decided to return again this year. The food as always is spot on. Unfortunately the service was a bit slow this year. I'm not sure whether this was because we were sat at the back of the restaurant. We were seated and not... More

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