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Porto Restaurant

3 Ash Street | 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Ash Street | 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

enjoyed pre ordered meal with work colleagues, service quick, attentive and professional, food quality very good, recommended

1  Thank johnroberts2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous meal ! Provided by very helpfull and attentive staff ,can highly recommend this restaurant and we would certainly go there agan

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband did some research before we came to the Lake District and saw that this restaurant had great reviews and we can now see why! The venue itself didn’t wow me, the chairs were quite basic and I had to change the one as...More

Thank Clareg7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Omg! Well where do I start!.... the service was amazing! Welcoming and friendly. Served with a smile. The food! Was amazing! Delicious, tasty! No faults at all. Definitely recommend to friends and family. Spaceous for a group or a couple diner date. They made my...More

Thank Lil_mol88
PortoManagement, Owner at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Happy Birthday Laura!! Thank you for all your very lovely comments! Once again great to hear our service and food was amazing (well done Front of House and the Kitchen Crew). We do love to host a special occasion! Come back and see us soon...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at Porto's as part of special offer form Dome house where we were staying.....We tried dishes that we had never eaten before and it was absolutely fabulous....We were then shown to a small private balcony with our wine and a small cake that...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were squeezee in very last minute on a bank holiday Friday so already Porto got off to a good start! All the staff are so attentive and polite without being over bearing. You felt as if they really cared about your...More

Thank RichWaycot-Bell
PortoManagement, Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi RichWaycot-Bel We are so glad we could accommodate you! Its great to hear the Porto team are providing excellent service (Go Lenka and the FOH crew). Well done for fitting in all three courses! I,ll let the kitchen team know about the burger, they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate twice during our one week stay in Bowness. The food was absolutely delicious both meals...starter, main and dessert all so good. But I did say the exact same as the reviewer Deanston about the sea bass...It was a very small portion of fish...More

Thank Lillytan
PortoManagement, Owner at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Lillytan Thanks for the glowing review and for visiting us twice! I'm definitely taking the hint on the Seabass I'm off to try it with mash obviously needs a tweak.....keep you posted! We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Faye and The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant as it has very good reviews on Trip Advisor but we were sorely disappointed. The food was more a plate decoration than a portion and not that appetising. My main course was sea bass but was half the...More

Thank Deanston
PortoManagement, Owner at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Deanston Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your food. It is a shame you didn't let us know whilst you were here. We would have happily changed your vegetables and potatoes. We decided to serve...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an English, European restaurant with good food and ambience. There are 2 floors of sitting. The service was friendly and prompt. We liked the sausages and Italian dishes we ordered. There were many choices for drinks too. Overall, we had a very satisfactory...More

Thank limww
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting for my 40th birthday for the weekend and we decided to meet here for lunch before heading to our cottage. I have visited here before a few years ago and really loved it. We arrived at 1pm and the restaurant had put...More

Thank Lisabrad15
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Hi We serve a 5 course menu with very special touches. We do provide hats but not crackers (we only supply crackers for Christmas Parties). Our NYE menu and pricing is all available on our website. Hope that helps. You can... More
Sunny R
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Nasalhair | Reviewed this property |
Best advice is to look on their website (link to it is available above on the restaurant listing) as the menu is available on there, including prices.
Lynn M
June 1, 2018|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
We are just a 5 minute walk away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Ash Street | 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
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Just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere. Serving food all day with indoor and outdoor seating areas
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