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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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Porto was recommended to us and we booked a table last September for New Years Eve. We were allocated a booth downstairs which was lovely and private. Excellent choice on the menu and the food we ordered was superb, especially the rib eye steak. Having booked our table for 9pm we had the table for the remainder of the evening... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the reviews on here and thought we should definitely try it out! Not as great as it sounded!! Plates were freezing cold so the food was cold within 5mins of it arriving and the Steak was tough as old boots! Don't think I'll be returning....

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just perfect! The food is superb. The service was great, staff so friendly. We could only get in for an early table (we did book in October!) even so, this was the highlight of our New Year. We will certainly visit again when in Bowness!

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Thank Thomo2907
Edinburgh
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in the Lake District and booked an early dinner at Porto. We had seen excellent reviews, but the website didn't show any vegetarian options so we initially ruled it out. Yesterday, we walked past the restaurant and an a la carte menu was posted outside. We booked for later that evening and were... More 

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Thank ZaviBeth
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited this place a couple of days ago and i think the food was absolutely outstanding, the king scallops and rissotto ball starters where lovely, with the scallops possibly being the best scallops iv had so far, the mains again were outstanding with us going for the chicken and steak, i would say this restaurant is... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited yesterday with high expectations after reading the winter menu online. Sadly the dishes we had hoped for were not available on the given menu, so we settled for scallops as a starter and steak and duck as our mains. Food is tasty and presentation lovely, but we felt slightly overpriced for the quality.

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1 Thank Erin A
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Bowness a couple of times a year and this time eventually got around to trying this restaurant. Starters were lovely but main courses of rib eye steaks very disappointing, after all the hype!

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with a friend Saturday night. Wow. I loved it. Had the beetroot and goat cheese starter which was truely amazing followed by the wild mushroom gnocchi, just loved it. Staff were so friendly and I would recommend anyone to visit here while in Bowness. Enjoy!!!

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Thank HappyEater252
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my boyfriend. It was a lovely restaurant and the staff couldn't do any more for us. The reason why I've given it 4* is because this visit wasn't as good as our first visit 6 months ago. The lamb that we had on our previous visit wasn't on the menu, that was beautiful! Still a recommended... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends on Thursday evening. The food was really good. The service was attentive and friendly. Overall a lovely experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
Description
Award winning dining just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?