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“Amazing food!”
Review of Porto Restaurant

Porto Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $26
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere. Serving food all day with indoor and outdoor seating areas
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

It was our best friends 50th birthday and we wanted a lovely place to eat as this was a special birthday. We were not disappointed the staff were so helpful and the food was amazing! Presentation and flavours were exceptional, attention to detail in everything. There was a good choice of food and the atmosphere was lovely too. The imaginative desserts were a treat and tasted scrumptious ! Would highly recommend this restaurant and will go back again next time we visit Bowness. Prices were higher than average but then you got what you paid for!

  • Visited October 2013
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Macau, China
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The atmosphere was nice though a bit tight and the stuff was friendly. The set menu offered great value too. Usually the quality and quantity of the set menu dishes are not as good and generous but not here! The food was fantastic. Not only did the food taste great but the presentation was lovely as well.

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“60th birthday treat”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant was fantastic, the food is too die for and the service is excellent.
The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
I would not know where to start on recommending dishes as everything is superb.
Will definitely be going back for seconds and thirds.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A night of fine dining experience”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was our first visit to the Lake District, and after reading previous reviews we decided to make a visit to Porto Restaurant. Upon arrival we were shown to our seat in front room, which is decorated nicely with a simple red white & black colour scheme.
After reading though the menu (we had the summer menu as featured on their website) we decided upon starters of crab cocktail, which had a seasoning that was a little overpowering but otherwise pleasant, and a smoked salmon which was nice but the portion was very small (see photo).

Our mains arrived which were the pan roasted chicken with Arancini (you can have the arancini as a starter) This had risotto filled with mozzarella, dressed with poached pear and a truffle & chive cream cheese -very nice. My husband opted for the Porto Pig Plate consisting of pork belly, a mini pork pie and black pudding & Cumberland sausage bon bon. He said this was one of the best main dishes he'd ever had, with the flavours & textures of the dish complementing each other! High praise indeed!

Our desserts were then selected, mine being the Lemon Mess, which was a custard like consistency with tiny meringues and lemon sorbet - not too heavy after a nice meal. Husband selected the popular Egg & Soldiers - he was most impressed with the spoon made entirely of chocolate. The only minor drawback was that the shortbread "soldiers" were a little too crumbly to dip with.

Overall a very enjoyable evening of dining, and one we hope to re-visit should we return to the Lakes.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We ate here in a group of 4 and all of us had a lovely meal. The staff were very attentive and even gave my step father a pair of glasses as he couldn't read the menu!

Visited October 2013
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