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“OMG What's happened to Porto?”
Review of Porto Restaurant

Porto Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere. Serving food all day with indoor and outdoor seating areas
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We've visited Porto for many years and can only describe every experience as excellent until tonight. Cut backs were clearly evident in terms of lower quality ingredients and their cooking. The chicken in the cassoulet was dry and over cooked, the accompanying sausage cassoulet was just frozen cubes thrown in to the mix; the haricot beans were undercooked and fibrous; the pork belly was too fatty and had not been rendered down enough, the pigs in blankets tasted like they'd come from the freezer cabinet at Farmfoods instead of being freshly made and cooked on-site (no offence to Farmfoods, but they don't pretend to be or charge haute cuisine. The staff, as ever, we're friendly and attentive but something has definitely changed about the food and the chef's approach. Come on Porto - don't mind higher prices for high cuisine, but if you're going to cut corners, cut prices as well and be open to customers.

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2  Thank curryfoodie
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We went here on our first night in Bowness and we were not disappointed. Not cheap, but the food was delicious. Paid almost £50 for a main course and two glasses of wine. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Kath B
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had dinner hear last Monday with my partner did not expect the food to be of such a high standard great place for special occasion staff were lovely to go for the all day breakfast as a starter it's great

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Thank anne w
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The starter was quite nice - however my husband and I ordered the rib eye stake for our main dish, we asked for it to be well done as we don't to taste blood in out meat..when it arrived at the table the steak was crispy burnt and was mainly made up of fat, course is at a price of £24.00 per person) I spoke to the waitress who asked did I ant an alternative dish, having waited 20 minuet's for this dish to arrive meal after the starter I said no as we had waited long enough my husband only ate his vegetables , we were so disappointed that we asked for the bill that came to £82.00 basically for two starters and a bottle of wine....disgraceful!!!! We had eaten at the Postilion restaurant the night before and it was perfect. Forgot to mention that when I complained quite politely to the waitress she replied with "well you did ask for it to be well done" what an attitude to take with your customers. We wont be back and would advise others to stay away.

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2  Thank Spencer010101
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

had a fantastic meal in porto with my partner on out trip to bowness fantastic food and service ....simples

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