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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 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 via mobile

We went here after the end of the Dales Way walk. Have eaten out every night for a week and wasn’t expecting much from Bowness but this is really top quality: even the Thai fishcakes were up there with the best. Lamb rump and dauphinois...More

1  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called here midweek it was very busy but we managed to get a table. People seemed to have booked in advance. Great choice with some unusual specials I.e.beef cheeks. Food was hot and delicious. Service was great. We will be returning very soon.

1  Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I booked this restaurant for my birthday meal while spending 3 days in Windermere. The restaurant staff went above and beyond by making me feel extra special. We arrived at 8:00PM and there was confetti and "happy birthday" decorations on the table....More

1  Thank OperaDiva28
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked a table and popped along for dinner. Amazingly friendly service, awesome cocktails and great (stunning) food. We ordered scallops, fish cakes and the burger. Scallops were cooked and seasoned perfectly and the Thai fish cakes were divine....the burgers however were described by better half...More

Thank essexmatt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing evening we had! On seeing previous reviews we made a booking here as soon as we arrived in Bowness. Thankfully, they are one of a few high end restaurants here that allow dogs. Barney, our English Springer Spaniel, was treated like royalty...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but great menu with delicious food that looked very appetising. It was a lovely restaurant and well worth looking out for. We booked ahead which seemd the best thing to do as they were busy. However, you weren't rushed and staff were helpful...More

Thank JonHove
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a table on line. We were greeted pleasantly by the staff and showed us our table. We were given the choice of dining in the restaurant or on the terrace but we opted to remain in the restaurant. Not big but nicely set...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The greeting on entering gave me the impression we were not welcome. Woman in charge was very cold. Poor menu choice, grossly over priced, unpleasant terrace. We did not stay. They are relying on past reputation but not living up to it.

1  Thank _exdysonman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite before the Peter Rabbit show. Quick, friendly service and a nice selection of reasonably priced dishes. The children’s menu was great, much better than sausage chips and beans. Would eat here again and the evening menu looked great.

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our booking was at the and time as lots of others and the waitress apologised more them once for the the delay as the kitchen was very busy. This was welcomed but unnecessary as the food was still served in a timely manner. Very attentive...More

Thank Stuart D
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Sunny R
7 June 2018|
Response from TomGSt_Albans | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch there by from recollection I would guess about £35 a head for three courses for dinner and I think wine starts high teens but not sure.
Lynn M
1 June 2018|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
We are just a 5 minute walk away.
20 May 2018|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. Our downstairs area is dog friendly. When booking please notify us that you are bringing your four legged friend! Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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