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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a birthday celebration for a colleague and were not at all disappointed with the food nor the service. I had the haggis starter which was beautifully presented, served with neeps & tatties and cooked to perfection. To follow I chose the slow cooked belly of pork which was served with crackling on top and accompanied by a... More 

Thank Mark D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Porto on a Saturday night and they had a last minute cancellation so we luckily received a table. We sampled the Steak and Fish mains that were exceptional. Great service, wines and food. Would highly recommend!

Thank Andrew N
Leyland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here last Saturday have to the say the food was fantastic the staff very friendly and made you feel very welcome, have to say it's one of the best restaurants in the lakes and me and the wife have booked to go again this Tuesday. Keep up the good work.

Thank rupertash
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service, great place. Highly recommended! Highlighted at booking it was a celebration meal and got special treatment, love it!

Thank GuisboroughGadgey
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my fiancee return to bowness on windermere on a regular basis as it is a place close to our hearts. It was the weekend of our engagement annerversiry, we decided to try this restaurant. After reading alot of reviews and looking at the online menu it had my mouth watering with anticipation. However thats all it was anticipation... More 

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was made to feel welcome on a Monday evening and with no prior reservation. The restaurant soon filled up with mostly pre booked diners. The small restaurant had a cosy feel to it. The wine list was short but a Marlborough Pinot Noir was delicious and I took the balance away with me for another day! I had the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here for a family celebration and we all had a wonderful meal. One of our diners was vegetarian and this was easily catered for without prior knowledge of the menu. Food was freshly made and came to the table piping hot. We had a lovely birthday celebration meal for lunch. Very quaint, unusual and peaceful to dine in... More 

Thank A I
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful meal here with my family. Very exceptional food to tantalise your taste buds. I had the goats cheese and beetroot salad to start, my partner chose the tomato soup, apparently best soup ever! My daughter had the pumpkin ravioli for her main and thoroughly enjoyed it! I had the pan fried chicken which was delightful and my... More 

Thank Sonia N
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on Monday and it was still really busy. Service excellent and the food amazing. I had the beetroot and goatscheese to start which was delicious followed by the chicken which was cooked to perfection. Partner had the haggis followed by smoked haddock which was equally good. No room for desserts but a good choice in the menu. Great wine... More 

Thank busycitybreak
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Loved eating here... Been a while since we've been back to Bowness couldn't pass up the chance to eat at the Porto. Perfect meal in every way... Homemade bread & oil Starters Shellfish soup- queen scallops, tiger prawns, Gruyere, wholemeal bread, saffron and garlic mayo. Arancini - risotto balls filled with mozzarella, poached pear, toasted walnuts, truffle & chive cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?