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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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very good restaurant set in the heart of bowness on Windermere. very welcoming staff and service. Would definitely return

Thank Michael M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Porto on 1st Jan 2017. The food was absolutely delicious but it was probably the atmosphere and the service that most impressed us. We can't recommend the restaurant more strongly. Thank you for making my birthday meal so special! Pictures: Starters - ham and seafood soup. Mains - pumpkin ravioli and duck. Desserts - chocolate... More 

Thank ScrumptiousDelight
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went yesterday evening we both had king scollops to start and belly pork and duck for our main respectively. The whole meal was absolutely incredible!! A real treat !! A little pricey but well worth it !! Will certainly be returning next year!! Wow !!!

Thank Nikki F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Porto for a family meal shortly after Christmas - it was very busy but the food and service was very good indeed. Most of us had the duck, which was amazing and I've heard rave reviews about the sorbet dessert. Situated conveniently on a quirky backstreet just off the main road. Well worth a visit if you're around!

Thank Jonathan474899
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food couldn't fault a thing service was also amazing and staff were so friendly and inviting

Thank Teeny55
Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited to celebrate my wife's birthday on Friday evening. The restaurant was quiet however the service was very good and the waitress could not do enough for us. We started with venison cottage pie and risotto balls. Both were excellent and very tasty. We both ordered rib eye steak and although the accompaniments were good, especially the chips and peppercorn... More 

1 Thank Stephen C
England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here recently and I have to say that the whole experience was superb. It was a celebration meal and when I booked in advance they reserved a brilliant table for us. The food was just excellent, the service first rate and a really nice touch was the "Happy Birthday" sweet and the end of the meal. Thank to... More 

Thank Addra
Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We celebrated my birthday & anniversary earlier this week (Saturday) but couldn't get in until Sunday - it was certainly worth the wait. Unfortunately where we ate on Saturday didn't meet expectations - Porto most certainly did. We had a great meal. Perhaps it's not the cheapest place, having said that it isn't the dearest either. The food was great,... More 

Thank nevillebagley
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

On the strength of the good reviews this restaurant has, we booked a meal on the Sunday. It was my best friend's birthday and we wanted to treat her and her husband to a nice meal. The restaurant was deserted when we arrived but shortly after we were seated a young family arrived with a baby and toddler. There followed... More 

10 Thank CharlieCrieff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband dined here on our honeymoon in the lakes. The staff were really friendly and the place itself really nice and cosy. Starters were amazing. I had the risotto balls which were so tasty, lots of different flavours but all worked well together. We both had the pan fried chicken which again was lovely but if I... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?