We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Porto Restaurant

3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arancini” (64 reviews)
“risotto balls” (38 reviews)
“cullen skink” (26 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,799)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 1,777 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and service. Nice to try something a bit different. Highly recommended if you’re a foodie like me. Some very different things on the menu. Lovely atmosphere and the staff can’t do enough for you.

Thank Clairemcharris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a table without booking (Tue night). We were provided with a great welcome. Good selection of wine and gin to choose from. Meals were incredibly well prepared and delightful to eat. We had to resist the desert menu due to earlier indulgence in the...More

Thank Al C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Porto for my birthday on Saturday 3rd Feb. We were taken to a table upstairs. There were 6 of us. The table was decorated with birthday celebration confetti. Nice touch. As it was my birthday the waitresses always came to me first to...More

Thank debbiejones2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner took me here for a meal for my birthday and the food was amazing, very professionally cooked and presented.

Thank PollySimcock09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Porto on a Saturday night. We had no booking ,but on arrival we were taken upstairs and asked to pick our table off a very pleasant and welcoming member of staff. Within an hour the restaurant was full ,which is always a...More

Thank Billy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the early set menu, lovely meal made even better by the excellent service given by the front of house member of staff, she couldn’t have been more helpful .

Thank Vald58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after reading all the great reviews but really not good. My starter of chicken livers was good and the scallops were ok but we complained about the burger and just got a shrug of the shoulder. At least the chips were nice. So...More

3  Thank Janice N
PortoManagement, Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janice Thank you for your feedback. Its great to hear you enjoyed your starters and drinks. I must apologise that you didn't feel our customer service is up to scratch. We pride ourselves on diners being full and happy, however, sometimes this isn't the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal here. When we walked past we weren't sure whether to go in or not as it didn't look anything special from the outside. However, the waitress showed us to a table upstairs which was lovely. The food was very high...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were walkins the night we went and managed to get seated right away. The drinks menu I think caters for every taste and staff in the restaurant give it a warm family feeling. The food was served timely and was delicious. We were there...More

2  Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Booked here for a meal for my husband and myself when we were staying in Bowness for the weekend, and so glad i did. It is one of the best restaurants we have eaten in. The food was beautifully cooked and served. The wine was...More

Thank alibobsManchester
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
The Royal Hotel
7 reviews
.02 km away
Stags Head
377 reviews
.11 km away
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
3,039 reviews
.14 km away
Cranleigh Boutique
1,741 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Jackson's Bistro
1,568 reviews
.07 km away
Villa Positano
1,393 reviews
.04 km away
The Albert
2,246 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Windermere
3,200 reviews
.45 km away
The World of Beatrix Potter
2,063 reviews
.11 km away
Brant Fell Above the Bustle
106 reviews
.99 km away
The Fun Factory Bowness
130 reviews
.70 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Margaret K
14 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from robkayleigh | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply yes would definitely book. Probably fully booked to be honest.
29 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Jericho's is in Windermere but easily walkable down the hill to us in around 10/15 mins. A local taxi company can take you back up it won't cost more than £5.00. Unfortunately we are not open on Sunday evenings. Sunday... More
Lorna C
18 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there have been children there when we have visited in the past. You certainly won't regret the service, ambiance or food quality for you fathers 70th. Enjoy!!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$28
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 | 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
  • E-mail
Just a five minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere. Serving food all day with indoor and outdoor seating areas
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing