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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Return visit to our favourite restaurant in Bowness. They had a bit of a refurb in January this year. Sadly the rather decadent velvet end of the restaurant with its mood lighting and booths has made way for a larger kitchen but they have expanded the upstairs to compensate. Downstairs is a bit bright, a touch draughty and slightly lacking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend took me there for my bday and I absolutely loved it! The food is incredible good and the atmosphere is so good! He couldn't have chosen better! I had the pork belly and highly recommend it :)

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a special birthday for me .When we arrived and were seated the staff wished me happy birthday.The staff explained in detail how the food was cooked and it was cooked to perfection! The flavours were superb! Presentation excellent.and I was presented with a chocolate happy birthday message on a plate at the end of the meal. This was... More 

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North of Preston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A change of decor and menu meant that we didn't enjoy our time here nearly as much as we have in the past - sadly the revamp seems to have left little character in the place and it all seemed a little more cafe like than it was. Menu was unappealing - the food we had was still tasty enough... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked up in advance based on good reviews and rating... and I definitely didn't regret it. Customer service, restaurant, location and quality of food all excellent. Without doubt I recommend this place to all, and will certainly be revisiting myself in the future! Keep up the good work

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant with eceptional food. This is award winning material in my humble opinion. Not stupidly expensive either. King scallop starter is very special. Very friendly service. Highly recommended. Thank you

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edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on Friday night with our friends. We hadn't booked a table and were very lucky to get in. This restaurant is really lovely and the staff are very friendly. The food was fantastic quality and excellent value for money. Wine was lovely as well. Would definitely return next time I'm in the area!

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Preston, Lancashire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here before and been very impressed but my latest visit wasn't as good as I remember which was a bit disappointing as we had taken some friends. We could only get a table at 9.30pm which was fine but it was over an hour before we got our starters. As it was getting late we then felt a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely evening as we celebrated Valentine's Day early as couples. The location is spot on in Bowness and the food was beautiful. We've been waiting to go for a very long time and it lived up to our expectations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked early into this place for my husbands birthday. On arrival I was struck by the stark bright lighting of downstairs and wondered if I'd made a mistake. I was ecstatic to learn we were dining upstairs and it was darker with candlelit tables. The wine menu was succinct but had an excellent selection. It felt like a list... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Description
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?