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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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Flookburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent from start to finish staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was out of this world. Definitely the port to call when visiting Bowness.

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Thank tkmanning
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant with a lovely feel and ambience, food was tasty and well presented. Not the cheapest but excellent service and very friendly! To us, More suited to a romantic meal than a big group.

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Thank JandJareTravelling
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The duo beef and duck dishes were superb. The previous reviews attracted us and they're absolutely correct. The food, atmosphere and service are a perfect package for a lovely evening

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Thank JMCNM
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff. Restaurant was a good atmosphere. All courses were superb especially the duck. We brought both our children which the restaurant catered for.

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Thank Jay P
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised at the quality and choice at this very small restaurant in a tiny village. City standard food for decent prices. Nice atmosphere and friendly efficient service. Nice selection of cocktails too. So pleased we chose to eat here

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Thank Debirauk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here a few days ago. He had risotto balls and I had goats cheese to start. He then had steak and cottage pie and I had ravioli and then we both had sticky toffee pudding. It was all absolutely beautiful. We didn't really know what to expect but it deserves the amazing reviews ! Very... More 

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Thank Michelle21513
Preston, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted at the door by friendly staff who showed us to our little table upstairs. They keep a small menu, always a good sign of fresh produce and dishes done well... which seemed to be the case here at Porto! We enjoyed Confit pulled duck, lentils & duck egg and shellfish soup to start and for mains duo... More 

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Thank Littlej21
Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an early bird offer. It represented good value whilst taking us away from our regular, comfort choices. Butternut squash soup sounds bland but was exceptional as were the scampi croquettes served with a lemon sauce and sweet pee purée. Chicken & feta salad and arancini with pear mains were very good. Pims truffle for dessert - not keen... More 

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Thank Daykin_Leeds
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I were on a gastronomic tour of the Lakes and found Porto quite by accident. What a lucky accident it turned out to be we had a fantastic meal, that was more than a match for the Michelin starred venues nearby and only a fraction of the price. We can't recommend it enough.

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Thank Richard F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my husband here for a birthday surprise and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome in relaxed surroundings, there was birthday confetti on the table and the staff were lovely and attentive. The food was fabulous and presentation was first class, for starters we had the Arancini and King Scallops which were so tasty... 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
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?