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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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal here last night, our second time of visiting. The food is lovely, the atmosphere is nice and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The tables are nicely spaced out so you don't feel too close to other people. I can highly recommend the pumpkin ravioli and the prosecco with damson gin to drink.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here to propose to my girlfriend and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, I asked them to bring the ring with dessert but the fod was so filling we didn't have dessert so they brought the ring on a plate with a message instead.

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Thank Rob D
Chorley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place does well in Bowness. The prices are above average but the food is good. The choice was good and I'm sure that you will find something here that suits your taste. The waitress was keen to get cleaned up at the end of the night. The service did take time. I wouldn't rush back but only because Bowness... More 

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Thank Dave B
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although Italian, this offered a different take on its menu without a big reference to pastas etc. a limited but strong menu perfectly cooked with superb sauces. Can't fault the place and would call in again. Best to book I would guess as this place is busy!

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Thank Mal C
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a very long time since I ate here, but it seems the standard has not lapsed. It's not your usual Pasta & Pizza menu, it's a lot better than that. Not that many dishes to choose from, but all very well cooked and extremely tasty. The wine was just the same, with a few choices but a very... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow heard about this restaurant from a friend and it didn't disappoint! Absolutely fantastic food in lovely cozy surroundings would recommend to everyone who visits Bowness on Windermere

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Thank Jonathan L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for our wedding anniversary, as we have done since our Honeymoon. We are always greeted warmly and treated very well. The food is fantastic, the service is attentive without being overbearing and always delivered with a polite smile. We are always made to feel very special. Very highly recommended.

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Thank DGriff54
Wigan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only restaurant in any area of the Lake District where we have retuned numerous times the reason being the food no matter what we have ordered from the menu it has always been cooked to perfection!! We visited Porto on the 16th November for my wife's 60th birthday I did mention online the reason for booking a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Mark D
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3 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!

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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
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?