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Porto Restaurant

3 Ash Street | 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 48242
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Ash Street | 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Booked Sunday lunch for 2:45 on the Friday before. Originally wanted 3pm but informed that a large table of ten was booked in for that time so they could accommodate an earlier time. Arrived at 2:30 and showed to our table. We viewed the menu...More

Thank barringtonswift
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Porto is very welcoming. They looked after a party of 24 of us including 2 children. Would definitely recommend Porto for the food, service and attentativity of the staff. A most welcoming and enjoyable evening.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid November Sunday Lunch was outstanding and a great set price, excellent service and top food served to a very high standard. £18.00 for two courses and £3 for desert...Eaton Mess is to die for!

Thank AdrianWebb2749
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as I remember (which may be wrong) this restaurant is good at me sty dished. So, we ordered duck breast, steak, chicken liver and scaollp. All we beautifully made and tasted very well. Staff are super nice. Just that if u go for...More

Thank rubydejolie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after our boat trip (we had called up to book earlier). After a rainy day, we all wanted a hearty roast dinner & we were not disappointed. Staff really friendly & helpful. We opted for the set Sunday menu (I think £18)...More

Thank MissDB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really nice right from the scallop starter to the cheese board at the end. The pheasant and lamb mains was cooked well. I think a cocktail menu would be a good move as they only had a selection of Prosecco cocktails. It’s...More

Thank rhys2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on TA’s reviews we decided to come here for an evening meal and were not disappointed. The Special starter was Mushroom bruschetta - divine; and the cheese soufflé equally gorgeous. We both had the duo of lamb for main and it was stunning. With...More

Thank Dav1d_W0rcester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic meal to celebrate my Dads 50th birthday. The chicken livers were the best I’ve ever had. Great service too !

Thank darceytay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent evening meal. Fairly quiet although it was a Tuesday night. Had an excellent table in the window upstairs over looking the street. Had Scallops to start followed by duo of Lamb and the Pheasant for my partner. Gorgeous bottle of Amarone to accompany the...More

Thank Ric B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous little restaurant, staff were fab and very helpful. The food was fantastic, especially the duck, all served promptly, really worth visiting if your in the area.

Thank emrich93
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jennifer r
7 November 2018|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Hi Jen We are open for he most of January. Please check on our website we all the dates are there. We can do vouchers or full meal payment or part it’s entirely up to you. If you call the restaurant and let us know what you... More
4 November 2018|
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Response from petersV6038EP | Reviewed this property |
There is seating at ground floor level but I would advise Pre booking to make sure that you get a suitable table
17 September 2018|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Hi We serve a 5 course menu with very special touches. We do provide hats but not crackers (we only supply crackers for Christmas Parties). Our NYE menu and pricing is all available on our website. Hope that helps. You can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
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, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Ash Street | 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
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