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Portofino's Bistro

41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
+44 1900 829770
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fillet steak” (6 reviews)
“gamberetti” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, International, European
$$ - $$$
41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here due to friends recommending this restaurant, and im glad they did. We booked ahead as we heard you need to as its not very big. We were running late but the stafff didn't mind and were very helpful. The food was really...More

Thank Jonny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant on the bridge takes some beating. Really lovely food and at very reasonable prices, for me this is the number one place to eat in Cockermouth. The scampi and prawn provencale is to die for and for those with a sweet tooth...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice Bistro situated by the River Cocker and the whole ambiance of the room shouts Italian. The food is economically priced and very good value. So to with the wine list. My starter was a bowl of Mussels in a creamy...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a 70th Birthday party. Everything was beautiful and miles better then the "shall not be named" restaurant. Would reccomemd anyone to go here. Booking advisable as it is only a small restaurant. But its well worth the visit and wait! Many thanks...More

Thank Cumbrianlad86
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were made very welcome on our entry to the Bistro and seated where we wished . We were not very hungry and were offered starter portions of pasta for our main meal and for older palates I cannot tell you how nice this is...More

Thank peter p
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for two for Saturday night. The restaurant is only small but had a lovely atmosphere and was very welcoming and relaxing. The two ladies were very friendly and helpful. The pasta dishes were possibly the best we have both ever had...More

Thank becyhowley
Reviewed 25 April 2017

As we were staying in Cockermouth over the weekend we decided to book a table at Portofino’s for Saturday night. We had last eaten here in 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Everything was perfect, from the crazy phone conversation I had with Michael when...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went to Portofino's on the Tuesday after Easter. It is a small intimate restaurant with quite an extensive menu. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was well prepared and presented. Many fabulous deserts to choose from. Cockermouth is a great alternative...More

Thank HabanaLoco
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Five of us ate at Portofino's on 18th March. We were staying with a friend who lives in Cockermouth and although she hadn't eaten there before it had been recommended. What a good choice - nothing was too much trouble for the very pleasant lady...More

Thank Lesley L
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We take great pride in our food and our service and are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We came here on a Saturday night. It is a very small restaurant so it is advisable to book. We phoned up to book only two nights before we wanted to go and they had spaces. Like I say, the restaurant is very small but...More

Thank acs1984
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 829770
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