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Porto Restaurant

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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a spot of Sunday lunch with my family and the dog. Superb roast beef dinner and excellent service. I wouldn't hesitate in coming back. Well done Porto.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant during a week in the Lakes, what can I say, the food is superb. We had previously visited back in March as a couple, coming back to the same place, this time with family is always a bit worrying. We weren’t disappointed....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food, vegan friendly and very helpful staff. Great service good quality food. Very helpful especially as we had been let down by previous establishment so we’re were delighted that we went here!

Thank emmaoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AWe went on 6/10/17 table at 8.15pm. A lovely welcome and shown to our table. Within 2 minutes drinks order taken and lovely choice of gins with all the correct accompliments to enhance the brockmans and rubharb gin we choose. Scallops to start with a...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific restaurant! Great service from friendly staff. The food was delicious. The chicken livers are a gorgeous starter and I had the monkfish scampi in both nights that I visited. My sons were amazed with the pork belly main course. There is a...More

Thank FredCork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

May I just like to thank all staff at the Porto I booked glossy week for the 2nd of October as we were staying in the lakes for part of our honeymoon after being wed on the 1st October,when we arrived we were congratulated by...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were staying in Bowness and it was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and I wanted somewhere special. I advised when making the booking by email, it was our wedding anniversary as previous reviews had stated...More

Thank Apple-Globetrotters
PortoManagement, General Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately it sounds we got off to a bad start? I have checked the booking sheet for the day you dined with us and we do not have any special occasions listed hence the issue with the celebration? We usually excel at celebrating special occasions...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for an early evening meal, not sure if they would have a free table. The waitress met us immediately at the door and couldn't have been friendlier. The menu is advertised outside and wed chosen immediately - the gravlax followed by monkfish...More

Thank Ailsa I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a very wet day this was a welcome haven. It looks tiny from the outside but has quite a few tables downstairs and a larger room upstairs. Good choices for a lunch menu with a more substantial menu for evening meals. Well cooked meals...More

Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here whilst on a short break in the Lake District. It's a lovely place inside but the food is something else. I had the gravadlax to start which was a joyous combination of fruit's, sauces and fish. Perfect amounts of every ingredient, generous...More

Thank Pooledoggski
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29 July 2017|
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Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Jericho's is in Windermere but easily walkable down the hill to us in around 10/15 mins. A local taxi company can take you back up it won't cost more than £5.00. Unfortunately we are not open on Sunday evenings. Sunday... More
Lorna C
18 December 2016|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there have been children there when we have visited in the past. You certainly won't regret the service, ambiance or food quality for you fathers 70th. Enjoy!!
18 December 2016|
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Response from MrBcheshire | Reviewed this property |
Not sure for a set menu but when we went there it was very reasonable and dinner for 2 including wine was less than £80 from memory. If you call them I am sure they will tell you the prices. I hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 26
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 - 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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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