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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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3 Ash Street | An Award Winning Restaurant 5 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked the restaurant for our anniversary meal and wasn't disappointed, fantastic surroundings and staff but the meal was superb would recommend.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here last weekend on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was nice and busy. Sat upstairs at a table for two and I ordered prawn cocktail, belly pork and banoffee pie & salted caramel ice cream, my partner had pumpkin ravioli and Eaton mess....More

Thank Darren_Alnwick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I regret not taking any photos! The food, the wine, the service and the ambience of this place is splendid... Will 100% return here. Only critique I have is maybe a little too 'intimate' dining. Tables are very close and compact together so could here...More

Thank Bexster_93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was amazing food, absolutely fantastic. Belly of pork and lamp rump were lovely, very tasty. However the restaurant completely lacks atmosphere.

2  Thank BlaireHart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bowness for 3 nights in early June 2017. On the second night my wife and I visited Porto based on promising tripadvisor reviews and we both went for the same main course of haddock and scallops which was so flavoursome and we both commented...More

Thank SimonandNikki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had a lovely starter and main course . food was really lovely. staff were very nice. would love to return in the future

Thank deew213y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants in Bowness with a really good Continental menu and good wine list. Staff are superb. One little problem with overcooked fish, but this was quickly remedied. I felt the prices quite reasonable, although I guess high by local...More

Thank alanbill16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an evening out to a Bowness and had booked Porto, based on some recommendations. It is a small, intimate restaurant ideal for couples. I had thankfully booked because within about 15mins of arriving the restaurant was full and more people arriving all...More

2  Thank hak1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal here. (and delicious gin cocktails!) Food was lovely, service was good. No complaints at all. I went for the early bird set menu which was very good value. My husband ordered from the a la carte, which was also reasonably...More

Thank SetSail07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here and had a starter and main course both of which were very very tasty I do realise that I may eat more than I should but I do think the portion were that bit small. It's probably the size I should eat while...More

Thank NFSH
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Lorna C
Hi, I am thinking of booking for my father's 70th - is the restaurant family friendly and is there a children's menu? Many thanks.
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!!
Good morning, Could anyone please give us an indication as to what we should expect to pay (per head) for New Year's Eve? Is it set menu? Thank you
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.
Hi, Does anybody know what draught beer is available? Do they sell Peroni?
31 August 2016|
Response from PortoManagement | Property representative |
Hi Tony. We don't have any draft beer due to space constraints. However we have bottled beers. Peroni Corona Local Lakes larger Local Bitter Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
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, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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