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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after reading all the great reviews but really not good. My starter of chicken livers was good and the scallops were ok but we complained about the burger and just got a shrug of the shoulder. At least the chips were nice. So...More

3  Thank Janice N
PortoManagement, Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Janice Thank you for your feedback. Its great to hear you enjoyed your starters and drinks. I must apologise that you didn't feel our customer service is up to scratch. We pride ourselves on diners being full and happy, however, sometimes this isn't the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal here. When we walked past we weren't sure whether to go in or not as it didn't look anything special from the outside. However, the waitress showed us to a table upstairs which was lovely. The food was very high...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were walkins the night we went and managed to get seated right away. The drinks menu I think caters for every taste and staff in the restaurant give it a warm family feeling. The food was served timely and was delicious. We were there...More

2  Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Booked here for a meal for my husband and myself when we were staying in Bowness for the weekend, and so glad i did. It is one of the best restaurants we have eaten in. The food was beautifully cooked and served. The wine was...More

Thank alibobsManchester
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Went for a Saturday night meal, menu is limited but good. Food was excellent in a nice contemporary setting. Service provided by a charming waitress from Barcelona who was great. I would recommend it to anyone. Nice food nice atmosphere.

Thank andyconcrete
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I booked here by chance after looking on TripAdvisor. It’s a small restaurant in the middle of the town. Downstairs you can see the chefs cooking as it’s an open kitchen. We sat upstairs and my first impression of the restaurant wasn’t that great. Not...More

Thank Psuki
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Went for our anniversary meal. Walked in without booking despite looking fully booked, the staff were very accommodating and seated us. Food was brilliant and service was excellent! Would definitely recommend to others and will be visiting again.

Thank LucindaJones
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I have been coming to this lovely little restaurant for a number of years now and can thoroughly recommend it. The food is excellent and the staff are courteous to a fault.

Thank Boicey570
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across Porto and were so impressed from the moment we were welcomed in from the horrid night weather and had the most wonderful meal. Salmon roulade was gorgeous and a wonderful starter and then the pork belly melted in the mouth. The other...More

Thank leflohic
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Situated in the heart of Bowness, this is an excellent restaurant with very personal service, extremely good food and very cost effective. We booked this for our wedding anniversary and would happily go back the next time we visit Bowness. The menu was not big...More

Thank 532lloyds
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Margaret K
14 December 2017|
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Response from robkayleigh | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply yes would definitely book. Probably fully booked to be honest.
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!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 28
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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