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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 2 days ago

This is the second time we've been fortunate to be able to go to Porto for Dinner, and as expected it never disappoints !! Our starters of Soup and Scallops were both cooked to perfection, the Scallops in particular were really fresh and tasty!! For...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 days ago

In summary: this place is ok. The menu was very standard food suitable for most pubs. The restaurant itself was a bit sterile and resembled a hotel restaurant...but modern and tidy. The food quality - generally under seasoned and lacked real flavour. The cheese soufflé...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came upon Porto by chance and on seeing it had a rooftop terrace, headed straight in, especially on a rare hot & sunny day in Bowness! Superb seating area in the sun was ideal. We selected 3 Lunch nibbles, sweetcorn & coriander frittatas, chicken...More

Thank CheshireMog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today, had Cumberland sausage and mash potato with gravy and veg. Sausages were amazing, full of flavour. Gravy just right and customer service spot on. Try this place out for defo.

Thank rotimuncher54900
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service , nice surrounding. Vegetable Soup was ok , very good beef cheeks, tasty Pims trifle. But : our friends were very unhappy with their steaks, wich turned out to be chewy, one was well done instead of medium. When they had the chef...More

1  Thank Hans J
PortoManagement, General Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hans Thank you for your review. Its great you enjoyed the beef cheeks and trifle. We are a little puzzled however. We remember your visit. We offered to replace your steaks when we checked you during dining. You said they were a little tough...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us ate here recently and I have to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed. We booked in advance for a trip to Windermere due to the seemingly good reviews, however, thought it was pretty average. For the price, I’ve had much better food...More

2  Thank Ben_evolve
PortoManagement, General Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ben Evolve Thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear you didn't enjoy dining with us. Unfortunately we cannot please everyone however hard we try. I'd like to clarify a few of your points. Firstly, the cost. We offer an Early Dining...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving having booked a table, seated upstairs in a perfect corner, very comfortable and clean. Settled in nicely with a glass of prossecco, we ordered our food. When given the menus we weren't told there was no steak, which of course when it came to...More

Thank bethanycharnock95
PortoManagement, General Manager at Porto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bethany Thank you for your review. Your pictures are fabulous as well. I'm sorry we sold out of Steak, it's proving to be very popular! Thank you for your very constructive feedback we will work alongside our staff so they gain a better understanding...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Porto on our wedding anniversary. It was a very convenient one minute walk from where we were staying, but I would have gladly walked further for such an exquisite meal. I started with the salmon gravadlax, which I enjoyed so...More

Thank nicholasBSE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal and as it was a nice evening was able to sit out n the roof terrace. Some people have claimed that the portions are small and that is a reasonable statement because they are not huge but surely the quality is more important...More

Thank Jeff216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor at Porto was a little bland and as was the atmosphere, but the steaks and twice cooked chips were excellent.

Thank Chris A
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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
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Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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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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