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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Imaginative modern dining close by the lake

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

Now refurbished, Porto is situated in the heart of Bowness, just a short stroll from Lake Windermere itself. Whether it’s the comfortable dining room or an alfresco meal on the heated roof terrace or in the garden, the eclectic, invigorating food blends Asian and European influences.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–26 December, 2nd week January to 1st week February
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Slav Miskiewicz

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from £12
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £12
  • 2-course dinner from: £17
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 68
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

Take A5074 from Windermere down hill into Bowness-on-Windermere.

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